Following Remedy's Control Page 2

  • ChiefGB 25 Aug 2019 14:57:18 11,338 posts
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    Yum, when do the reviews hit?
  • Ror 25 Aug 2019 14:58:04 18,822 posts
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    Tomorrow, AFAIK.
  • Ultrasoundwave 25 Aug 2019 19:39:02 5,899 posts
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    Ror wrote:
    The gunplay is typically Remedy, so good. But the abilities help to elevate it, and the world is incredibly reactive, with things blowing up and papers, tables and chunks of masonry flying about
    I just unlocked the first ability (won’t say what it is) and it added a whole new dimension to the combat. Its also very smooth to use and much less clunky than the abilities in Quantum Break.

    Been very impressed with the destructability too......they’re giving Battlefield a run for their money here!
  • Rogueywon Most Generous Forumite, 2016 25 Aug 2019 21:23:30 6,369 posts
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    Tempted by this, but really want to see a few reviews. Surprised they're cutting the review embago so close to the release date, given the whole "unknown quantity" thing.
  • JamboWayOh 25 Aug 2019 21:33:58 14,721 posts
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    Bichii wrote:
    I got it in the post today with a sexy t shirt I'll wear when I'm doing house work or something. Can't play it for a day ish but it's remedy so it will be excellent.
    Let me know what happens after you've finished watching the walk through on YouTube.

    Edited by JamboWayOh at 21:35:07 25-08-2019
  • ChiefGB 25 Aug 2019 22:47:38 11,338 posts
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    Is the story coherent? I’ve heard about it “getting weird” and that it’s quite challenging. I’m not really up for a confusing, frustrating experience.
  • Bichii 25 Aug 2019 22:50:10 1,894 posts
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    JamboWayOh wrote:
    Bichii wrote:
    I got it in the post today with a sexy t shirt I'll wear when I'm doing house work or something. Can't play it for a day ish but it's remedy so it will be excellent.
    Let me know what happens after you've finished watching the walk through on YouTube.
    Do you have any other material?
  • Bichii 25 Aug 2019 22:52:13 1,894 posts
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    ChiefGB wrote:
    Is the story coherent? I’ve heard about it “getting weird” and that it’s quite challenging. I’m not really up for a confusing, frustrating experience.
    It's remedy. Max Payne, Alan wake, q break. The stories and characters are never what they seem.

    Loving it so far but my god the frame rate on o.g. PS4 is bad when things kick off big time. Maybe three hours in..
  • Malek86 25 Aug 2019 22:58:06 8,755 posts
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    I wonder about the framerate on the standard Xbox One. But then again, it's made on the same engine as Quantum Break, and that ran pretty well... although it looked way too soft.
  • JamboWayOh 25 Aug 2019 22:58:36 14,721 posts
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    Bichii wrote:
    ChiefGB wrote:
    Is the story coherent? I’ve heard about it “getting weird” and that it’s quite challenging. I’m not really up for a confusing, frustrating experience.
    It's remedy. Max Payne, Alan wake, q break. The stories and characters are never what they seem.
    Eh? I like Remedy a lot but their stories and characters are exactly as they seem. They're so on the nose and ripped from clichés they've become cross eyed.

    Edited by JamboWayOh at 22:59:14 25-08-2019
  • Bichii 25 Aug 2019 23:03:38 1,894 posts
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    I like how you need to be aggressive in combat. So far it seems the only way to get health back is killing enemies a bit like in doom.
  • Ultrasoundwave 26 Aug 2019 09:18:08 5,899 posts
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    ChiefGB wrote:
    Is the story coherent? I’ve heard about it “getting weird” and that it’s quite challenging. I’m not really up for a confusing, frustrating experience.
    About 3 hours in now and the story isn’t making much sense, but the characters, the acting and the setting are all top tier. You also get the feeling that it’s one of those stories that won’t make sense until the very end when they explain everything.

    The very concept of having a federal bureau of control, where all the weird shit that happens in America is investigated and where all the unexplained objects and devices are stored, is great. Not massively original, but it makes the environment a constant joy to just wander around in and discover things.
  • Addy__ 26 Aug 2019 09:44:55 1,432 posts
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    This looks great and has completely flown under my radar. I really shouldn't be buying any more games but after watching some YT vids I can't see how I can resist lol.
  • smoothpete 26 Aug 2019 09:59:51 35,964 posts
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    Ultrasoundwave wrote:

    The very concept of having a federal bureau of control, where all the weird shit that happens in America is investigated and where all the unexplained objects and devices are stored, is great. Not massively original, but it makes the environment a constant joy to just wander around in and discover things.
    Have you ever read any of the SCP Foundation wiki? It's kind of like this.

    Anyway I will be picking this game up later, it looks right up my street.
  • MysteryLamb 26 Aug 2019 10:10:45 575 posts
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    This guy likes it

    Not sure how spoilery that review is because I didn't risk it and jumped to the end to read the score and good/ bad points. He gives it a 9.5/10.

    As I'm stuck at work on a sweltering Bank Holiday I treated myself to a cheeky order. Bring it on, loved Alan Wake.
  • Bichii 26 Aug 2019 10:25:37 1,894 posts
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    Yeah Alan wake was incredible.

    This is excellent so far. Extremely bizarre so far and the FPS on PS4 is probably the worst I've played in a major release. That is surprising as I've never had those issues with previous remedy titles.

    One major ocd grip is that doors open just before you get there!? No animation of the character opening. Bizzare.

    Edited by Bichii at 11:02:57 26-08-2019
  • TechnoHippy 26 Aug 2019 11:23:35 15,382 posts
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    Playing through Quantum Break at the moment and the story is good so far. I did enjoy Alan Wake a lot, but wished it had been more like its original concept, so more investigation focused, rather than combat based.
  • Ror 26 Aug 2019 12:48:31 18,822 posts
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    @ChiefGB I think the challenge comes from the fact that you don't have regenerating health - the only way to get health back is to kill enemies as they drop it. You can get into a bit of bother if you really need health but can't get to the drops, as they stay where the enemy died.

    It's not frustrating though, it feels pretty well balanced so far, and though you do get plopped back at your last control point when you die, your progress through mission objectives is saved, as are any collectibles you picked up.
  • ChiefGB 26 Aug 2019 13:13:39 11,338 posts
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    Ok thx, there’s no way I’m not picking it up anyway I Just picking the brains of those that have. Reviews not dropped yet although I see one linked above.
    If ps is struggling I’ll go Xbox I guess although I have both premium versions.
  • Derblington 26 Aug 2019 13:21:47 31,892 posts
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    Reviews are up in 40 mins.
  • Addy__ 26 Aug 2019 13:34:10 1,432 posts
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    Ordered for ps4 and forgot I had a one x so I guess I'll change the order on mine.
  • Ultrasoundwave 26 Aug 2019 13:35:18 5,899 posts
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    ChiefGB wrote:
    Ok thx, there’s no way I’m not picking it up anyway I Just picking the brains of those that have. Reviews not dropped yet although I see one linked above.
    If ps is struggling I’ll go Xbox I guess although I have both premium versions.
    Playing on One X and have experienced zero issues.

    There is a tiny bit of slow-down whenever there are huge explosions, but nothing even close to game breaking.
  • Ror 26 Aug 2019 13:41:12 18,822 posts
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    Rather strangely, the only time I've seen drops are after unpausing the game - it always goes really framey for a few seconds, before clearing up.

    Haven't noticed any other performance issues yet, even with things exploding all around me.
  • Ror 26 Aug 2019 14:20:05 18,822 posts
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    Review is up.

    RECOMEDED
  • Rogueywon Most Generous Forumite, 2016 26 Aug 2019 16:01:19 6,369 posts
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    Fuck it, bought the PC version.
  • Rogueywon Most Generous Forumite, 2016 26 Aug 2019 17:18:40 6,369 posts
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    Hmmm... does EGS seriously not have a pre-load option? Yikes!
  • ChiefGB 26 Aug 2019 18:48:00 11,338 posts
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    I take it it’s 30fps on console, acg’s Video looks great Which is presumably pc at 60
  • Derblington 26 Aug 2019 18:48:41 31,892 posts
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    Its 30 on console, and all of them have varying degrees of performance issues.
  • Fake_Blood 26 Aug 2019 19:00:59 9,665 posts
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    Rogueywon wrote:
    Hmmm... does EGS seriously not have a pre-load option? Yikes!
    Let us know how it runs on pc. Do you have an 21:9 monitor? This an epic store exclusive?
  • Rogueywon Most Generous Forumite, 2016 26 Aug 2019 19:07:34 6,369 posts
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    @Fake_Blood Can't download on PC, but will report on performance tomorrow (unless DF beats me to it). It's an EGS exclusive, sadly. Not being a hammerhead shark, I'm on a 16:9 monitor.

    Edit: It's apparently just over 60 gigs on PC. That lack of a preload is really, really going to hurt people who don't have high-end broadband.

    Edited by Rogueywon at 19:10:33 26-08-2019
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