With the holidays of 2019 approaching, gamers normally get all the best games of the year within a few months. Control is one of the first releases of the season. Control is developed by Remedy Games and published by 505 Games. Remedy’s Control is available now for Xbox One, Playstation 4 and PC.
Graphics And Performance
As far as performance, this game ran very poorly on the Xbox One S. From what I’m told the other platforms are not any better, besides the PC. The frame rate would drop noticeably doing just about anything. Open up the map? Drop frames. Press start? More frame drops. Go to the control points? You get the idea. This game ran horribly about 50 percent of the time.
Control is made on the Northlight engine, which showcases a unique physics system only seen in their games.
The setting for the game left something to be desired. It took place entirely in one location, and every section of the map looked identical.
Overall the story of Control was not horrible, but the way Remedy Games told it was not ideal. Instead of letting the narrative be told through the characters on-screen, they let it be told through the optional collectables. In the end, I did feel a little satisfied with what happened. It just wasn’t enough to forgive the horribly convoluted and explanatory storytelling they did to get me to that point.
What makes the gameplay so addictive is the options you have your disposal. The game allows you to play as a straight-forward shooter with viable upgrade pathways for all your guns. The real joy in the game though is by upgrading your superhuman powers. Remedy nails the feeling of floating around like a vengeful god, throwing everything around you at your enemies. Control excels at keeping the fight unfair in your favor and giving the enemies almost no chance to win. There is something really special about hovering in mid-air and throwing satellite dishes at your opponent.
Control is a game that had a rough start. The baffling story was enough to make me stall out on the game multiple times in the opening hours. However, once you start unlocking abilities, the game really unfolds into something special. At that point, it’s easy to go from hating the game, to deleting tweets saying you’re dropping the game.