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Published on October 31st, 2014 | by Edwin Millheim

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The Wolf Among Us XBox One Review

The Wolf Among Us XBox One Review Edwin Millheim
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Summary: The Wolf Among Us works on so many levels on the XBOX ONE and is how this interactive story should be played!

4.3

Must play!


The Wolf Among Us
Format – Xbox One
Genre – Adventure
Rating – MA15+
Game Developer – Telltale Games
Game Publisher – Telltale Games
Reviewer – Edwin Millheim

TellTale games finally brings us their interactive story, The Wolf Among Us to XBox One (Reviewed) and the PlayStation 4 which in our opinion is the perfect format for these games. The Wolf Among Us is also an adaptation of the Comic series Fables from DC Comics/Vertigo. The main protagonist of the story is Bigby Wolf THE big bad wolf as players go on an adventure as the Sherriff of the fairy tale folk living amongst us all. As with previous games of this type game of interactive story, choices made are remembered from characters interacted with again later that really dictates how the story will play out.

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The adventure in The Wolf Among Us is a who done it kind of mystery with some added suspense that works on all levels. It starts out a bit slow and starts to build up like any good story should. Puzzles in the game are simple enough but there will be a few challenges later down the track. Given that, the game choices and puzzles are inter sprinkled with some quick time events like fights with dangerous suspects and characters for instance. A button letter flashes on screen and you have to hit it before the fast timer runs out in order to make a move successful. It can be quite tricky if you’re not paying attention.

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With that said, The Wolf Among Us on XBox One contains all 5 chapters that include;

Episode 1: Faith

Episode 2: Smoke and Mirrors

Episode 3: A Crooked Mile

Episode 4: In Sheep’s Clothing

Episode 5: Cry Wolf

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Although the story starts quite brutally, this is amped up as the story progresses, especially when you meet strange fantasy characters like  Little Red Riding Hood, the Three Little Pigs and+ Snow White to name a few. They all come from fairy tales, but are nothing like we heard about in the stories which is where this game shines. However like this game, they are very much adult orientated and there is much harsh language to be had here.

Final Thoughts?

TellTale games is on a big stride here! They hit it with The Walking Dead Season and the follow up The Walking Dead 400 days and they are on another winner with The Wolf Among Us. All in all, the Wolf Among Us is an excellent game that is best played on a high-end console as it gives the entire experience, a movie-like feel!

Have fun play games.

Edwin Millheim

Key Features

• From the team that brought you 2012 Game of the Year, The Walking Dead

• Based on the Eisner Award-winning Fables comic book series

• It’s not only WHAT you choose to do that will affect your story, but WHEN you choose to do it

• A mature and gritty take on characters from fairytales, legends and folklore who have escaped into our world


About the Author

Edwin Millheim is a freelance writer since the 1980's has worked in comic book scripting and story writing, for such magazines as Shadis magazine, Anime A2. and also has worked on role playing game creation and adventure creation in the role playing industry as a freelancer (For such companies as Hero Games ,Palladium Books Rifts Index and Adventures Vol 1 hook line and sinker story contributor) working over the years with his editor and co writer for many projects, Donna Millheim, his wife, together... wrote the "electronic games" article for Funk And Wagnalls Encyclopedia Edwin has also worked as writer on comic adaptations to some of his writer/created role-playing games such as Bright Future (Sci Fi) and Unknown Eagles (Based in World War II), and Moonsfar: Warrior's Creed.(Sword and Sorcery) Released Ebook on Amazon 'Unknown Eagles Special Operations" in 2014. Edwin has worked on articles ranging from, previews, reviews and interviews, for various media over the years including magazine and internet, and pod casts, video media shows. Currently the United States Editor For www.impulsegamer.com Over the years Edwin with his often co writers Wife Donna Millheim and Daughter Shael Millheim have written well over 400 articles and reviews and various role playing game books and game supplements. Edwin Millheim is also an actor and stage combat stunt fighter, and has been acting in shows and productions since 1989. Edwin has an over 22-year background in Whitelotus kungfu, a mix of northern and southern Shaolin. Bringing those skills to film and live action stunt shows was a natural thing. Over the years, he has been Cast Coordinator for interactive shows, as well as stunt and fight and action coordinator for various film projects (Sanctuary film from NiceWonderFilms) (BFF Zombie from LifePlay Productions) (Hunter X from Jab Haus)and live action stunt shows. Edwin has had many featured parts as a stunt fighter/actor, and has choreographed hundreds of hours worth of scenes over the years.



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