The Wolf Among Us: Episode Three – A Crooked Mile Review


“… Like a good doggie.”

Episode three of Telltale Games’ The Wolf Among Us  picks up without missing a beat, throwing the player right into the action of the previous episode’s events.

With a new lead on the mysterious murders happening in Fabletown, Bigby and Snow are off to hopefully capture the fable behind it all.

The-Wolf-Among-Us-episode-3Compared to the other episodes, I found this one to be relatively short.  Scenes and achievements flew by rapidly, bringing the episode to a quick close. However, this episode seemed to be filled with the most consequential actions. I can’t tell how many times I had to rack my brain for a quick decision, thinking of all the possibilities that would come of it in the future. I’m certain all Telltale fans know this feeling.

While there isn’t a lot of action, there is a ton of story development.  New and old characters come forward, thickening the plot and adding more questions than answers. Telltale has done a great job at leaving us guessing where the story could go next.

Without spoiling much, I can say that the finale will more than likely leave you begging for more in the last two episodes. The ending absolutely blew me away and left me ready to hop back into Bigby’s shoes and get to the bottom of everything. That being said, I sat down and beat this episode in about two/two and a half hours in one session. It wasn’t bad, just quick and to the point, being the shortest of all three episodes.

I felt a little rushed through the main areas of this episode, mainly because of the episode’s constraint on time. While there is no timer, it feels that way. My only complaint was that if you looked at the main object for one scene, you’d be rushed to the next scene without a chance to explore the rest of the area. There isn’t too  much to discover other than background information for the story.

If you are looking for something to fill the void that Telltale’s The Walking Dead  left or are waiting for the next episode of season two of The Walking Dead, The Wolf Among Us  will serve perfectly as a replacement.

Check out the trailer for episode three below to get a taste of what’s to come.

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The Wolf Among Us  is an amazing adventure game that gets more and more intense with each episode. The decision tree keeps expanding, adding to the replay value and opening up the game to different scenarios and endings that can be reached. Despite being short, it might be the best episode yet.