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  • Summary: After discovering damning evidence at a bloody crime scene, Bigby is situated just steps behind the prime suspect of a horrific murder, but he’s not the only one; other forces in Fabletown will stop at nothing to protect their interests. Every decision matters and time is ticking in this third episode of The Wolf Among Us. Expand
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  1. Apr 14, 2014
    90
    The Wolf Among Us: Episode 3 – A Crooked Mile continues to pick up speed as it hurtles towards, what is sure to be, an incredible final couple of episodes. This instalment completely outshines its already excellent predecessors, and offers a breathtakingly action packed slice of fairytale-infused pie.
  2. 85
    A Crooked Mile pushes Wolf's story forward in a way that isn't just about what's potentially coming next. This is exciting, unsettling interactivity that makes only a few missteps before episode's end.
  3. Apr 11, 2014
    80
    The Crooked Mile is very close to being the best episode we've had in the series to date.
  4. More technically stable than previous episodes. [June 2014, p.92]
  5. Apr 16, 2014
    79
    This could be Telltale’s best single episode - of any game.
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  1. May 19, 2014
    10
    at the moment this series is better than the first season of the walking dead and its easily a crooked mile better than season two of the walking dead i have nothing more to say other than this is my game of the year for now Expand
  2. Apr 9, 2014
    9
    In my opinion, a great episode, which definitely reintroduces the better narrative choices of the first episode, presents new characters in an interesting way, and really explores the hidden (and sometimes tragic) mindset of characters we thought we already knew inside out. For all those who are eager to see whether the 'Big Bad Wolf' has truly repented his evil ways, that is entirely up to you to decide, and a few startling choices in this episode seem like they will have even more major consequences than those of the first episode.

    Having played through it twice, a few choices do manage to crop up here in a meaningful way, whilst others seem to either self-terminate themselves into a linear storyline or (hopefully) will be fed back into the story in future episodes. In spite of this though, TWAU proves time and time again to be an excellent interactive graphic novel, and even if the story itself is good, Telltale's usual attention to detail when it comes to character personalities is really what stands out and will make this an enjoyable experience for everyone.

    For those on the fence about either purchasing this episode or waiting for the entire season, if you were asking that question last episode, I would have told you to wait for the full season to come out first. As Telltale seems to have got their house in order though, after a few months of internal difficulties, the usual return to standard makes for a persuasive argument to begin purchasing standalone episodes once again. The tension of seeing how our choices will play out and the suspense of waiting to see all the mysteries resolve themselves has been wonderfully recaptured in this episode. If you loved episode 1, buy this episode, if you liked episode 1, you might be best waiting for the full season.
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  3. Apr 8, 2014
    9
    My personal favorite episode so far. There are some incredibly big moments here. Not to mention some pretty big choices to make that are going to give this episode a lot of replay value. Even the little moments and choices stood out to me, as you feel like you are making your mark on the world and deciding who Bigby is as a character. All in all I was pretty blown away with this episode.

    Story wise this episode has some big reveals, and it was constantly making me question what I thought was already set in stone in the second episode. The well written dialog and excellent characters all help to make this already completely compelling story even more interesting, and I'm dying to see what comes next.

    The gameplay is about what you would expect from a Telltale game as well as the previous episodes. Interacting with possible crime-scenes in still entertaining, but I wish there would have been more in the way of action packed quick-time events, because some times the episode can feel a little slow. Otherwise the only complaints I have with the episode are the reoccurring glitches like slight freezes and whatnot that have plagued Telltale game for a long time now.

    Overall this is my favorite episode yet. It's tale gets even more compelling and I once again cannot wait for the next episode. If Telltale keeps improving each new episode like it has so far, then when everything comes together we might very well be looking at one of the best episodic adventure games ever created. It really is that good. I give this episode a 9.9/10- Near-Perfect.
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  4. Apr 21, 2014
    9
    this is more what I was hoping for the second episode to be. more character development and the plot is starting to unfold. there are some difficult choices but not so much on an ethical level, more along the lines of what would be the best choice to further the investigation and what not. AWSOME ending by the way and a great introduction to a villain Expand