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Release Date: February 23rd, 2016 Movie Release Year: 2016

The Walking Dead: Michonne - A Telltale Miniseries - In Too Deep

Overview -

Telltale has made a name for themselves in recent years with their excellent episodic franchises, the most popular of which is probably 'The Walking Dead'. The games are based on the original comic books and not the AMC show, which has also enjoyed runaway success. The second season ended a year and a half ago, and since then the fans have been diligently waiting for more (and it’s coming). But until then, Telltale has dropped a morsel in the form of the three-part 'The Walking Dead: Michonne - A Telltale Miniseries,' which, happily enough, stars Michonne, a mysterious, taciturn woman with a fondness for swordplay.

Rating Breakdown
Tech Specs & Release Details
Release Date:
February 23rd, 2016

Video Review


I’m hot and cold about the state of Telltale’s tech. They have made modest improvements in facial animation and texture detail, but the crippling framerate issues persist. At one point the game locked up for a solid thirty seconds while the audio continued, and stutters can be expected during any fight scene. This has been an ongoing issue in the current generation of Telltale games, at least on the Xbox family.

Audio Review


Danai Gurira, who plays Michonne in the TV series, does not portray the character here. Instead she is wonderfully voiced by Samira Wiley (Poussey in 'Orange is the New Black'). Wiley preserves the character’s gritty cynicism, but isn’t without nuance. Other voice actors are hit or miss, but Norma’s performance, by 'The Walking Dead' perennial Cissy Jones, shows talent.

Final Thoughts

'In Too Deep' is an auspicious opener for Telltale’s new series. It has flaws, and the release schedule is probably too tight for the studio to take any player feedback into account, but I have a feeling it is going to give insight into the intricate personality of its lead and deepen her fandom even further.