The Wolf Among Us: Episode 4 - In Sheep's Clothing Reviews
Episode four makes Bigby's struggle more personal, then ends abruptly, transferring the pressure to deliver onto the finale.
The Wolf Among Us Episode 4's lack of meaningful choices and scant story progression mark a low point in the series.
This episode sets the stage for the season's conclusion, but it needs more action and surprises
In Sheep's Clothing continues A Wolf Among Us' intriguing and violent story, with only a bit of wheel-spinning to slow it down.
In Sheep's Clothing gives in to the dark side
The Wolf Among Us: In Sheep's Clothing isn't a wholly satisfying penultimate episode, but it's about on par with its predecessors in terms of quality. You'll get enough answers and confrontations to be entertained throughout, but it most definitely leaves a lot to be resolved in the final episode.
Still, "In Sheep's Clothing" nails it where it counts. Not since episode one have we felt so fascinated with The Wolf Among Us. It ties the ongoing story threads in such a way that they become more significant, making us eager to see how it all wraps up. These characters may originate from simple bedtime stories, but Telltale has made them far more real than they've ever been before.
Questions have been asked and we can now take solace that satisfying solutions are being given. Snow and Bigby's exchanges are very brief as The Sheriff focuses on getting answers that have eluded him since the beginning of The Wolf Among Us. Bigby excels in what is the most action-packed offering yet and will leave you wanting more. In Sheep's Clothing ends on one of the best cliffhangers you could imagine.
I think this is the best episode yet, despite being a little on the short side, and despite having repetition at its foundation it does a bloody good job of both concealing it and dragging me deeper into the game's murky world. I know that I'm being sheep-herded to a fairly fixed conclusion, and I'm now enjoying the neon snarl of the ride enough to be entirely comfortable with that.
Episode 4 packs enough subtlety and top-notch cinematic storytelling to convince players that the final chapter of Bigby's case will be more than worth the wait (if not a second playthrough).
This particular episode is more a shaggy dog story rather than something that goes for the throat, but it's building up promisingly towards the season climax.
The story is moved forward, and the quick time events and character development make you wish you could play the concluding episode right now. So, in essence, this episode does its job quite well, I just wish it had more internal resolution.
Even the cliffhanger ending feels a bit muted when compared to the epic final moments of episode one and three. Still, it's a necessary stepping stone to finally reach the summit that we've all been waiting for, and with the conclusion looming just over the horizon I can't wait to see how it all ends for the denizens of FableTown.
The Wolf Among Us: Episode 4 - In Sheep's Clothing does a great job of setting things in motion for the conclusion, but its unfortunate status as Telltale's shortest episode yet sours the overall experience.
In Sheep's Clothing is a bit short and not as shocking as previous episodes, but it is darkly unsettling and deftly sets the scene for the closing of this horrific case. And we're left with one final cliffhanger. Standing in a room, surrounded by enemies. The question is: who's getting out?
If you're this far in already, you know the score: play Episode Four then try to contain your anticipation for Episode Five. As Telltale has repeatedly proven again and again with The Wolf Among Us, the wait will be worth it.
Even as a slightly lesser and brief episode, "In Sheep's Clothing" does provide us with the door now open to the end of Bigby's adventures: the only way we can find out what's next is by going through.
The content is fantastic, though the timing between episodes holds the game back.
Episode 4 latches on to your curiosity more than any other. If you are even interest a small amount in the story, this is a great episode to play.
I'm still looking forward to what Telltale has in store next, especially after the high note that this episode finished on, but - I hate to say it - In Sheep's Clothing is easily the weakest episode in the series.