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TTG gets another apparent winner.

jvires | Oct. 15, 2013 | Review of The Wolf Among Us

Loved The Walking Dead, so decided to give this one a shot. Before seeing the video on Steam, I hadn't ever heard of this IP. Having faith in the dev since they provided the most emotionally driven game of last year, I figured that I would get in on the ground floor on this one. Boy, am I glad that I did.

I will start out with the positives, and there are quite a few. The voice acting is superb, and the developers ability to create characters that is easy to sympathize with is unmatched in the industry currently. The art style had a definite film noir feel to it and this seems to fit the story perfectly since it starts out as a murder investigation(I don't feel that this deserves a spoiler warning since it is talked about in every trailer that I have watched). TTG also included some background info on different characters/locations that you can unlock, but it doesn't seem difficult to unlock since I had gotten all but one opened in one playthrough.

Now, on to the bad. The controls can be a little 'clunky' since there were times that I pressed the LT when RT was called for and I still got the good action. Also, since episode 1 is the only one released so far, I can't vouch on a trouble-free transfer of save data over to later episodes(I'm not going to take anything away just because of previous history of TWD since I don't feel that fair). Also, there was a point where you have to choose which lead to follow, but at least with the option I choose, I was able to discover what the other lead was. I personally feel that it would have been nice if I wasn't to know what the other side of that choice was so I would feel the weight of my choice.

Overall, I feel that this is out to a great start. Be warned, there is a large unforeseen cliffhanger at the end of episode one so be careful of what sites you visit as it could conceivably be spoiled. I feel that anyone who enjoyed The Walking Dead due to the aspect of relationships will find themselves at home with this series.