This episode introduces a few new characters, with the standout to me being the Jersey Devil. I personally knew nothing about this Fable, but grew extremely interested after due to his monster design and downright scary demeanor. In fact, the faceoff against the Jersey Devil is one of the most intense moments in the series so far. The opening scenes of the episode may just feel like build up for the final episode, but this episode does not hold back with the action and story progression from there onward.
As we are nearing the end of the fantastically crafted The Wolf Among Us, there are still many questions we needed to have answered coming into Episode 4. While many of those will obviously we saved for the final chapter, the fourth episode reveals plenty all on its own. In typical Telltale Games fashion, we get an ending that will keep your mind spinning about the possibilities until the next and final episode is released.
This episode also brings back the theme of discrimination of non-glamoured Fables and how one particular character in power now tries to push for a return of non-glamoured Fables to The Farm. This episode doesn’t have a ton of weighty choices throughout, but a few important ones involve whether or not a few different characters should be sent back or not. Luckily, this brings back Bigby’s sarcastic roommate Colin into the mix for the first time in awhile, which was great to see.
After a pretty much perfect third episode technical wise, we do take a little bit of a step back with the return of stuttering in some areas, particularly cutscene transitions. However, it is no where near the distracting level of issues we had in the second episode. Otherwise, everything else in this episode ran just fine and the graphics and sound fit as perfectly as ever with the setting.
While there was plenty going on in Episode 4, the episode seemed way too short. Rushing through this one, you could easily finish it in under and hour, as it took me somewhere between an hour and and hour and fifteen minutes. This would really be a problem if the episode wasn’t packed with content in that short period of time. Regardless, I do wish I could have had a little more time with Bigby, Snow, and the gang this time around.
The Wolf Among Us: Episode 4 – In Sheep’s Clothing picks up right where the third episode ends, but certainly does not put a halt to the action. We are introduced to some new menacing characters like the Jersey Devil, while carrying the excellently paced story forward. The repercussions of the last episode are felt throughout this one, especially if you chose to kill Tweedle Dum. The episode is quite short and there are not too many weighty decisions, but this was still a superb penultimate episode for The Wolf Among Us. The Wolf Among Us has easily become one of my favorite game series and after the cliffhanger on this one, I know I cannot wait for the final showdown.
[Editor’s Note: The Wolf Among Us: Episode 4 – In Sheep’s Clothing was reviewed on the Xbox 360. The game was provided to us by the publisher for review purposes.]The Wolf Among Us: Episode 4 - In Sheep's Clothing Review,