The Wolf Among Us
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From the makers of the 2012 Game of the Year: The Walking Dead comes a gritty, violent and mature thriller based on the award-winning Fables comic books (DC Comics/Vertigo). As Bigby Wolf - THE big bad wolf - you will discover that a brutal, bloody murder is just a taste of things to come in a game series where your every decision can have enormous consequences. An evolution of Telltale's ground-breaking choice and consequence game mechanics will ensure the player learns that even as Bigby Wolf (THE Big Bad Wolf), Sheriff of Fabletown, life in the big bad city is bloody, terrifying and dangerous.
Over a season of content spanning across 5 episodes
Episode 1: Faith
Episode 2: Smoke and Mirrors
Episode 3: A Crooked Mile
Episode 4: In Sheep’s Clothing
Episode 5: Cry Wolf
- From the team that brought you 2012 Game of the Year, The Walking Dead
- Based on the Eisner Award-winning Fables comic book series
- Now, it’s not only WHAT you choose to do that will affect your story, but WHEN you choose to do it
- A mature and gritty take on characters from fairytales, legends and folklore who have escaped into our world
- A perfect place to begin your Fables journey, even if you’ve not read the comics; this game is set before the events seen in the first issue
Emotionally rich and rewardingMrSpatula | Dec. 1, 2013 | See all MrSpatula's reviews »
Telltale's latest episodic epic, based on Bill Willingham's 'Fables' comics, takes what worked well in the gameplay of last year's 'The Walking Dead' and combines it with a gritty fantastical noir.
The plot is engaging and the twists and turns the story takes will surprise even a dedicated Fables fan, even though this is a prequel. We are given a lot more control over Bigby's moral compass than Lee's, and you will become very attached to the character as you shape his identity and personality.
With a great cliffhanger, I can't wait to see where Telltale takes this series next.
Great beginningmcofdiablo | Dec. 1, 2013 | See all mcofdiablo's reviews »
Telltale games is famous for developing adventure games. They did them for a pretty long time, but were never considered a major studio. But everything changed after they released The Walking Dead game. It was a huge success. To tell the truth, for me personally it was their first game I have played, and I really liked. Thus I expected the new game from TT Games very eagerly.
Now we have the first episode of The Wolf among us. It is noir game based on comic series. You play as a sheriff Big B Wolf. Graphically the game looks like Walking Dead - they used the same engine and cell-shading style. But it looks incredible. From the very first frame - the title screen - I fell in love with this game.
Well, the game is a very harsh word. I would classify it as interactive movie - as you just go to locations, explore and interact with objects, and talk to characters. The characters are very interesting. There is no bad or good character - they are all in between - grey. That's what makes this game true to life, all characters have their own credible motives.
There are a few important decisions you have to make in the first episode, and we will see what consequences expect us further. But for now, the game is incredible thanks to Telltale Games talent to tell exciting stylish stories. Highly recommended.
Surprisingly Good.exit850 | Nov. 12, 2013 | See all exit850's reviews »
I've never played Telltale game before. So picking up this game was an adventure. I read from many reviews that the walking dead is great game, but also some peaple disliked it and called it Not A Game. After finishing Act 1 of The wolf among us. It made me want to play the walking dead, the game made by same developer. I am really hooked up to the storyline of Fable, the original graphic novel. Can't wait for remaining Acts. The only downside is waiting for remaining Acts. You pay the full price, but only able to play the first Act of the game. More will come in bi-monthly I heard. So if you do not like to wait, you can pick up the walking dead season 1, which is finished.
Telltales premature successIamLincoln | Nov. 8, 2013 | See all IamLincoln's reviews »
Just as in the first episode of The Walking Dead, "The Wolf Among Us" captures and ensnares you in its unique storytelling. The choices you make in the game, heavily impacts you in a way that leaves you wondering whether you made the right decision. Its an emotional connection you experience in games. Based on my impression of the first episode, and the Walking Dead, I am certain that The Wolf Among Us will be a fantastic story to follow.
Who's Afriad of the Big Bad Wolf?Frieki7 | Nov. 6, 2013 | See all Frieki7's reviews »
Telltale Games, known most recently for their excellent walking dead series, has released the first of five episodic based on the Fables comic series created by Bill Willingham. You see, all the fairy tale creatures you read growing up are very real in this world. Except instead of magical castles in a far off land, the fairy tale creatures are forced to move to "Fabletown," a rundown suburb of New York City. This forces the creatures to hide from society and do what they have to in order to pay next month's rent. This series puts you in the roll of Bigby Wolf (see what they did there), who is tasked with the job of protecting the creatures of “Fabletown” from the outside world and from each other.
What follows is an interactive narrative in which you engage in brawls, investigate crime scenes, and interact with various fairy tale characters. Most of the time, you'll be making decisions that influence your story into somewhat divergent paths. These paths could involve something as subtle as not paying your bar tab to extreme scenarios where characters live or die. It’s these decisions that are the most compelling part of “The Wolf Among Us” and will almost certainly have you questioning whether you made the “right” decision. I say “right,” because Telltale Games succeeds in making most choices not have a clear “good” or “bad” answer. This game provides many “watercooler moments” in which you’ll talk to your friends about the decisions you made and the consequences you received for those decisions. Half the fun of the game is debating others as to why you chose certain decisions.
When you’re not making harrowing decisions, you’ll be engaging in brawls and crime investigations. Brawls are largely handled by Quicktime events (QTEs), which is sometimes seen as a turnoff to certain gamers. However, Telltale attempts to make their QTEs a little more engaging by allowing you to choose how the fight will progress (e.g., will you throw the fighter into a sink, a bed, or a cabinet). With respect to crime investigations, this game is not CSI. Most of the crime scenes are simply exploring the scenes in order to find clues for a murder. Another has you questioning a suspect who denies any crime took place.
It should be pretty obvious if this game is for you. If you enjoy narrative driven games, games that focus on characters and choices, and don’t hold a vendetta against wolves for eating your family, then you owe yourself the chance to experience this game. It’s too soon to tell if this game will live up to the high expectations of “The Walking Dead,” but I take this excellent first chapter as a telltale sign that they are on the right track.