Control AWE DLC Review [Is this ALAN WAKE Event WORTH YOUR TIME?]
Updated: Mar 13, 2021
Again, this DLC assumes you've completed the main and DLC 1 pretty much so any spoilers in relation to those is at your own risk, otherwise go check out the spoiler-free reviews for the main game and DLC 1 The Foundation via the links here. Let's begin.
AWE brings new story content and side missions as well as new weapons and mods to the world of Control.
The Bureau studied its most dangerous Altered World Events in this lost sector. The records were sealed, the objects contained, and their powers abandoned. Now, the sector is breached and the objects are loose…
It's an Alan Wake Event! Once again PC via that Steam thing on maxed settings & RTX fully on, mixed with some DLSS version 2.0 sprinkled across a 1440p resolution. Finished in just under 6hrs 22mins with 5 DLC Achievements unlocked. Let's see how Control DLC 2 AWE integrates classic characters fully into the game's story...
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Ignore a 0 rated game if you still want a working device after the fact. 5 is right in the middle of a 10 and a 10 is what every game wants on this channel (yeah, you have to pay for those **joke, tis way to expensive**).
• Good to get back to a game character favourite. It also connects all the dots of actors from all of Remedy's most famous IPs fully into the series at once.
• The map is a little easier to navigate in this DLC once again.
• Good similar gameplay to the core game really with elements of light vs dark ala Alan Wake itself.
• Better flow DLC campaign-wise vs DLC 1.
• An interesting Alan Wake story character as an antagonist and a DLC that hints at possibility of an interesting future for the Alan Wake series, possibly.
• Even more reading than DLC 1 unsurprising if you so choose. Again though, relevant, story enriching and worth the read.
• Less new toys than DLC 1 but more imaginative overall to make up for it.
• Again not hugely different from the core game despite this being more so that then DLC 1.
• Optional mini-game(s) are a little over-long / disappointing overall.
• Somewhat frustrating spongey final boss fight like it's cousin DLC 1 (although depending on technique this one can be quite quick actually).
• More busy work and less imaginative than DLC 1's side quests making it feel a bit busy workey again and equal to DLC 1 in different areas for the same reasons.
Again a good DLC overall but has less interesting side quests and new elements vs DLC 1's new elements but less imaginative main quest line. Definitely a must for Alan Wake fan's like myself however who want to learn more about the fable characters of that series after the aftermath.