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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 TheFollowing 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

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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: 33 out of 37
  2. Negative: 1 out of 37
  1. 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 zombieI 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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  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 interestingThis 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. Sep 4, 2014
    10
    Telltale games does it again! amazing game full of twists and turns, the decisions sadly make minimal impact on the game, however everyTelltale games does it again! amazing game full of twists and turns, the decisions sadly make minimal impact on the game, however every decision will change a fables view on you. Feels almost like Infamous, you can go 2 roads good or the big bad wolf. Needless to say i was a pretty good guy Expand
  4. Jul 17, 2014
    9
    I'll keep my thoughts to a minimum so as to avoid spoilers, but the whole of The Wolf Among Us was a great ride, with this final episodeI'll keep my thoughts to a minimum so as to avoid spoilers, but the whole of The Wolf Among Us was a great ride, with this final episode providing some very satisfying answers, with a great little twist to boot. Get it! 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 interestingA 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 10, 2014
    9
    Last episode of the first season of the wolf among us. Will there be a second season? Of course there will.

    Be the big bad wolf or earn the
    Last episode of the first season of the wolf among us. Will there be a second season? Of course there will.

    Be the big bad wolf or earn the respect of the people? All i can say is OOOOH Plot twist.
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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 severalI 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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