Another game besides Diablo III was released today… “A Game of Thrones”.
A Game of Thrones is a pure 3rd person roleplaying game set in the mythical world of Westeros as created by George R. R. Martin’s in his epic series of novels “A Song of Ice and Fire”.
Of course, most of us are obsessed with the HBO series of the same name… HODOR!
The review are in and the consensus is that it’s a fun game but falls short in many ways, especially being severely overshadowed by releasing the same day as Diablo III (there’s no excuse for that level of marketing stupidity).
Heres a snippet from the developers, Cyanide Studios:
A Game of Thrones (AGOT), the roleplaying game, brings you into a grown-up adventure parallel to the original piece. You will take part into a whole new story full of plots. We didn’t planned on a time shift to put our story back or forward in the original timeline. On the contrary, we adapted our story to the original events so that the player could meet the main characters of the saga in these new chapters.
This whole new adventure will offer to alternatively play two brand new characters: Allester, the red priest and Mors, the night watchman. They will be brought into the vile plots of the noble houses. Will you be able to see clear through the game of thrones ? Beware though, since in this game, one wins or dies.
Here are a few review quotes:
While Game of Thrones boasts some expertly crafted story beats, complete with moments that will enthrall and shock you, the monotone delivery from poorly voiced characters, constant bugs you’ll wrestle against, and muddy textures that plague the majority of the game will make most not continue through to the end.
Realistically, you’ll more likely stop after the fifteenth loading screen appears only to trigger another dryly executed piece of this messy 30 hour long RPG. That’s a shame as the tale told about Mors Westford and Alester Sarwyck has twists and turns that would utterly entertain and surprise were it not surrounded by such mediocrity on all sides.
What if I don’t read or watch Game of Thrones? Will I still like this game?
What? No. You won’t. There is nothing for you here if you aren’t already familiar with the books and the lore.
If you’re just a gamer who wants a fun dark fantasy role playing game, you should either play The Witcher 2 or Diablo III. Or hell, Dragon Age: Origins, which plays a like a much, much more interesting and polished version of the Game of Thrones game.