Control (PS4, XBO, PC) - Remedy Entertainment | out 27 Aug 2019

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PostRe: Control (PS4, XBO, PC) - Remedy Entertainment | out 27 Aug 2019
by Gemini73 » Sun Sep 22, 2019 5:25 pm

HSH28 wrote:
Gemini73 wrote:Reading some gaming news this morning it seems Control is a bit of a commercial flop for Remedy. I doubt we'll ever see a proper sequel to Alan Wake.


I find that to be unlikely...

https://www.eurogamer.net/articles/2019 ... ntrol-deal


I doubt that covered the cost of Control's development...

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PostRe: Control (PS4, XBO, PC) - Remedy Entertainment | out 27 Aug 2019
by Tafdolphin » Sun Sep 22, 2019 5:32 pm

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HSH28 wrote:
Gemini73 wrote:Reading some gaming news this morning it seems Control is a bit of a commercial flop for Remedy. I doubt we'll ever see a proper sequel to Alan Wake.


I find that to be unlikely...

https://www.eurogamer.net/articles/2019 ... ntrol-deal


I doubt that covered the cost of Control's development...


But it's $9million they wouldn't have had otherwise, and being on Epic means they're getting a bigger percentage of sales than Steam. And you've got the console releases.

As I mentioned, sales figures aren't the be all end all of success metrics any more.

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PostRe: Control (PS4, XBO, PC) - Remedy Entertainment | out 27 Aug 2019
by Gemini73 » Sun Sep 22, 2019 5:37 pm

Tafdolphin wrote:
Gemini73 wrote:
HSH28 wrote:
Gemini73 wrote:Reading some gaming news this morning it seems Control is a bit of a commercial flop for Remedy. I doubt we'll ever see a proper sequel to Alan Wake.


I find that to be unlikely...

https://www.eurogamer.net/articles/2019 ... ntrol-deal


I doubt that covered the cost of Control's development...



But it's $9million they wouldn't have had otherwise, and being on Epic means they're getting a bigger percentage of sales than Steam. And you've got the console releases.

As I mentioned, sales figures aren't the be all end all of success metrics any more.


Don't get me wrong, I'm not down on Control I just would like to see some more Alan Wake and continue to hope Remedy bring him back at some point, so when I read that Remedy's latest IP is a flop alarm bells start ringing.

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PostRe: Control (PS4, XBO, PC) - Remedy Entertainment | out 27 Aug 2019
by Tafdolphin » Sun Sep 22, 2019 5:42 pm

Had a quick look and it looks like Control didn't make the top 20 games in August in terms of sales...

https://www.pushsquare.com/news/2019/09 ... misses_out

BUT...it did release on August 27th. And we haven't had September's data yet.

So who knows! Hope yet.

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PostRe: Control (PS4, XBO, PC) - Remedy Entertainment | out 27 Aug 2019
by HSH28 » Sun Sep 22, 2019 5:44 pm

Gemini73 wrote:I doubt that covered the cost of Control's development...


Gemini73 wrote:Don't get me wrong, I'm not down on Control I just would like to see some more Alan Wake and continue to hope Remedy bring him back at some point, so when I read that Remedy's latest IP is a flop alarm bells start ringing.


It amounts to an extra 172,952.7 sales that those reports you are talking about may not have taken into account.

Difficult to judge these reports having not seen them.

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PostRe: Control (PS4, XBO, PC) - Remedy Entertainment | out 27 Aug 2019
by KjGarly » Sun Sep 22, 2019 5:47 pm

Gemini73 wrote:
Tafdolphin wrote:
Gemini73 wrote:
HSH28 wrote:
Gemini73 wrote:Reading some gaming news this morning it seems Control is a bit of a commercial flop for Remedy. I doubt we'll ever see a proper sequel to Alan Wake.


I find that to be unlikely...

https://www.eurogamer.net/articles/2019 ... ntrol-deal


I doubt that covered the cost of Control's development...



But it's $9million they wouldn't have had otherwise, and being on Epic means they're getting a bigger percentage of sales than Steam. And you've got the console releases.

As I mentioned, sales figures aren't the be all end all of success metrics any more.


Don't get me wrong, I'm not down on Control I just would like to see some more Alan Wake and continue to hope Remedy bring him back at some point, so when I read that Remedy's latest IP is a flop alarm bells start ringing.


Shame because Control was a damn fine game and Alan Wake seems likely to be involved in the last DLC/Expansion for the game (AWE)

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PostRe: Control (PS4, XBO, PC) - Remedy Entertainment | out 27 Aug 2019
by Hexx » Mon Sep 30, 2019 10:27 pm

Rinsed this over the last weeks (base PS4 - and yep you can see the performance issues)

Thought the world it was set in was far more interesting than the fairly so so story it told - but really enjoyed me time with it.

Combat doesn't overly change throughout - but it's so satisfying that it never dragged. Launch :wub:

Pretty close to Platinium been to get all abilities I'd need to kill Dr Tosmassi (and he can strawberry float off) and a sidequest that bug (one the 6 old friends won't spawn). Boo

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PostRe: Control (PS4, XBO, PC) - Remedy Entertainment | out 27 Aug 2019
by Tafdolphin » Mon Sep 30, 2019 10:53 pm

Tomassi can get in the strawberry floating sea. Incredibly frustrating fight.

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PostRe: Control (PS4, XBO, PC) - Remedy Entertainment | out 27 Aug 2019
by Captain Kinopio » Mon Sep 30, 2019 11:15 pm

Which one is Tomassi?

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PostRe: Control (PS4, XBO, PC) - Remedy Entertainment | out 27 Aug 2019
by Hexx » Tue Oct 01, 2019 12:00 pm

It’s the floaty one - you fight him in campaign, but the later in a side mission

He can 2 shot you :(

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PostRe: Control (PS4, XBO, PC) - Remedy Entertainment | out 27 Aug 2019
by Tafdolphin » Tue Oct 01, 2019 12:13 pm

Not only that there're multiple Hiss around him z including one of those invisible screamer things.

I didn't ever kill him. Nobody got time for that.

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PostRe: Control (PS4, XBO, PC) - Remedy Entertainment | out 27 Aug 2019
by Captain Kinopio » Tue Oct 01, 2019 12:27 pm

The invisible hiss things are a right strawberry floating pain. They basically one shot you. Like the strawberry floating plant counts in Resi.

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PostRe: Control (PS4, XBO, PC) - Remedy Entertainment | out 27 Aug 2019
by Lagamorph » Fri Oct 04, 2019 8:34 pm

So how long is this roughly? I just got Clearance Level 3.

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PostRe: Control (PS4, XBO, PC) - Remedy Entertainment | out 27 Aug 2019
by Captain Kinopio » Fri Oct 04, 2019 9:56 pm

Depends how much side stuff you do and how quickly you go.

I think all told I put a good 30 hours in but you can probably crit path it in 10

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PostRe: Control (PS4, XBO, PC) - Remedy Entertainment | out 27 Aug 2019
by Lagamorph » Sun Oct 06, 2019 4:18 pm

The checkpoints in this are really bad.

Putting you back to the last control point rather than the start of a boss battle when it kills you is a really bad design decision.

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