Posté le : 20 janvier
Masterfully written and masterfully drawn, The Wolf Among Us
surprises with an unique personality and original setting, combined with the developer's already well-known dramatic storytelling.
I bought this game more than a year ago and shelved it. The premise sounded interesting, but not enough to play immediately. Now that the first (and probably only) season is over, I decided to try it and discovered a very polished experience, more personal and gritty than The Walking Dead
, and also more engaging.
Art direction is simply astounding. The graphics are superb, quality-wise. Even if you don't like cel shading you have to admit the devs did a very good job, and the comic book-like drawings set the atmosphere delightfully. Sounds and music are also top-notch. The lip-sync is perfect and the voice acting professionally convincing.
Gameplay-wise, the experience is immersing and compelling. I did not encounter a single glitch, lag or bug. The controls are simple and work fine, even though I would prefer to use E instead of Q for the action sequence QTEs. Divided by episodes and chapters, it can adapt to long play sessions as well as 15-minute rounds.
Where this game really shines is, of course, the story. Drawing inspiration, direction and lore from the original books, there's much more to be seen that can be noticed at first sight. This provides a wholesome world with fleshed-out, mature characters and an interesting background, connecting seamlessly to the parent storyline. Be not mistaken, this drama is not for children. Also, be prepared for a shocking shift in the way you'll forever look at your classic fairytale characters. Many of them are here, and there's no "happily ever after". Illegal drugs and magic, prostitution, exploitation, murder and a very important dose of gore and violence populate this game/visual novel/point-and-click RPG-ish adventure. If you're into dark fantasy, rough drama and noir mystery-solving detective stories, this might be right up your alley.Tell Tale Games
at it's finest, and another very nice gaming experience. This game was met with universal acclaim and there's a reason for that.