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Overall score 90

The canon spinoff of Telltale’s The Walking Dead series is finally available on PC, consoles, and mobile. In the three episode mini-series we learn what happened to The Walking Dead main character Michonne once she gets separated from the Grimes crew between chapters 126 through 139.

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The Walking Dead: Michonne is an 2016 episodic action game, it is developed & published by Telltale, and is available on PC, console, and mobile devices.

Michonne and her new comrade Pete.

Michonne and her new comrade Pete.

In The Walking Dead: Michonne, Telltale explores titular character Michonne’s past and present as she gets separated from Rick Grimes and his group of survivors, finding solace in a new group of sea sailors as the leader Pete searches for his two missing friends.  Taking place between comic book chapters 126 through 139, Michonne is shown to have gone through some sort of mental instability since separating from Rick and crew, having frequent, but often times controllable mental break downs, and haunting visions of her children.

Michonne's mental state explored.

Michonne’s mental state explored.

THE GOOD: Episode One of The Walking Dead: Michonne does a fairly great job explaining Michonne’s whereabouts between chapters 126 through 136. Having separated from Rick Grimes group and finding herself traveling across water, she finds a new group of survivors whom she befriends, as they search for missing friends of their own. Trouble ensues when Michonne and Pete encounter Sam and her brother Greg, followed by the encounter of Norma and her brother Randall. The newly designed controls in Michonne is a great preview of the upcoming third season of The Walking Dead, and gives a great example of what’s the come.

New designs in Michonne give us foresight of what's to come with season three.

New designs in Michonne give us foresight of what’s to come with season three.

THE BAD: While the opening episodes for both seasons one and two of The Walking Dead ended with emotional choices, Michonne’s ending felt far too scripted. There was no choice to save Sam or Greg, and no matter how you choice Michonne’s dialogue, Greg dies regardless.

Michonne's world is explored in The Walking Dead mini-series event.

Michonne’s world is explored in The Walking Dead mini-series event.

OVERALL THOUGHTS: Despite a lack of true emotional baggage, The Walking Dead: Michonne does a great job of holding fans over as they wait for season three. Michonne as a lead character compared to someone like Glenn or Rick was a great decision, as many of the characters besides Michonne have already had some decent backstory explored. The new control designs also gave some insight into what to expect for season three.

 

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