The Wolf Among Us: Episode 1 - Faith
The first episode, "Faith" plants many seeds that we expect to see return in later installments, but so far, the new episodic series is off to an impressive start. Offering an experience that new Telltale fans are sure to eat up, an adaptation of "Fables" that the comic's fans will approve of, and a story sure to scratch the itch of mystery fans, The Wolf Among Us has already put The Walking Dead in good company.
Faith, as this episode is called is appropriately named, is worth the investment. The studio needs you to download this episode on nothing but the faith that this series will be just as amazing as it's last. And we hope you do believe in Telltale because this is one series you don't want to miss out on.
Unfamiliar with the original comic book series, I was initially worried I would be lost when it came to the game, even if it is considered a prequel. Keeping me guessing throughout, the unpredictable nature of the narrative had me on the edge of my seat. If I have learned anything from playing through Faith, nothing is what is seems.
Brimming with atmosphere and the kind of dialogue that Telltale Games are acclaimed for, the high points of Episode 1 just about offset the jerky camera work, poor loading times and clunky QTE controls which blemished their previous effort, and which are far more pronounced here.
The Wolf Among Us Episode 1 has proven a shining example of interactive storytelling. It is a highly recommended experience, and one that will not soon be forgotten.
Telltale has got something with 'The Wolf Among Us,' a fresh property and stylized noir trappings that should grab a lot of fans despite the lack of zombies. Even so, this first episode feels like a prologue that just gets some characters set up before touching on a mystery. The issues with the 360 version make playing on the PC dreamy by comparison, though the extended time since the game's release may have allowed for some important fixes to all versions.
Episode One of The Wolf Among Us is dark and beautiful at the same time. The game scratches a crime noir itch even though the detective work is on the lighter side. While we will have to wait until the end of the season to see how impactful the different decision branches are, Telltale does a great job at making the choices feeling meaningful while not presenting a clear path. The voice acting is strong, the art is beautiful. If you like adventure games with a dark story, it would be remiss of you to not play The Wolf Among Us.
If you enjoyed The Walking Dead, The Wolf Among Us is going to be right up your alley as another great series that introduces you to characters you’ll like while forcing you to make decisions regarding their fates that you’ll hate.