Reviews and Problems with A Game of Thrones: Genesis
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Game of Thrones: A Telltale Games Series (PC) Review
15 February 2016
Summary: Game of Thrones is a television series set in a medieval world, and is known for graphic violence and nudity, but primarily the way characters die if they make poor choices. Tact, cunning, respect, fear… the more characters play on the weaknesses and strengths of others, and develop their own...
Excerpt: I was a late-comer to the whole Game of Thrones phenomenon. I had never even heard of the books (I stopped reading medieval fantasy novels in Junior High) and even when there were blogs and articles with Sean Bean's somber form plastered all over the Internet, my attention was never grabbed.
Excerpt: You’ve read the book, watched the TV series, now it’s time to play the video game you just knew would turn up sooner or later based off of George R. R. Martin’s work. A Song of Ice and Fire is probably one of the most saturated pieces of literature out there; even the spoken dialogue between major...
Conclusion: If you’ve played through The Witcher 2 and are hankering for another similar experience, and don’t mind a budget-feeling title, then Game of Thrones is well worth considering. It may screw up a few major things, but I definitely ended up preferring it to Risen 2: Dark Waters (even though they share...
Excerpt: Understatement of the year: I'm a fan of George R. R. Martin's A Song of Ice and Fire saga. His fantasy novels are easily among the best I've ever read, and that's primarily because of how unique they are.
Excerpt: You have to wonder sometimes. I mean, I wonder if sometimes a development studio will beaver away on a game while the marketing bods tout for business, and then if a nice piece of intellectual property comes their way, they fit their game around it?
Pros: Interesting new idea
Cons: Poorly executed, Too much going on, Rather plain combat
Excerpt: If you’re a fan of A Song of Fire and Ice, you’ll find plenty to like here. Similarly, if you like strategy games, this is a nice take on the RTS. Just don’t go into it expecting it to have much replay value unless the multiplayer community picks up.
Pros: Different take on the standard RTS, great narrative backdrop
Cons: Needs more polish, dead (for now?) multiplayer component
Excerpt: With its promise of presenting seven centuries' worth of key conflicts in Westeros and suiting them in a fairly innovative coat of armor, Game of Thrones: Genesis would appear to offer a uniquely rewarding RTS experience for fans of George R. R.