The Wolf Among Us: Episode 2 – Smoke and Mirrors is the second episode of the five-part episodic graphic adventure game The Wolf Among Us. It was developed and published by Telltale Games, and was released on February 10, 2014 for Xbox Live Arcade, PlayStation Network, and Steam.
The episode picks up immediately after the events of the first episode, with Bigby Wolf still in police custody for the murder of Faith. He is released on bail, and begins to investigate the murder further. He soon discovers that a serial killer is on the loose in Fabletown, and that the killer may be targeting Fables who have broken the Fabletown Accords.
Bigby must use his skills as the sheriff of Fabletown to track down the killer and bring them to justice. Along the way, he will have to make difficult choices that will have a lasting impact on the story.
Smoke and Mirrors was well-received by critics, with many praising the game’s writing, characters, and atmosphere. It was also a commercial success, selling over 1 million copies in its first week of release.
Here are some of the things that critics liked about the game:
- The writing: The game was praised for its well-written characters and dialogue. Bigby Wolf was particularly well-received, with critics praising his complex personality and moral ambiguity.
- The characters: The game’s supporting cast was also praised, with critics noting that each character was well-developed and interesting.
- The atmosphere: The game’s atmosphere was praised for being dark and gritty, perfectly capturing the tone of the Fables comic books.
- The choices: The game’s choices were praised for having a real impact on the story. Critics noted that the choices you made in Smoke and Mirrors would have a lasting impact on the next episode, and even the series as a whole.
Overall, The Wolf Among Us: Episode 2 – Smoke and Mirrors is a well-made and enjoyable game. It is a must-play for fans of the Fables comic books, and it is also a great introduction to the series for newcomers.