The Wolf Among Us review

Xbox One Xbox One Reviews

I’ve always enjoyed point and click adventures, all the way back to Simon the Sorcerer, there is just something about them, so it naturally I found myself drawn to the Telltale titles on the Xbox 360, I loved the Walking Dead, but missed the boat when it came to The Wolf Among Us so I was pretty pleased when they announced the game was coming to the Xbox One.

For those of you that don’t know, The Wolf Among us is a fictional Graphic Adventure based on Bill Willinghams’s Fables comic book series. Based over 5 episodes this acts a prequel to the comics so it’s a great place to start if you fancy getting into a new comic.

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You play the game as Bigby Wolf, he is a reformed man after his violent past, and is now sheriff of Fabletown, he lives in apartment with Colin the pig and in the same block as Beauty, who is having a tough time of her marriage. He works near the Mayor’s Office who assistant is none other than Snow White and her magical mirror. As the story progresses you’ll encounter plenty of other fairytale characters in human form.

As you would expect from episodic content the episodes start quite slowly before building up to a blockbuster finish, this is no different. You begin the game by saving a prostitute from The Woodsman, where you take part in your first action sequence, it’s essentially a quick time event involving using the right stick to move the cursor to a certain are before pressing the button requested. They can be quite frantic and at first a little frustrating to control but they really enjoyable and keep the game interesting.

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When you are not in the QTE’s you’ll be interacting with all the other characters in the game, gathering and analysing evidence, and trying to decide who has done what. You’ll make many decisions during dialogue with the different people you meet and the game will constantly remember what they were, some will have more of a significant affect on the game where as some you probably won’t notice. I also love the fact the whatever decisions I make I have no idea how they will effect the overall game. At the end of each episode get to see a summary showing you the decisions you made in that episode and how you compare to other users.

The hand drawn art style again is brilliant, as are the voice actors and musical score. The Wolf Among Us is a great game if you fancy taking on a different style of game. The chance to play through and make different choices the second time around always draws me back to the game, just to see how my decisions change the way the game plays out.

If you have already played this on the 360 there is little reason to go back again, but I can’t recommend this game enough if you haven’t.

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