Having befriended the helpful and knowledgeable builder Harper, a path towards returning home has presented itself. To get there, though, you’ll need to navigate a gauntlet of deadly challenges in an intense series of gladiatorial events led by the ruthless Old Builders. It won’t be a cakewalk, as allies are in short supply, dangerous gladiators lurk around every corner, and the Old Builders themselves are out to get you! Do you have what it takes to survive the games, save your friends, and make your way back home?.
Without spoiling the ending, I enjoyed how the team reminisced on some of the major plotlines of the series. I had fun remembering the team's adventures over the last 11 months, but I wish the story had spent a little more time on the events in this episode. Despite some awesome action scenes, the events of the episode feel rushed and the overall conclusion ends abruptly, leaving me unsatisfied with how everything plays out.
As a self-contained episode, it's good and fun; as a season finale, disappointing. This episode isn't bad, but this isn't the best Telltale either.
The final episode of Minecraft Story Mode is a mixed one. The standalone adventures are a great addition to the series, but with its open ending, we're left in the dark with where to go next. And Telltale probably feels the same.
As the ending to the first season, the eighth episode of Minecraft: Story Mode delivers an emotional pay-off. However, the game's still a technical mess, while the story once more didn't manage to keep our attention throughout its runtime.
Inoffensive, and pleasing enough as finales go, but there’s a clear feeling that Minecraft Story Mode could have, and should have, finished much stronger than this. In truth, it did, four episodes ago.
The episode doesn’t really close out the story of the Order of the Stone as a whole and really only makes it an addition to one of the many adventures that Jessie will have.
November 28, 2018
Minecraft Story Mode: the first three episodes are now playable on Netflix. Read more
June 7, 2017
Minecraft confirms the second season of Story Mode, that will be released the 11th of July.