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Nemo_91
05-04-12, 15:01
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Genre: RPG
Publisher: Atlus
Developer: Cyanide
Platforms: PC, PS3, Xbox 360
Release date: May 15, 2012

http://www.gameofthrones-rpg.com/index.php

Screenshots (http://www.gameofthrones-rpg.com/index.php?rub=images)

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Anyone else excited for this? It doesn't look that bad, IMO - it looks like a cross between Dragon Age and The Witcher tbh. :D

Ward Dragon
05-04-12, 18:25
I've only just started reading the first book, so I don't know how I feel about the game yet :p I'll probably avoid the game until I finish reading the books so as not to spoil anything. I probably will end up getting the game at some point though :D

Nemo_91
17-05-12, 14:31
54 (http://www.metacritic.com/game/xbox-360/game-of-thrones) on Metacritic.

That was kinda expected though. :/

jarekhanzelka
17-05-12, 15:53
It really isn't quite as good as it could've been. WAY too much dialogue with the writing being mostly tad boring and the voice acting ranging from decent to silly to downright awful. The combat system seems complex at first, but after couple battles it shows it's really just another hack n' slash, only this time you get to slow the game down before hits.

I expected the graphics to be weak, but omaighward the water...the water is just as horrid as it was in Call of Juarez: The Cartel. In other words, NOLF 2 had better looking water than this. Much better.

On the bright side you also get to somewhat control the dog. Nevermind it's ugly beyond your wildest nightmares and most commands seem pointless as the dog does have it's own mind, but...yeah. :/

scoopy_loopy
17-05-12, 16:09
Looks kind of game equivalent of b-movie.

jarekhanzelka
18-05-12, 13:22
The game is starting to grow on me. The combat is just growing more and more frustrating, though. Why? Because: 1) during the battles the game likes to build invisible walls around you that weren't there before to make the battlefield a bit smaller; 2) most of the battles with tougher enemies consist of nothing but running around the place waiting for your health to refill ALL. THE. TIME; 3) when a battle takes place in a small, enclosed area, the camera becomes extremely unfriendly and you barely can leave the slo-mo mode; 4) And best of all, most of the battles seem to initiate after a cutscene without any warning, and you can't save or load during a battle, which means - don't focus on saving manually and you're likely to end up dying in a battle and having to get back to it from a pretty distant autosave OR survive in a long battle long enough but die after 10 minutes worth of trying and bam, you can start over.

Thankfully there really aren't that many battles here, it's still all that chitchat mostly. Across 4 chapters I think there could've been like a dozen battles tops.

EDIT: Also it's WAY too linear. Even for a linear RPG. Speaking of it being an RPG - there are no side quests. O.o No significant NPCs to chat up, no choices to make. It really is more of a third-person action game with a few basic RPG elements.

jarekhanzelka
24-05-12, 07:57
Feels good to be the only poster here. ^,^

I'm glad to say the second half of the game is being incomparably better than the first. It's far more dynamic, it includes/d puzzles and riddles, the combat system, even though it's still trying real hard to seem complex while being really simple, is no longer frustrating because the greater number of skills combined with greater numbers of stronger enemies does make for much more interesting encounters (shame it takes over 5 hours to get there :pi: ), and the plot is really intriguing.

Having said that, there's still WAY TOO MUCH TOO LONG dialogue. It's easily the most garrulous game I've ever played, graphic adventure games included. There's very little variability concerning the enviroments and the enemies. I was hoping to confront the white walkers, but no. It's only human enemies in this game, and they're all painfully similar to eachother. The settings? A brutally wasted potential the source material offered. The world could've been magnificent, but instead it's a very generic mix of linear, enclosed and graphically appalling areas.

Granted, I haven't finished the game yet. After 16 hours I just made it to the 10th chapter (I think it would've taken me less than 2 hours should all the dialogue be cut out >.>), but I doubt things will improve on those fronts. Still, as long as it doesn't force me to facepalm anymore, it'll be a decent 5/10 game for me.

Nemo_91
24-05-12, 08:52
Feels good to be the only poster here. ^,^

:vlol:

I actually really want to play it, but on the other hand I don't really want to pay for it. :whi:

Seems like they realized the game itself was pure **** so they just put a lot of talking in it. xD

Do the main characters from the book appear at all? I mean Robb, Tyrion, Jaime etc. I assume not.

jarekhanzelka
24-05-12, 09:10
:vlol:

I actually really want to play it, but on the other hand I don't really want to pay for it. :whi:

Seems like they realized the game itself was pure **** so they just put a lot of talking in it. xD

Do the main characters from the book appear at all? I mean Robb, Tyrion, Jaime etc. I assume not.

Yeah. I admit I was (and still am) tempted to cancel my preorder. But I guess I won't, won't be a bad addition to the collection. -_-

The game isn't entirely ****. The soundtrack is pretty much ripped off from the show, so that's also very good. ;D

Nah. Well, I don't know about the book, but regarding the show I only once talked to Cersei, Varys and quite frequently chatted with Mormont, though I'm guessing I won't be seeing any more of him either. ;.; They all have been disgraced by crappy voice acting, though. Especially the queen. :pi:

jarekhanzelka
24-05-12, 18:03
But do you know who is in the game? The author of the book, George R. R. Martin himself! That's one of the neatest cameos I've seen in a while. :D

Nemo_91
24-05-12, 18:08
But do you know who is in the game? The author of the book, George R. R. Martin himself! That's one of the neatest cameos I've seen in a while. :D

the ****? :vlol: I'm sure you had quite a WTF moment.

jarekhanzelka
24-05-12, 18:16
the ****? :vlol: I'm sure you had quite a WTF moment.

Well yeah...especially since he's an..ointment specialist in the game. :pi:

Nemo_91
24-05-12, 18:22
Well yeah...especially since he's an..ointment specialist in the game. :pi:

Lmao. Well, at least that's another good thing about the game. :p

jarekhanzelka
25-05-12, 01:29
Holy. Cow. Meatballs. The plot just got incredibly intense and twisted and I can safely say it's even stronger than the one of the show. And I love the show to death. It really is an endless shame this story has to be a part of an otherwise painfully mediocre package. Because the storyline is really good and now that I'm getting nearer and nearer to the end of it, the gradation is so amazing and things are getting so amazingly intense I actually do recommend the game. It takes a long time for the game to grow on you and for you to really get invested in the story but once you do and THAT THING happens...it's devastating. It's unpleasant in the pleasant way. The plot is just incredible. Well, the second half of it anyway. *.*