The Walking Dead: Michonne
One of the things that makes The Walking Dead: Michonne stand out from the rest of the series is that this is a game that does, in fact, stand on its own. This is not tied to any of the other Telltale Walking Dead games. What is really neat is that it is actually set in the same world as the Walking Dead comic books.
As you would expect from a Walking Dead game, The Walking Dead: Michonne has a very strong story. It actually is set during a time period in the comic books when Michonne left Rick and the other survivors and went on her own for a bit. For fans of the series, seeing what she got up to during this time in the game was really cool.
As the game starts, Michonne is feeling really low and she and the people she is with are looking for a place that is called Monroe. Like 99/100 of the new places that you come across in The Walking Dead, Monroe is not what it appears to be.
The Walking Dead: Michonne is only three parts long instead of five like the other games. So, while overall the game may feel a little short in comparison, the actual length of each of the three episodes is right around what you would expect.
One thing that has never changed with any of The Walking Dead games is the presentation. Telltale found a formula that worked right from the first game so they would have been crazy to change it. This does mean that The Walking Dead: Michonne from an art style point of view does look very similar to the games that came before and after it. I am not saying this is a bad thing and thankfully there is a fair bit of variety as far as the level designs go. I think the fact that The Walking Dead: Michonne is actually based on a specific time in the comic book universe makes the comic book art style even more fitting for this game.
If you have played any of the other Walking Dead games then you know exactly what to expect here. This is a story driven point and click style adventure game and it is great. You will need to talk to characters, being careful with what you say as it can have issues later on if you say the wrong thing to the wrong character.
You can explore the different parts you are at and taking in the scenery was actually something I enjoyed doing in this game. You also have these rather basic “action” sections. These work quite well and do wonders in showing off the badass side of Michonne. It should go without saying that if you like the other Walking Dead games you will like this one.
One thing that is noticeably improved over the other games is the technical side of it. Telltale Games are known to have stuttering and even crashing. I would never say this ruined the other Walking Dead games, but it was certainly there. The Walking Dead: Michonne was the first game in the series to run much smoother.
Final Thoughts On The Walking Dead: Michonne
Sure, this has nothing to do with what came before it or after. However, as a side story, I feel that The Walking Dead: Michonne is a fantastic addition to the series. It may be a little shorter than the rest, but it is still a great game. It actually makes me wish that Telltale Games had managed to make more spin-off games featuring characters from the TV show and comic books.
- Michonne is a legit badass!
- The story is once again fantastic
- You have to make some tough decisions
- It is even better if you are a fan of Michonne
- Ties into the comic books
- It is shorter than the other games
- So may not like how it does not tie into other games