Intense, action-packed, heartbreaking and brutal, this series is easily up there with Telltale’s best work.
Episode two of Michonne picks straight up from where we left off in episode one (I’m going to try and avoid any major story spoilers). Within minutes of starting emotions were running high, and I was on the edge of my seat for the remainder of the episode. I really wanted to play it through again once I’d finished in order to see what differences the choices made, but I like the thought of the story being based on my impulse/gut decisions, it feels extremely personal that way.
I’m still really enjoying following Michonne’s story, especially as I’m a fan of the show, and seeing her chopping the arms and jaws off of zombies to chain them up is a great nod back to the comic/TV series. Because this series is acting as a prequel to the show we know that Michonne isn’t in any real danger though, but that doesn’t mean the episode is any less intense or emotional.
The episode progresses at a great pace, there’s plenty of action and the decisions I had to make actually felt quite significant. It finished spectacularly, and I really can’t wait to see what’s in store for the third and final episode. My only concern being that it feels like it can only end one way, so I’m not expecting anything drastic to happen, but we’ll have to wait and see. At the end of the day this is only a mini-series, and it’s doing the job of getting me excited for Season 3.
I must admit I’m struggling to care about a lot of the characters in the series, I’ve grown to like Sam who was quite annoying in episode one but Pete, who could have had a really key role, is just too boring and predictable for my liking. Of course Michonne is a great character, Telltale could just have done with giving Pete a bit more personality. Randall on the other hand is great, I’ve liked him in both episodes and am enjoying his ruthless approach to everything.
The game engine still seems to suffer from the same issues that we saw with previous seasons, but gladly not to such an extreme. Unfortunately it does detract slightly from the experience when you’re watching a key moment and the game stutters briefly, but it doesn’t happen all the time.
It’s a bit difficult to go into more detail without ruining any of the story, so I’ll just say that this is a game that everyone should play. I usually play each episode as they’re released, then once the whole series is out I sit down and play them all through in one go and this will be no exception.