Game of Thrones
ONE GREAT ROLE PLAYING GAME, TWO EPIC QUESTS
Experience an amazing adventure in one of the most complete and fascinating universes in medieval-fantasy literature. Game of Thrones is a great Role Playing Game that puts you at the core of a thrilling plot, where your fate will be guided by vengeance, allegiance and honor.
Play as two very different heroes across the two main quests leading you to the heart of mythical locations from Westeros. Amidst a background of conspiracy and betrayal, try to survive the orchestrated machinations around the Iron Throne.
Develop your characters, learn powerful skills, and participate in tactical and spectacular battles; sharpen your diplomacy skills to sometimes favor speech over violence. But more than anything, beware... all your actions may have heavy consequences on your adventure!
- 2 original stories based on the universe of “A Song of Ice and Fire” by George R.R. Martin
- Spectacular and tactical battles!
- Many secondary quests to complete
- Explore the mythical locations from the saga, and meet iconic characters
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.