The Council Episode 1: The Mad Ones



The Council Episode 1: The Mad Ones

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By HardcoreGamer on 80

The Mad Ones is one of the strongest openers in episodic gaming to date. Big Bad has created a universe that is both original and captivating, leaving players to probe different characters encountered in The Mad Ones and dig deeper into The Council’s story to find clues behind Sarah’s disappearance. It’s disappointing that some notable flaws, from dialogue and voice acting to performance issues, hold back The Mad Ones’ full potential. While the negatives can — and should — be addressed going forward, it’s not enough to take the shine off The Council.

By on 75

New games release on Xbox One every week and it can be difficult keeping track of them all, especially during the spring when so many blockbuster titles are taking up people's attention with their expansive marketing campaigns. Some of the games...

By DarkZero on 60

The Council ‘s debut episode, ominously titled The Mad Ones, is a strange offbeat introduction to Bordeaux based developer Big Bad Wolf's take on the narrative adventure genre. The Mad Ones gives me hope for the future of The Council but it is clear...

By Destructoid on 55

An exercise in apathy, neither solid nor liquid. Not exactly bad, but not very good either. Just a bit "meh," really.How we score:  The destructoid reviews...

By on 80

Though rough around the edges overall due to some performance issues, the first episode of The Council has laid a strong foundation for this intriguing story and fun gameplay to continue down the...

By WCCFTech on

While missing some of the polish other games might have, The Council feels like it could be the next step in the genre thanks to branching narratives that feel much weightier than before and a mystery you can't help but be drawn...

International Review By Tom's Hardware Italy on 35

The Council inizia bene. Il primo episodio è convincente, così come la qualità generale della produzione che in questa prima prova ci ha convinto con l'introduzione di meccaniche inedite per il genere. Resta solo da scoprire quanto gli altri quattro...

International Review By on 75

Eine Klasse für sichDer goldene Orden, ein merkwürdiges Buch und zwei Stühle, auf denen ihr und eure Mutter gefesselt seid – all dies wird in den ersten Spielminuten der ersten Episode „The Mad Ones“ von The Council eine wichtige Rolle spielen. Das...

International Review By on 76

Sans être parfait, The Council apporte un vrai vent de fraîcheur sur le type aventure narrative. Bien sûr il faut aimer le concept à la base et aimer enquêter, dialoguer, comprendre la psychologie et analyser chaque objet ou presque. Avec son système...

International Review By on 85

Quelle baffe! Fan des prod de Telltale depuis Sam & Max, le jeu épisodique avait besoin d'un coup de fouet, et il est plaisant de voir que The Council y arrive avec brio! Un jeu qui marquera cette année...