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  • Summary: Following a bloody trail of murder and corruption, Bigby Wolf faces a powerful enemy: a dark force that has been feeding on the desperation of Fabletown’s seedy underbelly. But when hidden truths are revealed, you must decide exactly what justice means in the gripping season finale of The Wolf Among Us. Expand
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 27 out of 33
  2. Negative: 0 out of 33
  1. Jul 9, 2014
    100
    Cry Wolf provides a roller coaster of emotions and a perfect ending of this mature, charming and violent story.
  2. 96
    Overall, it was a fun ending to a great series. Its ending isn’t satisfying at first, but it grows on you as you think about it. This is the sort of ending that has you talking with your friends for days about it.
  3. This final episode concludes the series. The episode is short but has a good tempo and we are getting a chance to see Sheriff Bigby's final true form.
  4. Jul 8, 2014
    90
    The Wolf Among Us is a noir stemmed in fantasy and (actual) glamour that blurs the lines of right and wrong. I wasn’t able to appreciate the mystery of The Wolf Among Us until the last chapter, but what a gratifying experience it turns out to be.
  5. Jul 9, 2014
    88
    Telltale does it again. The Wolf Among Us has shown that you didn't need the the emotional hook of the first season of The Walking Dead to work. It´s a different beast, more subtle, more meaty and with more to show under the surface.
  6. Jul 8, 2014
    80
    Even so, “Cry Wolf” is the end to a story worth experiencing. While not every episode has lived up to its potential, the season as a whole has left us with a world that we’re hesitant to leave behind.
  7. Oct 19, 2014
    56
    I was wrong about The Wolf Among Us – twice. The first time is when I hoped that, having practiced drama skills writing an on-rails zombie adventure, Telltale Games would be able to build something more complex and spectacular. The second time is when I thought that there would be some twist in the case of dead hookers. My failed prediction is not what vexes me; it’s the fact that Telltale just skipped the climax of the story altogether.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 34 out of 37
  2. Negative: 1 out of 37
  1. Jul 8, 2014
    10
    teltale you are awesome. This is better than the first season TWD. I ask you to continue this story through dlts or 2 seasons.
    What about the
    episode is the best that did Teltatle. Great ending, great stories.
    Thanks for all the emotions that you gave us!
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  2. Aug 4, 2014
    10
    ...i was ashamed... since i've waited that much to play The Wolf Among Us. That final episode was maybe the best one. It's a damn proof about Telltale talent, making an incredibile deep game.
    Ep. 5 starts in a way that i'll never forget, keeping you playing it till the end. And about that, the end of this chapter, and the game, is something that i'll remember for many years.
    Simply put, this game is a triumph.
    Thank you Telltale. Keep it up that way
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  3. Jul 11, 2014
    10
    I thought The Walking Dead was okay, but it was a clumsily-handled, belaboured tale of humans as monsters against the backdrop of a zombie apocalypse. It's not like that hasn't been done a million times before -- and better, quite honestly. The Wolf Among Us is a very different premise -- it's monsters as humans, their trials and tribulations as they find their way in our world, whilst dealing with dangers of their own.

    Bigby isn't the most eloquent protagonist to ever grace your ears with his gruff words, but that doesn't stop the overall story from start to finish from being an elegant one, proficiently told. Gripping, chilling, intelligent, and genuinely mature (as in, thinking, not boobies, since I know that word can go both ways). It has a sublime subtlety to it all that requires an observant watcher to catch all of its little tricks. It's clever, and it knows it, too. And it's of a tone and calibre that we don't see very often. It's a thriller, which isn't to say that it's a horror game, it isn't, it's something much smarter than that.

    It definitely isn't for everyone, and I feel that there's something of a deceit in the gore of the murders, since this isn't The Walking Dead. It's going to bore people of... a certain inclination, as it has no explosions, guns don't play a particularly large role, and it can be somewhat out there, for lack of a better term.

    Further, it doesn't fall into the pseudo-intellectual trap of being melancholy and without hope, for it's neither of those things. It's gritty, and it's so very real, and it's human, but there are no lost causes. Which isn't to say that thanks to the advanced system of choice and consequence in place you can't make lost causes, you absolutely can, but those aren't forced on you. And personally, I didn't choose to make them throughout my story, either. My tale was one of gazing into the darkness of life -- the greed, the xenophobia, the unabashed and shameless pursuit of self preservation -- but being pulled back from the precipice before slipping in by ethics, empathy, and compassion.

    For monsters, they can indeed be very human, in the best possible use of the word. And that's what makes Biby a great character, his supporting cast so engaging and compelling, and the whole experience so very enthralling, right up until the close of the last act.

    If you are so inclined, you won't be disappointed. Between The Walking Dead and the Wolf Among Us, I'd pick the latter every time. After all, it is quite wolfamongous.
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  4. Jul 10, 2014
    9
    Telltale u guys did it again. Superb story telling and u did exactly what I was hoping,for the season finale. The Violence, the dilemmas, the mystery, that doubt of ur doing everything was just right. It isn't the perfect game but surely it is better than most of the games so far this year. Hoping for a season 2 with more intriguing story with more difficult choices. I am still to play the game over again. GJ GUYS! Keep it Up. Worth it ! Expand
  5. Jul 23, 2014
    9
    Telltale is really awesome man, I enjoy this and Walking Dead a lot, I wish it wasn't so linear though, some of the choices don't do a lot, looking forward to what they make next Expand
  6. Jul 19, 2014
    9
    Out of all of the episodes in the series, this was likely the best. Despite the lack of action in the previous episodes it is made up for by the final fight which definitely deserves the word 'epic'. It did suffer from slight tone problems and the final scene was rather predictable however it is all massively overshadowed by the surprisingly open ending. It was so open I found myself confused as to what is happening and it left me perplexed for a rather long time until I came up with my own conclusion as I'm sure Telltale envisioned players to do. This was made better as it did not rely on a gut punch to have an effective ending. I applaud Telltale for this ambitious game but the minor problems do make it impossible to give a perfect ten. Expand
  7. Jul 9, 2014
    4
    I don't like this game; no where does it compare to twd s1. All these users are saying "it's better than twd" no it's not, for several reasons. This episode had the murderer reveled and the way they did it was incredibly boring I was expecting you to find the murderer through clues but you don't. Any deaths are honestly too easy. I recommend twau to those who like Noir games but to anyone else.... Its kind of a hit and miss for me. Expand

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