Beamer wrote on Aug 12, 2020, 15:32:
Cyanotetyphas wrote on Aug 12, 2020, 14:52:
Excited to buy the finished edition one day. Though it sounds like I have to finish American Nightmare first.
I never got around to the Alan Wakes, though I was curious. I have at least American Nightmare (great band), and probably the original, but I never played them and would be surprised if I find the time now. How beneficial is it?
I want this. Almost bought it on EGS during the sale, but seems like I'll just grab it on Steam when I'm ready to play.
I recently played through the original Alan Wake on its easiest difficulty, as I was only interested in what might show up in Control. The base game of Control is spectacular; the story is front and center. Think X-files, set in a serious version of Warehouse-13 and you're halfway there. TURN ON THE SUBTITLES. Not everyone you come across speaks English, and one in particular switches back and forth and already has a thick accent. You'll want to be able to see what he's saying, and he shows up super early.
The Foundation is less compelling, and significantly harder. Its core mystery just didn't interest me. You trade the glorious chaos of tearing offices and labs apart for a rock quarry, tossing...rocks. There's more story here, but it doesn't feel necessary. That's an upside, as it means the main game IS complete. The story it tells has a proper ending, but it means the expansion feels unnecessary. REALLY hoping AWE is a better expansion.
Wait for it on Steam, or get it on EGS, I'm not gonna get into that fight. Control is a great game, period. OH, and as you may have read on Penny-Arcade, it has no difficulty setting. It also has optional side quests that unlock INSANELY useful abilities. Do every side quest you see, when you see them, or the game will become wildly difficult.