Excerpt: I think at this point, I’ve got a decent handle on the Game of Thrones franchise. Yes, I’ve seen every episode of the TV series at least twice, but that obviously doesn’t make me a Song of Fire and Ice acolyte, as I’ve only ever found the show to waffle between average and good (never great). I’ve also only read half of the first book and snippets of the second before realizing with finality that George RR Martin is a dreadful, derivative, fan-fic quality writer.
Excerpt: "Most men would rather deny a hard truth than face it." — Tyrion Lannister Whether you're a fan or not, HBO has made it clear that you should be watching Game of Thrones . With George R.R Martin "writing like the wind" it's only a matter of time before fans continue to make their demands of the series in hopes that their favourite characters will survive.
Excerpt: Le titre de Cyanide prend la liberté de conter une aventure totalement inédite à la saga de George R.R. Martin. En revanche, le jeu vidéo se veut extrêmement fidèle à sa source. Les lieux sont identiques, la chronologie respectée et surtout l'ambiance propre à la franchise fantasy moyenâgeuse se veut elle aussi très proche de ce que les fans ont pu lire ou voir dans la série.
Excerpt: If you’re a fan of George R.R. Martin’s A Song of Ice and Fire books, you’d be right to worry about a new Game of Thrones game from Cyanide. The first PC title, developed by a different dev house within Cyanide, didn’t exactly set the world ablaze. Although A Game of Thrones: Genesis tried and failed to find unique and fun twists on the strategy genre, this second game, an RPG, takes a very different approach: Mimic what works.
Pros: Interesting, well-told story, Seeing Westeros close up, Lots of stats and skill trees
Cons: Some false sense of choice, Sub-par textures and animation, Combat can get repetitive
Summary: Although Game of Thrones is far from the best RPG you’ll play in 2012, fans of the show and/or books will really enjoy the story here. After all, it’s a long time until The Winds of Winter . The game is heavy on conversation and exploration and exceptionally light on combat. When there is combat it’s extremely easy and dull. As such, games who like hack and slash RPGs might be better off looking elsewhere.
Conclusion: Contains none of the epic scale or blockbuster production values of the TV show, little of what makes the books so captivating and nothing of what makes modern RPGs the sort of thing you’d sink 100+ hours into. A shame.
Excerpt: Why does any of this matter? Because when I say that Game of Thrones: The Role Playing Game is actually fairly entertaining, you know that it's coming from someone that's hard to please with this material. The game starts a few weeks before the events of the novel/show from the point of view of Mors Westford, a Night Watchman on The Wall, as he leads a few new recruits in hunting down wildlings that have snuck through the line.
Excerpt: I think at this point, I've got a decent handle on the Game of Thrones franchise. Yes, I've seen every episode of the TV series at least twice, but that obviously doesn't make me a Song of Fire and Ice acolyte, as I've only ever found the show to waffle between average and good (never great). I've also only read half of the first book and snippets of the second before realizing with finality that George RR Martin is a dreadful, derivative, fan-fic quality writer.
Summary: Game of Thrones fans may want to experience this game, but it will take a herculean amount of patience to trudge through the technical problems and uninteresting characters. This is a game best left unplayed.
Pros: Environments are true to the story, All locations are accurate with Thrones lore
Cons: Technical mess, Uninspired voice acting, Boring storyling and characters