If you’ve been playing video games since you were a kid (i.e. most of us), it can become easy to get bored with new releases. This is especially true as far as the storyline goes. There’s only so many ways to make invading aliens interesting. The same goes for invading alien lands, invading the Middle East, protecting America from the Middle East, going on a crime spree, protecting a town from a crime spree and literally anything to do with aliens. That’s just the tip of the iceberg too.
So The Wolf Among Us has been a welcomed new release and one of the first ones I can remember being excited about in quite some time. Don’t get me wrong, the gameplay deserves attention too, but nothing like this storyline has ever been done in video games as far as I know.
The game takes place in Fabletown. As the name suggests, this fictitious city is populated by other equally fictitious characters, many of whom you’ll probably know from old childhood fables.
Unfortunately, things in Fabletown are anything but a fairytale. Your job is not only to keep the peace, but to solve a terrible crime that has placed Fabletown at odds against itself. You’ll slog through the grungy, dark atmosphere, interrogate characters from your childhood and, of course, beat the hell out of a fair number of them.
Alright, the gameplay needs some attention because it’s actually far different than what you’re used to. If you’ve ever played The Walking Dead, it’s similar to the point and click method they used. While The Wolf Among Us has fine-tuned the method even more, it’s still the basic idea.
Although this may scare many people off the idea, you’ll be doing yourself a real disservice. It’s true that the game’s controls aren’t the most challenging or confusing. But they are all you need to progress through an amazing storyline that will keep you riveted until the very end.
The entire game is broken up into five different episodes meaning that, along the way, you’ll get small portions of closure before continuing on to the next portion go gameplay. However, the entire time, you’ll be working to solve the initial mystery that has you out wandering the dangerous streets of Fabletown in the first place.
I’m not the only one who found this game revolutionary. It’s received a number of “Best of” awards and for good reason. Check this one out if you want a completely unique experience.