Control Ultimate Edition Review
I have no idea how this game slipped by me. I only just noticed it when it was on a Steam sale and picked it up on a whim (SCP feel, interesting combat system, and high production values? sounds like a good time to me).
I was absolutely blown away. It has everything I wanted from it. They manage to pull off that difficult always unsettling atmosphere, dropped in the straight up SCP style weirdness (seriously, it’s SCP in all but name), added in a massive dose of non-Cthulhu lovecraftian style horror and this thing made a straight up winner.
It also has a moment that was the equivalent to the Matrix Lobby scene for me. When a song by the (in universe) band Old Gods of Asgard starts playing it is on. After it finished, I said “That was AWESOME” out loud at the same time my character did.
All that said, it is definitely not for those who do not like exploring, backtracking, and searching for all the bits of lore and story scattered and hidden around. You only really get about half the story if you just hit the main mission and the smattering of obvious stuff and don’t look for all the files / documents / audio / videos.
I thoroughly enjoyed 100%ing this game and can’t say enough good things about it other than I hope they make more, and I wish I could play it through for the first time again.