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Review: The Wolf Among Us: Faith photo
Review: The Wolf Among Us: Faith
by Hamza CTZ Aziz

What if the tales we were told growing up such as Snow White, Red Riding Hood, The Wizard of Oz, and so much more were actually all real? That these princesses and monsters exist, and their world neighbors ours? Now consider for a second an evil entity simply known as the Adversary. An evil so powerful that it has systematically taken over the world of all the fables, and those that were able to escape his tyranny have taken refuge in our world, the ordinary and mundane reality of human beings.

That's the very quick and simply premise of Telltale Games' next major episodic adventure, The Wolf Among Us, based on the DC Comics and Vertigo's Fables graphic novel series. Don't think for a second that these are all happy and cheerful Disney-like characters either. No, just like humans they're all broken in so many ways. These characters of lore are doing all that they can to survive and to keep their true lives a secret. There's crime, there's sex, and more than anything else there's death.

In particular, there's a murder to be solved when a severed head of a Fable lands on the doorstep of Snow White and the Big Bad Wolf.

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4:00 AM on 10.01.2013

Bot Colony promises a voice-controlled adventure game

Controlling a game with your voice has long been a dream of some developers but most of the time, technology isn't able to cope with the complexity of speech. Bot Colony is an episodic, sci-fi adventure game from C...

Alasdair Duncan

5:30 PM on 08.27.2013

Telltale's Walking Dead shambles to OUYA

One of the most well-regarded series of recent times (and Destructoid's 2012 Game of the Year) The Walking Dead is shacking up with the infamous little Android cube OUYA. When Season One eleases this winter, Episode One will...

Darren Nakamura

11:30 AM on 07.22.2013

Clementine will 'be a part of' Walking Dead's Season 2

At a Comic-Con panel this past Saturday, Telltale Games talked a little bit about what to expect from Season 2 of its critically acclaimed Walking Dead adventure game. Among the nuggets of information to come out of the panel...

Darren Nakamura

5:00 PM on 07.16.2013

The Dream Machine returns on August 1

I was surprised to realize that it had been over a year since I reviewed the first chapters of The Dream Machine, a charming and unique-looking adventure game from Cockroach Studios. There's been no word on when the last cha...

Alasdair Duncan

6:00 PM on 06.24.2013

St. Christopher's is in lockdown in a new adventure game

If you're going to attract people to backing your Kickstarter for an adventure game, then promising "no meaningless fetch quests, no mazes and no pixel hunts" is a good way to do it. The St. Christopher's School Lockdow...

Alasdair Duncan

7:30 PM on 03.28.2013

Kentucky Route Zero's future episodes dated

If I'm being honest, I want the Kentucky Route Zero developers, Cardboard Computer, to take as much time as they need perfecting each and every episode of the game. But if I'm being serious, I want them all right fr...

Patrick Hancock

11:45 AM on 03.28.2013

Telltale delves into the world of Fables this summer

A couple of years ago, Telltale announced that it was going to be bringing the Vertigo comic series Fables to PC and consoles. Now, with the studio's successful adaptation of The Walking Dead complete, or at least the first s...

Fraser Brown



Review: Cognition: An Erica Reed Thriller - Episode 2 photo
Review: Cognition: An Erica Reed Thriller - Episode 2
by Fraser Brown

The coffee in Boston's FBI offices must be a really special kind of black sludge, capable of turning ordinary investigators into relentless machines. Or maybe Special Agent Erica Reed has just transcended the need for rest or relaxation, for a mere day after the traumatic events of The Hangman, she's back at work, solving another gruesome case.

Cognition's second episode, The Wise Monkey, has clearly been developed by a team growing in confidence. It's a tightly-paced thriller, more comfortable in its homage to televised serial police dramas than its predecessor. Yet, sacrifices have been made to keep up the tension, and some missing elements stop this from being the significant improvement it could have been, leaving it lacking in the characters and relationships that make dramas compelling. 

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9:05 PM on 03.25.2013

Primal Carnage: Genesis announced for PlayStation 4

Joining the Blacklight: Retribution PlayStation 4 announcement this evening, Primal Carnage: Genesis has also been announced for the new console during a Sony Game Developers Conference event. You might remember Primal Carna...

Jordan Devore



Review: Cognition: An Erica Reed Thriller - The Hangman photo
Review: Cognition: An Erica Reed Thriller - The Hangman
by Fraser Brown

I never thought I'd ever say this after the '90s, but there are simply too many interesting adventure games to keep track of. Back in 2011, I had been keeping close tabs on Cognition: An Eric Reed Thriller, after it ticked all the right boxes: A supernatural thriller, made by the team behind the King's Quest fangame, The Silver Lining, with Jane Jensen attached to the project as a story consultant. It all seemed very much my cup of tea. 

Unfortunately, by the time the first episode launched last October, I'd forgotten all about it. With the launch of the second episode at the end of January, and with the first episode's launch on iPad last week, I thought it was time to rectify this gross oversight. So here I am, in early March, writing a review for a game from October. Dedication, people.

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Review: Kentucky Route Zero photo
Review: Kentucky Route Zero
by Patrick Hancock

If I described Kentucky Route Zero as an episodic point-and-click, I'd be selling it short. Sure, it's episodic -- and, yeah, you move your mouse to point and click, but this game is something else. Something bigger. Something better.

Kentucky Route Zero is story-driven, filled with intrigue and atmosphere. It also manages to pique my interest in its world and universe more than Telltale's The Walking Dead ever did.

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7:30 PM on 01.15.2013

Exclusive: Vince DiCola vs Saturday Morning RPG samples

Okay, there better be a lot of fans of Vince DiCola out there. And even if you don't know him by name, there better be a lot of fans of his music. DiCola is the man responsible for the soundtracks to the animated Transformers...

Jayson Napolitano

11:00 PM on 01.06.2013

The Walking Dead has sold over 8.5 million episodes

Telltale CEO Dan Connors has told the Wall Street Journal that players have purchased more than 8.5 million episodes of The Walking Dead across consoles, PC, and iOS devices since release. As the WSJ states, at $5 per episode...

Hamza CTZ Aziz



Review: The Walking Dead: Around Every Corner photo
Review: The Walking Dead: Around Every Corner
by Fraser Brown

[Avoid the comments if you don't want to be drowning in spoilers]

It is always with no small amount of trepidation that I start each new episode of Telltale's The Walking Dead. Which character will I let down this time? What agonizing decision will I be forced into making? Will Kenny stop going on about boats?

The closing scene and strange revelation from Long Road Ahead left me with plenty of questions, and a great deal of fear over Clem's well-being. There was also the introduction of three more characters that I didn't quite trust yet. I wasn't sure what to expect from Around Every Corner, though I knew I'd feel terrible afterwards. I hate being right.

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5:30 PM on 05.01.2012

Live show: Walking Dead giveaway live with Telltale

King Foom will destroy the brain to survive on today's very special Mash Tactics. The Walking Dead: A New Day is the first episode of the new adventure game, based on the hit series, from the seasoned veterans at Telltale Gam...

Bill Zoeker