The Wolf Among Us 'Faith' Review: Fantastic Grimm and gritty nursery crimes
- Posted October 26th, 2013 at 13:40 EDT by Richard Archer
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Whether you're a Fables fan or not, you will love this superb adventure, which combines the best elements of film noir and the Brothers Grimm. Telltale Games has done it again.
- Involved plot with much to see and do
- Gorgeous, atmospheric graphics
- Lively, varied musical score
- Small, meaningless Trophy list
Of course, The Wolf Among Us' superb voice acting is only part of the marvelous sounds and music that help create a great gaming atmosphere. Sirens wail, cars whiz by, footsteps echo convincingly in dark alleys, and miscellaneous background sounds build convincing mood and atmosphere. The game's musical score also shows the same level of inventiveness; '80s synths set the time tone, but tinny jazz can be heard in grotty bars and stirring orchestral tracks provide a marvelous backdrop to the game's big reveals and action scenes.
When it comes to the action scenes, exploration, detective work, or just chewing the fat with other Fables, Telltale has stuck with the simple-yet-effective control system that made The Walking Dead an easy delight to play. You can move using the left stick, the right stick changes your viewpoint, and where interaction is required, Triangle, Square, etc. can be selected to examine, talk, pick up objects, and the like, depending on what your eyes have come to rest on. Combat is handled with a series of quick-time events with just the right amount of timing to make it frantic and fun, but never frustrating. Using the same simple control system from The Walking Dead, albeit one that looks cleaner, means the game can be quickly picked up and played by novices and fans alike.