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'The Wolf Among Us: Episode 3 – A Crooked Mile' continues to throw curveballs

Bigby goes full wolf in 'A Crooked Mile.'
Bigby goes full wolf in 'A Crooked Mile.'
Photo courtesy of Telltale Games, used with permission.

'The Wolf Among Us: Episode 3 – A Crooked Mile' (PC)


The cliff hanger conclusion of the second episode of The Wolf Among Us left all of us wanting more, and with the release of "A Crooked Mile" Telltale Games continues building tension as we approach the season finale. A quick warning as there may be spoilers for the previous two episodes in this review, you have been warned.

Following the revelation of who murdered Lily, Sheriff Bigby and crew immediately begin investigating where our perpetrator could be. It all begins at Lily's funeral and dealing with her family and friends make up the majority of the chapter so if you have burned bridges previously, now is when you're going to wish you had been more caring.

It's a rough ride for many potential players out there who have leaned towards the misunderstood and caring Bigby. Those who tried to stay on everyone's good side will now see characters finally begin to cut Bigby some slack. Even the rough and tumble Grendle seems to finally realize that our Sheriff might only want to help.

Our Bigby has been trying to err on the side of good but after this episode even his relationship with Snow is tense at best. Each and every character has certain issues with his character no matter what you do. However, knowing that we've always done our best in the situations we have been put in and still having certain characters snap back at Bigby does tend to hurt. We can't help but feel bad for our burly beast and the final two episodes certainly aren't going to assist him at all.

There are some new characters introduced such as Flycatcher and Aunty Greenleaf who once again give you the chance to start from scratch. Doing the right thing isn't always easy, and the situation Bigby faces with these two will continue to defile or reform the public's view of him.

It's an experience once again that feels all too short, and we wish we never had to stop. An hour and a half filled with curveballs around every corner, new locales, and dangerous territory; all of these things lead to an incredibly tense episode where you're always waiting for something to go wrong.

Comprehensively this is the best The Wolf Among Us chapter to date but the conclusion to "A Crooked Mile" is perhaps on the most resolute, brutal endings of a Telltale episode that we've ever seen. And that's astounding.