So, here's the thing. The majority of gamers have already decided whether or not they're going to purchase Stranglehold. If anything, the question of whether or not to buy seems like a no-brainer. More after the jump.
Wow, I believe this is the lowest score the game has recieved so far and totally unfair IMO. First the hate Mass Effect demo and now this? I'm beginning to suspect Destructoid's taste.
Well Game revolver also slated it giving it a C- (same score as L.A.I.R)
Whereas OPMuk (who surprising for an official mag are fair and unbised for reviews) gave it an 8.
If you like action games, this game is awesome! It's superb at what it does, at being a shoot 'em up. Maybe Destructoid thought they were reviewing an rpg, I don't know. People should take Stranglehold for what it is - Mindless over-the-top action at it's best. Not much of a story and some complain that it only takes 7-8 hours to finish. To me it has great replay value, I've been playing the same levels over and over again just to try to do things I missed the first time.
destructoid sounds like they dont have too much fun playing games
Man,what is up with people
None takes them seriously.
its a just a blog.
They're the largest independent gaming blog out there. Give credit where credit's due.
I played the demo on PSN, and about after playing it for about 15 minutes, I quit and deleted the Demo because it sucked so bad. Some of the slow motion stuff was ok, but it got old fast. It reminded me of Enter the Matrix a little but worse, and everyone knows how that game did.... unfortunately. I felt like I killing the same damn 5 guys 100 times.... I give it a 5/10
You know Enter The Matrix sold 5 million. That's a whole lot.
To compare Halo sold over 5 million, Metal Gear Solid 2 sold 7 million and MGS3 sold almost 4 million.
I was excited for the demo...played it but it seemed like dudes never stopped showing up. To me that isn't that fun to just run n' gun with a little table sliding. Not going to be putting any more time into this game.
it did get boring
I thought that the demo was all style and no substance. Too bad, too, because I was really looking forward to it.
i finished the game yesterday and it is quite buggy (i fell out of level and had to restart...) , total chaotic, very bad scripted and designed game, but even i would give the game at least a 6/10. Max Payne was better than this.
This game is AMAZING on the PS3, and from what I hear it blows away the 360 version graphically and in gameplay.
The PS3 version (demo wise) was a little behind the 360 version. I downloaded both of them and switched back and forth comparing them. They both play the same and have the same button layout. The 360 version ran a little smoother and was a little crisper. I wouldn't be disappointed buying either version, but the nod goes to the 360 version just barely. But again it is the unreal engine and the more I see it, the more I believe it was designed around the 360 and now they are trying to make it work with the PS3.
people have to realize that reviewers are just gamers
Its basically like a crappy gimicky version of max payne that is fun b/c of the massively destructive environments. I could see multiplayer being really fun, the game overall is kind of like Gunz Online. Its fun with great cut scenes + it stars Chow Yun Fat and was directed by John Woo. I think its worth buying. Its like a third person twitch game with limited depth b/c its fairly easy. I'm going to replay it on the harder mode that unlocks after you win on normal.
I would say that the gameplay is like a 6 but the story / acting / direction for a video game is 9.5.
this game is 10/10 or 9.5/10 to me, big fan of chow yun fat, there are so many things reminds me of hard boiled (best movie that ever made).u might disagree with me, but that is ok.
I disagree. Best John Woo film was The Killer. Had all the emotional attachment that Hard Boiled lacked. They should have made a game based on that.
This is a lot lower then I would have given it. I played it on the PS3 and now can't wait to pick it up. Plus I will also get a movie with it so that is cool.
and although I wouldn't give it less than a 5, a 6 is about what I'd call it. Good game, lots of fun, but I can see it getting stale quickly. Great concept, it just doesn't have the refinement that it should.
"Refinement" is the key word. They put the game out too early. (This is based on playing the demo.)
I'M WAITING FOR THAT COMPARISON TEST FOR THE X360 AND PS3 NOW,OH AND ONE MORE THING GAMERS DONT LET OTHER PEOPLE TELL YOU WHAT IS GOOD FOR WHAT ISNT YOU DECIDE FOR YOUR SELF U GOT A BRAIN USE PEACE
Stranglehold is awesome, have played the PS3 demo and I love it. One of those game that you keeps you hooked. The destrustable enviroments are some of the best I've seen. Seriously good fun shoot up everything. The game should get a 8.8-9.1. Another PS3 game I'm getting.
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