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The Council review: Broken promises

The Council review
After a promising start, The Council slowly descends into the realm of the mediocre and the ridiculous, before fizzling out completely in the end. I absolutely loved The Council - Episode One: The Mad Ones. It was a refreshing take on the narrative adventure genre that held so much promise. In my review, I even declared it to be a...

The Council Episode 1: The Mad Ones review: True detective

The Council review - the guests
The Council Episode 1: The Mad Ones is the first episode of what is sure to be a milestone in the episodic narrative adventure game genre. The Council uses the formula most of us associate with Telltale Games - a story the unfolds over multiple episodes with plenty of choices along the way - and takes it one step further. How?...

The Council is an episodic game full of intrigue and grotesque characters

The Council art
The Council invites you to the most grotesque-looking dinner party in gaming history. It is a new episodic adventure game that boasts a "fresh new take" on the genre. In this game, you "make hard-hitting decisions, develop an array of skills, and directly impact how the story unfolds." Doesn't sound so fresh, now that I think of it. Cynicism aside, The...

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