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GF Rating
3.9

950 ratings

Critic & User Reviews

GF Rating
6

Above Average

Not as bad as IGN says, but not great either.

posted by Big_Ant_Johnson (CONYERS, GA) Jun 2, 2012

Member since Jun 2012

10 out of 10 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

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GF Rating
4

Weak

More like the Shame of Thrones

posted by tjsmoke (NORTHAMPTON, PA) May 16, 2012

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Member since Dec 2008

33 out of 36 gamers (92%) 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.

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GF Rating
8

Very Good

Underrated

posted by Hazmatology (CORONA, CA) Aug 26, 2012

Member since Aug 2012

2 out of 2 gamers (100%) found this review helpful

I am disappointed at the rating that this game has. The Game of Thrones has kept true to the vision of George R. R. Martin with a very captivating storyline with decent graphics to boot. As far as the complaints about the combat being hard and somewhat boring, this just means that you should lower the difficulty settings if you have no grasp of strategy. The voice acting wasn't as good as it could have been but it certainly wasn't as bad either. Let's see..the music was done well. All in all if you like Game of Thrones I would definitely recommend this game. One criticism I have is, however, is that the loading time is pretty long as far as games these days go.

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