posted by Big_Ant_Johnson (CONYERS, GA) Jun 2, 2012
Member since Jun 2012
gamers (100%) found this review helpful
This game has a good story. I'll start with that. The load times are bad when leaving towns, but not for cutscenes like some have said. The graphics are not as bad as folks say. They are not the best, but very much usable. The collision detection however is laughable at times (walk through things).
You will need to save often especially in the beginning because you don't have many skills and fights are deadly. I would say the fights really make you fear for your survival, as they intended.
Mors has a dog that he can control as a Skinchanger. The use of the dog for following leads, killing solo enemies, and sniffing out hidden items was fun. This is a part of the game I don't hear mentioned much, but it was enjoyable.
The fighting system is good once you've acquired skills and know how to string them together (cause knockdown, then use skill they ups damage when opponent is knocked down...etc.). Until you have good skills its a tough road and good luck.
At the end of Chapter 13 be sure to create an additional save to be used to see the other characters destiny. At this point it makes you choose between Mors and Alester. All four endings are worth seeing if you came this far.
+ Story is good
+ Mors' dog
+ Fighting system concept
- Load between towns
- Fighting system in action
- No happy ending
gamers (91%) found this review helpful
As a fan of both the books by George R.R. Martin and the fantastic HBO show, I was a bit skeptical when I heard they were making an RPG based on the series. When I saw that Atlus was involved, I was a bit more hopeful. Sadly, they only distributed , as Cyanide developed the game, and dropped the ball. "Game of Thrones" does boast a good story, but few will see it all, as that requires you suffering through poor graphics, wooden voice acting, a poorly executed combat system, poor controls, and a poorly designed menu screen that's difficult to read. You alternate play between Mors, a member of the Night's Watch, and Alester, a red priest. Both could be interesting if they were well acted, but sadly, they're not. It's not that the dialogue is bad, it's just poorly delivered, almost as if they couldn't bother with professional voice actors and just got people off the street whose only qualification was that they have a British accent. The music is done well, though sparse, and the show's familiar theme plays over the opening screen. Also, be prepared for long load times between areas and cutscenes, and at least a 20 minute install before you even get to play. With choices in conversation that affect the game as it goes along, this could have been a terrific companion piece to the books and the show. Instead, it's a great disappointment all around. A shame.
gamers (100%) found this review helpful
Alright, Many people dislike the game, because it isn't up to par with some newer ones. Fair enough. However, this game is in no way horrible like people say. Their is a good story, that has a bit of variation and history. The two characters are pretty good, one being a brother of the Nights Watch, the Other a Red Priest Lord.
The voice acting was good enough. Not great, but more then enough to get the job done. The textures on the background were alittle disappointing, and the game was a tad linier for my tastes, but had some exploration and the like. There were hidden goodies laying around to be found as the dog AND Alestar.
It was not a great game, by any means. One of the problems I had, was that cut scenes were scripted, instead of using your character, they used one premade. So, in the end chapter, instead of me fighting a fully armed and armored Mors with a Valyrian mace and Shield (like I had), and his dog, I ended up fighting a lightly armored two handed fighter.... with completly different skills then I had. This was a bit disappointing.
Overall, It was a good game to play. I was even going to go through it twice, and change some of my options (Alestar an archer instead of a Water Dancer, and being a cruel heartless dude killing the peasents instead of subduing the rebellion peacefully). It is a good one through, maybe two through. I can't see it lasting more then that, however.