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  • Summary: The Wolf Among Us is a 5-episode series from the creators of 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 inThe Wolf Among Us is a 5-episode series from the creators of 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 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. Your choices matter: it’s not only WHAT you choose to do that will affect how your story plays out, but WHEN you choose to do it. A mature and gritty take on characters from fairy tales, legends and folklore who have escaped into our world. These are not the characters you’d see on a little child’s lunchbox. Play as Bigby Wolf: formerly the most feared monster among the Fables, now Sheriff of Fabletown and protector of those he used to hunt. He must restrain the beast within if he is to earn the trust of those around him. Choose Bigby’s actions carefully. Will you approach a situation calmly or unleash your inner rage? The way you act will determine how others respond to you. Set before the events seen in the first issue of the comics – you don’t have to know the characters or the world to play. [Telltale Games] Collapse
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 26 out of 31
  2. Negative: 0 out of 31
  1. 91
    Telltale Games clearly has another hit on its hands and I cannot wait to see how this story unfolds… or more appropriately how I choose to unfold it.
  2. Oct 10, 2013
    90
    While the gameplay is still second-rate compared to the story, Faith succeeds most because of its unpredictability. Even longtime Fables fans will be shocked by some of the revelations.
  3. Oct 25, 2013
    90
    The Wolf Among Us shines thanks to great achievements by the voice actors, a color pallet that jumps out at its viewers and twists that grab you by the throat and refuse to let go. The fairy tale figures are portrayed so realistically, that you can’t do anything but let yourself get submerged in the unusual, American subculture of Fabletown.
  4. 80
    If Episode 1’s satisfying twists and gut-punch of a cliffhanger are any indication, a pitch-black journey into fairytale land lies ahead. Count us in for the long haul.
  5. Oct 21, 2013
    80
    Judging this first episode of The Wolf Among Us is very difficult. Faith does not strike powerfully as perhaps many expected, but installs solid foundation for what could become another masterpiece made ​​by Telltale.
  6. Oct 12, 2013
    80
    Faith comes quickly in the heart of the matter and suggests an absolutely bright future for this new series.
  7. Oct 11, 2013
    70
    But, story-wise, I'm hooked. The characters are fascinating, the plot heavy with potential, and my faith in Telltale's skill is high. Consider this score a work in progress then, with the expectation that it will rise over the coming months as Mr Wolf's investigation deepens.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 36 out of 39
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 39
  3. Negative: 3 out of 39
  1. Oct 11, 2013
    10
    Telltale has done it again this is definitely a must buy! The art style is yet again amazing the controls are fluid and responsive the storyTelltale has done it again this is definitely a must buy! The art style is yet again amazing the controls are fluid and responsive the story is compelling and the characters are loveable!
    Can't wait for episode 2!
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  2. Nov 6, 2013
    10
    This game is absolutely amazing! The story is excellent right out of the gate. The characters are really interesting, and they make you care,This game is absolutely amazing! The story is excellent right out of the gate. The characters are really interesting, and they make you care, which is extremely important in these kinds of games. I haven't been this dragged in to a story in a long time!

    However, The Wolf Among Us gameplay is lacking a bit. I found myself missing the QTEs, even though I am certain I hit it. This may just be human errors, so i won't drop the score because of this.

    Buy this game with a seasonpass! You don't want to miss this gem!
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  3. Oct 16, 2013
    10
    Better than the Walking Dead. The Walking Dead and its pint sized protagonist (Clementine) gained mass appeal and rented a place in the heartsBetter than the Walking Dead. The Walking Dead and its pint sized protagonist (Clementine) gained mass appeal and rented a place in the hearts of gamers everywhere, however this love affair blinded many to the minor voice acting and gameplay flaws that it presented. These minor blemishes do not show up in the Wolf Among Us as Tell Tale seems to have perfected the formula with stellar voice acting and a perfect mix of narrative and action including an early fight sequence which closely resembled the opening fight sequence in the sleeper hit Heavy Rain. For a story involving fairy tale characters it is decidedly adult with mature language and mature themes, but this odd mixture of fairy tale and gritty adult themes plays out like a beautifully composed symphony of video game greatness. Tell Tale seems to have translated the wonderous world of Fable Comics and creator Bill Willingham's hit comic book series with flawless execution. Sadly The Wolf Among Us won't sell like The Walking dead sold, but it deserves to. Tell Tale has clearly perfected the genre which they created from a fledgling and admittedly unpolished Back To the Future series to what i believe is their magnum opus in The Wolf Among Us. You owe it to yourself as a gamer to at least try the demo and tell me it isn't great. 10/10 Expand
  4. Oct 30, 2013
    9
    A great entry from Tell Tale... A little lacking in gameplay, but a great story. The artwork and atmosphere is amazing and the voice actingA great entry from Tell Tale... A little lacking in gameplay, but a great story. The artwork and atmosphere is amazing and the voice acting solid. For what it is, it's almost perfect. Expand
  5. Oct 14, 2013
    9
    Telltale has created yet another glorious game ripe with juicy choices, great art direction, and stellar voice acting. With the free add-onTelltale has created yet another glorious game ripe with juicy choices, great art direction, and stellar voice acting. With the free add-on of episode 1, and taking your time while playing the game, it'll last you a solid 3 hours. I'm already hooked on the series and looking forward to playing every future episode. However, there were still the same technical problems present in the Walking Dead, such as freeze-frames during action sequences and occasional late texture buffers. These were especially prevalent in the Xbox 360 version. It's also still a bit disappointing to see your "choices" will rarely have an impact on major events in the story, such as character deaths. Overall though, if you enjoyed The Walking Dead, complete with it's flaws, The Wolf Among Us may just be your Game of the Year. Expand
  6. Jul 12, 2014
    8
    Opinion for the whole season:

    The Wolf Among Us (besides its excellent title) makes the Fables universe more known and it also makes it
    Opinion for the whole season:

    The Wolf Among Us (besides its excellent title) makes the Fables universe more known and it also makes it quite compelling.

    The game has its technical problems with all the long loading times and the irritating stutter issues with every frame change, becoming especially annoying in the fast action sequences.

    This game has an excellent concept for its world with all the fairytales gone in a "noir" way and I couldn't even imagine that the Big Bad Wolf would make such an excellent protagonist, who is both deep and bad-ass.

    The choices are more "grey-ish" than Walking Dead (if I remember correctly, have a better variety and more visible effect. It is quite an achievement to make the whole Fablestown be affected and finally play a part in the whole story.

    In my opinion, though the middle episodes had their "didn't see that coming" moments and great characters, the first and last episodes were the trully great ones that made the story whole and delivered what all this was meant to be.

    I would very much like to see a second season cause this is one of the most interesting worlds and Telltale has a way to show its finest moments. If only the technical aspect was better...

    ps. The action sequences (though still QTEs) are much improved with great choreography and sadly the minor puzzle element this time is non-existant. Nonetheless...
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  7. Oct 12, 2013
    0
    Telltale has taken over yet another well established series, put shoddy writing, shoddy gameplay, and worked the minimal amount to try toTelltale has taken over yet another well established series, put shoddy writing, shoddy gameplay, and worked the minimal amount to try to maximize profit. They learned nothing from The Walking Dead's technical difficulties or from the flaws in their writing. Yet people with half a bran will continue to praise these bland uncreative shoddy writers and allow them to continue to ruin Gaming. This year we saw LucasArts go down and I was sad, but the day I see that Telltales has gone down I will rejoice because it will be a day where gamers have shown that they are tired of the generic and poor writing that is Telltales. Expand

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