Close, yet so far away.
In the closing moments of episode 3, we were finally introduced to the figure that’s been pulling the strings behind the scenes and his muscle, who managed to put even the big bad wolf in his place.
As Bigby recovers, he follows the trail to the ever elusive Crooked Man.
MSRP: $24.99 (this includes all episodes)
Platforms: PC, 360, PS3
Multiplayer: Stat tracking of player choices.
Demo Availability: N/A
Length: 1-2 hours.
So we tread on that new but familiar road where objects are examined, people are interrogated and faces are punched.
The pacing is solid and the dialogue is top-notch as always, but I felt knowing that this wasn’t the final episode I would be left unfulfilled once again, which cast its gloomy shadow throughout the whole experience.
Four episodes in, I just want to see how it all ends more so than anything else, and the way certain scenes are handled, I pondered if all this couldn’t have been condensed to fit in four episodes without losing out on anything.
There isn’t anything new to speak of and outside of a few small revelations, there’s nothing here that will surprise anyone.
While this isn’t necessary a bad thing, it plays into the whole treading proven grounds and overstaying its welcome once more.
Even the cliffhanger ending feels a bit muted when compared to the epic final moments of episode one and three.
Still, it’s a necessary stepping stone to finally reach the summit that we’ve all been waiting for, and with the conclusion looming just over the horizon I can’t wait to see how it all ends for the denizens of FableTown.
Fun Tidbit: I don’t smoke but whenever I find myself with the option to in this game, I always do! (Don’t smoke kids.)
Review copy of game provided by publisher.