Reviews and Problems with A Game of Thrones: Genesis
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tutorial crash, whole system hung (so much for multi-core technology)
Kevin Meade, Amazon
25 September 2014
Summary: Boy this hasn't happened in a while. My computer had some video blip and the whole thing crashed. Just hung then went BSOD. Can't say a tutorial that does the crash and burn fills me with any desire to play the game. I'll try again. I want to be fair. I'll update again later but felt it was important enough to say so right away. Hail Flavius!
Summary: Don't waste your money hoping this game is something its not. The game has poor graphics, gameplay, and sound. $39.99 to take advantage of a great book series. Wish I could have my money back.
Summary: I really wanted to like this game. And I tried to like it for about half an hour. After that long with the game, the only thing on my mind was "phew. I'm glad I didn't pay anything near full price for this".
even after tutorial I was like huh? Nothing like the genius of Total War
Mr Froug, Amazon
25 September 2014
Summary: Very odd and confusing idea. Not really a strategy game, you go around with your envoy saying be my friend and suddenly youre empire grows? Can't zoom in close enough to see what's going on. Not intuitive in the least, even after tutorial I was like huh? Nothing like the genius of Total War. I was hoping this was a war strategy game with diplomacy, not a "what the fk is going and what the fk were they thinking, did they even play this before publishing it?" kind of game.
Summary: Unfortunately, pretty tragic attempt. It is pretty glitchy, at least the graphics are. Which is weird, because they seem based on 15-year-old technology anyway. It isn't a bad game for 1996, and if it had been released then, might have made some waves. Or perhaps not. The gameplay is seems somewhat frantic (in a bad way, not in a SC2 way). The back story, which should have been the most interesting thing, was just boringly done.
Summary: I was looking forward to this game, as the promos for it looked pretty good. I recognized that it was going to be an AoE RTS-type, but I was OK with that because, well, I really like AoE. But this is, amazingly, actually a worse game than AoE, and AoE came out long ago. The game really has nothing to do with the Ice and Fire series other than you are supposedly a Targaryen. And it supposedly takes place in Westeros.
Excerpt: When i instal the ame i was anxious to begin playing. It start with a video just like every game to put you in the story you are play with 2 characters (i think 2 because i uninstall the game few days later) interesting story the 1 hero is from the black castle one of the night watch, you kill one friend because he was a traitor and the story begins.
Excerpt: The player assumes the role of the head of a specific house in George RR Martins Game of Thrones universe, a very promising tag line indeed. Your role is to further the glory of your house through politics and warfare. Genisis has one major thing going for it, it's mechanics. They are inventive, creative and generally impressive. The developers went all out to focus on the political side to Game of Thrones instead of simply the aggressive warfare.
Pros: Interesting mechanics .
Cons: Poor singleplayer . Badly designed combat . Little longevity .
Conclusion: I am a really big Game Of Thrones fan and hoped that this game would have done the book justice. The bad news is it is rubbish. The graphics are bad and so is the game play. It is almost like Lord of the Rings the battle for middle earth but much worse (don't get me wrong I enjoyed the lord of the rings game but that came out a few years ago now).