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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 andThe 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

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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: 33 out of 44
  2. Negative: 2 out of 44
  1. Feb 4, 2014
    10
    Fantastically Written. Beautiful Style of Graphics and atmosphere. Memorable, gripping moments that keep you holding on to your seat. MostFantastically 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. Apr 17, 2014
    10
    Falls a bit short if you compare it to episode 1, but still miles ahead of any other game I played in the past few years. Don't mind theFalls a bit short if you compare it to episode 1, but still miles ahead of any other game I played in the past few years. Don't mind the slightly lower score, you'll be sucked into Bigby's world very quickly. Expand
  3. May 24, 2014
    9
    Smoke & Mirrors lack a lot of gameplay, and you're mostly having conversations. Though it isn't the best episode, it is strong in its story,Smoke & Mirrors lack a lot of gameplay, and you're mostly having conversations. Though it isn't the best episode, it is strong in its story, and is so extremely good written. The episode tests your relationships with the other Fables, and is determined by how you choose to play out your story.

    Also, it's deliciously dark, showing us the darker corners of Fabletown, and I have no doubt it will become even darker. As I remember someone saying: "Deliciously dark."
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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 yetGreat 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. Feb 10, 2014
    8
    Fantastic in almost every way. It's not much of a "game" but as an interactive story its great! I agree it was very short and some puzzlesFantastic in almost every way. It's not much of a "game" but as an interactive story its great! I agree it was very short and some puzzles would be nice to add a little variety to the game play and spread things out. Expand
  6. Feb 5, 2014
    8
    A good episode but why did you wait so long?
    Telltale Games has me very well with their games and I hope not to delays due to many projects
    A good episode but why did you wait so long?
    Telltale Games has me very well with their games and I hope not to delays due to many projects piling up.
    Unfortunately, the game time is also just 90 minutes, and the disappointed also.
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  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...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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