Minecraft: Story Mode - Season Two, Episode Four
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With improved pacing, Below the Bedrock helps the season bounce back, but the episode feels more like a detour from the season's high stakes than a way to raise tensions heading into the finale
Below the Bedrock is a disappointing episode. It feels nothing more than filler in preparation for what I hope will be an action-packed finale.
Minecraft: Story Mode Season 2 - Episode 4 "Below the Bedrock" is another fine episode in this long running series. There's not much that stands out here, and some of the missions you're tasked with are rather boring, but for those that have stuck it out this long, it's more fine content to explore. It also serves as a great penultimate episode, setting things up for an epic showdown in the finale.
Below the Bedrock is a rock solid penultimate episode for what's been a very under-par Season Two so far for Telltale's Minecraft Story Mode. With a well-balanced structure and a steadily paced plot progression that is intriguing throughout, Episode 4 has pulled off what the first three episodes failed to do: setting up firm foundations for future episodes. It's a real shame that Below the Bedrock didn't come earlier on in the season.
Episode four has set us up for an exciting conclusion to Minecraft: Story Mode - Season Two.
In spite of these small complaints, Below the Bedrock is still another fantastic installment in the surprisingly well-written series so far. Minecraft: Story Mode's second season continues to feature some of the best writing I've ever seen in a Telltale game, and the finale episode simply can't come soon enough.
The fourth episode of Telltale's Minecraft Story Mode: Season Two is rushed. The lack of focus in the story, paired with the overly random humor and bugs, make it the weakest episode by far.
Episode four is the good kind of unremarkable for a Telltale game. It maintains the quality storytelling and action that has been present throughout this season while fixing the technical difficulties from the last chapter. It's nothing revolutionary for Minecraft: Story Mode, but it really doesn't need to be. It just needs to be entertaining and engaging through its two-hour runtime, and that's something that it manages to do with ease.
The fourth episode of the second season of Minecraft: Story Mode focuses again in its story, with scarce moments of action and exploration. In compensation, the main characters have a good amount of time for their development. It is not the best episode, but a good warmup for the ultimate battle against Romeo, the Admin playing antagonist in this season.
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Minecraft: Story Mode Season Two - Episode 4: Below the Bedrock heightens the sense of urgency, thanks to Romeo's shape-shifting powers that have granted him complete control of Beacontown.