|System: PC*, PS3, Xbox 360|
|Release: February 4, 2014|
|Screen Resolution: 480p-1080p||Intense Violence, Blood and Gore, Sexual Themes, Partial Nudity, Strong Language, Use of Alcohol and Tobacco.|
Episode 2 does feel a bit more… let’s say cinematic, than Episode 1 did. Since most of the decisions you make are personal ones, it doesn’t really feel like you can choose where to go or what to investigate next. You simply push forward, taking the evidence you find, and following it to your next conclusion. There are no big splits like there were in Episode 1, when you had to choose to purse
It’s worth noting that Episode 2 is far more technically sound than Episode 1 was. There weren’t any graphical errors, nor were there any instances where the game crashed. The cursor worked just fine and I never got stuck in an area where the game wigged out and wouldn’t move forward. Loading times are a little bit longer this time around, but it’s worth it for the game to be more stable. These glitches really pulled you out of the action in Episode 1, so it’s a good thing that they are all fixed up here.
It’s really hard to say what is good about this game without spoiling anything, but take our word for it, this episode was much more enjoyable than Episode 1. It felt like everything that happened was much more important. Instead of simply bringing up new questions, which is much of what happened in Episode 1, it actually felt like Bigby was getting closer to solving the mystery. I was on the edge of my seat the whole time trying to piece together clues. In fact, most of the fun of The Wolf Among Us: Episode 2 took place outside of the game itself as you try to put together facts and piece together what is happening before Bigby does. This is the video game version of the great mystery novel, a digital Sherlock Holmes if you will.
Final verdict? Well if you enjoyed Episode 1 of The Wolf Among Us, you’ll love Episode 2. If you didn’t enjoy Episode 1 of The Wolf Among Us… what the heck is the matter with you? Telltale continues to prove why they are a master of their craft with Smoke and Mirrors. In fact, the only thing wrong with this episode, is that we are going to have to wait another few months before we find out what happens next. Go out and purchase The Wolf Among Us: Episode 2 today. You won’t regret it.
Angelo M. D’Argenio
Date: February 4, 2014