Now this game was met with mixed reviews from various sources such as GameInformer, Gametrailers, IGN, and G4. Although almost all of the characters from the book and the show are not included, some are mentioned and others make an appearance such as Lord Commander Mormont, and Cersei Lannister.
Plot. Our story tells of two men who fought in Robert Baratheon's rebellion: Mors Westford, a veteran ranger of the Night's Watch, and Alester Sarwyck, a red-robed priest of the fire god R'hllor who returns home after a fifteen years of absence when he discovers that his father died. Soon, their journeys will have them cross paths with one another. And when you play the Game of Thrones, you win or you die.
You can select fighting styles for your characters whether they can be sellswords, assassins, and so on. Mors Westford can use his dog to sniff for the scent of suspicious characters, items, and also stealthily attack enemies and avoid being discovered. Alester can use his Vision of R'hllor to find secret items and switches to open doors as well. You can also choose whether your prisoner dies, lives, or takes the black.
Concept. The game is divided in 16 chapters. Some chapters are where you can play as Mors Westford, when at the beginning you investigate betrayals and strange things going on in The Wall, where the Night's Watch dwells. In other chapters you play as the Red Priest of R'hllor, Alester Sarwyck, who vows to take Riverspring from his cruel bastard brother Valarr, and for that, he must make a deal with none other than Queen Cersei Lannister herself. Apart from Cersei Lannister appearing in the game, Lord Commander Jeor Mormont and Varys also make an appearance in the game, and are voiced by their respective actors in the television series.
Design. The graphics seem to be toned down compared to other games of today. I didn't like much of the graphics because it seemed as if I was playing a PlayStation 2 video game instead. But the drawing arts during loads look very well made. In terms of facial expressions in the graphics, sometimes they did not show any emotions at all.
Sound and Music. The music theme from HBO is included, which is a very wise choice from the developers since I find it very epic. As for other music themes in the game, some of it was not that good at all. As for voice acting, they did a very poor job, because they sounded like they just woke up from a long sleep.
History. Game of Thrones is a game based on the book of the same name. The story of Game of Thrones is titled "A Song of Fire and Ice", written by George R. R. Martin. The Song of Fire and Ice series is divided in seven books: Game of Thrones (1996), Clash of Kings (1998), Storm of Swords (2000), A Feast of Crows (2005), A Dance of Dragons (2011), and two books are forthcoming, The Winds of Winter and A Dream of Spring. The books were so popular that in 2011, it spawned a television series on HBO. The series stars Sean Bean, Mark Addy, Michelle Fairley and Lena Headey.
Rantings. Now I really did not like this game as I expected. Though the storyline was very well written because it was supervised by George R.R. Martin himself, the gameplay and sounds are what got me ranting. For starters, I did not like the combat system, because it gets so repetitive after a while. The voice acting was horrible, because it seems that they did not put too much effort into it. The replay value is moderately low.
Good Aspects. The story was good, but still it does not do the game any justice in terms of gameplay, voice acting and graphics. I love the Game of Thrones series, and I finished reading the first book. I'm looking forward to read the second, third, fourth, and fifth books as well. But still in terms of this game, I would rather play Elder Scrolls instead.
Overall. Game of Thrones gets a 4 out of 10.
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