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  1. Dec 17, 2018
    85
    Despite not giving us the ending we would have expected, Chekmate allows us to know every consequence of our action. Big Bad Wolf does an excellent job encouraging us to play the game again to change everyone's fate. The Council is the next step in the genre and a game that should definitely be played.
  2. Dec 14, 2018
    50
    At the beginning of the season, I called The Council the new benchmark for narrative adventure games. In some ways that's definitely still true, and with any luck we will see this series inspire other studios to go deeper. Sadly, those developers will also come away with a clear example of how not to close out a storyline.
  3. Dec 14, 2018
    60
    The story does deliver – at least for me – but the whole thing feels a bit rushed, failing to end the full game on a high. But saying that, it does tie up all the loose ends nicely, closing the epic world of intrigue and fantasy it was always destined to be.