The Wolf Among Us: Episode 2 - Smoke and Mirrors
Excellent atmosphere makes it easy to buy into the plot and characters.
Detective work thatís believable and matters.
Top-notch voice acting.
Element of choice helps to invest you in Bigby's story.
Visual style is well-developed and gives the art team a chance to show it can keep up with the seriesí writers.
Some dialogue inconsistencies.
Fight scene seems tacked on.
Shorter than Episode 1.
What happened to the time mechanic?
Lacks some of the first episode's intensity.
By Gaming Nexus on February 20, 2014
While Smoke and Mirrors is a little on the short side, The Wolf Among Us continues to impress with its story-driven gameplay that adapts to your previous decisions in unexpected ways. The story gets even more sinister and takes us to the darker parts of...95
By EuroGamer on February 11, 2014
That's not to say it's not without its own unique pleasures, but while I'm curious to see what happens next, it so far lacks the edge-of-the-seat impatience that The Walking Dead conjured up at the end of each episode.70
By Strategy Informer on February 10, 2014
In the time between The Wolf Among Us episode 1 and 2 I managed to read 115 issues of Fables, the comic on which Telltale’s newest series is based. This fact can tell you three things: 1) that I enjoyed the first episode so much I was compelled to...80
By HardcoreGamer on February 06, 2014
This episode has a fairly basic story, driven forward by great character writing and a compelling air of mystery, but it’s plain to see that there are many dramatic, earth-shattering moments yet to come. Now that everything’s been set up, I’m excited to see how it’ll all come crashing down.90
By PCGamer on February 05, 2014
Future episodes may imbue Smoke and Mirrors with retrospective significance, but on its own it feels like a brief setup for more important revelations to come. I'd give the series another episode or so before deciding to buy in, but I remain hopeful. The setting is fantastic. It looks beautiful. The Wolf Among us still simmers with potential.65
By GameSpot on February 04, 2014
There's a moment when Bigby lights a cigar and contemplates his next step. That's exactly where The Wolf Among Us stands now: percolating and pondering before the next punch to the gut.70
By InsideGamingDaily on February 04, 2014
Familiar camera angle issues and an oddly placed fight aside, The Wolf Among Us continues to deliver. The game is still a great bridge for new fans to familiarize themselves with the Fables lore and old fans to connect the dots only they know exist.70
By TheEscapist on February 04, 2014
The writing in the second episode of Telltale's A Wolf Among Us series does more to investigate the dark corners of your soul than your shrink can in an hour. Sadly, you can play through the episode in just as much time.90
By GameFront on February 04, 2014
That’s the risk with episodic gaming, however. Television never carries with it the promise of quality, regardless of what your personal investment may be. It does however; guarantee a new bit of content every week.80
By Joystiq on February 04, 2014
As bleak as "Smoke and Mirrors" is, it makes you want to help these characters, to give them something besides another day of nothing but despair and heartache. Things in Fabletown will almost surely get darker before they get better, but "Smoke and Mirrors" guarantees we're in this for the long haul.80