A spoiler-free review of the first episode of “The Walking Dead: Michonne,” a new miniseries from Telltale Games. Has the studio that’s widely regarded as the premier creator of episodic interactive drama lost a step? Could “Michonne” learn something from “Life Is Strange” (6:03)? Then, why “XCOM 2” should have been more like “Invisible, Inc.” (13:14)
What was your favorite game of 2015? We asked 22 of the smartest people we know–designers, critics, academics, political journalists, an actor, a playwright–and got 18 different answers.
Starring, in order of appearance: Ken Levine, Tina Amini, Michael Abbott, Stephen Totilo, Lucy Prebble, Meg Jayanth, Simon Parkin, Helen Lewis, Peter Suderman, Bob Whitaker, Ashly Burch, Carolyn Petit, Anita Sarkeesian, Michael W. Clune, Austin Walker, Tracy Fullerton, Evan Narcisse, Laura Miller, Olivier Knox, Laura Hudson, Brenda Romero, and Jenn Frank.
IN ORDER OF APPEARANCE, THE 2015 ‘SHALL WE PLAY A GAME?’ VIDEO GAMES OF THE YEAR: