The Council - Complete Season

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The Council - Complete Season
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About The Council - Complete Season

About this game

The Complete Season of The Council grants you access to all 5 episodes.
Receive exclusive access to episodes 2-5 two days before their official release.

The Council is an episodic game like no other. Delivering a fresh new take on the Narrative Adventure, your choices and character growth truly matter. Make hard-hitting decisions, but also develop an array of skills to directly impact how the story unfolds. With permanent, long-lasting consequences, there is no going back. Plunge into a tale of intrigue and manipulation in the style of a classic murder mystery, living with a cast of alluring characters each hiding their own dark secrets. Trust no one while uncovering dire truths – no matter the cost to mind and body.

The Council begins in 1793, with players taking the role of secret society member Louis de Richet after his invitation to a private island off the shores of England by the enigmatic Lord Mortimer. Joining him are a number of high profile guests, including Napoleon Bonaparte and President of the newly-formed United States of America, George Washington. The strange nature of this private reception goes beyond just the prestigious guests –Richet’s own mother has recently gone missing on the island, while each and every one of the colorful cast seems to have their own hidden agendas.

In a new twist for the genre, the core of The Council’s gameplay comes from manipulating and maneuvering through character encounters using the unique Social Influence system. During confrontations, skills and limited resources can be used to gain the upper hand and achieve the desired outcome. Players will be rewarded for their knowledge of each character’s psychological vulnerabilities and immunities, as well as their preparations made during prior exploration and investigation. Failing an encounter does not mean ‘game over’, and no action can be taken back. The consequences are permanent, and may result in persistent physical disfigurements or mental traits that help or hinder the rest of the player’s adventure.

Richet’s numerous skills can be developed to align with your chosen approach to the adventure. Solve issues with diplomacy, delve into occultism to expand your historical and scientific knowledge, or play detective and see what others do not perceive. Your skills will have uses that extend far beyond your conversations with fellow guests. With 15 diverse skills to use and invest in, players are free to uncover The Council’s mysteries how they see fit, with wildly varying consequences depending on their methods. The results will forever alter the life of Louis de Richet, of those around him, and shape history as we know it.

YouTube Videos

The Council - Rethinking Narrative Adventure

March 07, 2018

The Council Episode 2: Hide and Seek - Launch Trailer

May 15, 2018

The Council - Full Season Launch Trailer

December 04, 2018

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4.4

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Very good detective game!!

Nemanski
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The game is very Beautiful, that is if you run it on High or Ultra. The game mechanism works really great, I think its easy to get into the game. It has its very mystical invirment that you feel from the begging. Very fun that it has for exampel Napoleon and George Washington in the game. If you like smart detective games.. Then this is for you!!
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Recommended

Madmaxilla
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A very ambitious story driven game that may have been great, with a larger budget.
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after.eight88
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This has quickly become one of my favourite games. Once I started I couldn't stop as the exploring system is gratifying once you get used to it (and you will pretty quickly). I'm giving it 4 stars just for the fact it wasn't optimised to it's full potential but otherwise I love it.
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The game is a about investigation of a murderer.

HILEM
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Interesting French Aristocracy game.
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