The Walking Dead: Michonne Ep. 1 In Too Deep

8.5 Overall Score
Graphics: 8/10
Sound: 9/10
Gameplay: 8/10

Great Story | Action Scenes

Rare choppiness with graphics

Game Info

GAME NAME: The Walking Dead: Michonne

DEVELOPER(S): Telltale Games

PUBLISHER(S): Telltale Games

PLATFORM(S): PS4(Reviewed), Xbox One, Xbox 360, PS3, PC, MAC, iOS, Android

GENRE(S): Adventure Game, Interactive Movie

RELEASE DATE(S): February 23, 2016

Telltale games has given us another story that is in the world of The Walking Dead following after one of its well known characters Michonne.  With only three episodes in this game it makes me wonder how it will affect the story since Telltale puts out at least four episodes if not more into their games.

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I can’t really divulge too much of the story because I don’t want to spoil anything here but I will say that it is really good.  As Michonne did in the comics and briefly in the show you see her struggle with her past and you try to see what exactly happened in her past that made her into what she looks like in the game and tv show.  When the game first starts off it is really action packed so be ready or you might end up dying constantly in the first couple of minutes.  The responses that you give in certain conversations will have an impact later on in the story and will carry over to each episode.  I will say this is the first Telltale game I have played where I immediately played through a second time just to see what another outcome could have been.

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The controls are like any other Telltale game which is point and click with quick time events.  Which is fine because I’m more into the story of games so to me this perfect.  I will say they don’t give you free access of a level to walk around and explore, which is disappointing.  You are either in dialogue with someone or doing some quick time events in an action sequence so the game is pretty linear.  I believe they did that so you will be tightly focused on the story which is good.

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The audio is great and detailed you can hear each crushing blow of the samurai sword coming across a walker’s head. The voice acting is great as well, and I’m excited to see what new characters I will meet in future episodes.

The Recommendation

If you love The Walking Dead then you should definitely pick this up. Even if you didn’t have a chance to play the previous Walking Dead Season 1 or Season 2 you should still pick this up, its not necessary to enjoy this mini series.  It’s not that expensive and it might not be as long as some other games out there but its always nice to take a break from those bigger games and play something short, sweet and entertaining.

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Author: Chris King View all posts by
Sony & Microsoft Writer. Just trying to get my name out there and share my passion for video games.