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House Arrest - Kill Time Killing Everything

Lisa Lippard
Oct 15, 2007
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Instead of making another video game about a movie, Midway worked with famous director John Woo to make a video game that puts gamers into the shoes of action hero Chow-Yun Fat. Stranglehold promises to be a bigger and more exciting action adventure game, since it is one of the first to be released on both the Xbox 360 and the PS3, and takes advantage of the next gen hardware to bring gamers an explosive good time.

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The power of the next gen. consoles gives game developers options never before possible, and Stranglehold looks to break new ground with its innovations. First, director John Woo puts his signature style on the game by providing input on the storyline, cut scenes, and camera placement so that players are always getting the most out of the gameplay. Gamers are in for a roller coaster ride of action with great dual action gunplay and the ability to pull off the ultimate in cool movie stunts like swinging on chandeliers, jumping onto moving objects, or even running up railings-all while taking out the enemy. Sweet.

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Chow Yun-Fat is Inspector Tequila, who's out to avenge his family, and when the action gets intense, it's time to whip it into "Tequila Time." Tequila Time keeps the bullets flying in real-time, but everything else slows down, letting gamers pull off the ultimate stunts. The over-the-top, all-out gun battles that are the hallmark of John Woo's movies definitely make for the best action in the game. Groundbreaking technology uses new physics engines to generate environments that are completely destructible and interactive. In the heat of the chase, this kind of destruction means that the "battlefield" landscape is always changing since debris and objects are being blasted from every direction. The challenge is to keep out of the way, but still pull off those amazing movie stunts. For gamers, it's great to finally feel like you're in the middle of an action movie, instead of just going through the motions.

Rating4 / 5
GenreThird-person action
ConsolePS3, Xbox 360, PC
HotAwesome looking cinematics and great shooter action
NotChoosing which console to play it on
By Lisa Lippard
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