I have really mixed feelings about The Wolf Among Us. This is my first time playing a title from TellTale Games, as I don’t have any interest in The Walking Dead. I’d heard the controls weren’t that great, but that the company did a great job telling a story in an episodic format. I was intrigued with their take on the Fables world, and I had planned to get this for PS Vita when it became available as a full game rather than wait for episodes to come out for the Xbox 360. But since I got my PS4, I figured, why not check it out on my nice pretty big screen TV?
The first episode didn’t quite wow me, and several times, hubby muttered from his usual spot by the Mac that one character or the other was a real dick, something I couldn’t disagree with. However, by the second episode, hubby was pausing his game to sit and watch me play, something he’s never done with any of the games I’ve played. The mystery elements and the good voice acting helped draw us both into the plot, even if we didn’t like most of the characters.
The basic premise is that all of these fictional characters moved to Fabletown, a subsection of New York, I think. And apparently, life in the human world has made everyone into major assholes. There’s really not a single likable character in the cast, making the introduction somewhat rough. But after the sheriff, Bigby Wolf, breaks up a fight between his old nemesis Woody the Woodsman and a prostitute, that prostitute turns up dead, and Bigby has to solve the mystery of who killed her and why.
(I’m pleased to say, I had the right angle from the first episode.) Continue reading