After finally following Bigby Wolf all five episodes, I can happily confirm, that Telltale did a magnificent job once again, in catching the atmosphere and even more importantly the characters of the comic.
You get sucked into the world of Fables, where well known Fable figures have to live in the human world, after escaping their home dimension, and you try as Sheriff Bigby Wolf (aka Big Bad Wolf) to not only solve a series of strange murders but also battle against your inner demons.For fans of the comic it offers a very interesting pre-story to where the series begins and you meet and get to know some characters, which were presented shortly in the comics.
The graphics style fits the shrill world of Fables perfectly, and the voice acting is once again nearly flawless. Gameplay was wise just like The Walking Dead, more of an interactive movie than a true adventure, but it was done very well. Last but not least the music excellent.. from the well done intro with Bigby wandering through town up to the whole game, the “Film Noir” atmosphere is present everywhere.
Conclusively, what I loved the most was the characters. Basically, Telltale incorporated characters from every fairy tale mixed with a modern twist located in New York City, definitely pick up this game if you want something similar to the Walking Dead!
MASSIVE SPOILERS AND WILD SPECULATION BELOW THE CUT
Crooked Man’s Lair – Night (Pt. 1)
Firstly, the way I approached the crooked man was so badass. I mean, forget Bigby, he’s a badass regardless but I made sure I chose all the right and logical answers whenever “the boss” questioned my knowledge concerning the whole situation. But what irritated me the most was how relaxed he was, which prevented me from letting Bigby go off and make him look more hot-headed than he already is.
Also, my first impression of the crooked man was accurate and I know that for sure by the way he tackled each question as well as repetitively claiming that he was an open-person and has no need for treachery. He is obviously the typical psychotic leader that has made this group of needy individuals under his control due to his wealth and decent connections as he himself put it to Bigby which over-powers the system Crane and/or Snow and Bigby had put out for Fabletown.
And when it came to who killed the girls, I didn’t say “Who did it”, to add more suspense I said “I know who did it” even though I absolutely had no idea and for legitimate reasons, I chose to blame it on Georgie because all the other options were strange and made no sense to me, plus he’s a fucking dick, moreover it turned out to be the right answer, so that was a great opportunity for me to reveal my wit and intelligence to the crooked man as well as punch Georgie in the fucking V-jayjay, oh and Jersey too.
Bloody fucking Mary. As much as I hate her, her entrance was awesome. Also, I’m very happy I got to kill that fucking asshole Jersey. But Bloody Mary and the Crooked man evaded as soon as all that shit started. And after that, Georgie “attempted” to kill me but failed so he and Vivian eventually escaped. So I didn’t really realize how consequential those two characters were until I followed them back to the Pudding N’ Pie, which was by the way such a dumb fucking idea, escaping to the most obvious location, great job Georgie.