The Descendant - Episode 5: Ultimatum
Developers: Microids, Gaming Corps AB
Genre: Interactive Story
THE DESCENDANT Episode 5: Ultimatum Trailer
Despite its early promise, The Descendant’s rushed, extremely short ending felt clumsily executed. While it contained a few surprises, the delivery of Episode 5’s conclusion felt arbitrary, contrived and slightly out-of-sync with the narrative that’s been told over the course of the season. Perhaps most disappointingly, the player has very little agency in Episode 5 – a real let down, given the game’s initial promise that the choices made by the player would be impactful as the story progressed.