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PostPosted: Thu Sep 27, 2007 7:24 pm Post subject: Stranglehold Review Reply with quote

Stranglehold Review by Jeremy
PALGN Review: Get hold of it.
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i love this game, i got the demo on ps3 it is really fun i played the demo on all modes and used all the special tequila bombs id play it over and over again...
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nice read, and i think i got the joke with that first picture too... i think
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 27, 2007 9:01 pm Post subject: Reply with quote

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Too many good games are coming, this game got kicked outta list. Shame.
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 27, 2007 11:20 pm Post subject: Reply with quote

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I think I might rent this this weekend, I've been wanting to play it for a while now.
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It's a good game, the first couple of levels didn't really do much for me, but it really grew on me after that.
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PostPosted: Fri Sep 28, 2007 10:54 am Post subject: Reply with quote

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Should we presume this counts as the review for the PS3 version too, or will you judge it again?
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^The two Australian versions are essentially identical, because the HardBoiled bonus is not included on the PS3 version.

If you're gunning for the bonus, an import is in order.

There are minor differences, but they somewhat cancel each other out. For example, the PS3 L1 button is more comfortable for diving but the analog sticks on the Xbox 360 felt tighter.
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PostPosted: Fri Sep 28, 2007 11:49 am Post subject: Reply with quote

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So this is the score Palgn is giving the PS3 version also? I have both PS3 and 360 and am not sure which one to rent. Ill probably stick with PS3.
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It's times like this that I wish we had an R rating for games so they could've put Hardboiled in the package icon_sad.gif
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I really didn't enjoy this one. I found the demo way too clumsy and repetitive for my tastes.

I might try it on the PC, Shooters on consoles have never sat well with me.

If I were to rate it on my PS3 demo experience I'd have given it a 5 or less.
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It's times like this that I wish we had an R rating for games so they could've put Hardboiled in the package icon_sad.gif


I think it had to do more with the Copyright and who actually owned it in Australia, rather then the OFLC rating.
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You shouldn't give demos a rating, it's a bit of a disservice to the game judging the whole show on the demo. I'm assuming the demo was the first level of the game, which I too felt was clunky, but I think that had more to do with the level design than how the game plays. For mine their was just to much of the destructible environment lying around everywhere on the first level and it ended up feeling clunky and chunky, but if you stick with it, you find that you aren't running over so much crap on the floor in later levels and it starts to get a fluidity going that works quite well. I give it 7.5. icon_smile.gif


They wouldn't have been able to package an R rated movie with an MA game also. But I'm pretty sure there is no region 4 copy of hardboiled either, so yes, that would have been a logistic nightmare as well.
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It's times like this that I wish we had an R rating for games so they could've put Hardboiled in the package icon_sad.gif


I think it had to do more with the Copyright and who actually owned it in Australia, rather then the OFLC rating.


It is indeed the R rating. On the other hand, Hardboiled wouldn't have got that rating if it was re-rated tomorrow.
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I do have the Australian release of it on VHS(whatever that is) although I can't remember who released it. And a terribly dubbed version of The Killer, if you want a good laugh, see that.
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PostPosted: Fri Sep 28, 2007 2:34 pm Post subject: Reply with quote

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Sucks how you can't adjust the specs on it if you don't have a very powerful PC, on the demo I mean.
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PostPosted: Fri Sep 28, 2007 5:40 pm Post subject: Reply with quote

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Best. Palgn. Review. EVER!!

It basically nails my feelings on the development perfectly. It was made to be a video game version of Hardboiled/John Woo movie. It's not supposed to be lengthy or have much depth it's all about the flash (style and destruction).

Personally I would go with the 360 version, the Ps3 version does not compare graphically.
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I borrowed this off a friend, its fun and actually enjoyable unlike the demo (which is first level ). They beefed up enimies compared to demo. Suprisingly. the game is what I thought repeative and lack, but its weird it actual works in favor for game. Two fault I hated its pretty linear and short. But the game is one nice adrenaline rush. I think its worth a rent at least, but I dont think I'd buy it though.
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