Last week saw the release of PlayStation 4’s final (that we know of) first party exclusive, Ghost of Tsushima. Sadly we’re not playing yet, and I won’t be personally (Murr) till end August as it’s been picked up for me as a birthday present. Doh!
Here’s what we have been up to the last week.
After The Last of Us Part II, and recovering from the nauseating Iron Man VR, I moved onto some backlog completion, or at least trying to.
Control is a game that I was pretty hyped about last year, got for Christmas then decided to wait 7 months to play.
So far I’m enjoying it. It has a pretty creepy tone to it, but I’m loving the abilities you acquire as you progress through the FBC building. The story is a tad convoluted to follow to be honest, but given I’m early days into the game, I hope it’ll become more clear as to why I entered the FBC and what the Hiss is.
I’ve read that there are some difficult boss battles, but these can be negated by improving your launch power up rather than others, so I’ve been focusing on increasing that as I progress. Equally I’ve read that the map is actually quite useless and difficult to use, and I can fully back those statements up. Especially in around the 2nd mission with the maintenance sectors of the building. The map was not helpful really.
It’s a slow burner to start, I’ve found it a bit of a chore to begin with, but as more becomes available to me, it is getting better and as said enjoying it more. Hopefully I can cleanse some more areas to enable fast travel more as it seems this game will have a lot of back and forth about it as certain areas remain locked and unable to be accessed due to not having the correct security clearance or ability unlocked.
Hell Let Loose
Update 7 released for Hell Let Loose last week, so naturally I’ve been getting stuck in to that. The update delivered a lot of changes to the core of the game from sound designs and animations. Furthermore, we also got a new map to play on – Carentan. Carentan is an iconic location and has featured in many WW2 games previously. That being said, I’ve never seen it looking this good. The map is packed full of detail that accurately depicts the real Carentan – as is the case with all the maps in Hell Let Loose.
I’ve put together a video of some of my highlights on the map so far if you wanted to take a look at it in action.