The Council - Episode 5: Checkmate

Focus Home Interactive, Big Bad Wolf

Weak Man
OpenCritic Rating
58
Top Critic Average
22%
Critics Recommend
Based on 19 critic reviews
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The Council - Episode 5: Checkmate

Rating Summary

Based on 19 critic reviews
Weak Man

OpenCritic Rating

58

Top Critic Average

22%

Critics Recommend

Based on 19 critic reviews
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Game Information

Available on:PlayStation 4Dec 4, 2018
Xbox OneDec 4, 2018
PCDec 4, 2018

Developer: Big Bad Wolf

Publisher: Focus Home Interactive

Checkmate is the fifth and final episode of The Council’s inaugural season. The Complete Season of The Council grants access to all 5 episodes. As his assumptions about reality come crashing down around him, Louis de Richet must take the final steps on deciding his path – and the fate of the world. Democracies, monarchies, and the future of nations hang in the balance. This finale brings all your decisions, mistakes, and victories to the fore as Louis’ alliances, enemies, and family all come together for a climatic confrontation. Who will win, and can the De Richets survive the island in the end? Finish the adventure in The Council Episode 5: Checkmate as kings fall, pawns rise, and the choice, as always, is yours.

That's it. The Council is over. I am now writing the last words about this godforsaken series ever. I think there are two parts of my life: pre- and post-Council. I am not the same man I was when I started playing these games. It's time for me to move on. Sayonara, The Council.

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As an entire series, The Council is worth playing, but the conclusion could have had so much more to explore.

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In some ways that's definitely still true, and with any luck we will see this series inspire other studios to go deeper. Sadly, those developers will also come away with a clear example of how not to close out a storyline.

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The Council began strong, but for whatever reason as become weaker with more or less each entry. This finale feels like the death rattle of an interesting, albeit failed experiment.

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