The Council Episode 4: Burning Bridges – Review
Follow Genre: Episodic adventure, RPG
Developer: Big Bad Wolf
Publisher; Focus Home Interactive
Platforms: PC, Xbox One, PS4
Tested on: PC

The Council Episode 4: Burning Bridges – Review

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Good: A lot of info, stage is set for finale
Bad: Spoken lines and text don't match all the time, lag spikes
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(3 votes)
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Rating: 7.7/10 (3 votes cast)

The Council is almost getting to its climax with the fourth episode of this title. The plot thickens and the curtain is finally starting to fall. If you’ve already completed the 3rd episode, you know you are going to find some strange things ahead. Let me tell you this, it might be wilder than you can ever imagine.

Louis de Richet has to continue his quest in this story, where he has to find a certain item in the unlocked labyrinth. This is an important artifact for the rest of the game and there are more than enough counterfeits to deceive you. This means you have to go on a trip though the mansion to find enough clues so you can make an educated guess. After making your choice, there isn’t actually much searching left, but a lot of info is dropped on you. Be ready to plow through a lot of lines, details and to be flabbergasted. Nothing seems to be what it is.

As the previous episodes were more focused on the puzzling part, this episode is more leaning towards the informative side as preparation for the final chapter. Of course, the choices are still present and rather important to keep in mind how you respond as it will definitely influence the outcome of the narrative. There are again framedrops, so sometimes you might be missing out on some time that you could have used to inspect the different answer options.

Something that was rather profound was that the written text didn’t always comply with the spoken lines. These errors aren’t rather big but it does cause a bit of confusion sometimes. At the end, you are in for some new tricks up your sleeve, but you might not like how the narrative is evolving.


With the end in sight, Burning Bridges is one big set-up for the big finale. You’ll be getting a lot of info with sometimes the usual puzzle to keep your inner detective active. The graphics and sound aren’t always the same but this is just a small hick-up. If you thought you’ve seen the strangest thing, be prepared before diving into this episode.

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The Council Episode 4: Burning Bridges – Review, 7.7 out of 10 based on 3 ratings

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