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  • Summary: Louis de Richet is on Lord Mortimer’s island where he is still in search of his mother. Here he has met a collection of the most influential people alive, invited to help reshape the world. His investigation is interrupted by tragic events on the second night in the mansion, meaning LouisLouis de Richet is on Lord Mortimer’s island where he is still in search of his mother. Here he has met a collection of the most influential people alive, invited to help reshape the world. His investigation is interrupted by tragic events on the second night in the mansion, meaning Louis must answer to the enigmatic Lord Mortimer. Meanwhile the Spanish head of state joins the guests and brings news that threatens the stability of all of Europe - Louis must pick a side as factions begin to form. Expand

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  1. Positive: 5 out of 8
  2. Negative: 0 out of 8
  1. May 21, 2018
    95
    I lapped up all the skulking, whispering skullduggery and a few of the plot twists caught me by surprise. I can't wait for more.
  2. May 17, 2018
    85
    The puzzles, while not all of them were hard, they were intriguing and fun. As a person who loves mythology, I thoroughly enjoyed the maze puzzle. There are plenty of things I would have done differently but the fun of the game is to progress even when you fail. I'm looking forward to the next episode when it releases.
  3. May 23, 2018
    83
    Quotation forthcoming.
  4. May 15, 2018
    75
    The best parts of The Council, namely the skill and Social Influence systems, are still strong. The slower pace and mediocre puzzles of Episode Two degrade the experience a bit, though.
  5. May 15, 2018
    70
    For some reasons the second episode breaks some promises made by the developers, but still keeps the intrigue.
  6. May 16, 2018
    65
    Though interactions with noble aristocrats throughout the manor retain their charm, these moments are undercut by poor technical performance, disappointing pacing and an unfocused series of story beats. “Hide and Seek” flirts with squandering the series’ potential.
  7. May 17, 2018
    60
    Not only will Episode 2: Hide and Seek not turn the heads of those who didn't like the first part of The Council, but it will probably disappoint the ones that did, as it takes a couple of steps backward. The journey through the realm of mystery thrillers it offers remains a somewhat engrossing one, but it surely needs to think a lot about its next step if it is to succeed.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 3
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 3
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  1. May 23, 2018
    10
    Great second episode of this great game. I have no idea why it's so quiet about this fenomenal game, for me personally it's better thanGreat second episode of this great game. I have no idea why it's so quiet about this fenomenal game, for me personally it's better than telltale games I've played or even LiS. I really can't wait for the next episode! Expand
  2. May 19, 2018
    10
    It's simple, i am just finished ep 2 and definitively for me "It's THE GAME OF YEAR". It's better than "life is strange" and all "telltale… AIt's simple, i am just finished ep 2 and definitively for me "It's THE GAME OF YEAR". It's better than "life is strange" and all "telltale… A perfect mixt between adventure point and click games and rpg, my two favorite kinds. BRAVO Expand
  3. May 16, 2018
    8
    Overall the second episode of The Council was one that has its up and downs. It’s a great murder mystery to solve and the use of yourOverall the second episode of The Council was one that has its up and downs. It’s a great murder mystery to solve and the use of your investigation skills is something I thoroughly enjoyed. The Bible references did seem to drag on for 20 minutes or so until I figured out the riddles and puzzles, but all in all it’s a good addition to the series. Expand