The Descendant - Episode 5: Ultimatum

Microids, Gaming Corps AB
Dec 5, 2016 - PC
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65 / 100
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5.5 / 10
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Critic Reviews for The Descendant - Episode 5: Ultimatum

Unfortunately the slow movement adjustment and short gameplay that were a problem in the first episode are still present four episodes later.

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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.

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