Stranglehold Demo now on Marketplace!

SimonM7 - The other mod's bitch
SimonM7
Since 5949 Days
Actually, bad is sort of the last thing I'd call it. Everything works, it's utterly competent. I'm just *so disappointed* in it that it sounds like I'm criticising the quality of the game.

When a game like this has Max Payne 1 and 2's shoulders to stand on, with games like Dead to Rights exploring more inteactive mechanics, this should have been the Gears of War to the Killswitches in the world. Instead it's barely distinguishable from those other games if it weren't for bananas flying everywhere.

Okay, lots of bananas.
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Phaethon360 - Mr Pant<s>s</s>ies
Phaethon360
Since 5772 Days
I got really bored. I don't know how to add any more depth to that statement.
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Phaethon, the forum Spectre.

Bingham67
Since 5543 Days
Max Payne going to be unbeatable in many peoples eyes because its game that come out first and was top banana.

This game bases itself on the movie and all the over the top stuff Max Payne took itself down a story that was gripping you.

It might not beat Max Payne but for me this game lives up to what its based on. :) And we only get a glimpse of the game itself we dont know what rest of game offers.
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rob230
rob230
Since 5335 Days
I thought this was great fun! when I first saw game footage I thought it was just gonna be another run of the mill 'run and gun' I downloaded the demo to kill 15 minutes... well an hour later (3 plays through) and i'm totally pleasantly suprised.

My housemate (ps3 owner) was glued to the spot watching me play through the demo, especially after I shot a guy through the balls in slow motion with the Bomb thing.

Also the multi player video at the end looks like a laugh... deffo a big suprise for me.

8/10 for the demo, rare for me to play through more than once.
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Scarface
Scarface
Since 5912 Days
Loved the vids, demo was meh...

here's why:

-the moves automatically happen (sometimes works and looks cool), but when i walk up to a table to take cover behind it throws me into a running speed slide over it

-tequila time looks like crap. sepia, not very inventive.

-tequila time happens automatically when i dont want it to

-cheap and tacky HUD

-there's more but i'm boring myself talking about it

the vid inside the restaurant looked awesome (that should have been the demo), but it seems that flawed controls make this game more fun to watch than to play.
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"Black people are called coloured, because we come in all colours" - michael jackson

kenshin2418 - Junior Detective
kenshin2418
Since 5901 Days
heh, most of the pros and cons have already been mentioned, so no real point. Overall I enjoyed it. I don't see why Midway said this will be the game to beat this holiday season though lol. Anyway, it has gained a rent status, and also, Chow Yun-Fat is the shit. That is all.
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all good things must come to an end

mt_sabao
mt_sabao
Since 5357 Days
fun and lots of interesting ideas, although i agree with simonM7 (to some extent, because i had no expectations about it) that some of them are badly implemented (the sliding, the taking cover...)
But over all i really enjoyed. Above all, the direction. Super cinematic sometimes and that makes a hell of a difference, sucks you in (the cool animations when you shoot someone using the power thing for example)

Got my attention, maybe a buy (but i doubt what with all thats coming the rest of this year...)
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Isomac
Isomac
Since 5693 Days
I liked the demo really much and I am going to get the full version too. Game has problems but overall it is good game and all that really matters was that I had really fun with this demo.
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Osu! Tatakae! Ouendan 2
Give a guy a gun, he thinks he´s Superman. Give him two and he thinks he´s God!

davidnay
davidnay
Since 5814 Days
Posted by Sath
Well I guess they wanted to make Tequilas hair right :P
hahahaha
You're not supposed to laugh at your own jokes.. it's lame ;)
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KORNdog
KORNdog
Since 5330 Days
loved it, one of the better demo's to hit marketplace imo, and more importantly, its super fun, something i cant say for the recent demo's like overlord, forza, halo 3 beta etc, if it wasnt for the fact my mates picking this up, i'd buy it day one. but since i can just steal it off him, why pay money.
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mt_sabao
mt_sabao
Since 5357 Days
Posted by KORNdog
if it wasnt for the fact my mates picking this up, i'd buy it day one. but since i can just steal it off him, why pay money.
you could always split the costs?...i dunno
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dcdelgado
dcdelgado
Since 5786 Days
This message is in "Boulet Time" (TM), If you still *really* want to see it, click here
http://www.ps3only.nl/nieuwsitem.php?nid=6018

Some bad news today for Playstation 3 owners. Midway sent out a press release this afternoon which contains the exact release date for John Woo Presents: Stranglehold. The PC and Xbox 360 versions will both be released on August 27 but the pressrelease does not say anything about the Playstation 3 release.

Dutch website PS3Only contacted Midway why there was no mention of the Playstation 3 release. They just got a response from Midway which contained the bad news that Stranglehold for the Playstation 3 has been delayed for an unknown time. Although it will definitely be out this year, it seems it won't make the previous september release.

Halle Berry: Delgado i am feeling really reall dirty tonight, shall i call Jessica Simpson for a threesome?

Delgado: HALLE what have i told you about bothering me when i'm playing Mass Effect!!! now get out and dont come back for 2 months!! (Slams door

LEBATO - IS WRONG
LEBATO
Since 6048 Days
I played the demo and I just don't see the supposed 30 Million dollars on this game.

That's not necessarily a negative though, I just don't see it.

The game is all around fun, though there's way too many things that need to be worked out. The automatic interaction with the environment can be glitchy for example, and the AI is just there to get shot, they really do nothing special and their positions are always CLEARLY set before-hand. They always seem to be behind something you can shoot and then it'll fall over them.

It's so to the point that you can always look up first and shoot whatever it's up there instead of the guy.

I thought the stand-offs were pretty damn cool, but I'm hoping for a little bit more freedom of movement. The precision aiming too was really good, and well the interaction with the environment and the damage you can do to it.......most of the time.

So now the bad. I played it on default difficulty and it was an absolute walk in the park, though I wonder if anything other than hit damage changes with a higher difficulty. I understand the game is all about over the top action, but it can get boring/repetitive since the AI is just going to be waiting there.

Sound I believe was standard, nothing bad, nothing impressive either.

Animations were rough, especially when rolling on the ground, that looked kind of ridiculous/unfinished (IT IS! I know). Graphics overall are not consistent though. For one the game seems to be running at what I BELIEVE is 60fps, it looks really smooth. The problem is that sometimes the game looks really good, and at other times, it reminds me of Shenmue II on Xbox, especially characters--Some look good, some don't. Also, a design/art decision I didn't like was the slow motion tint! Why does the screen have to go to this yellowish color? It hides detail and characters, overall it's a detraction rather than an attraction. So I hope there's an option for that.

The extremely short loading times are a big + I believe. Another thing that seems to be shaping up quite well is the story and cutscenes.

Overall it leaves me with a good impression, not something I'll be buying with such a tight gaming agenda this year, but it does look like a fun, good game.
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Sath - Missed the<br>hay
Sath
Since 5792 Days
My god Lebato, it is like you said everything I was thinking when I was playing the game.

I know we had our problems here and there, but lately YOU ARE RIGHT ;)
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Playing: Ninja Gaiden Sigma - Hard Mode!
PS3: Heavenly Sword - Lair - Killzone 2 - Dark Sector - God of War 3 - MGS4 - Uncharted - Haze
360: Mass Effect - Assassin's Creed - Ninja Gaiden 2 - DMC4 - Too Human - Fable 2 - Resident Evil 5

Phaethon360 - Mr Pant<s>s</s>ies
Phaethon360
Since 5772 Days
Posted by Sath
My god Lebato, it is like you said everything I was thinking when I was playing the game.

I know we had our problems here and there, but lately YOU ARE RIGHT ;)
It might be you're just becoming a little more Wrong yourself ;).
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Phaethon, the forum Spectre.

SimonM7 - The other mod's bitch
SimonM7
Since 5949 Days
I have negative things to say and Lebato has positive things to say about the same game. I never thought I'd see the day.
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Sath - Missed the<br>hay
Sath
Since 5792 Days
Hahahaha @ Phaethon and Simon!

Lebato, mind telling us why you just become so "kind" haha ;P
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Playing: Ninja Gaiden Sigma - Hard Mode!
PS3: Heavenly Sword - Lair - Killzone 2 - Dark Sector - God of War 3 - MGS4 - Uncharted - Haze
360: Mass Effect - Assassin's Creed - Ninja Gaiden 2 - DMC4 - Too Human - Fable 2 - Resident Evil 5

SimonM7 - The other mod's bitch
SimonM7
Since 5949 Days
Any game will have a hard time replacing Dead to Rights as my #1 John Woo game.



Disarms for the win.
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Sath - Missed the<br>hay
Sath
Since 5792 Days
Posted by SimonM7
Any game will have a hard time replacing Dead to Rights as my #1 John Woo game.



Disarms for the win.
I loved that game back in the day. Those disarms was so damn awesome!
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Playing: Ninja Gaiden Sigma - Hard Mode!
PS3: Heavenly Sword - Lair - Killzone 2 - Dark Sector - God of War 3 - MGS4 - Uncharted - Haze
360: Mass Effect - Assassin's Creed - Ninja Gaiden 2 - DMC4 - Too Human - Fable 2 - Resident Evil 5

SimonM7 - The other mod's bitch
SimonM7
Since 5949 Days
Yeah they were, and I waited a bizillion years for DTR2 and by the time it was released in europe I wasn't really that interested anymore. I have yet to play it in fact, might pick it up one of these days.
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Sath - Missed the<br>hay
Sath
Since 5792 Days
Well I liked DTR1 but never played 2, wasen't even interested then, it was all about the anticipation for NG. And I don't even like moderns etting games.
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Playing: Ninja Gaiden Sigma - Hard Mode!
PS3: Heavenly Sword - Lair - Killzone 2 - Dark Sector - God of War 3 - MGS4 - Uncharted - Haze
360: Mass Effect - Assassin's Creed - Ninja Gaiden 2 - DMC4 - Too Human - Fable 2 - Resident Evil 5

LEBATO - IS WRONG
LEBATO
Since 6048 Days
Posted by Phaethon360
It might be you're just becoming a little more Wrong yourself ;).
Oh shut up........
Posted by SimonM7
I have negative things to say and Lebato has positive things to say about the same game. I never thought I'd see the day.
You may want to read again, I had both, there's always good and bad things to say.
Posted by Sath
Hahahaha @ Phaethon and Simon!

Lebato, mind telling us why you just become so "kind" haha ;P
lol, it's not me, it's good games. What can I do?

Now if you guys would like me to talk about Shadowrun..............or just for you sath, Dark Sector!
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SimonM7 - The other mod's bitch
SimonM7
Since 5949 Days
Posted by Me
HAAATE!
Posted by LEBATO
Overall it leaves me with a good impression
Well, regardless! :)
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Jin187
Jin187
Since 5670 Days
Posted by Scarface
-the moves automatically happen (sometimes works and looks cool), but when i walk up to a table to take cover behind it throws me into a running speed slide over it
You have to be crouching to back against a table, kinda makes sense to me.
Posted by Scarface
-tequila time happens automatically when i dont want it to
You can turn that off, just press start and options.
Posted by Scarface
-cheap and tacky HUD
I agree
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TheBeagle
TheBeagle
Since 5531 Days
All negatives aside, this game is just flat out fun. Thats what is important to me. Its been a while since I've played through a demo so many times. I keep replaying it trying to see all the different ways I can take out the guys and rack up the combo points. The cutscene at the end where he sat down at the bar was really cool and cinematic. Really made me wanna keep playing. Im now pretty excited to play the final product.
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