[PS4 Undead Review] The Walking Dead – Michonne: In Too Deep
Telltale Games’ take on The Walking Dead franchise has been a very interesting and fun take on the source material, and with no announcement of Season 3 (which is going to be huge considering the cliffhanger ending for Season 2), I was very happy when the studio announced they’d be doing a three-episode miniseries to spotlight Michonne, a character from the comic book. Over the three episodes we’ll get to learn what happened to Michonne between issues #126 and #139 – why she left Rick, Ezekiel, and the rest of the group, and why she ended up returning to them. Are you ready?
‘The Walking Dead: Michonne – A Telltale Miniseries’ stars the iconic, blade-wielding character from Robert Kirkman’s best-selling comic books, portrayed in-game by award-winning actress Samira Wiley (Orange is the New Black). Haunted by her past, and coping with unimaginable loss and regret, the story explores Michonne across a three episode miniseries event. Players will dive into the mind of Michonne to discover what took her away from Rick, Carl, and the rest of her trusted group… and what brought her back.
In this premiere 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 lead further to the floating survivors’ colony of Monroe, which may just be harboring the person responsible for the carnage.
Since this is a shorter three-episode miniseries, the first episode doesn’t waste much time with exposition and quickly presents you with an action sequence to setup why Michonne is doing this. The action won’t let you go for most of the episode as we see Michonne as part of a new group riding on a boat, searching for survivors and scavenging any resources they can find in this forsaken wasteland of a world.
A weird distress signal catches their attention, but as they try to get closer to the area their ship gets stuck in the debris of a series of sunken ships close to the coast. Michonne and Pete decide to take a boat to investigate things further as the rest of the group stays to repair the ship. As expected, things go bad and fast as soon as the pair exit their ship and are halfway to the coast.
That’s all there is from me as far as spoilers are concerned because, this being an adventure game means, you should get a chance to experience things first hand since the story is a major element of this type of game. Rest assured that if you like the previous two seasons of The Walking Dead then you’re going to love the first episode in this miniseries.
The Walking Dead – Michonne: In Too Deep is an excellent start for the miniseries that does a great job at setting the tone for what to expect from the two remaining episodes. The episode did feel a bit shorter when compared to episodes from the previous two seasons, but that is definitely not a deal breaker.