Stranglehold gameplay video

hasanahmad
hasanahmad
Since 5812 Days
http://media.xbox360.ign.com/media/748/748381/vids...

sorry i posted this late. I had to change my pants
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Optimusv2
Optimusv2
Since 5689 Days
WOW knew this game would have some sick ass moves in it if john woo was directing :)

This game's graphics look great and the gameplay seems prettty crazy. Running up on the railing like he did and the flip up ;)
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Optimusv2
Optimusv2
Since 5689 Days
Wow blood getting all over his hands face and even staining his clothes nice touch looking very good so far. Of course those screenshots scream look a bit rough on the edges the game will most likely have a very smooth look to it.
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GriftGFX - He can also<br>ban your ass!
GriftGFX
Since 5796 Days
A "Hard Boiled" cop that will stop at nothing...staring Chow Yun-Fat...directed by John Woo.

Shit Chow Yun-Fat is called "Tequila" in this game, that's his characters nickname in Hard Boiled!

I suddenly have the urge to watch Hard Boiled/The Killer/A Better Tomorrow 1/2 back to back to back to back to back.
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Slabs
Slabs
Since 5827 Days
This is a direct sequel to Hard Boiled, that's why the characters have the same name! ;)
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GriftGFX - He can also<br>ban your ass!
GriftGFX
Since 5796 Days
Posted by Slabs
This is a direct sequel to Hard Boiled, that's why the characters have the same name! ;)
No shit! Wow...how did this one slip by me...can't wait...Hard Boiled is one of my favorite action movies ever.
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Slabs
Slabs
Since 5827 Days
I fully expect "Killed 100 Doves" to be a secret achievement!
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Sheps
Sheps
Since 5738 Days
It actually looks really good.

but can you say " Max Payne Ripoff " ?

Even the damn story line is Max Payne " hard boiled cop! " i mean come on! i get enough of this corny stuff in the movies!
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GriftGFX - He can also<br>ban your ass!
GriftGFX
Since 5796 Days
Posted by Sheps
It actually looks really good.

but can you say " Max Payne Ripoff " ?

Even the damn story line is Max Payne " hard boiled cop! " i mean come on! i get enough of this corny stuff in the movies!
Dude, check the source material..it's an AWSOME action movie.

If Max Payne's (which I love) action wasn't atleast partially inspired by John Woo's action movies I'd be fairly suprised.

Watch Hard Boiled..even if you don't give this game a shot..that is, if you like action.
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Slabs
Slabs
Since 5827 Days
Posted by Sheps
It actually looks really good.

but can you say " Max Payne Ripoff " ?

Even the damn story line is Max Payne " hard boiled cop! " i mean come on! i get enough of this corny stuff in the movies!
I hope you're joking, Max Payne was "ripped off" from John Woo movies in the first place.
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FireWire - IEEE 1394
FireWire
Since 5797 Days
Posted by Slabs
I hope you're joking, Max Payne was "ripped off" from John Woo movies in the first place.
Your completely right. Even in the credits they mention John as an influence...
Anyhow i would just love a sequel to Max Payne, seriously i loved those 2 Max Payne games on the pc. The story was awesome and the mood was gritty. Cutscenes (the comics) were superb and the action was over the top.

But back to the topic: This looks awesome, can't wait to get my hands on it...
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GriftGFX - He can also<br>ban your ass!
GriftGFX
Since 5796 Days
Posted by FireWire
Your completely right. Even in the credits they mention John as an influence...
Anyhow i would just love a sequel to Max Payne, seriously i loved those 2 Max Payne games on the pc. The story was awesome and the mood was gritty. Cutscenes (the comics) were superb and the action was over the top.

But back to the topic: This looks awesome, can't wait to get my hands on it...
Indeed..

It's been rumored that Remedy will revisit Max shortly..I can only hope those rumors come true. The Fall of Max Payne is one of my favorite games ever..yet entirely too short--I want more.

Now if you'll excuse me, I have a headache to attend to..

::chews on some painkillers::
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FireWire - IEEE 1394
FireWire
Since 5797 Days
Posted by GriftGFX
Indeed..

It's been rumored that Remedy will revisit Max shortly..I can only hope those rumors come true. The Fall of Max Payne is one of my favorite games ever..yet entirely too short--I want more.
yeah your right... There's nothing sweeter to see a Desert Eagle round leaving the chamber in slow-motion and hitting the bad-guy in the head....
Also i really loved those dive moves wich seem to be in this one also...

I needed to finish both games without being shot (except for boss characters because otherwise it's impossible) and damn was that though....
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Slabs
Slabs
Since 5827 Days
Getting shot in Max Payne was half the fun though, the amount of painkillers he gets through is a pretty good explanation for why he's so fucked in the head (along with the Valkyr of course)
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epidemic
epidemic
Since 5629 Days
But Alan Wake looks fucking amazing. Alan Wake vs Max Payne?
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SimonM7 - The other mod's bitch
SimonM7
Since 5820 Days
Max Payne 3 is coming, but Remedy isn't making it.
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GriftGFX - He can also<br>ban your ass!
GriftGFX
Since 5796 Days
Posted by SimonM7
Max Payne 3 is coming, but Remedy isn't making it.
For real?

Yea...I just read Take-Two's press release, and Remedy's and Rockstars comments...

I think I'd rather have no Max Payne 3 at all.

:(
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Myro
Myro
Since 5725 Days
"...the rain came down hard, like a fat person who has just fallen. Every ripple of fat resonates to the beating of the rain drops on the pavements and cars..."

I love those little monments of his. :D
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FireWire - IEEE 1394
FireWire
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Posted by Myro
"...the rain came down hard, like a fat person who has just fallen. Every ripple of fat resonates to the beating of the rain drops on the pavements and cars..."

I love those little monments of his. :D
that's what i mean, hey man i might even reinstall this game, again.... :D
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Optimusv2
Optimusv2
Since 5689 Days
Max Payne didn't create the role of such a cop... if anything john woo and chow yun fat had more to do with how max payne played and progressed than anyone will truly ever know.


The storyline was really nice though and poetry was an even better touch.
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Jollipop
Jollipop
Since 5679 Days
Give me Lara Croft anyday .. >:o)
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SimonM7 - The other mod's bitch
SimonM7
Since 5820 Days
Sorry for being so short before. (not a usual treat of mine for sure!)

Anyway, yeah, Max Payne is more a collage of homages to a bunch of film genres and takes too many influences to be regarded as something truly unique in a sense. It brought a very distinctive style of gameplay to the table, though, and that gameplay has become more or less standard in terms of what third person action games based on these themes are supposed to deliver.

The strongest influences in Max Payne are certainly the John Woo/Hong Kong "action opera" bits combined with classic film noir themes. The desperate cop with nothing to lose, manipulated by a femme fatale, and the dark ending with promises of things far from "happily ever after". I think the most recent and obvious film to feature the same sort of ingredients that Max Payne does is the excellent remake of a pretty stuffy 50s noir film; Payback, featuring Mel Gibson. I suggest that anyone keen on the atmosphere and story in Max Payne check that film out.

There are also obvious references to Matrix in the game, but Matrix in itself is an even bigger brew of already-available themes and stylistic quirks, so it's a bit redundant to mention it.

Remedy are hard at work on Alan Wake, its horror/thriller type adventure (?) game set in a mountain village. Alan looks to be to thriller/mystery/horror what Max Payne was to action, from a story and themes perspective. Hopefully the gameplay will bring something defining and never-before-seen to gaming, and make a mark in video game history like Max before it.
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GriftGFX - He can also<br>ban your ass!
GriftGFX
Since 5796 Days
Posted by Jollipop
Give me Lara Croft anyday .. >:o)
Tomb Raider is more of a hybrid traps platformer w/ a bit of action on the side..so yea..if you don't want a real shooter--please, go play Tomb Raider.

Not that I don't love tomb raider too, but it's a silly comparison..they're completely seperate genres..Tomb Raider has more Prince of Persia to it than it does John Woo..it is at it's best a fine mix of action, platforming, and puzzle solving.

Unfortunately it hasn't been at its best for years.

But, back to third person shooters..for now
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VibratingDonkey
VibratingDonkey
Since 6518 Days
Since Take 2 are nutty in their noggins and apparently not doing Max Payne 3, (perhaps this is a good thing though) this Stranglehold thingie will have to quench my thrist for some wild crazy ass shooting bonanza. It looks mighty kickass indeed.

BlimBlim, when oh when will thee be getting a 720p version of this? For me be tired of tiring my eyes upon thee vile moving pictures sized like ratpoop upon places like thee foul IGN.
Posted by GriftGFX
If Max Payne's (which I love) action wasn't atleast partially inspired by John Woo's action movies I'd be fairly suprised.
Man at Door: "Hey, what's the password... John who?"
Bum: "Ok, ok, John Woo..."

I think the gameplay of Max Payne is pretty much inspired by his movies. It's kinda weird, Max Payne ripped off John Woo and now John Woo is ironically ripping off Max Payne. Though he really isn't. ...this messes with my head. :(
Posted by Myro
"...the rain came down hard, like a fat person who has just fallen. Every ripple of fat resonates to the beating of the rain drops on the pavements and cars..."

I love those little monments of his. :D
Sam lake is like totally insane. In a good way.
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Icify
Icify
Since 6179 Days
Looks...meh honestly. It looks like a bad Max Payne clone of sorts, with bloodrayne-ish pole running/slow-mo and stuff.
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