Published on October 31st, 2014 | by Edwin Millheim
The Wolf Among Us XBox One Review
Summary: The Wolf Among Us works on so many levels on the XBOX ONE and is how this interactive story should be played!
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
• 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