The Walking Dead: Michonne - Episode 2: Give No Shelter Reviews
The Walking Dead: Michonne's second episode features cinematic combat sequences and fascinating flashback scenes, but it is let down by uninteresting characters and scenarios. The game’s final episode has a lot of heavy lifting to do.
At the end of it all, however, episode 2 of The Walking Dead: Michonne is brutal and unforgiving in all the best ways. Our heroine struggles not just in her present predicament, but also in the past with the loss of her family.
More of the same just isn't good enough.
While the presentation continues to go from strength to strength, almost everything else falls spectacularly flat.
Give No Shelter uses its strong narrative to focus on what makes The Walking Dead more than a horror story: the human condition. The external struggles between Michonne and Monroe are secondary to the internal struggles Michonne faces herself.
Michonne offers an intriguing perspective on the overcooked zombie apocalypse theme.
Whatever your viewpoint on its faster pacing and shorter duration, Give No Shelter and the choices it presents the player as Michonne lead to one hell of a ride many will be divided on, but undeniably intrigued, by for the final episode.
This episode seems a slight disappointment on the first, mostly due to the narrative hand-holding.
Give No Shelter is another good episode of The Walking Dead: Michonne that showcases some slight improvements and sets the stage for a potentially great showdown, but still suffers from a few cliches and an all-too-short length that leaves you demanding more. Will the third episode provide a stronger conclusion that makes the game as a whole worth it all? We’ll find out, but for now, it’s still suggested that you wait for this season to wrap up.
Give No Shelter starts out fast and doesn't quit, leaving me at a loss for words as the credits rolled. Episode Three will be interesting for sure.
Episode 2 of The Walking Dead: Michonne does an excellent job at improving upon the foundations set by the first. While the reoccurring graphical glitches that are common with Telltale games still make an appearance, the episode is so immersive and intense that they are only a minor nuisance in an otherwise great game. Episode 2 leaves me thoroughly excited for the final episode and that’s a testament to the work and improvements made by Telltale with this second episode.
As Michonne continues to struggle with her ghosts she often has to deal with flashbacks, giving the player glimpses of her old life.
The second episode of The Walking Dead: Michonne seems like a step back from the original episode, as well as its source material. Its miniseries format is just not proving to be conducive for a fleshed out tale where your choices matter. Hopefully Michonne will pull through and wow gamers and fans alike come Episode 3.
The first episode lacked that special something to elevate it to memorable status and comparable to the best Telltale has previously produced. At first, this second episode seems to suffer from the same flaws, but, thankfully, as the episode progresses and builds to its superb climax, it begins to turn that around. The Walking Dead: Michonne - Episode 2: Give No Shelter shows that Telltale may be able to salvage this series… now to see if it can pay off in the finale.
This miniseries is moving forward very quickly, packing more action in two short episodes than a typical Telltale season gets in the same amount of time. It might seem as though that pace is too rapid for any chance at real characterization, but that isn’t the case. In 'Give No Shelter,' nearly all of the fat has been stripped away from the supporting cast to make way for Michonne, and the series is all the better for it.
Give No Shelter is a fantastic episode that more than makes up for the series’ disappointing premiere and sets things up nicely for next month’s finale. It’s got a great opening section, some of the most intense scenes ever delivered by Telltale, and a bunch of twists and turns to keep things interesting. If you’ve played the first episode and you’re not sure about wanting to give the series a second chance, I implore you to try this one and see for yourself why Telltale is one of the best storytellers in the business
Michonne is a fighter and a mother, but how can a mother fight for everyone she cares about, when everyone she truly loves have gone?
Full of characters I really don't care about. If every character that's been introduced in this series dies by the end, I seriously couldn't care.