The company's latest series could be amongst its best yet -- and yes, that's considering Walking Dead.
Telltale Games isn't always known for taking the conventional path in game design. Sure, it deals with a number of conventional licenses, like Back To the Future, Jurassic Park and The Walking Dead, but the team's storytelling style allows them to stray their own path and create interesting – and entertaining – new scenarios as a result. That's certainly true for Walking Dead, which stands as one of the best games from last year.
Now we have The Wolf Among Us, a series adapted from Bill Willingham's Fables series. The first chapter, "Faith" is now available for download on PC and Xbox Live, and coming this Tuesday to PlayStation Network. Though it leaves some questions open for the next few chapters – as well as some slightly needed tweaks with gameplay – it definitely opens up a new saga that fans of Telltale – and newcomers – shouldn't miss by any extent.
The story focuses on Bigby Wolf, a sheriff that resides over Fabletown. This is a New York dwelling where several fantasy-based characters hang out, wearing "familiar" skin in order to fit in with the rest of humanity. Bigby just expects a quiet night to go by, but a run-in with a mysterious girl named Faith – and a nasty battle with his adversary The Woodsman – changes things in a hurry.