The Walking Dead: Michonne Episodes 1 – 3 Review

The Walking Dead: Michonne 

Developed by Telltale Games

Published by Telltale Games

*Please Note: This Review is of the Xbox One Version.*

First Thoughts

From seeing the first walker it felt amazing to be back in Telltales Walking dead style game and the action from the intro is AMAZING!!! I Cant wait to see what more this story has to offer, if I enjoyed it that much from the first five minutes I cant imagine what kind of story this is going to have but it seems very mysterious and I don’t want to spoil anything.

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Story

Episode 1 “In Too Deep”

So it starts off with some dialogue with Michonne (A FAN FAVORITE CHARACTER FROM THE WALKING DEAD UNIVERSE) and this follows the story of why and what made Michonne leave Ricks group. From what I can gather it seems that she cant seem to forget someone (I’m going to keep this as vague as possible. If the story for this is ruined then it will be a big disappointment for any player) so Michonne sets out to settle her memory, on her way she meets some new people and has some awesome run ins with the walkers which lead to awesome action scenes that will get any fan excited. As any fan will know from previous Telltale games your decisions drastically change the way the story pans out, each decision could lead to anything and that’s what I find brilliant about the telltale stories. This is only episode 1 there will be 2 more in this mini series; all I can say is. I CANT WAIT!!! the story to this episode was absolutely stunning from the start to the finish there wasn’t a dull moment I wanted to know what was going to happen next. If you want a brilliant story driven experience then this game is definitely for you.

Episode 2 “Give No Shelter”

This Episode follows on from where episode 1 finishes and trying to escape from Randall and Norma’s Boat city. After escaping the clutches of these people Michonne, Sam & Pete must escape to find shelter. On the way they encounter some walkers and Michonne uses her method to walk through them all. Randall and his crew are chasing down Michonne, Pete and Sam. Until one of them gets shot causing more problems after finding a safe shelter with friendly people someone knows more blood gets shed… But who’s?

Episode 3 “What We Deserve”

This episode follows on exactly where episode 2 left off and the decision you made changing the way this encounter with Norma and her gang could go, things get caught in the wire leaving even more problems for Michonne and her group who will survive? can you really save them all? What will happen in this finale is down to you. Will Michonne finally get the piece she has been looking for or will that haunt her to her last breath.

The overall story to The walking dead Michonne was absolutely fantastic and can not fault it in anyway each character was brilliantly crafted and scripted with such an amazing story and background. If your a fan of Michonne or the previous Telltale walking dead games then you will not be disappointed with this mini series.

Gameplay
The gameplay is very similar to previous telltale games so any previous fan will be familiar with this gameplay and controls. But for new players who have not experienced any previous telltale games. They should not have much trouble getting to grips with the gameplay and controls. The gameplay is very simple giving you the ability to explore certain areas choosing to examine certain objects and scenery, in addition to the exploring style of gameplay; you will have quick time moments where you will need to press certain buttons or mash certain buttons to lift objects or to attack walkers. I’ve always enjoyed Telltales gameplay and control style as I think it doesn’t distract you from the story with trying to master any types of controls and it keeps the story going at all times.

Graphics
The graphics to this game are very similar to the previous walking dead games by telltale; its like an animated novel. The game has amazing scenery and brilliant character designs. Not only is the scenery and character designs great but lighting effects are brilliant. I’ve always enjoyed the graphics on telltale games and especially the walking dead ones as I think it goes really well with the walkers. Characters facial expressions are always noticeable and I think this goes really well as it gives that extra bit of story to the characters and the way they are feeling at the time in the game. Overall the graphics on this game are brilliant and I really enjoy it a lot.

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Sound
The sound effects and soundtrack to this game are absolutely stunning. Voice actors are amazing with each characters voice fitting really well and adding a perfect experience to the story, sound effects such as walking, weapon noises, and scenery sounds are all amazing. The noises the walkers make are superb and the sound of the weapons especially close combat weapons sound perfect and fits really well with the game. The game has a brilliant soundtrack including songs (instrumental) throughout the episode at times but there where 2 songs with vocals that I thought fit really well within this game the first song is:

Dorothy – Gun In My Hand

The second song was in the credits and it was another song that fit perfect with this game First Aid Kit – Wolf

Overall the soundtrack, sound effects and voice actors in this game are flawless.

Lasting Appeal
Seeing as this is only episode 1 there will be another 2 more episodes in the upcoming months but once all 3 episodes have been finished you can always replay and change your decisions to experience different outcomes.

Final Thoughts
Episode 1: was absolutely stunning and a brilliant experience and I really can not wait until the next episode. This episode lasted about 2 hours long and was packed with so much for you to enjoy. The soundtrack was great and I was really impressed in the choice of songs as they fit really well with Michonne as a character. As I’ve stated above I cant wait for the future episodes for this Mini Series as it is such an amazing experience for any gamer who wants a very detailed story.

Episode 2: THIS EPISODE WAS AMAZING!!! it was so action packed and held so much story to it i really am enjoying this mini-series Michonne is an amazing character with such a dark past which is so gripping as you want to find out what has happened and why she left Ricks group to deal with these demons. This episode was also very very gory which is to be expected from The Walking Dead but this episode had some moments that where just extremely gory as patching someone up and removing a bullet from the wound, to quartering the wound with a fire poking stick. As well as this gore there was more machete wielding action from Michonne and decapitations of the head, jaw and arms. Another amazing thing in the episode was being able to be behind Michonne’s pet walkers that she uses to get through heard’s of them. This episode had everything and the whole time I was on the edge of my seat and was not disappointed at all! i really cant wait to see what the finale has to offer and I’m hoping that it sheds some light on Michonne’s past.

Episode 3:

This was a fantastic finale and i could not of asked for more from this episode it had everything the gripping story as well as full on action and non stop tension all the way through, this episode didn’t change the scenery much from the previous episode but you do get to experience a full on walker and human battle while being caught in the line of fire. This episode had some amazing choices giving you the opportunity to alter the way the episode plays out and i really enjoyed these decisions as they fit the moments very well and didn’t feel as if there was a lack of choice to alter the game. This episode had a brilliant credits song (Mirel Wagner – To The Bone) as i think it went really well with Michonne’s character and story Overall this was an absolutely amazing finale and wish this series carried on as it was so much fun. I definitely recommend this series!.

 

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Rating 10/10

The Good

  • Amazing story, Very gripping
  • Brilliant Characters
  • Enjoyable gameplay
  • Superb voice acting
  • Stunning graphics
  • Tons of choices.

The Bad

  • N/A!

The Walking Dead: Michonne is available now on Xbox One, Xbox 360, PS3, PS4, PC And Mobile Devices . Thanks go to Telltale Games for supplying the game & Assets used in this review. Be sure to let me know what you thought of the review in the comments section below and be sure to stay tuned to UGNN for all your gaming news and reviews and remember to follow us on Facebook, Twitter & YouTube and be sure to check out my YouTube channel as well by clicking here.

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