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March 18th, 2018, 17:33
Here are some more reviews for the Narrative Adventure The Council:

Games Radar:
The Council Episode One: The Mad Ones review: “I wondered how characters could believe what was coming out of my mouth”
Score: 3/5

COG Connected:
The Council – Episode 1: The Mad Ones Review – New Story, Old Issues
Score: 75/100

The Mirror:
The Council: Episode 1 - The Mad Ones review: Talk a good game

However, the game is let down by occasionally stilted voice acting, coupled with some rough lip-synching in spots, meaning there can sometimes feel like a disconnect between the dialogue and the action on screen, like a poorly-dubbed movie.

Louis' mother Sarah in particular seems to be baring her giant teeth a bit too often, and you may find yourself cringing at the instances of horribly fake sounding laughter or strange cadence.

Some lines are delivered in such a robotic way that it becomes jarring, while the poorer moments of facial animation (on the otherwise detailed faces) can be rather distracting, which is a shame given how much polish has gone into the gameplay.

But if you can ride out the clunky voice overs, The Mad Ones is a decent introduction into the world of The Council. The novel mechanics and engaging plot are ripe for further exploration over the other upcoming four episodes.
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March 18th, 2018, 17:33
Another reason i won't play episodic games. Bad reviews. If the first chapter doesn't get good reviews, why would i play the second episode? And if enough people don't buy the second, will the devs have enough funds to finish the other chapters? Why take that chance? I will just wait until they finish the whole thing, then rely on comments from here to see if i want to buy it or not.
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March 18th, 2018, 18:07
I thought the whole game has been released…
Am I wrong?

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March 18th, 2018, 21:29
Originally Posted by Pladio View Post
I thought the whole game has been released…
Am I wrong?
The first episode was released. It will be 5 in the end iirc.
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March 19th, 2018, 14:14
I'm in the same boat. Buying an episodic game before it's finished is not something I want to do. I'd rather play the game when it's complete and certainly don't look forward to waiting for the next episode to come out in order to resume playing.
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