I Can Only Ever Remember Two
The Walking Dead: Michonne is the mini series following up to the third season of Telltale’s excellent The Walking Dead. As you’ve probably guessed, the game focuses on Michonne and her absence between issues 126 and 139 of the comics. If you’ve played any of Telltales episodic games before, you know what to expect here. Point and click based game-play, quick time events and a heavy focus on choice. These choices effect how the overall story plays out, meaning each player has a different experience. In Too Deep does this perfectly, much like it’s predecessors. In Too Deep seems to follow the same set up as season 2 did; You get involved with a large community of survivors for a number of reasons but it’s not as well done. I also found that I didn’t care much for the supporting characters except for Pete, who serves as Michonne’s partner. I don’t want to go into detail with the plot to avoid any potential spoilers. Michonne is an incredible protagonist, and I was very interested in her well being and state throughout the first episode. Throughout the episode, Michonne will experience flash backs and visions of her children. Michonne blames their deaths on herself and as a result, suffers from PTSD. This gave Michonne real depth and emotion, which is refreshing to say the least. I didn’t experience any technical issues or hiccups in my play-through and the game looks good too. It might just be the updated visuals of season 2, but what’s not to like? One thing that really stood out to me was the combat sequences. They’re still the same quick time events, but they look awesome and feel incredibly satisfying. Michonne feels like what she is; a zombie slaying bad-ass.
All in all, In Too Deep is a fairly strong start for the mini series. Michonne is an awesome protagonist for this, even if the supporting cast suffers a bit. While the story is a bit generic, hopefully it’ll pick up in the next 2 episodes, along with the other characters.
Thanks for reading guys. I’m gonna keep these episodic reviews short much like this one. Once all episodes have been released, i’ll review the season as a whole. Up next is Bravely Second: End Layer, followed by Twilight Princess HD!
Once again thanks for reading guys.