The Wolf Among Us - The Wolf Among Us - Episode 2: Smoke and Mirrors
So, OK, someone please explain the ending of this episode. After a four month wait all we got was a miserable 90 minutes episode with the silliest investigation scene I've seen in a while. Either Telltale explains this a little better in episode 3 (by the classic plot twist of planted evidence, or "it was my plan to be discovered all along") or this is going to look really bad, amateurish even.
So, we have the classic whodunit mystery, and the end of episode 2 reveals the killer, who happens to be Crane, oh, who didn't see that coming. Anyway, the whole scene in the hotel room felt super stupid, with some investigation gameplay with obvious deductions that made me feel a little patronized.
So anyway, what was Crane's brilliant plan for killing the fake Snowhite troll glamour girl?
He goes to some hotel room in a place where Beauty works (yet she claims not to have seen him enter the hotel). There, he goes all pervy before killing the snowhite troll, he leaves a bed full of blood, a snowhite book, a torn dress, probably fingerprints all over, like he doesn't give a flying fuck about being discovered. Like no one was going to notice that little bloody crime scene sooner or later. But best of all, THE PHOTO. So, this is the master plan: kill someone and leave a photo of yourself being a pervert with the victim right in the middle of the crime scene. Funny, he managed to take fake Snowhite's head and place it in the apartment building, but he just couldn't be arsed with that envelope full of compromising photos. Is that stupid or what?
And so comes in Bigby the great detective to solve the crime. It was going alright so far, but what was the point of all that questioning and clue hunting when ultimately the solution lied in an obvious envelope in the floor of the crime scene? How anti-climactic is that? You don't need any great detective to reach to a conclusion that is basically just bluntly smashed into your face. Incriminating photos! Good job, Sherlock!
So, this is either a red herring- someone planted evidence against Crane- or this case is just going to feel irreversibly stupid from now on. I really hope episode 3 will explain this in a rational way.