Comprised of only two people, Still Games reached for the stars to replicate a Legend of Zelda-inspired experience and simultaneously establish a unique identity. Ambition alone, however, was not enough to achieve this game's potential for greatness.
If Episode 1 is of any indication, Minecraft: Story Mode is going to be a journey worth completing.
More of the same isn't a terrible philosophy to carry when said "same" is enjoyable, but interactivity within the game's universe still lies dormant.
Ultimately, however, this recent chapter rejuvenated my interest in the game's story, which is exactly what the series needed.
Certain scenes got me more emotional than I ever thought I'd be when playing Minecraft: Story Mode, and that is a mark of approval that overshadows nearly all of this episode's negative aspects.
While this particular episode doesn’t progress the overarching story of our heroes, it offers a wonderful subplot that leads to a series of events fueled by intrigue and deductive reasoning.
Episode 8 is a weak ending(?) to the series, but it's nice to quickly revisit most of the transpired events.