I’ve been playing Control again, from the beginning (MAJOR SPOILER: The game’s still COOL AS FUCK!!!) because, hey, the whole game’s out now!
I was curious, what is everyone’s favorite form for the Service Weapon?
- Surge (AWE DLC)
I haven’t played the AWE add-on, so I can’t comment on how good or bad the Surge form is, but I doubt I’ll like it more than Pierce. For me, there’s nothing more satisfying than that rhythm of build-up, followed by an extremely loud BANG. There’s a real sense of finality to each kill. Like, one second, a Hiss trooper is there, and then a second later, they ain’t.
And what’s everyone’s least favorite?
When I first formulated this thread, I thought my answer would be Charge. The damage is inconsistent, it’s difficult to aim correctly and I find that I’m likely to accidentally kill myself while using it. That being said, it’s still a lot of chaotic fun.
No, the form I most dislike is probably Shatter. For me, it doesn’t do enough close-up damage to justify the lack of accuracy and the ammo count is too damn low. I’d always rather just melee if an enemy gets within effective range. It’s disappointing.
What are your thoughts?
PS: Has anyone ever written an essay on Control and what makes a video game gun “feel good?” I feel like there’s a lot of fertile ground there because the forms of the SW are meant to represent the basic concept of certain guns. It’s an interesting idea, at least.