Game of thrones video game complete let down....
Posted 25 May 2012 - 04:39 PM
I will tell you this since game-play was not poorly executed, and story amazing fit quite well into universal. But honest if he planing on making one of ending canon that would be very interesting.
The graphics are last Gen, but the story is A1.
Voice acting is hit and miss. Game play is okay.
All told, it's worth playing for the story alone.
Posted 19 June 2012 - 04:46 PM
Posted 19 June 2012 - 07:03 PM
Like a spoiler free summary? Or an outline detailing what exactly happens?
Posted 20 June 2012 - 04:12 AM
Posted 20 June 2012 - 09:52 AM
The graphics are not good, some voices are good, some are terrible.
The fighting is...new? And a bit off? It annoyed the hell out of me until I figured out some ways to use it strategically. The wasd and mouse seem to be off-sync (but maybe that's just my computer, although Skyrim works perfectly well).
But I like the story, I like the attention to ASOIAF details they give (Chataya was a nice surprise), I like walking around Mole's town tunnels and I like warging and I like running trough the tunnels of Red Keep, and I'm quite annoyed that I'm her bitch, but hey
It's not the best game ever and it's not the books brought to life, but for a game it's fine. There are others that are better, and there are other that are worse. This one has a bonus for being nice because I can pretend to be in Westeros. If you don't expect anything more, you might find it a very pleasant experience.
Posted 20 June 2012 - 09:59 AM
The game wasn't written by GRR, he only checked it to see that it didn't break canon, and suggest some tweaks. The plot is by the Cyanide writers.
From a Joystiq interview:
So, plot points, chapter by chapter.
- Note: Alester's chapters are set months before Mors's ones, until (spoiler) the point where they reunite.
SPOILERS for the entire game:
Edited by El Ranatico Loco, 20 June 2012 - 02:30 PM.
Posted 20 June 2012 - 02:14 PM
And to Eduardo, I don't know if you got that off the internet or wrote it yourself; but if you did write it yourself, that was an amazing plot summary! Great job!
Edited by Baelor Blackfyre, 20 June 2012 - 02:15 PM.
Posted 20 June 2012 - 02:14 PM
I think this bit answers that:
Is the story in this game considered canon?
Only the novels (and the Dunk & Egg novellas) are canon.The videogames, the board games, the card games, the comic book, even the television shows... all great in their own right, I hope, but still secondary. The books are canon. Nothing else.
Posted 20 June 2012 - 02:40 PM
Sorry, will do. On the subject, I tried to, but I run into some glitchs while posting (for example, using the full editor it didn't allow me to hit the post or preview button, and while trying to edit, it broke into html code.
Edited by Eduardo, 20 June 2012 - 02:45 PM.
Posted 05 July 2012 - 03:03 PM
ASOIAF fans should pick it up IMO, not full price though. Wait till the price drops.
Posted 20 July 2012 - 05:26 PM
It is also very odd that they use two characters with the correct TV actors voicing them (James Cosmo and Conleth Hill as Mormont and Varys) but then don't with the third (Cersei isn't voiced by Lena Headey, and doesn't seem to be based on her appearance either) and that they base some of the exterior of the Red Keep and Castle Black on the TV versions, but the interiors are completely different (the different throne room but the TV Iron Throne being present is a weird mash-up). It definitely feels like a weird collision between the novels and the TV series, with it feeling like the TV stuff was tacked on afterwards. Pretty much every reference in the game is to the books (the civil war being 15 years earlier, not 17; the 'Others' being mentioned, not the 'White Walkers'; Stannis and Jon Arryn working together which they never did in the TV series etc) and it would probably have been better to have kept the TV stuff out of it altogether.
It's not clear how well the first game has done sales-wise. However, I think it's good enough that Cyanide can build on it. By investing in better graphics, better writers (or better translators) and working a lot more on the atmosphere of the books, they could really do something impressive with the sequel. The analogy I have is that Game of Thrones is very similar to The Witcher: immense amounts of unfulfilled potential (including some of the exact same problems, such as ropey dialogue and awful combat) but enough good stuff to be built on for the future. The only difference is that I'd say GoT is better than The Witcher (1, I hasten to add, not 2 obviously).
Westeros: Total War (a professional-level mod based on Medieval II: Total War) is being worked on right now. Check the link in my sig.
Probably not. I wouldn't be surprised to see a mention of House Sarwyck of Riverspring at one point as a nod to the game, but probably not much more than that.
Posted 01 August 2012 - 06:44 AM