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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.
Now. I RARELY post reviews without finishing games, but, this is a game I cannot finish. That's both good and bad: it's good in that there's a lot here. It's bad in that there's a lot here that isn't that enthralling.
I know some people (IE, me) have seen the gameplay and have thought, "This looks similar to Dragon Age: Origins!" And to be fair, the combat is a bit similar. The storytelling is not.
Allow me to focus my review; the game is split between two characters: Mors, a brother of the Night's Watch, and Alester, a lordling (and Red Priest) of the riverlands.
You are able to customize the fighting styles of each of these characters--or, at least, you're able to choose one of three fighting styles.
Now, allow me to explain the deep details of the characters: Mors is the gruff-voiced guy. Alester is the optimistic guy. One would assume that they eventually team up, and kick butt together.
I normally would go into more detail, but here's my breakdown of the good and the bad:
+It's Game of Thrones.
+Combat is similar to DA: Origins
+Good voice acting
-Pacing is agonizingly slow.
-A lot of earlier fights (first 5 hours or so) are luck-based.
-Dated graphics (building textures and character models and textures are fairly bland)
The game is NOT a bad one; the storyline is actually quite good, if slow, and the characters are intriguing. However.. the combat is nowhere near as polished as Dragon Age's, and nowhere near as satisfying.
Let me say this though, I am a huge fan of the books (haven't gotten around to the TV series yet, but this game may be what pushes me into starting) and when I heard George R.R. Martin wrote the script for the game, I did expect more.
If you're a very patient person, you may get a great deal of enjoyment out of this game. If you're an impatient prat, like certain other "reviewers" on this site.. you will HATE this game. As for me, my patience ran out around Chapter 6 or so.
what a terrable game! The graphics are decent but not what you can expect for a ps3 game. The voice acting is O.K but not great, the story is not very captivating, and by far the worse and most painfull part of this game....the gameplay/fighting. Wow is it bad, its clunky its slow and definately the worse gameplay I have ever experienced. Its not turn base or action, its a terrible mix of both. It was like an action rpg mated with a turn based rpg and had the most crazy messed up birth defected baby that ever lived. Do not waste your time. If you are expecting a game like skyrim its not even close, not in the same ball park, state, country, world or even universe. This is why I have gamefly, so I dont have to waste my money on buying stupid games like this. Someday the rpg world of gaming will make a comeback, for now not even close.