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The Wolf Among Us- Video Game Review

Friday, August 15, 2014

I love the Wolf Among Us.  For those of you who may not be aware this is a video game based off the fabulous comic Fables by Bill Willingham.  Fables (and this game) is really a retelling of Fairytale characters who live among us normal people.  So this game follows one of the main characters, Bigby Wolf (the Big Bad Wolf).  It is more of prequel to the comics but trust me, you don't have to have read the comics to know what's going on.  You may recognize the maker of this video game.. TellTale? They also make the popular Walking Dead games.

 The way these games are released is in chapters.  Each game typically has 5 episodes, the 5th one just being released.  Once all 5 episodes come out then the game will be released on disk.  I love love the colors of this game.  Yes that is a strange thing to say.. but the game designers make this game very Art Deco to me.  Makes it almost look like an old pulp fiction book. 


Most of this game is based off the choices you make. During a fight, which person do you go after?  Do you punch someone or do you talk things out? You get to figure out a mystery in this game.  Who killed Snow White?  Who will help you investigate?  Who will be a suspect? Each episode adds more to the clues and the action is perfect.  I always go back and google what would've happened had a chose a different option.  I just enjoy knowing everything! Another perk is that after an episode is finished you get to see how your choices matched up to what other players chose.  


All in all this is a great game.  I really hope there is another one with a different mystery. I am sad that the comic series is almost finished.  I do know TellTale is going to have a few new games.  Borderlands and Game of Thrones I heard.  So I hope that Wolf Among Us doesn't get put to the side for these other games.  If you get a chance to play this do so.. it is really a lot of fun.  10 out of 10
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16 comments:

  1. I haven't heard of Wolf Among Us, but the graphics look phenomenal! What system(s) is it on? Nevermind, I'm too impatient, I'll Google it. LOL Happy Friday!

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  2. My husband loved this game SO much! I enjoyed the Walking Dead series they did as well..and it is so fun that your decisions basically change the game play!

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  3. LOL! Well this is on all systems.. PC, Xbox, Playstation. Not Nintendo of course. I hope you get to play it.. it's very easy and the story is just great.

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  4. These are the types of games I really like and I am hoping there will be a second one made though I haven't heard any news on this yet.

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  5. I haven't heard of this game but I love the look of it. Almost sounds like a Bioware game where your choices or dialogue options dictate what happens? I like the murder mystery aspect of it, ad the Fables connection. That's such a cool idea. I would totally play this- will have to look out for it.

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  6. I absolutely LOVE this series and I'm glad you enjoyed it! I have played the first 4 episodes, and I found it to be better than Walking Dead Season 2 so far. I just really love the graphics and the mythology in this one, so much that I'll be looking into the graphic novels!

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  7. I think it is on PC so even if you don't have a console (playstation, xbox) you can still play it. It's easy so it's not like you have to be some sort of hardcore gamer. Anyone can play it. Seriously. I don't normally push games on people.. LOL... but if you are the least bit interested I swear it's a point and click game.

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  8. Oh yeah! If you haven't read the comics and you enjoyed this game then you need to for sure check out the comics. They are great! I have been having such a good time reading them. I almost don't want to read anything else. I am almost caught up in all the volumes which makes me a little sad.

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  9. Fables is one of my favorite comic book series so I was enjoying these games. Unfortunately I didn't think about it not being ported onto the PS4 when I traded in my PS3 last Christmas so I have yet to play the later installments but I broke down and bought them in a recent Steam sale so hopefully I'll find the time soon! :)

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  10. This going back and forth between systems is a little nuts. I kept my Xbox 360 and PS3 for this reason. Especially with all the games given away with Gold/PSN now. I have found that Xbox is giving away better games for the 360 then the One. At least you can play through Steam though. I just started using Steam though I have only played two games on there.

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  11. I ended up using the credit on the trade to get four or five games at launch so no regrets, frustrating though it is. I can't wait for their Game of Thrones release!

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  12. I almost never play video games but this one will have to be an exception. It looks so cool, and I really like Fables. -Ric

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  13. This is my FAVORITE game this year, not that I play too many games. I will have to try Walking Dead soon, which my husband played and loved. I really hope they make another and SOON!

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  14. OMG I am soooo excited for when they do Game of Thrones. I can't wait!!!

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  15. Great to hear!! Plus even if you don't play video games on consoles you can totally play this through steam on your computer so you are totally in luck!

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  16. The last Walking Dead comes out this week I think too for season 2. I can't wait. But it will be soooo long till season 3. I don't want to wait!

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