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  • Summary: The Wolf Among Us is a five episode series from the creators of the 2012 Game of the Year: The Walking Dead. Based on Fables (DC Comics/Vertigo), an award-winning comic book series, it is an often violent, mature and hard-boiled thriller where the characters and creatures of myth, lore and legend are real and exist in our world. As Bigby Wolf - THE big bad wolf in human form - you will discover that the brutal, bloody murder of a Fable is just a taste of things to come, in a game series where your every decision can have enormous consequences. Expand
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 26 out of 43
  2. Negative: 0 out of 43
  1. Feb 20, 2014
    95
    While Smoke and Mirrors is a little on the short side, The Wolf Among Us continues to impress with its story-driven gameplay that adapts to your previous decisions in unexpected ways.
  2. Feb 18, 2014
    85
    Bigby plays both good cop and bad cop in an episode that's mostly good.
  3. Mar 4, 2014
    80
    When it comes to the writing of its protagonist and furthering the story, Smoke and Mirrors is a definite step forward, especially after a three-month drought of interactive storytelling.
  4. Apr 27, 2014
    79
    Not as good as the first Episode, but it works to continue the story. But the next episode should offer more possibilities and real decisions.
  5. Feb 17, 2014
    70
    Fairy-tale-ish New York for adults is magical once again, and it continues to be that excellent noir detective fiction sparking your interest. However, the content itself is weaker this time, and the long waiting was not helping it.
  6. Feb 5, 2014
    70
    The Wolf Among Us Episode Two: Smoke and Mirrors doesn't always live up to the promise of the first episode and is marred by some technical issues. However, The Wolf Among is still an intriguing and stylish murder mystery that has us eager for the next episode.
  7. Feb 10, 2014
    60
    Smoke & Mirrors is disappointing. We sincerely hoped for an increase in the narrative pace and challenge: what we got is a chapter that results to be even slower than its predecessor, with a lot of flat secondary characters and some bad puzzles.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 32 out of 38
  2. Negative: 2 out of 38
  1. Feb 4, 2014
    10
    Fantastically Written. Beautiful Style of Graphics and atmosphere. Memorable, gripping moments that keep you holding on to your seat. Most importantly, it always keep you guessing. Which is always great in a mystery, intense story. That pretty much sums up this kick-ass second episode of The Wolf Among Us. Expand
  2. Feb 19, 2014
    9
    Too many strange things happen in this episode that will make you love the game more
    it maybe short but it's a great episode and i hope they
    focus on the next episode more and make it longer.
    i also noticed that things that should've happened in this episode as they were shown in (Next in the wolf among us) after you finish the first one did not happen and i found them repeated again in next time in episode 3.
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  3. Feb 4, 2014
    9
    Now, there's only one problem I have with this game. The episodes are too damn short, and the excitement is too damn high by the end of each episode. Now I have to wait for months after my next hour(s) of gameplay!

    But knowing the quality Telltale makes their games, I can almost for certain say that the wait will be worth it.
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  4. Feb 4, 2014
    8
    Great new episode in the Fables game franchise bringing fan favorites to the screen continuing with the great story telling and believe yet gritty world of Fables, biggest downside being the fact that i have 2 wait until sometime in the next few months to continue the story. Expand
  5. Jwv
    Feb 9, 2014
    8
    This review contains spoilers, click expand to view. Overall good sound-track (I love the menu theme), good voice-acting as always, strong dialogues and that are often humorous; better free roam scenes than in The Walking Dead with smoother mouse control and better camera angles; consistent and believable characters, one of which you can shape yourself; better graphics than in The Walking Dead. Also, the world of The Wolf Among Us is way better than The Walking Dead. It's incredibly original and fun to explore. Another main difference between The Walking Dead are the kind of choices you have to make. In The Walking Dead, you choose with the purpose to maximize you chances of survival, whereas in The Wolf Among Us, you do not choose to survive but to unveil the truth as fast as possible. The Walking Dead is more of a survival horror game, whereas The Wolf Among Us is a whodunit.

    Episode One: Faith
    Episode Two: Smoke and Mirrors

    The second episode primarily focusses on the story, there's only one combat scene and two nice plottwists. I was pleasantly surprised by the variety of scenes in this episode: you being interrogated, you interrogating/torturing, a post-mortem body examination, visiting a brothel, visiting a murder site, etc. The play time is around 2 hours, and could be longer although 10 hours (approx. 5*2) for 20 euros is actually a good deal. Still, the episodic releases do slow the game down and I think you should play all episodes after one another to really feel like you get a 10 hour game.
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  6. Feb 5, 2014
    8
    This review contains spoilers, click expand to view. Excellent storytelling as usual from Telltale. However, four months to make just this episode is unacceptable. The game is brilliant though with awesome character development and a huge plot twist at the end. I honestly had no idea that Ichabod was going to be the killer, or that they were going to reveal the killer this early on. All in all, a solid episode, but definitely not worth waiting four months for. Expand
  7. Feb 4, 2014
    0
    9 and 10 For this episode really ?... 4 months of wait for 1 hour... Pretty much forced the good bigby in the interrogation... glitches... lag... the mediocrity of "episode games" shows his true face with this episode...

    Clear as water that the quality is not telltale standard, specially with 2 games in the same "short " period, sadly I already paid for the "season pass" a mistake that wont happen again...
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