[PSN Review] The Wolf Among Us: Smoke and Mirrors


Wolf Among Us - Smoke and Mirrors - D

A beloved Fable is dead. An enraged Bigby is in mundy police custody. A body is found in the East River, and a serial killer is on the loose.

Return to the world of Fables (DC Comics/Vertigo) to hunt down the perpetrator through brute force and intimidation, or guile and detective work. The choices are yours will you unleash the beast within?

Live with the consequences of your decisions in a story that changes based on what you do and say in this continuing mature game series from Telltale Games.

OK, lets try and keep this spoiler free. In Smoke and Mirrors, Bigby finds out that the butler is the one who killed Dr. Pennybottom in the Library with the candlestick, thus bringing The Wolf Among Us to an early end… what? That’s not what happened? OK, let me check the game and get back to you.

Ah, right, right. After Sheriff Bigby Wolf (AKA The Big Bad Wolf) captures a suspect in Snow White’s murder case, it is time for Bigby to get some answers… and fast. With a (fairytale) serial killer on the loose, time is ticking before someone else ends up dead and with no head. During the interrogation, Bigby can either play nice or get rough to make the suspect talk, but in the end things get even more complicated after an interesting twist.

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As Bigby starts to get closer and closer to finding new information on the person who is responsible for this heinous crime, he ends up following a trail to a seedy strip joint where things are not what they seem. As you can imagine, the dark story from The Wolf Among Us means that once you enter that strip joint, things can get a bit heavier than usual… if you know what I mean.

As was the case on Episode 1: Faith, playing nice and being the bad cop yield different results, and since it’s a short episode you can always go back and do things differently to get new and extra scenes from your actions and choices. The great writing and voice acting make it even more appealing to go back for another round, thanks to Telltale Games having perfected this formula down to a T.

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Smoke and Mirrors is a nice follow up to Faith, and it keeps us desperately waiting for Episode 3 in the series. The change of pace makes this a slower episode (and thus, a shorter episode), but the story development, plot twists and new elements added to the mix make this a winning combination. It’s a good thing we’re also getting Episode 2 of the second season of The Walking Dead in order to make the wait for the next episode of Wolf Among Us easier to swallow.

Review

ProsCons
The season finally continues!

Interesting plot twists

Slower than episode 1
Rating
85%

Disclaimer

This review is based on a copy of Smoke and Mirrors provided by Telltale Games.


Written by: EdEN - PR / Editor-In-Chief


  1. #1 by the_nmac on February 24th, 2014 [ 42703 Points ]

    I keep hearing great things about this. I never read fables but the material fascinates me. Might have to pick up the season pass on the sale this week.

  2. #2 by EdEN on February 24th, 2014 [ 136065 Points ]

    The game is worth it at full price, and it’s going to be a steal at the discount price.

    Also, you should read Fables since it’s an awesome series. Grab the first (digital or physical) TPB. Trust me, you’ll love it!

  3. #3 by the_nmac on February 24th, 2014 [ 42703 Points ]

    I know I will. Now where’s my Tell Tale Y: The Last Man game? I know there busy with Game of Thrones and Tales from the Borderlands. But can you imagine them in the Y universe?

  4. #4 by EdEN on February 24th, 2014 [ 136065 Points ]

    I can definitely imagine them doing that game, but for now they’re busy with Fables, The Walking Dead, Game of Thrones, Borderlands AND a mystery game.

  5. #5 by agentg on February 25th, 2014 [ 2175 Points ]

    This one reminds me of that TV series Once Upon a Time. I never manage to watch it.

  6. #6 by Kicks on February 25th, 2014 [ 539 Points ]

    @EdEN How detailed is the strip joint?

  7. #7 by EdEN on February 25th, 2014 [ 136065 Points ]

    @Kicks: Very.

  8. #8 by Kicks on February 25th, 2014 [ 539 Points ]

    @EdEN :(

  9. #9 by the_nmac on March 1st, 2014 [ 42703 Points ]

    @agentg I love Once Upon A Time. The series has been great, it’s a must watch for me. You can catch up on Netflix.


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