The Council – Episode 1: The Mad Ones
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Developer: Big Bad Wolf
Publisher: Focus Home Interactive
Genres: Interactive Story, RPG
Take the role of secret society member Louis de Richet after his invitation to a private island off the shores of 1793 England. Joining him are a number of guests, including Napoleon Bonaparte and George Washington. The strange nature of this reception goes beyond the prestigious guests – Richet’s mother has gone missing on the island, while each of the colorful cast has their own hidden agendas.
The Mad Ones is the first episode of The Council’s 5-episode season.
The Council - Launch Trailer
The Council - Rethinking Narrative Adventure
The Council - Teaser Trailer
There are five acts of this game. While I'm sure some of my concerns like janky animations and a lack of interesting exploration options can be addressed, I think that most of the game's issues will plague each and every episode. They can't shake the bad voice acting. Maybe they can increase the quality of the writing. There is a great blend of RPG and narrative mechanics here, it just isn't worth muddling through everything else to experience.