8/10

The Wolf is Off the Leash

Set in a world where well known fairy tale characters have merged with real life, The Wolf Among Us takes you into the underbelly of Fabletown, where every decision you make changes your path. All 5 chapters of this murder mystery are now available for you to explore and uncover the underlying conspiracy.

The Good

The hook of this game – and all the games from the developer Telltale – is the story and how your decisions alter everything around you. Every choice you make is remembered by the people around you and will affect how they interact with you in the future. Even if you find yourself in a fight, you have options on how you go about it, and if you take too long your opponent will take advantage and the game changes. The whole system gives every situation more gravity, as though you’re experiencing these things as an actual person, not a comic book or video game character.

The Bad

It’s not great to look at a  The Wolf Among Us in comparison to the other games from Telltale, even though all of their games are built on the same decision making system. But, if you were to compare, The Wolf Among Us is not as consistently good as some of their other games, especially their Walking Dead game (do yourself a favour and play it). Now that all five chapters of The Wolf Among Us series are out, the cliff-hangers between each one certainly feel less dramatic.

The Bottom Line

If you love video games for the stories, this is your game. It does lose a little bit of momentum, and the cliff hangers at the end of each chapter certainly hold less weight now that all the chapters are out, but there is still an amazing story to watch unfold.

A Little Bit More

The Wolf Among Us is a five episode series based on the award-winning comic book series Fables (DC Comics/Vertigo). This 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 will discover that the brutal, bloody murder of a Fable is just a taste of things to come, in a game series where every decision can have enormous consequences.