First off, I never read the books. I have watched the show but that's it so I cannot speak to accuracy of the storyline or anything of the sort. I can, however, say that the story is quite good, much better than I expected. The characters are believable and human. I felt like I could relate to both and put my own self into the storyline.
The graphics, on the other hand, remind me of an original Xbox game. They are really terrible for Xbox 360. If you can get over the poor aesthetics of the game the storyline is enjoyable. The gameplay is so-so. I enjoyed the active pause and the enemies were challenging. The combat, damage, and armor system made sense and was well done. I liked the use of the main characters' special abilities in forwarding the storyline as well as picking up extras.
The pause menu was the worst. You cannot switch between saving, character page, codex, quest, etc. without un-pausing and pausing again. That got really annoying.
The voice acting isn't terrible for the main characters and the face mapping is lazy. The thing that really got me is that other than the storyline characters almost every NPC looks exactly the same. There were maybe five or six generic models of commoners and then a few different generic models of armored opponents that varied with faction/armor of course.
Overall, the game is enjoyable for the storyline and the combat. If you can get past the pitfalls I mentioned here you will walk away with having enjoyed playing through a refreshingly complex storyline but ultimately end up slightly disappointed with the overall experiene.
posted by clearwall (SAN ANTONIO, TX) Jun 15, 2012
Member since Jun 2012
You know how amazing and cool the show is? That is how mind-numbingly BAD this game is. I have a 50-inch high def DLP TV and I STILL couldnt read a lot of the text on the screen. It takes FOREVER to load scenes and the first hour is spent watching badly constructed characters do everything. Then, when you actually get to CONTROL something, it's stacking 2 moves on top of each other over and over and over. How dull. Graphics: D Storyline: C gameplay: F