Game Review: The Wolf Among Us // E2 – Smoke & Mirrors


Telltale Games has left me frothing at the mouth in anticipation for the this second episode and finally we have it. At the end of episode one we are left with a severed head and even more questions just waiting to be answered so immediately Smoke & Mirrors picks up right away with the mystery. When the story initially started I wasn’t too sure where the game was going to take the story and I’m still not entirely sure but honestly that’s nothing but a good thing. It’s doing a fantastic job at keeping me guessing and making me try to think like a detective. Every decision that is made I try to make in regards to finding out what’s going to happen next and how it will make certain characters react. A perfect example of this was during an interrogation scene in this episode. Certain choices will make the suspect talk more or clam up and not say anything which makes you try to choose wisely. I think my favorite part of the story was the inclusion of Georgie Porgie as the owner of a strip club called….wait for it……….Pudding & Pie. They made him very hard edged with tattoos and a bad attitude which makes the character very intriguing. Another great moment was a confrontation with Beast. Things get crazy really fast and we’ll just say that he brings the wolf out in Bigby.

There are a few things that were a bit “off”. Throughout the episode there were pauses and moments where the screen went black as well as movement stutters from some of the characters. Not a HUGE issue but still a little distracting. I’m sure that will be cleared up soon with a patch though. With all of that being said, I’m excited to see where the game is going and can’t wait for the next episode. It looks like it’s going to be a good one.

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The Wolf Among Us: Episode 2 – Smoke & Mirrors is available NOW on PSN, XBLA and PC from Telltale Games


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