The fighting mechanics in this game are reminiscent of KOTOR, so if you're into that kind of combat this game is right for you. I'm giving this a three not for its story - which I'm sure is pretty good - but for my love for Game of Thrones. If you want to play it just for the story, go for it. But if you can't get passed the horrific combat system then I do not recommend even putting this in your queue. The graphics were fine and lip sync of the characters was off slightly. The voice acting wasn't really bad either. The combat system really threw it for me, though. Honestly, look at some gameplay before this hits your mailbox.
I feel the reviews on this game have been a little harsh.
If you are a Game of Thrones fan i feel you will probably enjoy the game more then someone who does not not much of the history and lore of the world in Game of Thrones. It is definitely easier to understand the story, which by the way is pretty good. It takes place at a good time and you learn some things that you may not have known from watching the show.
The combat controls on the other hand i feel could've been a little bit smoother. You have to set your attack in a action set of 3, choosing how you would like to strike, use special abilities and heal. I feel if they used more of a freeflow attack like The Witcher with the options of adding the special abilities it could've been a little smoother, in my opinion.
When you fight multiple enemies, you tend to stay locked on one enemy until he is defeated, which gets frustrating.
I think the overall game is good, with a good story and mediocre combat. A little more polishing and it could've been really good. I feel there isn't need for some of the harsh reviews this game received. I've played games that were far worse and received way better reviews. (Two Worlds 2).
Give it a rent, if you don't like it you can always send it back, thats the beauty of Gamefly.
I read the bad reviews along with the good ones and thought "These people are being too picky."
No - they are not. The games starts out with a series of long, drawn out and uninteresting cut scenes with no player interaction.
Then you are thrown into a long drawn out character selection process.
Then more cinematic cut scenes.
The character you play is not engaging - and despite the tedious character set up, is stagnant and not customization.
Graphics really are pretty bad and movement is silly. The worst part is the combat system - which is not only non-intuitive; but unfathomable.
After playing for 30 minutes and getting to 1 practice battle with a lot of running around (And still not understanding the combat system, NPC interaction system or environmental interfaces, I gave up and sent it back - assuming that the rest of the game would follow this model.
Too Bad - with a year before GoT returns, I was hoping for a little fun.