April 20, 2014
Log In to Inside Mac Games Pro


Monday, October 28, 2013 Send mac games news to:
news@insidemacgames.com
 

Click to enlarge
The Wolf Among Us Episode 1 Reviewed
6:00 AM | Cord Kruse | Comment on this story

Strategy Informer recently posted a new review of Telltale Games' The Wolf Among Us. Based on Bill Willingham's award-winning comic book series FABLES and licensed by Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment, The Wolf Among Us features a cast of fairy tale characters struggling to survive in the dangerous Fabletown.

Gameplay-wise it should come as no shock that it’s hugely similar to The Walking Dead. Choice and consequence-based storytelling, quicktime event-based action sequences, and occasionally the odd small area to roam around in looking at things. While on the outside it seems that there isn’t much gameplay outside of a choose-your-own-adventure, there’s a lot more than there initially seems. Every little choice you make changes conversations, people’s attitudes towards you, whether you get out of a situation cleanly or messily (or not at all), even to the extent of characters living or dying or the story completely changing depending on whether you went left or right. Telltale pulled this off superbly in The Walking Dead, always making the player feel responsible for their own story, and in this first episode The Wolf Among Us does it just as amazingly well.

In fact it does it better here too, for two reasons. Firstly, The Walking Dead occasionally brought in proper adventure game-style puzzle sections now and again, which worked but slowed the pace and regularly felt forced. The Wolf Among Us ditches them in favour of “investigations”. Bigby’s a detective after all, and whenever he’s called out and allowed to explore there’s usually a crime to uncover. For example after being called round to Mr Toad’s apartment it’s clear that something happened he’s trying to cover up – you then have to explore his apartment, find evidence and catch him out in a lie. It’s a lot more fun and fits more naturally into the plot than Walking Dead’s puzzle areas.

Check out the full review at the page below.

Strategy Informer: The Wolf Among Us Episode 1 Review
Telltale Games (add to watch list)
The Wolf Among Us - Season Pass (add to watch list)
Buy The Wolf Among Us - Season Pass


 

Other Mac Games News for Monday, October 28, 2013

Catch A Robber In Dream Chamber6:00 AM
Help Create A Legendary Item For Diablo III: Reaper Of Souls6:00 AM
Scary Good Savings At Mac Game Store6:00 AM
• The Wolf Among Us Episode 1 Reviewed6:00 AM
Thunder, Nemato & Doom Coming Soon To Drox Operative6:00 AM
 
View all of the Mac games news for Monday, October 28, 2013 on one page

Mac Games News for Friday, October 25, 2013

Battle EXALT In XCOM: Enemy Within6:00 AM
Play In The Sandbox For Free6:00 AM
Pre-Order Type Rider At Mac Game Store6:00 AM
Wasteland 2 Maps & Hazards6:00 AM
 
View all of the Mac games news for Friday, October 25, 2013 on one page


Recent Mac Games News

Thursday, October 24, 2013
Wednesday, October 23, 2013
Tuesday, October 22, 2013
Monday, October 21, 2013
Friday, October 18, 2013


Search for other Mac games news stories or browse our Mac Games News Archive.



Home  News  The Wolf Among Us Episode 1 Reviewed