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Minecraft: Story Mode - Episode 4 - A Block and a Hard Place

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Based on 24 critic reviews
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OpenCritic Rating

71

Top Critic Average

39%

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General Information

Available on:PlayStation 4Dec 22, 2015
Xbox OneDec 22, 2015
PCDec 22, 2015
Xbox Series X/SNov 10, 2020
PlayStation 5Nov 12, 2020

Developer: Telltale Games

Genre: Interactive Story

Minecraft: Story Mode is an adventure game, by Telltale Games, set in a Minecraft world. It is a five-part episodic series that will take you to the Nether, the Farlands, the End, and beyond! You will drive how the story flows through the decisions you make: what you say to people (and how you say it), and what you choose to do in moments of thrilling action. Players will control protagonist Jesse throughout the season, as portrayed by actor Patton Oswalt. Jesse and his group of friends revere the legendary Order of the Stone; four adventurers who slayed an Ender Dragon. The Order is the very best at what they do: Warrior, Redstone Engineer, Griefer, and Architect. While at EnderCon, Jesse and his friends discover that something is wrong... something dreadful. Terror is unleashed, and they must set out on a journey to find The Order of the Stone if they are to save their world from oblivion.

Minecraft: Story Mode - Episode 4 - A Block and a Hard Place Critic Reviews

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IGN

6.3 / 10.0
Justin Davis

Telltale's love and deep understanding of Minecraft combined with a thrilling satisfying climax keep Minecraft: Story Mode Episode 4 - A Block and a Hard Place from reaching a new series low at the hands of poor dialogue and a meandering plot. It's still a little too slow-paced and predictable to recommend wholeheartedly.

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This episode doesn't have as many memorable sequences, but it brings the Wither Storm saga to a satisfying and enjoyable conclusion

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Despite some emotional beats not hitting as hard as they should, Episode 4 of Minecraft Story Mode feels like a satisfying ending (even though there's more to come).

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Overall, Episode 4 is a strong outing for Minecraft: Story Mode. By the end of the two hours, I was ready to begin the final chapter. And yet, as good as this next-to-last episode is, including an emotional goodbye to one of the best characters, the bulk of the cast still don't leave much of an impression, which has been my main complaint in past reviews.

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