After a short wait, Telltale Games gives us the penultimate episode of The Wolf Among Us. In Sheep’s Clothing takes up the reins from the previous chapter and continue the story of Bigsby and his friends. In this instalment we are thrust into the deeper, darker side of Fabletown. Have the big, bad, wolf bitten off more than he can chew this time? Let us find out.
Developer: Telltale Games
Publisher: Telltale Games
Release Date: 27 May 2014
CPU: Intel Core 2 Duo / AMD Equivalent
VGA: Nividia Geforce 8800 / AMD Equivalent
RAM: 4 GB
HDD: 2 GB
In Sheep’s Clothing, we start where the previous part left off. As with all my reviews of the Telltale Games episodic series I don’t really want to mention too much of the story in case anyone haven’t played it yet for whatever reason. Being the penultimate episode if I go into detail now then the series will be ruined. The chapter begins with Bigsby hurt being treated in his apartment in Fabletown.
Now we are getting close to the season finale the story is getting darker. During this episode you have to make moral choices regarding certain residents of Fabletown. Choose wisely though as otherwise you could end up making promises that you may not be able to keep when the time comes. This chapter may not be as fast-paced or action-packed as some of the earlier ones but it builds suspense and intrigue ready for the last part of the season.
While it may only have one action scene I can guarantee you that it is a cracker. This fight takes place at the Lucky Pawn with Jersey Devil and it is the best one yet in the series. It also maybe shorter than the others, but the scenes that matter appears to be more intense. Again the choices don’t really influence the game like choosing which location to visit first, but it does affect gameplay length. A slightly disappointing bit is a decision you made in The Crooked Mile didn’t seem to have an impact here, but it is not a major issue just would have been nice to see a consequence or something.
Overall In Sheep’s Clothing plays much like the other episodes before it. But this is to be expected within the series. There is nothing to report in regards to the visuals as it still looks lovely. This episode does play with you emotions and while it might be slow starting the finally few minutes really builds up the atmosphere to the climax and leaves you wanting more as soon as the game ends.
Have no doubts this chapter is the shortest one so far. And many will probably argue that this is the worse episode so far in the season. I myself think that this chapter from Telltale Games was done this way so that we gamers are emotionally invested and the climax built so that the finale will be something pretty special. Well that is what I hope anyway.