The Council - Episode 5: Checkmate

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6 / 10
Sep 26, 2019

Big Bad Wolf does their best to pull out a satisfying ending that is totally dependent on Louis' decisions leading up to this point. Some endings are good, and some endings are poorly constructed, and whichever Louis gets can make or break the story that Big Bad Wolf is trying to tell.

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3 / 10.0
Jul 20, 2019

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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72 / 100
Jan 11, 2019

The Council – Episode 5: Checkmate serves as an excellent last episode for the Louis de Richett's story. Although the narrative of this episode is interesting, the technical problems linger throughout the whole story and here it would not be any different. The Council is that game which deserves to be played more than once due to its different endings based on your choices through the episodes.

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Jan 1, 2019

While The Council's meager finale is indicative of its inability to meet the lofty expectations it set for itself early on, there's still a lot to like for fans of the genre. Your acceptance and enjoyment of the story's twists and shoddy lore will determine just how much you like it, though.

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3 / 5.0
Jan 1, 2019

When The Council debuted with The Mad Ones in March 2018, there was limitless potential behind the episodic title.

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5 / 10.0
Dec 31, 2018

The Council's final episode fails to deliver a satisfying ending, nor a strong episode to a season that desperately needed it.

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8 / 10
Dec 22, 2018

The Council - Episode 5: Checkmate is the perfect ending to a nice story with an interesting characters, unexpected development of events and a sharp ending. Of course, this is not the best adventure of the year, but definitely one of the most exciting on the market.

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8 / 10.0
Dec 19, 2018

The fifth episode of The Council as the last episode of this series delivered an acceptable ending for this game. in this game all the choices made by the player matters and make an important role in formation of story and game's different endings. The Council is a great example for the games in its genre that give the players the right to choose and it's the player who determines the way story unfolds with they choices that are given to him.

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6 / 10.0
Dec 14, 2018

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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4 / 10
Dec 13, 2018

A rushed, muddled, bug-ridden mess of a point-and-click. The Council dropped off a cliff in its penultimate episode and ends with a limp, unsatisfying thud in its finale.

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