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Minecraft: Story Mode Season Two - Episode 5: Above and Beyond
This is an episodic game. You will need to get the base game and all succeeding episodes to experience it as designed.
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Developer: Telltale Games
Content Rating: Everyone10+
Now that Jesse and the gang have vanquished the Wither Storm, saved the world, and become totally super famous heroes, life has gotten a bit more...complicated. With more responsibilities and less time for adventure, old friendships have started to fade -- at least until Jesse's hand gets stuck in a creepy gauntlet that belongs to an ancient underwater temple. Together with old pals and new comrades alike, Jesse embarks on a brand new journey filled with tough choices, good times, and at least one temperamental llama.
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Minecraft: Story Mode Season 2 – Episode 5 doesn’t stick the landing, but it also doesn’t fall totally on its face. The season has been better than many anticipated, but this is some of Telltale’s weaker work overall. This conclusion wraps things up very predictably and without much in the way of true drama or tension. Humor is decent though, with the more cringe-worthy aspects of the game getting toned down.
Overall I liked episode five, it is a definite improvement on the previous installment, however despite being very action-packed it lacked a lot of the humour of earlier episodes in the season. Tonally it seemed a bit off as well, particularly in the depiction of the violence that the characters inflict on each other. Previously this had been restricted to only battling the various mob enemies that Minecraft has, but the way that Jesse defeats Romeo feels a little heavy handed (quite literally!).
Like a good heist film, episode five gradually builds tension until even the smallest actions seem to have tremendous ramifications if done wrong. The idea of deliberately failing QTEs to see if they really matter fades away, because everything seems to matter. However, like a bad heist film, the stakes are occasionally undermined by showing just how far the odds have been swung in the hero's favour.