In April 2019 we played Little Red Riding Hood, which we liked for its impressive atmosphere and setting. So we were pleased to hear there is now a continuation of the story. The Mind Hunters were very generous with the length of the sequel. At 110 minutes, The Wolf is 30 minutes longer than its predecessor. The story starts where the first part left off. And wow! I have to say, such an extraordinary and imaginative “entrance” to a game.
Even if the title suggests it, this is certainly not a children’s fairy tale! The game concept has changed a lot compared to Red. From an atmospheric fairy tale to a dramatic horror game. The wolf is darker and creepier than its predecessor, a tragic story told quite exquisitely by theatrical sequences of the cast. There also is (appropriate) physical contact with the characters of the story. I think this can be regulated in advance, if one or the other has a problem with it. For my taste, fear and fright with fun and laughter kept a good balance.
The rooms are quite big and well decorated! The game has good transitions and nice mechanisms to put the players to the test, forcing them to make decisions. With well timed jumpscares and encounters, we were on constant alert. Audiovisual effects were to the point and I found the acting and the costumes very strong!
The puzzles were well themed and had a moderate level of difficulty appropriate for a horror room. Apart from a little searching, the most important thing is to combine, observe and sometimes work together, giving The Wolf a good game flow! The host was, like the first time, hospitable and open for feedback. For me it was one of the highlights on our trip to Athens. We will definitely come back if there is a third part, “Grandmother’s Revenge” or something similar. Highly recommended for groups of 3-4 people.