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Release Date: March 29th, 2016 Movie Release Year: 2016

Minecraft: Story Mode - A Telltale Games Series - 'Order Up'

Overview -

'Order Up' is the fifth episode in the first season of 'Minecraft: Story Mode', following 'The Order of the Stone', 'Assembly Required', 'The Last Place You Look', and 'A Block and a Hard Place'. Typically the fifth episode of a Telltale season is the final one ('Game of Thrones' was an exception), but the company has announced that season 1 is getting three more before it’s complete. Still no word on a second season.

Rating Breakdown
Tech Specs & Release Details
Release Date:
March 29th, 2016

Video Review


Sky City is quite impressive, and character models for the new people are unique. Otherwise this is the same 'Minecraft' we’ve come to know and love. Stuttering is less of a problem than in most Telltale games, even with longer, more involved fight scenes.

Audio Review


The acting is great, as usual. The dialogue is a little hokey, especially near the beginning of the episode when everyone is high-fiving each other, but this is a family game after all. The sounds are less memorable but the score is the same pretty 'Minecraft' stuff.

Final Thoughts

'Minecraft: Story Mode - Order Up' is a return to form for the series, which has been struggling a bit in narrative heft the last few episodes. The witherstorm probably went on longer than it should, but it was a serviceable origin story for the new Order of the Stone. 'Order Up' seems more like a new season than a fifth episode, and I think that will end up being an advantage as we move forward.