If this episode is any indication of what’s to come, this short form adventure could prove to be some of the best work that Telltale Games has put out since the amazing first season of The Walking Dead. With improvements coming through graphically, and the story telling showing strong against the quickened pace of a half season, this small package has a lot going for it. Here’s hoping that it continues.
The wonderful acting helps to sell the cool writing further, and although the aging engine really needs putting out of its misery it at least supports the game well. Finally on the gameplay side (remember that?) the QTEs have been much improved since Game of Thrones and there were a few good choices along the way. Now roll on Episode 2 to see if they actually matter.
This miniseries is about one thing, Michonne. No one else. TTG has captured Michonne's struggle, and with such haunting hallucinations of her children, The Walking Dead: Michonne has made me feel the most emotion in a TellTale game since Lee's death in Season 1.
Well, what can I say, it is JUST F***ING AMAZING! Why there's not so much games like that, which will hook you up to the story it is telling? Telltale Games, you made it really great! From the "Telltale's TWD series fanboy" side this game having all you need: good and charismatic characters with their own stories, absolutely GREAT main character, Michonne, and, for the first time, those cool psychodelic flashbacks with her daughters are absolutely creeping me out in a good way and COOLEST ACTION with machette, when I was seeing that, I was just like "Whoa, well, you got what you deserved, you walking dead motherf**kers!". The only thing I was worried about is "Why the first episode is much longer, than the other two?", but that's not so important, especially when you will really "get into" the game. And from the technical side: I was playing on Xbox 360, and this game really pushes all the limits of old good Xbox. The graphics is so smooth and great, but I will not tell it about FPS, this is the only bad thing about it if you gonna play it on past-gen: optimization. Why they preferred to bring highest graphic they can deliver on 360 instead of making it rock-solid 30, or maybe 25 frames per second? I bet they would deliver us good graphics and solid FPS at one time. Even though optimization is not very good, but this game shows us that Telltale would port TWD:NF on 360/PS3 without much problems. Anyway, this game is very cool, even if there's a lack of optimization and there's no Lee/Clementine/Kenny/whoever-you-choose-from-TWDS. Must-have even on an old generation of consoles. 9/10
The Walking Dead: Michonne - In Too Deep is a strong opening chapter, but the overall experience doesn't stray too much from past seasons. Future episodes will prove whether Michonne has an explosive payoff or is simply an average mini-series for passing the time.
This short series ought to be all about its mesmerizing heroine and her struggle to harness her regrets. Instead, it seems to be shaping up as a short-form version of a story we’ve already seen plenty of times over.
It's ironic that Telltale's biggest success with TWD: Michonne is in how it perfectly projects Michonne's detached mindset onto the player, albeit unintentionally. Just as Michonne is hardened and unsympathetic, you'll meet lots of new characters and learn of their troubles and motivations, but you probably won't care.
Episode 1, episode 2, episode 6, episode 16, episode director's cut, prologue, epilogue, all-in-one edition. These developers are seeing how far they can get away by giving as little as possible and charging you in the process. Short game? Lack of content? No worries, just slice them up into episodic content to make it less obvious!
Stop ripping us off!!! Poor graphics, boring characters, same story, same thing again and again..... This game is ultra linear and everything is sooo scripted. I might as well just watch the tv film. Or maybe just watch this game on Youtube because you are not really playing this game anyway. The game is playing you instead. STOP IT ALREADY! 0 value. Using the Walking Dead license to cover up for your incompetence? Well kiss my behind. Don't buy this cr@p.
SummaryIn this premiere episode, 'In Too Deep,' 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...