My beau gifted me a Steam game for my birthday that he thought I’d like, and hot damn, was he right. The Wolf Among Us by Telltale Games, is a point and click graphic adventure game based on the comic series Fables. I’m not familiar with the comic itself, but I’m suddenly intrigued. Although this series supposedly takes place 30 years prior to the first Fables comic.
The characters in the game – such as Snow White, the Big Bad Wolf, Beauty, and the Beast – have fled from their homeland to a new world they created in America known as Fabletown. To hide their real identities from humans, they appear in human form. The Big Bad Wolf has reformed and goes by the name of Bigby Wolf and is now the Sheriff of Fabletown.
The player is in control of Bigby Wolf. I won’t give away the storyline, but it’s a choose your own adventure game, and the options you choose change the outcome of the game. What’s been released of the game so far took me about 2 hours to complete, but the game is episodic, so it will continue on in the future. So far, there’s only one episode titled “Faith,” but there are four more labeled as “coming soon.” I’m excited about it. This game is fun and creative, gameplay is smooth, and the graphics are pretty amazing. There’s also a pig smoking a cigarette.