Game of Thrones brings the pain…and not in a good way (review)
23 September 2012
Conclusion: Once again, if this had been something like a short spin-off novel, it might have worked. It would have ruined the reader’s entire day, but it might have worked. It also would have gotten its business done a lot quicker.
Pros: Well-crafted side-story plot Despite the obvious logo and stirring theme music from the HBO TV adaptation, this is a production for fans of George Martin’s novels. The plot and even some of the gameplay systems hinge on dozens of details from the books that the TV version’s writers either cut out...
Cons: Unpolished combat, interface, scenario design… Unfortunately, this is not that better game. Start with the combat system, a massively-multiplayer-style scheme that takes place in not-quite real time. Players can pause in between dealing out automatic attacks to slow time down to a crawl, access a...
Conclusion: Even achievement hunters will have a good time with this title as almost none achievements require major effort. Overall, this is a good game which could have used some more polishing, but it's because of the great and gripping story that I can't complain much.
Conclusion: I got used to skipping entire sets of dialog or checking facebook during the unskippable cutscenes. Did it grow on me enough to endorse it or play another game by Cyanide? No thank you. This game is for you if you like boring RPGs, easy GS, and shitty voice acting/graphics. Otherwise, run...
Conclusion: Game of Thrones is definitely worth a look if you have the patience to make it past the dull opening hours. If you're a fan of the books or the show, you'll enjoy the references to the wider lore, but you might enjoy the stilted combat, poor visuals and abhorrent voice acting a lot less.
Excerpt: Trigger warning: The Game Of Thrones video game often depicts violence against women and sexual assaults against both men and women. This review will discuss that violence. The accessibility review will not address any potentially triggering content, but if such things trigger you, you should avoid...
Summary: Full disclosure time: I love HBO’s Game of Thrones. I don’t like fantasy fiction that much, but the first season of Game of Thrones was amazing enough that it drove me into the arms of the arms of George R.R.
Conclusion: Overall, Game of Thrones is an excellent addition to the world that George R. R. Martin has created. The original characters mixed with the new characters come together quite well. The game feels faithful to the material, and because of its devotion, the story line is excellent.
Conclusion: The story in Game of Thrones is its main strength and weakness. It's a strength because with fixed characters, Cyanide was able to link the past and present together to give events more depth, and they also did an excellent job of giving you motivation to kill the bad guys.
Excerpt: Middle ages are filled with chivalry, knights and heroes but there is also a darker side. Plots to overthrow the throne, sellswords killing people for a few coins and vagabonds lurking in the woods for their next target.
Pros: Very well written, Skinchanger ability, Plot twists