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I tell you what bit was great though:

 

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The whole headphones wearing Ashtray Maze section. It felt like a well paced section of the combat stuff combined with a genuinely amazing visual and audio experience. It kind of felt like an endgame bit without being an endgame bit, and by comparison it makes the actual endgame action section seem really stilted, boring, and half assed.

 

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On 11/03/2021 at 04:48, Dudley said:

The problem with mainlining throw, is when you get to those dickhead flying enemies who can mostly dodge it!

 

If you don't pull the projectile all the way back to your hand then it'll come at them from a funny angle and sideswipe them. Works most of the time. So a short hold on R1 rather than a long one.

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A neat detail from the Making of Control book - when you throw an object at an enemy, it clips straight through them. There's no collision at all. The throw power originally had the object you threw bouncing off the enemy you threw it at, but they changed it as the current way hugely enhanced the feeling of impact, even though there's no impact.

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So I've just met 

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Jesse's brother for the first time. How far through am I roughly? 

Also I've got a side mission hinting at a certain mr Alan Wake, is this DLC? And is the DLC supposed to be not worth playing? How do I know what's DLC and what isn't in the Ultimate Edition?

 

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4 minutes ago, BitterToad said:

So I've just met 

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Jesse's brother for the first time. How far through am I roughly? 

Also I've got a side mission hinting at a certain mr Alan Wake, is this DLC? And is the DLC supposed to be not worth playing? How do I know what's DLC and what isn't in the Ultimate Edition?

 

 

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I'd say 2/3rds to 3/4th's of the way through the main game. About that I think. 

 

The two DLC packs are Foundation and AWE. Anything related to AWE is that Alan Wake DLC. There's a whole floor for it that you should just avoid till endgame....if at all. 

 

I like Foundation DLC, and I did it post game. AWE isn't so great. 

 

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I've been playing this and enjoying it somewhat. Particularly the combat. But I'm starting to feel my enthusiasm waning a bit. I've just arrived in Blackrock something, to collect some rocks or something. Did a puzzle with 5 symbols. I guess I must be 4 or 5 hours in. 

 

Does it pick up soon? I find I'm now starting to ignore most of the collectibles, given they are so numerous and pretty obscure. 

 

I'm playing mainly because the combat is interesting, but even these bits are becoming a little repetitive. 

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6 hours ago, Hylian said:

I've been playing this and enjoying it somewhat. Particularly the combat. But I'm starting to feel my enthusiasm waning a bit. I've just arrived in Blackrock something, to collect some rocks or something. Did a puzzle with 5 symbols. I guess I must be 4 or 5 hours in. 

 

Does it pick up soon? I find I'm now starting to ignore most of the collectibles, given they are so numerous and pretty obscure. 

 

I'm playing mainly because the combat is interesting, but even these bits are becoming a little repetitive. 

 

I got slightly further than where you are at and filed it away until I can build up the enthusiasm to continue.

 

It has the usual Remedy staples of technical excellence and weird story, but it was a major slog to make progress in. The collectables and lore you have to seek out ruin the flow personally and the core combat game loop isn't compelling enough to put up with the rest of it.

 

The last Remedy game I played was Alan Wake, and I didn't make much progress on that one either years ago so maybe it's just a personal taste thing.

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17 minutes ago, mushashi said:

 

I got slightly further than where you are at and filed it away until I can build up the enthusiasm to continue.

 

It has the usual Remedy staples of technical excellence and weird story, but it was a major slog to make progress in. The collectables and lore you have to seek out ruin the flow personally and the core combat game loop isn't compelling enough to put up with the rest of it.

 

The last Remedy game I played was Alan Wake, and I didn't make much progress on that one either years ago so maybe it's just a personal taste thing.


yeah I didn’t do either of these things because I knew it would make it tedious. I just went through enjoying the lack of garish exposition, but there is an ass for every seat as they say

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You sure? I'll be surprised if the offering did not come with both versions.

 

edit: to answer the question, PS4 (Pro) version is 30 fps, PS5 version is either 60 fps or 30 fps with some negligible graphical fidelity.

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4 minutes ago, df0 said:

You sure? I'll be surprised if the offering did not come with both versions.

Yeah - it’s Sony being rubbish. If you claimed it on the PS4, you get the standard edition, on a PS5 you get the PS5 edition. On PC a choice of either. It makes absolutely no sense. I’d have to pay £30+ to get the PS5 version. I assumed it was already in my game library, but no.

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27 minutes ago, Monkeyspill said:

Yeah - it’s Sony being rubbish. If you claimed it on the PS4, you get the standard edition, on a PS5 you get the PS5 edition. On PC a choice of either. It makes absolutely no sense. I’d have to pay £30+ to get the PS5 version. I assumed it was already in my game library, but no.

I only "got" it on PS5 and I've got both, in the PS App what do you see when you tap on Purchased?

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9 minutes ago, Spacehost said:

I only "got" it on PS5 and I've got both, in the PS App what do you see when you tap on Purchased?

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Actually, now I’m not sure. I’m checking on PC and I’ve got “Control: Ultimate Edition” but labelled “PS4.” Control: Ultimate Edition for PS5 is showing as £32.99.

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The PS Store seems to list three Control SKUs, which I think are a game, a bundle, and a bundle of a game and a bundle:

 

Control base game (PS4)

 

Control Ultimate Edition (PS4)

- Control base game (PS4)

- Foundation Expansion (PS4)

- AWE Expansion (PS4)

 

Control Ultimate Edition (PS4|PS5)

- Control Ultimate Edition (PS4)

--Control base game (PS4)

-- Foundation Expansion (PS4)

-- AWE Expansion (PS4)

- Control Ultimate Edition (PS5)

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11 minutes ago, Alex W. said:

The PS Store seems to list three Control SKUs, which I think are a game, a bundle, and a bundle of a game and a bundle:

 

Control base game (PS4)

 

Control Ultimate Edition (PS4)

- Control base game (PS4)

- Foundation Expansion (PS4)

- AWE Expansion (PS4)

 

Control Ultimate Edition (PS4|PS5)

- Control Ultimate Edition (PS4)

--Control base game (PS4)

-- Foundation Expansion (PS4)

-- AWE Expansion (PS4)

- Control Ultimate Edition (PS5)

I’ve only got the Ultimate Edition PS4 version from PS+. The PS5 shows as £32.99. I thought the Ultimate Edition was the PS5 one when I added it to my library.

 

I’ll try Sony customer support anyway but I’m not expecting any response at all.

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16 minutes ago, shirubagan said:

So, if I have this straight the Game Pass edition doesn't include any Series X|S optimisations?

That’s correct, you have to pay separately for the ultimate edition which includes the new enhancements, the Game Pass version is the base Xbox One/X version, so doesn’t have ray tracing or a 60fps mode. 

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Absolutely loving this on the SX having never played it before. The thought of Alan Wake 2 in an engine of this quality is a thing I’m very excited about. 
 

And it’s featured one of my favourite Joe Schmo video game characters in ages. 

 

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