A NEW SINGLE-PLAYER GAME FROM AN OLD FRIEND
80Remedy entertainment has been dormant since the Release of 2016’s Quantum Break. Now that we know what it’s been working on, the supernatural third-person shooter called Control, we understand why the wait was absolutely worth it.
Control stars Jesse Faden, a woman searching for clarity regarding secrets in her past. The world she knows has been corrupted by some otherworldly force called The Hiss, and her fight against it leads her down a strange rabbit hole. She finds a hidden branch of government called the Federal Bureau of Control, and things just get weirder from there.
In an industry filled with multiplayer games Control focuses only on single player, with Remedy being more concerned with telling a good story through its gameplay than anything else. The tense action when fighting creatures born of The Hiss, while also navigating a structure that constantly changes as the story progresses is a good start toward that narrative goal.
If Alan Wake and Quantum Break are any indication, Control will be a fantastic story experience with plenty of action, puzzles and cliffhangers to keep us guessing until the very end. The physics bending action and sci-fi twists it’s promising fall squarely into Remedy’s greatest strengths as a game-making powerhouse, which is very promising.