Control was one of my favorite and memorable experiences on the PlayStation 4. When I found out that there was going to be a polished version on the PS5 and Xbox Series X I quickly purchased another copy on the Xbox Series X. I doubt I’ll get a PS 5 until 2022 so the Xbox is home for now.
The PlayStation 4 version was clunky yet beautiful. There was lag when pulling up menus and the map. There were moments that the console couldn’t handle all of the particles on the screen so it would stutter. There were occasional issues with rendering as well. There weren’t enough bugs to keep me from finishing as the story drew me in deeper and deeper. Or maybe it was the Hiss.
The Ultimate Edition that released on February 2nd is was what I felt the game was intended to be from launch. A smooth experience that shows off Remedy Games talent and a budget well spent. Every problem I noticed when playing it in the past was no longer a thing. So far my game has only crashed once, and getting back on my feet just felt like a part of the experience of the game.
Control: Ultimate Edition has finally reached the consoles it was intended to be played on without the need of a gaming PC. It’s incredible and truly utilizes the team’s talent that assembled this project. It can be difficult but as you play you’ll become more in sync with the abilities you gain to bring the Oldest House back under control. If you haven’t played Control yet I highly recommend it.