Reviews and Problems with A Game of Thrones: Genesis
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Game Of Thrones – Review (PC, 360, PS3)
7 September 2013
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: 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 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
Summary: George R.R. Martin wrote in his fantasy novel A Game of Thrones , "Most men would rather deny a hard truth than face it." It is unfortunate that fans of that author's A Song of Ice and Fire series must face one such truth: A Game of Thrones: Genesis is as mediocre as real-time strategy games come.
Pros: Fascinating fundamental mechanics that prize political maneuvers over action, It's satisfying to pull off sneaky strategies
Cons: Poor single-player campaign, Combat is a mess, Lacking interface and automation features that could have made it more fun
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.
Excerpt: A Game of Thrones ? Genesis is adaptation of the fantasy saga "A Song of Ice and Fire" by George RR Martin. Filled with more double dealings than you can possible shake your sword at, the game mirrors events that take place in a time line long, before the happenings in the books or the HBO hit TV...
Conclusion: So Game of Thrones features an engrossing story underneath all its decidedly average layers and it’s the mechanics and gameplay that hold back the overall experience from being one worth recommending outside of the series’ most stalwart fans.
Conclusion: In theory a lot of what is presented could potentially work in a better title, as a strategy game built on a foundation of ‘no-one can be trusted’, is definitely a different and exciting approach. However, the execution just falls flat and consequently is just a little bit, well, boring.
Excerpt: La saga Le Trône de Fer, de George R.R. Martin, s’invite sur nos PC sous la forme d’un prélude narrant aux joueurs les événements qui ont façonné le royaume de Westeros. Le studio Cyanide affiche une certaine ambition en voulant adapter une œuvre si colossale. Attention, terrain glissant !