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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 32
  2. Negative: 0 out of 32
  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. Jul 8, 2014
    60
    I'm disappointed by Cry Wolf, not because it suggests that Fabletown is destined to remain troubled, or that it doesn't overtly answer a vital nagging question, but because a few too many events are overtly manufactured to fit the plot's needs, rather than making each event feel like it progressed from those that came before.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 33 out of 36
  2. Negative: 1 out of 36
  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. Jul 21, 2014
    10
    This is, beyond a doubt, the best episode of the entire series. The many mysteries of the murder case are discovered, with a very interesting cliffhanger in the end.

    The spooky atmosphere is more present than the previous installments, particularly leading to the fight between Bigby Wolf and Bloody Mary. And that fight between them is truly exciting. There's more action in this part than the previous four.

    The directing of the fight and chase scenes is brilliant, as well as the voice acting, which really gave a great level of depth to the characters. And all thanks to Bill Willingham for the Fable comics and these characters and this world he built.

    All these things, along with the beautiful visuals and coloring, and the terrific soundtrack, have helped to create a gaming experience that i enjoyed more than any other in a very long time. Fantastic job, Telltale Games.
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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 9, 2014
    9
    This was a very enjoyable experience that had a great Story and characters. While the game had a few technical problems towards the end of it, I feel like everything here was very well done. The multiple endings and the way the story branches out was wonderful and well worth playing the game over again to see what happens. Telltale does a very good job in creating a wonderful story and it has made me interested in the universe itself. Love the game and the story. They just need to fix some of the bugs in the later episodes. Expand
  5. LTR
    Jul 14, 2014
    9
    A great end to a great game series. The story is fantastic, the characters are very interesting and this has one of the best and interesting endings of all time. Expand
  6. Jul 17, 2014
    9
    After playing through this game as well as The Walking Dead Season One and part of Season Two, I'm impressed with how well Telltale is able to handle interactive story telling. The problem with a medium such as this is that choices often feel hollow, there are only so many different routes a game developer can allow and be able to carry on the main story-line but Telltale finds a way to make choices feel significant and give the player payoff in the end.

    Here lies the only flaw I found with the game, choices carry very little weight until much later in the game. In the end of Telltale's games you see a massive conversion of all decisions you have made, they effect how all characters respond to the conclusion and you are left with a detailed description of how your choices effected the game and its outcome. But it is disapointing choosing two completely different playstyles in the beginning and seeing every scene play out so similarly, often identically.

    Past that though, the game is fantastic. The Wolf Among Us is more engaging than the Walking Dead Season One for better or worse, more constant dialogue, objects in the environment and plenty of QTE's which I find to suite this genre well. The interface that handles all of these things looks fantastic as well and blends into the comic-book art design the rest of the environment has.

    With this game you get an interactive story with a great payoff. The ending will leave you wondering how things could have played out differently, the story is well done and certainly worth the ride and the game is beautiful. The only thing that could irk some is the grind, feeling like none of your choices matter until too far into the game where they already feel bored.

    All in all, a 9/10 and a solid recommend. If you find it on sale and love story-driven adventures, buy it.
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  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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