Opal from Vegan Momma mentioned she was having a great time with Bioshock in her post Bioshock: Try The Demo Before You Buy On Xbox Live. These demos that you can download for free really give you a feel for how a game will play.
Hard Boiled is an over the top Hong Kong action flick containing gun ballet style shoot outs. If you can put aside the gore, and don’t be fooled, gore there is, John Woo really displays the talent that has made him so popular in this action movie genre. Of course because there is John Woo there are also doves.
Do keep in mind this game is rated M for Mature due to what they refer to as intense violence, blood and drug references.
Stranglehold really brings Hong Kong cinematic action to life. You can interact with many areas of the environment, such as sliding down banisters, sliding across tables, or shooting a sign to fall on an enemy. You get style points for making your shots while performing these maneuvers. I have been playing the game for a couple of hours, and I find the game play to be very exciting. I have found this to be an excellent game, great graphics, and it really keeps your attention.
Check out the information for Stranglehold on Xbox.com, and watch the trailers. If you enjoy John Woo style movies, you will love Stranglehold. Go download the demo, and I am sure you will be buying the game first chance you get, I know I did.
Bonus fun tip – when you achieve the precision aim ability, go for a crotch shot . . . good times will be had be all, ok maybe not the target.