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I love games like The Raven, which reminds me of Broken Sword sleeping dragon, which I loved as a kid. Like a good A.C.Doyle or Agatha Christie book, the game nails its mystery and builds up to the drama of the who done it. Anton Jacob Zellner is a great character. I want a friend like him. I hated that, towards the end, they introduced other playable characters, because it was too late by then to care about them. I just wanted to continue as the protagonist. The second half definitely faltered a bit.
Overall, the gameplay, soundtrack and environments helped to create a slow build up of the charm of the 1960s gentleman sleuth.
Trek to Yomi really grabbed my attention as soon as it started. It's hyper-stylised and takes most of its inspiration from the late Kurosawa. Which it does perfectly, with the black and white grain look and the fixed camera showing beautiful shots. The environments are beautifully detailed. These things were also its downfall. The gameplay was massively neglected, it was tedious and, after awhile, I became an unstoppable force. Just by using one combo, it's so broken.
I would prefer if they kept mythological elements out and stuck to the hard reality of the 16th century. But this is just nitpicking. I gave up playing towards the end as I couldn't force myself to finish.
Replaying The Wolf among us after 10 years has only cemented my love for the game and the Fables franchise. Apart from the first season of The Walking Dead, this is definitely the highest Tell tale has come to great storytelling. The noir caper story mixed with the comic book style of the Fables comic book works well. It still has the basic gameplay obviously, but its characters and story carry it.
I've wanted a sequel for so long, now it's coming. I can't wait.