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The Walking Dead: Michonne concludes next week

The Walking Dead: Michonne concludes with episode three on April 26. You can catch up with Dave’s review of the series so far by checking out our hub page for the game.

The final episode, ‘What we Deserve’, sees our heroine try to protect an innocent family – your choices will ultimately decide who lives and who dies. Check out the trailer below, but be warned, there lies spoilers within for the story so far!

 

Episode 2 review

At the end of Episode one, we were left in position no person would want to be left in. Telltale had done a great job with the first episode, leaving me with a suitable cliff to hang on and thankfully didn’t leave me waiting too long.

Episode two not only gives you plenty to decide upon, but these decisions all feel much more significant. This is partly because of the reduced amount of episodes, which in my opinion is good thing, there isn’t much chance for things to go flat like in the longer series they have produced.

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One of my early choices was to keep the team you are with together, at some point I’ll go back and see how things pan out the other way but in my mind I’ve done the right thing. There is great combat sections again, as well as an interesting use of armless zombies too.The combat is engaging, and there is just enough of it to allow the story to be told too.

As in the previous review we discover that Michonne has some PTSD issues, and we find out some more of her backstory during this episode, we also find out more about Sam and her family. It makes for some interesting watching. She really is a great character and the voice acting by Danai Gurira really helps bring her character to life. The same can’t be said for the rest of the cast, they are all a bit forgetful if I’m honest. The biggest downfall of the series is the feeling of having been there already, which is a shame as its actually a good game.

I’m really looking forward to seeing what episode three has in store, I can’t wait to see how my decision affects the final episode.

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Review: Episode One

It’s been a long time since I have anything to do with The Walking Dead, I never got round to the second season of the of the Telltale Game, but I enjoyed the first season immensely. Getting the chance to have to play through the first episode of the new mini series, The Walking Dead: Michonne has brought back many good memories and my hopes for the next two episodes are high.

That’s not to say the game is perfect, yet again players are faced with the same technical problems that blight the different games Telltale have produced, which is a massive shame as there is nothing worse than being gripped by a story only to have the immersion ruined by awkward pauses and stuttering in the game.

What Telltale have managed to do yet again is grab me and make sure I’m hooked. Michonne is an interesting character, at first appearing to be a complete badass but you soon discover there is much more to her than meets the eye.

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On top of dealing with Zombies constantly trying to eat your face off, Michonne has her own ghosts to deal with. The first section shows this off in a great way as she battles Zombies and her demons at the same time.

It’s not long before you are introduced to some more characters, the game gives you some time to do some exploration and interaction and when you are ready you can progress the story.

Those of you already familiar with the Telltale games will know all about the QTE’s in this series it feels like there have been some improvements made, with some sections requiring you to press a combination of buttons in a short amount of time. It certainly adds to the tension of the situation. The game not only looks great but is accompanied by a beautiful musical score that really fits perfectly with the atmosphere of the game.

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Although the fundamentals of the game aren’t any different to any of the other Telltale games, Michonne is an interesting enough character to keep my interest peaked for the next two episodes, this could also be an interesting dynamic as traditionally Telltale always tend to go off the boil in their five episode series. With less time available, will the quality improve, only time will tell.

The Walking Dead: Michonne first episode released

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As we told you not a few days ago, The Walking Dead: Michonne Episode 1 is coming to both Xbox 360 and Xbox One. The good news is that the first episode in this three episode mini-series, In Too Deep, is out now.

The second episode, Give No Shelter will hit the console in March and the third episode, What We Deserve will launch in April. Skybound Entertainment and developer Telltale Games announced that you should be able to purchase all three episodes for the bargain price of $14.99 or your local currency equivalent, assuming that the Xbox Store’s current issues have been resolved of course.

Kevin Bruner, Co-Founder and CEO of Telltale Games Inc.;

Michonne has long been a favourite character of ours and the world over, standing among the most complex and tormented perspectives in Robert Kirkman’s universe. Allowing players to step into the role of Michonne for the first time makes for a uniquely compelling Telltale experience in The Walking Dead series that will never clearly offer right or wrong answers on the path to survival or redemption.

In this opening episode, Michonne joins Pete and his crew on the sailing ship, The Companion, as they cruise the coast for survivors and supplies. When a desperate signal for help draws them to a scene of horrific massacre, Michonne and the crew are led further to the floating survivors’ colony of Monroe, which may just be harboring the person responsible for the carnage.

The Walking Dead: Michonne Episode 1 is out now.