The Wolf Among Us
This game is delivered as a Telltale Games redemption code. Customers will require a free Telltale Games account to play.
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
Telltale has done it again !!!lagendofdoom | July 12, 2014 | See all lagendofdoom's reviews »
After their success with the "Walking Dead" it seems they found a way to make their games to be more fascinating. "The Wolf Among Us" is like "The Walking Dead" with its style and comic like graphics as well as with the illusion of choice. I feel like these games are more of a "TV series" than a game but in reality it is a game where you control the main character and you make the "choices" given to you ( Which by the way are the best parts of the game ), and then you'll see how your choices impact on the overall story and the consequences that it will bring. "The Wolf Among Us" brings us 5 episodes which every episode is between an hour or two of "gameplay". You play as "the big bad wolf" bigby, the sheriff of the "fabletown", and you must solve the murder case that happens early on in which you uncover clues and ask other characters of their involvement in the murder case. To be honest I haven't found anything "bad" in this game, the sound was amazingly done, the atmosphere is "cool", the graphics are similar to the comic's like which is great, the gameplay which is actually the dialogs ( and you pick what to say ) and "finding clues" are simple but yet addictive and interesting. Overall I would recommend "The Wolf Among Us" to those who loved the "Game of the year of 2012" game "The Walking Dead" and to those who like an amazing story with harsh consequences
Awesome noir experience884okeoJ | July 2, 2014 | See all 884okeoJ's reviews »
The Wolf Among Us had a lot to live up to after the fantastic Walking Dead season 1. Fortunately, The Wolf Among Us is almost if not as good it's zombie-based predecessor. The setting is much more original than that of the Walking Dead, as TWAU is based in a New York City where "fables", real life versions of fairy-tale creatures live. The story that takes place in this setting is incredible, mixing mystery, suspense, and fantasy into one of the most gripping gaming experiences of the year thus far.
The graphics are improved from the Walking Dead, with better textures, animations, and models. The gameplay is about the same, with mild puzzles as well as some quick-time events to mix things up. My main problem with The Wolf Among Us is the lesser emotional impact it has to the Walking Dead. I felt a lot less connected with the TWAU characters than I did with The Walking Dead, making it less impactful when a minor/main character kicked the bucket. In summary, The Walking Dead is a marginally better game, but the Wolf Among Us is a must-play for any fan of Telltale's works.
Thoughts up to Episode 4.FALSEPOSiTiVE | July 2, 2014 | See all FALSEPOSiTiVE's reviews »
A Wolf Among Us has 4 episodes at the time of this review. I started playing this today and have finished episode 4 in slightly over 7 hours. I've managed to miss 4 achievements, had one game-breaking glitch, battled the controls and drowned in immersion of the story.
Episode... If you're one of those impatient souls that purchased this title on release, you have my deepest of sympathies as I can clearly understand your anticipation in between every episode. I'm now having to sit here in agony to finish the story until the final episode (5th) arrives fully downloaded and neatly put away in my library. I'd NEVER recommend this or any other title like to anyone as a single episode, and instead would suggest you to wait it out and buy it later. I don't understand the reasoning making this episodic. It's the first and most tragic offense of a few committed by TellTale in this particular game. Some may not have as big of a problem with this as I do, but to fragment such short episodes into this span of time is complete silliness.
I suppose another play-through is in order to grab the few remaining achievements absent from my trophy wall, or a very sly excuse to indulge my sudden love-affair with the story and offer other options in my dialogue challenges.
These timed dialogue (multiple choice) challenges are the bulk of the game play in A Wolf Among Us aside from the few irritating bullseye, button punches used in some battle scenes.I wasn't a fan of this in The Walking Dead, and I'm no fan of this technique in this game either.It feel clunky. As if the developers couldn't be bothered to either spend the extra effort or time trying and testing out a better solution. I have a feeling it was a quick solution that everyone agreed was "good enough" for all intents and purposes and simply made it easier when developing for mult-platforms. Regardless of the reason(s), I'm not a fan and find it bothersome.
During episode 4, I experienced a game-breaking glitch where all of my dialogue options read, "THIS CHOICE LEFT BLANK". They weren't actually blank. They were unbelievably worded this way. A quick game exit and return proved to be an adequate repair and allowed me to resume ever onward. Sadly, when playing a story-rich title like this it breaks immersion and can take a little time to regain rhythm.
The story and keen design are what sets A Wolf Among Us apart from the usual "mundane" titles being flung at us consumers on a weekly basis. TellTale has nailed it with this style of game and improved upon The Walking Dead. You're immersed in literature, cinema, and gaming all at once, and it is positively fantastic! My few qualms with A Wolf Among Us is nothing in comparison to everything done right with this game. I feel real emotional responses with this game and have formed a bond with the lead characters. The story is drenched in suspense and intrigue throughout the entire 4 episodes not missing one opportunity to dazzle and amaze the player. I believe that's the most difficult objective relating to game developers but is easily pulled off here without a hitch.
So to boil this down to a short conclusion, it is in my very humble opinion, that everyone with half a brain grab this and treat yourself to a great time. Even by Episode 4 you'll receive more playtime than with most other competing AAA titles and receive a more fulfilling story even with the cliffhanger ending. The cons keep it from being a (so far) perfectly put together game, but present in no way an excuse not to allow yourself the bliss in the A Wolf Among Us experience.
This is coming from someone with very high expectations coming in and hasn't been let down at all.
Brilliant Noir adventure, Telltalle styledarkyhbk | June 19, 2014 | See all darkyhbk's reviews »
The Wolf Among us follows the successful receipe of The Walking Dead, and offers a very suspenseful plot, great characters and the permanent promise of more to come. Without spoiling too much of the plot, it follows the crime investigations of Sheriff Bigby Wolf, and features a great number of classic fairy tale characters placed into a wholly different context. The tale is very mature, with a lot of gory content, but that's part of what makes it great. Just like in The Walking Dead Season 2, there's unfortunately not much to do apart from wandering around, searching for clues and taking hard decisions, but this enables the story not to stray, which is ultimately a good thing. All in all, I would definitely recommend this game, even if you don't like comic books, its source of inspiration. I don't, yet I was sucked in right from the start.
Simply Brilliant!H4ZD4M4N | April 28, 2014 | See all H4ZD4M4N's reviews »
As a huge fan of both the 'Fables' comic series and 'The Walking Dead' series of games by Telltale Games, I was massively excited to get my hands on this game. I can confirm that I was not disappointed.
Following the now classic Telltale formula, you will play as a character who has to make many choices throughout each episode of the game and ultimately feel like your decisions are impacting the story in a big way.
This is a very stylish game and it recreates the Fables universe beautifully in that regard. The characters are all faithful to the originals too, but don't worry if you are not a reader of the comics, they are all introduced properly and fully here.
The episodes that have been released so far (1-3) have been fantastic and I have very high hopes for the next 2 and for a second season to be announced!