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  • Summary: Experience a Narrative Adventure where your choices and character growth truly matter. As a member of a 1793 secret society, live a tale of intrigue and manipulation on the hunt for your missing mother.

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The Council Episode 2 - Official Launch Trailer
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 7
  2. Negative: 0 out of 7
  1. 90
    The Council is a fantastic example of what adventure games are capable of, with tons of content, choices, and characters you won’t soon forget. If you’re looking for something to fill the void that Telltale Games’ departure from the industry is leaving behind, The Council is a worthy contender – so long as you’re ready to deal with everything that comes with it.
  2. CD-Action
    Dec 11, 2019
    85
    Big Bad Wolf did what Telltale Games’ works promised but could never deliver. A true revelation in the world of non-linear adventure games. [03/2019, p.66]
  3. Dec 14, 2018
    70
    A game full of clever & fresh gameplay ideas. But it ultimately falls victim to its episodic structure, with a disappointing last couple of chapters and uneven distribution of its technical budget.
  4. Dec 27, 2018
    65
    I didn’t enjoy The Council particularly much. It has some good stuff to it — the premise is great, and it’s fun sparring with (sometimes fictional) historical characters — but for me there were too many design issues, there was too much potion hunting, and the twist at the midway point just ruined everything.
  5. Mar 5, 2019
    60
    The Council started with a big bang but ended with a huge sigh of disappointment. It has a great level of details to represent the world at the end of XVIII century, it has some nice changes to the stagnant genre of "choices matter adventures", but the story and storytelling are not up to par with them. Also, world feels unresponsive, the pacing feels inadequate and in short, it could have been a great game, but it failed on the most important things.
  6. Games.cz
    Jan 15, 2019
    50
    The Council’s conclusion unfortunately cannot match its promising beginnings. Pleasantly difficult puzzles are contrasted by an incredibly stupid story, further impaired by bad voice acting, erratic graphics and number of technical mistakes small and large.
  7. Jan 25, 2019
    50
    Although the idea of blending role-playing elements with traditional adventure gaming sounds intriguing, The Council doesn’t do anything particularly interesting with either of them after a very strong introductory episode.
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 10 out of 16
  2. Negative: 0 out of 16
  1. Apr 13, 2020
    10
    Игра про тайное мировое правительство, комитет трехсот. Из недостатков могу отметить механику игры, а именно взаимодействие с предметами,Игра про тайное мировое правительство, комитет трехсот. Из недостатков могу отметить механику игры, а именно взаимодействие с предметами, недоконца проработанные текстуры, не самая хорошая оптимизация, но на это можно закрыть глаза. Из плюсов это хорошо продуманный сюжет, множество вариантов прохождения, персонаж Эмили Хилсборроу заслуживает отдельной похвалы. В целом игра понравилась, хотя есть в ней и минусы, такие как одни и те же локации, которые к пятому эпизоду уже исхожены вдоль и поперек. Expand
  2. Mar 8, 2019
    10
    The Council could be better, yes. But the main plot is pretty interesting and characters looks authentic in the Mortimer's mansion, I evenThe Council could be better, yes. But the main plot is pretty interesting and characters looks authentic in the Mortimer's mansion, I even have no question about what such powerful persons doing in such place without any guard or servants. RPG elements give player the opportunity to replay the moment and see different result(not always exactly), based on your skill build tree. But dialogs are still simple enough to get what you need from NPC without potions and skills, I think its definitely plus. Also, I like visual style of decorations and characters, some faces are horribly difficult to forget. ;)

    Beside, game has a lot of technical issues such as walking through the objects and walls in a second episode, lip sync, freezes while sounds tracks loading, body block of main characters, etc.
    But for me its still 10. :)
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  3. May 1, 2019
    8
    I really enjoyed the game its aesthetic its characters and its gameplay elements.Yeah a big part of the animations were really bad and theyI really enjoyed the game its aesthetic its characters and its gameplay elements.Yeah a big part of the animations were really bad and they were some pretty stupid plot twists and weak character reactions to them.But i learned alot about mythologies and other history related things and i can easily say i enjoyed this game alot Expand
  4. Apr 1, 2019
    8
    It is a very good story. Extremely compelling characters that you start to understand and kind of get attached to if you let the game in.It is a very good story. Extremely compelling characters that you start to understand and kind of get attached to if you let the game in. While the graphics are pretty on the surface repeating animations may take certain players out of the experience, but I think that is the exception rather than the rule if you like a good story.

    On the downside, this game is really only good for a single playthrough as I do not feel like the game is designed to be replayed; This is mainly because of the fact that none of the scenes or dialog are skippable even after the game was completed once before. This is kind of a shame because I believe the developers meant for people to go back and experience more of the story, but I frankly recommend just looking up videos of people making different choices and researching the separate endings.
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  5. Mar 17, 2019
    7
    Favorite Thing: The story took a little too long to get going but once it did I enjoyed it.
    Least Favorite Thing: If you want to keep a good
    Favorite Thing: The story took a little too long to get going but once it did I enjoyed it.
    Least Favorite Thing: If you want to keep a good stock of items and not miss any conversations the game forces you into this boring loop of thread the same paths over and over each time things reset for a new episode/quest.

    Date Completed: 2019-03-17
    Playtime: ~ 16h
    Enjoyment: 7/10
    Recommendation: The story is interesting enough to be worth your time.
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  6. Mar 2, 2019
    6
    The first 2 episodes were very very good. A lot of interactions, a lot of suspense bu then came the mediocre episode 3 and then the worse 4The first 2 episodes were very very good. A lot of interactions, a lot of suspense bu then came the mediocre episode 3 and then the worse 4 and 5 which killed the game. In the last 2 episodes it doesn't matter what you choose you will end up at the same scene... Expand
  7. Mar 2, 2020
    5
    A disappointing game overall. The first two episodes were intriguing and kept you enthralled. Slowly after that as the story unraveled itA disappointing game overall. The first two episodes were intriguing and kept you enthralled. Slowly after that as the story unraveled it became stale, repetitive at times and not engaging. Choices became less frequent and some interesting mechanics not revisited often. Expand

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