Ultimately, Control is a really cool experience even with all of the flaws. I really liked the atmosphere of the Bureau and Jesse’s voice actor Courtney Hope did a terrific job. The ending is a trip, and the gameplay is fun, even if it’s slightly repetitive.
Perhaps the biggest reason I even decided to look at this game is still the most important: UNIST probably had a total budget for this game that was less than whatever Namco paid to have Negan from The Walking Dead put into Tekken 7. The fact that these quality fighters exist is a testament to their respective developers’ passion for the genre.
All and all, this is a terrific port and Diablo herself couldn’t have asked for a better welcome to Nintendo’s hardware. Even if you’ve played this game to death, don’t underestimate how great it feels to senselessly destroy hordes of evil on the go.
With just a few small changes in design, Strange Brigade could have been a sleeper hit that people were talking about for years to come. Unfortunately, no matter how pretty the game looks, the flaws in gameplay keep it from being little more than passable and ultimately forgettable as the bigger games release across the holiday season.