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Posts tagged “Stranglehold”

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Have You Played… John Woo Presents: Stranglehold?

Have You Played? is an endless stream of game recommendations. One a day, every day of the year, perhaps for all time. Stranglehold wasn’t bad, you know? It’s funny how a mostly decent game, on release, is defended by furious pre-orderers who won’t allow negative aspects to be identified. But give it nine years and everyone will have forgotten it ever existed. But fluttery doves,…

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Total Recall: A Chat With Stephan Martiniere

This is the latest in the series of articles about the art technology of games, in collaboration with the particularly handsome Dead End Thrills. With the galaxy's biggest sci-fi movies using ever more effects houses and artists, it can be hard to pinpoint today's Ralph McQuarries and Ron Cobbs. They're out there, though, often known more by work than name. At the top of the…

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Stranglehold – PC Gamer Review

The fine folks at PCG have added my recent review of Stranglehold to their online cauldron. Using your eyes, you can read it after clicking on the text below. Here's cool: slow motion diving through the air, pistol in each hand, taking out all 15 baddies in the room. There's no denying this. Now do it sliding down a bannister, riding belly-first on a trolley,…

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Hot Shooty: Stranglehold Demo

The Stranglehold PC demo has finally struggled its way onto the internet. It's a big old beast, weighing in at a portly 2gb. You can get it from here. Right, so Stranglehold is the game of John Woo's style of movie making. It's a kind of gaming sequel to Woo's Hard-Boiled, delivered in a third-person action sort of way. It's not exactly Max Payne, but…

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