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Control is a surrealist low-fantasy game about a secret organization that deals with the paranormal activities.

Plot

The game follows Jesse Faden, a woman with superhuman powers. She works with the Federal Bureau of Control, a secret governmental organization that deals with the paranormal phenomena, often by annihilating it as a threat. The Bureau headquarters, known as the Oldest House, is taken over by a supernatural power called the Hiss. The director of Bureau, Zachariah Trench, is killed, and Faden is unexpectedly promoted to his place, while the ghost of her predecessor haunts her. She has to travel the endless corridors of the Oldest House and defeat the Hiss using magical Director's Pistol.

Setting

Most of the game takes place in the FBC building, which is a high-rise on Manhattan. The Oldest House is a non-euclidian space, which is larger on the inside. Its corridors and rooms change shape and positions depending on the rituals its inhabitants perform. The Oldest House stores the magical artifacts called Altered Items.

Gameplay

The player controls Faden from the third person view. To defeat her enemies, she uses various superhuman powers, such as telekinesis or levitation. She also wields the shape-shifting Director's Pistol and the magic artifacts she can obtain as a reward for completing quests. Jesse's skills grow throughout the game.

There is no multiplayer mode.

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Developer
505 Games
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Remedy Entertainment
Publisher
505 Games
Age rating
17+ Mature
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https://www.controlgame.com

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Control reviews and comments

The story is interesting enough, even if it falters in the third act big time. 

But for the life of me I will never understand why the devs decided to tint the screen the same color as the enemies the more damage you take, making it harder to see the people that are killing you as you are being killed. That is, in my mind, a failure. 
Had a lot of fun picking up objects and smashing them on people. Star wars games games can take some pointers from the implementation of the "force" in this game.
«Blew my mind»
Finally Remedy game that I really enjoyed
Can't wait for DLCs
«Blew my mind»
«Can’t stop playing»
Favorite Thing: The story was really weird and pretty great.
Least Favorite Thing: The ending turned into "just kill a bunch of these baddies until they stop spawning".

Date Completed: 2019-09-06
Playtime: ~ 15h
Enjoyment: 9/10
Recommendation: The powers and crazy story make it a must play.
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