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  • Summary: Experience a fresh take on the Narrative Adventure where your choices and character growth truly matter. Louis de Richet enters the depths of Lord Mortimer’s island hunting truths about his mother and the other guests. The mausoleum he finds there contains more secrets than he could possiblyExperience a fresh take on the Narrative Adventure where your choices and character growth truly matter. Louis de Richet enters the depths of Lord Mortimer’s island hunting truths about his mother and the other guests. The mausoleum he finds there contains more secrets than he could possibly have predicted… Expand
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  2. Negative: 0 out of 7
  1. Oct 11, 2018
    90
    The Council Episode Four Burning Bridges is the best episode of the game so far. The key mechanics are sound, the story is downright baffling (in a good way), and the setup for the finale is spot on. Without that glitch off the beaten path and the sneaky timed objective, I’d be tempted to call this episode a perfect ten, as it’s super engaging from the start. In this post-Telltale Games world, there’s a void to be filled in narrative-based gaming, and The Council emphatically makes its bid for the throne known with Burning Bridges.
  2. Oct 15, 2018
    88
    The Council is a revelation. While the technical aspects of the game are somewhat questionable at times, the storytelling, world building, and RPG mechanics are simply stunning. I found myself propelled from episode to episode, salivating at the idea of advancing the story and outsmarting the game’s lifelike characters. With twisty surprises, diabolical puzzles, and rich historical context, this is a game that makes the player feel intelligent for playing it. The fact that the story is deliciously twisted is just the icing on the cake.
  3. Oct 2, 2018
    72
    Episode 4 of The Council, titled Burning Bridges, gets the game back into its stride, even if the conversations are a bit disappointing. The RPG progression is starting to pay off, though.
  4. Sep 25, 2018
    70
    This fourth episode, out of five, of The Concil, is not as great as the previous stories, due mainly to technical issues. While some sequences are quite good and show consequences in our choices, we're still waiting for the big reveal.
  5. 70
    An almost overwhelming continuation of the episodic graphical adventure with RPG elements. Almost preposterous at times and yet we couldn't divert our gaze.
  6. Nov 8, 2018
    70
    Episode 4 just doesn’t offer the thrills or compelling mysteries of the previous episodes because it’s all about the setup for Episode 5, but the developers have earned enough goodwill to trust that this is all building to something truly memorable.
  7. Oct 16, 2018
    70
    Irrespective of its technical flaws, the studio can hold its head high with its effort on the penultimate episode, creating the perfect springboard for Louis’ story to reach the studio’s apex of storytelling in its finale.
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  1. Sep 27, 2018
    4
    Episode 4 is the weakest entry in the series thus far. It seems the developers tried to introduce too many twists in the story and ultimatelyEpisode 4 is the weakest entry in the series thus far. It seems the developers tried to introduce too many twists in the story and ultimately ended up making much of the "choices matter" aspect of the game moot. The pacing felt rushed, the writing was the worst its been (even considering some particularly bad segments in Episode 3), and, from a technical standpoint, this episode was the most buggy of the 4 thus far. After a strong start in episodes 1 and 2, things have quickly gone downhill. Episode 5 will really need to deliver to wash away the bad taste of this episode. Expand