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POSTED 20/11/14


THE WOLF AMONG US

Telltale Games



Who’s afraid of the Big Bad Wolf?

Well, Little Red Riding Hood and the Three Little Pigs for starters. Or they were in their original fairytale guises. The Wolf Among Us universe revolves around such characters, but in another place and another time.

Imagine taking all those childhood favourites and plopping them into a dark, violent and potty-mouthed film noir world. Or, if imagining isn’t your strong suit, just read the back of the box to this latest adventure from Telltale, the fine folk behind The Walking Dead adventures.

In a very similar functional vein to those, with various options available for dialogue or events at various points, occasional pottering-around-looking-for-clues bits and heaps of watching, The Wolf Among Us is based on the DC Comics offshoot Vertigo’s Fables series of comics by Bill Willingham. He’s a bloke who worked on more comics than we’ve space to mention. Look him up, he’s a clever chap.

So, is the titular wolf. He’s Bigby Wolf, and he’s the sheriff of Fabletown. That’s a place amidst our world – or as they put it, the ‘mundane world’ (hey, we can’t all wear snazzy red hoods and trip-trop across bridges you know, bloody fictional snobs) - where they use things called ‘glamours’ to appear as normal people. Well, most of them do...

Captivating story-wise, authentically rendered and riddled with laugh out loud gags – like when little pig Colin, currently homeless and crashing on Bigby’s couch, berates his host for destroying his house. A vague knowledge of the classics from Grimm to Lewis Carroll does kinda help.

Anyway, the key story involves a prostitute saved from The Woodsman by Bigby, her death, and the subsequent investigation. We won’t give away any more, other than the obvious – and they all lived happily ever after.

Or did they?

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