Stranglehold Review (PC Version)
Over the years, John Woo has released a plethora of Hong Kong movie masterpieces. Movies like A Better Tomorrow, The Killer and Hard Boiled show off his skill at putting together a cinematic action ballet. Not happy with sticking to one medium, Joho Woo has stepped into the videogame arena with Stranglehold on the PC.
Stranglehold is meant to be a sequel to Hard Boiled, a critically acclaimed masterpiece by movie critics everywhere. Its charismatic hero, Inspector Tequila is portrayed by Chow Yun Fat, star many Hong Kong action flicks. With these two talents, an interactive medium, filled with a tight story and too many bullets to count, you figure the game would be a no brainer, and for the most part, it is. But there are a few parts that keep it from being a great game.
Stranglehold takes place at some point after Hard Boiled. The story is not related to the movie, with the exception of using some of the characters from it. It has Inspector Tequila following up on a kidnapped cop, who leads him to find out that his former girlfriend, Billie Wong and daughter, Teko, that he has never met, were kidnapped by the Russian mob in Chicago. Complicating matters is the fact that the father of the girlfriend is a Hong Kong mob boss that hates Tequila for getting his daughter pregnant. Tequila only has to use all of his skills, luck and tons of bullets to save the two people he loves while taking down those that kidnapped them.
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