Just bought the game today, and i must say a word or two about it, let me just start with:
- I wish they will make more titles of this games and more often.
- I wish that they could fix the online issues as i think that this title has great possibilites online.
-I wish that they could have added some more of stealth tactics and some melee or kung fu stuff.
All this three things will have make justice to a great game that somehow got underappreciated and underrated, if i take on account the professional reviews, maybe i will never buy it; probably i will have it rented or something else.
John Woos's Stranglehold is a great game, no matter how short, less is simple, and simple the best . They got all the ingredients that went right on previous games like:- Enter the Matrix, Max Payne, Rise to Honor, etc to pull out something just fantastic, you got to tear appart in pieces everything you see to understand exactly what i mean.
You are Inspector Tequila and it's time to pop up some heads, or... /guts??!!
/this game offers you lots of packed-messy action, throwing at you many kinds of weapons and explosive environments like never before, besides the traditional bullet killing, you can kill your foes withChinese neons, with electrical posts, with random rumbling stones, with gasoline tanks, with their own chemical drugs, etc, just think of everything.
hundreds and hundreds of chinese mobsters to kill, with some "quailos" as well.
Tons of cool moves and specials, rolling on choping cart, throwing yourself from the wall, the traditional cover and shoot, whatever; and besides that the awesome maxy bullet time (Tequila Time in this game).
The specials will make it up to you taking up the bad guys, like the barring, which is a special shooting spree (not on Elle Magazine) that will be very useful and handy when outnumbered.
The kinda Snipe-with a Pistol one, that is so cool, that you will gasp as the bullet reaches its intended target, your enemie's throat or skull or other more intimate parts of the human anatomy, it all depends on where you aim.
And there's the classic Chinese-Spin move, that as the name indicates will have Chow Yun Fat (Inspector Tequila) spinning-shotting their heads off.
You will also have some "refreshing" missions where you will findyourself blowing out heads from the sky, more specifically from a helicopter, yes, they even throw that out, some Ghost Recon stuff.
So what can be wrong with this game except that is a bit short, the Original movie Hard Boiled is only and hour and a half and is a classic action movie of all times, there you are, be ready for bullet time!!!
One more thing, you get to play as Chow Yun Fat.