Reviews for Game of Thrones
Okay Game, Not the Best ThoughPercyro | Jan. 7, 2014 | See all Percyro's reviews »
This game is obviously based off of the books and TV show. I would say it's not bad, but it isn't amazing. The worst part about it is the combat. Many will say it is broken. I think it could use a lot of work, but it is still doable. Once you reach the higher levels with your characters you can unlock skills that make combat far easier. So if you can deal with this, maybe you will enjoy the game. The graphics are under today's standard, but to me that doesn't detract from gameplay. The story itself is actually great and as long as you can deal with O.K. graphics and crappy combat, you can, very much so, enjoy this game. After all it more so tries to tell a story and combat is just a way from getting from point A to point B. So if you are a fan of the books or TV series, I'd recommend this game.
Pretty damn greatrjb789 | Sept. 30, 2013 | See all rjb789's reviews »
This game is a perfect present for any self respecting fan of the Game Of Thrones franchise, either the books or the HBO series that is broadcast on television. Many aspects of the game are absolutely top notch. This includes the stellar voice acting, the story line and the revolutionary controls. The only large problem I have with the game is the lack of graphics involved in the game. Character models and details just don't keep up with the newer game titles that are being released and it really drags the realism down of the game as it prevents you from being truly immersed. If you like Game Of Thrones you should get this!
A great game that needs time to be appreciated to the full.sergebelanger22 | June 27, 2013 | See all sergebelanger22's reviews »
Without any background on the Game of Thrones series, I strongly doubted of being able to love this story. Apparently, I had no reason to do. The game is all about story, friendship and family. If you want, throughout the game, there is a lot of information on the different houses, characters, areas, etc... You can spend a lot of time reading text, which recommend to be quite close of your screen since the text is a bit small. But, if you lack info on something, for sure, it will be in the game.
You play 2 different characters, which are most of the time accompanied by one person each. So, you control 2 characters almost all game long. You can slow the combat to use your special abilities. This reminds me Dragon Age, but without being really able to pause completely the action. If you play on Hard, the combats are very though. You will need to bring several potions with you or you will not be able to complete it, trust me.
You can play as Mors Westford, who is a night-guardian. You can also control a dog, which is pretty nice to eliminate enemies from behind. However, the same animation is played while you do. This can become repetitive after a while, but you cannot do it too often anyway in the game.
The other protagonist is Alistair Sarwick, who is the oldest son of the King. He will want throughout the game to protect his father's throne. He has the Fire ability, which is more or less used.
There are several collision bugs. When you open a door, you can pass through it even if it is not finished opening. However, the sound is pretty good and the civilians discussion do not get too repetitive, unless you stick to a place for a long time. On the other hand, some guards will recognize you even if it has been 15 years that they have not seen you and that fact that you are fully dressed with a full mask, cuirass and boots. That removes a bit of immersion to the game.
There are quite few secondary missions, some are well hidden. They will give you some extra XP to upgrade your character's abilities. You may be able to fully upgrade them if you do enough of these side quests, but I only was able to max my character in the last chapter of the game for my part. I missed 3 of these missions I think, according to in-game stats.
Globally, if you like games with strong story, even if the combat might be sacrificed a bit, this is definitely for you, even if there are some critics that might have put you on the defensive. Go ahead!
Story makes up for clunky game play.Zharwyn | May 16, 2013 | See all Zharwyn's reviews »
This RPG isn't the best in the world but it is decent, especially in terms of story. That's where the game shines, if anything. The story is meant to be somewhat canon from what I have gathered and it's well written, it is grim and intriguing. If you are a fan of the books and the TV show, this game will probably be something for you. It's somewhat of a prequel. The main characters are new but you will meet some familiar faces while you are strutting around in Westeros. It's quite a linear game with a few side quests and a DLC quest, it took me 24 hours to finish the game and that's not counting the DLC. Some of your choices throughout the game might have consequences, which is always a plus.
The combat in this game is where the game suffers. It felt a bit clunky sadly. The game tries to approach a tactical system that we've seen in Mass Effect and Dragon Age, but it falls a bit flat. I constantly found myself waiting impatiently for the energy bar to fill up so I could use abilities. There are different classes and a lot of abilities to chose from, different talent trees and skill points. However, to me it didn't mean much in the end, I simply lacked the interest in what to skill because of the combat system.
What I found great with the game is that when you meet familiar faces you will also hear familiar voices, this is because the actors and actresses from the TV show voice acted in the game. This is a plus because a lot of the other voice acting wasn't up to par most of the time. The visuals aren't great but they're not horrible either. The characters look stale and the lip syncing doesn't make sense most of the time. The game can feel pretty sometimes and it's wonderful to explore known and unknown parts of Westeros, but don't expect the graphics to be as stunning as the TV show - they are quite outdated.
I recommend this game if you are a fan of the books and/or the TV show, especially if you have the patience to endure a below average combat system, simply to enjoy the story.
A passable clonenairume | Dec. 10, 2012 | See all nairume's reviews »
As developer Cyanide is a bit on the unexperienced side with the sort of game Game of Thrones attempts to be, it is little surprise that it is largely an emulation of a more popular game in the genre. As such, Game of Thrones is pretty much a lower budget copy of Bioware's Dragon Age with a George R.R. Martin coat of paint. This does not necessarily mean that GoT is a bad game, though it does keep it from being particularly good. When GoT tries to go out on its own and design its own elements, it actually comes up with some well implemented ideas. The way the player chooses his way through the game not only impacts the store, but reflects back upon the character by imparting upon him a series of personality quirks that change various statistics or opens up new dialog options while closing off others. This is a wonderful idea that more games should attempt! Combat also has no true pause options, throwing away the old tactical “pause and command” system that most of these sort of RPGs do and replaces it with a timed based system where “pausing” means time is slowed down but not stopped, and it can only be so many times. This forces players to still have to think heavily on their feet and not take so much time. This is also a wonderful idea. The problem is when the game tries to emulate Dragon Age as closely as possible that it falls apart. As this is a low rent copy, it means that there are many points where the player can, and will, just start asking why aren't they playing Dragon Age at this point, and it undermines GoT very greatly. As it stands, Game of Thrones is an acceptable copy, but it needs considerable work and perhaps a more ambitious and competent development direction.
The game on several long eveningsBolo | Nov. 18, 2012 | See all Bolo's reviews »
The game on several long evenings. A must for fans of the saga song of ice and fire. The story tells of events before those known from the book Great addictive storyline that keeps you in suspense and teaches that each choice will have consequences. Part of the task has several variants, by which every time, when we play the game of Thrones we can do differently.Definitely worth to spend time with her, really good game.
It's a good game if you don't mind the graphicsAtomicEggs | June 14, 2012 | See all AtomicEggs's reviews »
This game is for people who are a fan of the books/show and also for the odd gamer but for the most who jump into this game they may feel that the graphics are a bit outdated and the combat system is a bit boring but the thing that keeps it good is the storyline as you play as two random guys as they make their way through the Game of Thrones universe.