The Wolf Among Us Episode 5: Cry Wolf
Developed by Telltale Games
Published by Telltale Games
” Bloody Hell Bigby, Is that you? ”
After the thrilling conclusion to In Sheep’s Clothing; Bigby has finally confronted The Crooked Man but as his meeting with the mysterious man begins; Chaos ensues and soon after Bigby is on the hunt for those responsible for the death and suffering caused to Fabletown. As he confronts the many criminals he has encountered including The Crooked Man, Georgia Porgie & Bloody Mary, Bigby will have to determine the true mastermind behind the murders and may find something out that will change the fate of Fabletown forever.
Cry Wolf once again utilizes the traditional Telltale point and click gameplay which is used to find clues and attack enemies however Cry Wolf features one of the best boss battles of the year featuring Bloody Mary & Bigby’s True form. This boss battle felt fluent and fun while also keeping the serious and gory tone that the season has built up. It also did as all Telltale titles do in the final episodes by taking all of your actions throughout the previous episodes and bringing them back to haunt you. This happens during the trial of The Crooked Man scene towards the end of the game when you are trying to judge his fate and each of the members of fabletown compare Bigby’s Actions to The Crooked Man.
As I have stated in all the previous Wolf Among Us reviews, The theme tune for the game is as fantastic as ever and listening to it in this episode gives off the feeling that its hard to believe its the last episode in Season 1. The Voice acting is at the top of its game and once again praise goes to Adam Harrington, Erin Ashe, Dave Fennoy and all the other highly talented voices behind Fabletowns Residents.
As with the other entries in The Wolf Among Us Season 1; The game utilizes the art styles of the Fables comic book which like most Telltale titles truly does suit the style of the game and while having a comic book vibe is dark and gritty like you’d probably expect to see in a Batman comic. The design on some of the characters is fantastic; In particular the true forms of both Bloody Mary & Bigby Wolf which look phenomenal on screen and from the boss battle gives you a sense of knowing the end is nigh.
Cry Wolf like the other entries in The Wolf Among Us has plenty of different reasons to play it such as collecting all of the Book of Fables entries and of course the multiple choices you can make to affect the overall outcome of the story. Plenty of Replayability.
All in all, Cry Wolf was a stunning ending to a phenomenal Telltale series and while I had a different opinion at the time of playing, The more I think about it; This shows that The Wolf Among Us is possibly the best Telltale series to date just slightly beating the first season of The Walking Dead. Well Done Telltale and for the love of god make a Season 2.
My Score – 10/10
- Fantastic ending to a Fantastic story
- Great Voice Cast
- Likeable character
- Familiar Gameplay
- Great Soundtrack
- Great Visual Style
- Possibly Best Boss Battle of the Year
The Wolf Among Us: Cry Wolf is available now from all digital outlets. Thanks go to Telltale for supplying the game and assets used in this review. Be sure to let me know what you thought of the review in the comments section below and be sure to stay tuned to UGNN for all your gaming news and reviews and remember to follow us on WordPress, Facebook, Twitter, Tumblr, LinkedIn, Reddit & YouTube.
Review by Matt McNamee