A Constant Shooting Fest! Woooooooooooo!
I wasn't expecting it to be as fun and exciting as it turned out to be.Although this is a John Woo game. It has very high expectations. I was definately impressed. It was fairly challenging but had checkpoints throughout the game. It didnt get boring when missions took a few trys to complete. The graphics and guns are good. The Length seemed to be extremely short, however most people in the age category it aims for, gets bored very quickly. The storyline was alright but could of been more exciting. There was no problems with the controls It handle very nice and smoothly through all aspects of the game. The gameplay was hell of a lot better then most xbox 360 games. For the price of it now, it is well worth your time and money if you enjoy intense shooting games
MUST HAVE ! Movie-like experience! Bargain, too!
This is the best game you can find if you only have under $5! The gameplay is polished, graphics are very slick and have that oriental feel to them. The game really makes you feel like you are a part of a Chinese gangster movie as that awesome bad cop with all the slick bullet time and all kinds of slo-mo moves and action combos smashing Triad and Russian Mafia members, and picking apart diverse bosses one after another. The whole oriental Yakuza/Triads environment is amazingly authentic and cut scenes look like a John Woo movie for real. The levels are very diverse, too! You'll get to have some fun in Chinatowns, New York ghettos, Viet-Kong type jungle settlements, Russian Mob Restaurants, Art Museums, etc. OVERALL, THIS IS A MASTERPIECE!
i have recently bought this game yesterday and i have to say its pretty cool.i dont really know what its about because i skipped all the scenes because the audio is pretty low in the game.well anyway its good but not great.i recommend renting instead of buying because you will beat this in 4 hours or less.but if you like to play the same game over and over then you should get this game.the gameplay is really awesome but one thing that did bother me is the tequilla time(slow motion)automatically.and another thing they didnt make it so you can put subtitles.but all in all its a great game and like i said you shouldnt buy it.like cod 4 modern warfare,halo 3,shadowrun(only if you have xbox live because its basically like an xbox live game),resident evil 5,gta IV,or microsoft points so you can get a couple arcade games or an original xbox game.
Great Game but its really short
This is probably my favorite game on the Xbox 360 that I own. Its basically you controlling a chinese dude shooting a bunch a people trying to kill you. The only problem is that I was done playing it in about 4 hours. It's really short but the graphics and blood are amazingly realistic! I wasn't sure about it when I went to the store. But I got it and its worth the price and if you beat it you can always just play it again. Its always fun! You can have a close-up view of where you are going to shoot and you see where the bullet goes as it hits a guy in the back of the head or just about where ever you aim it at. Its sort of difficult to read the instructions but you end up figuring it out on your own. It does suck that you cant pick up weapons. I've never really figured it out. Even after playing it like 2000 times i'm still confused about it. Either way it's a good game to have. So go and buy it if it sounds interesting.
Short lived Greatness!
It's sad to see a promising concept fall on its face and frustrate instead of invigorate a gamer, but Stranglehold does just that. Inspector Tequila's second adventure starts out well--the romp through Hong Kong's seedy marketplace features exploding propane tanks, signs falling on enemies' heads, riding on conveniently placed roll carts, and entertaining movie-style shootouts. Unfortunately, Stranglehold then descends into a mess of terrible level design and overpowered boss characters (even on Casual difficulty). The marketplace level was fun. Not only did it have explosions, gunplay, cart riding, and railing running, but it was difficult to get lost and there were no McGuffins to search and destroy. In the second level alone, Tequila destroys no fewer than 20 drug tables, and hitting them all is necessary to progress the story. After that he must sink four ships. Later still he needs to plant 14 C4 charges. These things aren't fun, and they certainly aren't cinematic. For a game that touts itself as an interactive John Woo movie I spent a lot of time shooting inanimate objects on purpose and searching for just one more table. And while I'm searching for that last drug table I'm constantly lost because of the poor level design. Every ramshackle hut looks the same, and their connections are so twisted as nonsensical that it's nigh on impossible to get and maintain your bearings. More straight forward seeming levels aren't immune either. One boss fight takes place in a penthouse with an open floor plan. Finally - a level in which I won't get hopeless turned around. Wrong - there are laser traps everywhere creating a specific and linear path that must be followed if you hope to complete the level. And lasers - for no specific reason - explode on impact. They don't trigger an explosion; the lasers themselves explode. Trip one in a set of five with a bit of the environment and it explodes leaving the other four intact. Video games and movies are different things. With an arsenal of special moves at my disposal, completely destructible environments, and four difficultly levels I'd like some choice as to how I complete objectives. Yes, it is vitally important that the main character go from Hong Kong to Chicago, but does it really matter what path he takes through the marketplace? There is absolutely no reason for each level to contain only one route from A to B when many of the locales lend themselves to diverging paths. Why must I use the steps in the parking garage to up a flight when I could just as easily walk up the vehicle ramp? Why must I climb up to a zip line to board a ship when I know full well that Tequila can jump far enough to reach it from a platform? When you have sufficient space Tequila does have an impressive set of special moves. Precision Aim is probably my favorite as it allows you to stop the action and snipe any opponent. Shoot him in the head and he's instantly dead (unless he's a boss which is inconsistent at best, people don't just walk away from a headshot), but nick him in the arm and he's just angry. Barrage allows the player to slow down time and unload on a crowded room while taking no damage, and the Spin Attack is a traditional John Woo bullet ballet in which Tequila spins in a circle, kills all his enemies, and goes on his way unharmed. Multiplayer is uninspired and just not fun. Tequila's special moves just don't provide the same advantage when everybody has access to them. You'll find yourself engaging Tequila Time (Max Payne's Bullet Time rebranded) to even the playing field instead of to give yourself the upper hand. And you'll only get to do that if you can manage to find a game; for a title this recent the lobbies are suspiciously empty. Stranglehold is short, suffers from poor level design, and it's just not entertaining to play levels one way and one way only. There's a right way to win, and if you stray from it then you'll most likely end up dead. This works in movies, but gamers don't want to be told what to do, how to do it, and when exactly to do it. It's not that great.
decent game !
this is a pretty cool game. you can dive and go into slow motion which is very cool. but it really is only worth 1 play through so if you can rent it. i would or buy it if you like. but for your first time it is not a bad game.
This game is great. The matrix style bullet time action is perfect.
Good Game But Short!!
this game is really fun its like max payne!!!! this game is really cool when you can shoot in slow motion and stuff!!! but the problem is this game is short only 8 mission so its short i passed it on 2 days !! so i dont recommed you to get the game but go head if you want.... i returned the game when i passed it...
Great game but very short.
I thought this game was very good but I did not like that it took me just a few hours to beat the entire game. That is the only reason I regret buying instead of renting this game. However, if you don't mind playing the same game and beating it a couple times then it might be worth it. The graphics were really amazing. It truly shows what the new generation systems are capable of producing. It was a pretty violent game so you might not want to buy it for your kids but if you are old enough and like shooting games it is worth giving it a try. It is like watching a real life movie and being able to control the main character. There is a limitation on the amount of weapons in the game so the ones that are available get a little repetitive after a while but overall it is a great game.
had to confessed, i didn't think this was going to be any good, but i it was only $8, so i thought i gave it a tried. and boy was i wrong, this is a really excellent fun action shoot'em up. right on the getto, you started shooting, and not just normal regular FPS, but stylized yet high kinectic action shoot outs. it moves fast but slow at the same time when you use the tilqulia time option. it's a total blast, lots of fun doing all those john woo stylized kung fun movements but with guns. there's no other game out there like this one, this really is unique in a good way. and if you look hard enough, you'll even find john woo himselft in the game. somebody should make a sequal because the short game play leaves you wanting more.