About the Product
- Become a part of the Game of Thrones saga: Play as multiple characters, embark on numerous quests, and make key decisions that have meaningful impact on Westeros in this 30?plus hour action RPG epic!
- An exclusive new adventure dripping with authenticity: The game's story opens up another part of George R. R. Martin's enthralling world, putting players in the shoes of two former soldiers who have made choices that led them in different directions.
- Feel time slow in the heat of battle: Combat mirrors the series' thoughtful approach to war and politics: fighting slows but never stops entirely, forcing the player to make quick, pressured choices before their enemy strikes again.
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THE AWARD-WINNING INTERNATIONAL BOOK & TV PHENOMENON…
NOW A HIGHLY ANTICIPATED GAME DEVELOPED IN COLLABORATION WITH GEORGE R. R. MARTIN!
With an original story written under the supervision of George R. R. Martin, Game of Thrones promises to deliver the ultimate interactive role-playing experience for fans. The game is filled with familiar locations straight from the pages of the beloved fantasy saga along with the likeness and voices of several actors portrayed in the TV series.
With this epic new Game of Thrones game, fans will have a chance to not simply read or watch the story, but to take an active role in the riveting drama as it unfolds.
Top Customer Reviews
As many have stated this game plays like what Dragon Age 2 should have played like. Some people have called the fighting boring, I would have to disagree. The combat is fun and rewards tactics. (IF you don't play of easy, which I assume you can just press the attack button a few times and wait for your foes to die) Much like Dragon Age 2, Combat at the start of the game is a little boring since you have yet to unlock skills and executions but by the middle of the game when hordes are crashing down on you it's rewarding to strategize a battle plan and not simply button mash your opponents into oblivion. (Hint: Make sure to utilize your dog as much as possible later in the game and on harder settings. The dog has saved me from the load screen on many occasions.)
Apart from the actual combat the rest of the gameplay is like your other RPGS. Exploring areas results in hidden compartments of cash and loot. There is not a lot of loot but it is worth searching around. Also searching with your dog lets you find loot that otherwise wouldn't not be available to simply pick up. (I didn't figure that out until about chapter 6 or I'm sure I would have found even more loot. An Example, there may be a fire pit that you have checked out with your character, if you switch to your dog and search the same fire pit all of a sudden there is a nice sword in there for you)
The Real Gem of the Game of Thrones is simple the story.Read more ›
The voice acting is actually very good, and if you're a fan of the show, you'll feel right at home (especially since the music is the same). The graphics are serviceable, and the RPG elements are quite detailed, though again, suffer from some old school game design choices.
One particularly cool thing is that your dialogue choices directly affect your character perks/development.
The combat is not really turn based... more of a "slow down time to a crawl and queue up your next skills and actions" thing. It works well, and is challenging. You'll have to constantly choose the best weapon to deal with the enemy's armor.
The cutscenes are great, lots of dialogue, excellent codex. If you're a true fan of the books and show and don't get scared away by non-AAA game budgets, you'll love this. It is a quality game.
1. Story - Some people said it started off slow, I felt interested right from the start to see where the story would go
2. Character development system is awesome - I love the strength/weakness balance aspect
3. Battle system - I love the battle system for this, but then again, I was in a minority (in terms of overall gamers, not RPG players) who loved a similar one in Dragon Age: Origins
1. Minor but noticeable graphic issues take away from immersion in the story - For example, during conversation the transition between each dialogue sentence is not very smooth
2. Not much "open world" - I usually enjoy a more open world, not necessarily as open as Skyrim, but more open than this.
If your only journey into the realm of RPG is Skyrim, and you're expecting Skyrim, you will be disappointed. If you're expecting non-stop action, you'll be disappointed. There is far more story here than battle. If you haven't read the books, you may feel like you're missing something.
I've played a lot of terrible RPGs, this isn't one of them. Could they have improved a few aspects? Absolutely, but they have made something that overall is enjoyable and worth playing.
As I prefer RPGs that stress a story, I am really happy with this one.
The rest - visuals, sound, and such are good enough for me. The game definitely does not look like my favorite wallpaper generator Skyrim ;), but for a small team on a tight budget it is understandable.
I gave 5 stars for a bundle. The art book is a nice touch, good quality, and free. BTW, I pre-odered this in February, so I got this bundle for 44.99, and I am glad that I did.
The leveling system is actually quite cool; for example character traits are built throughout the course of the game based on the decisions you make. Did you decide to have Mors (one of the two main characters) mercilessly torture a prisoner to death? Now he has a bonus due to his callous nature. In addition, your choices throughout the game affect the outcomes of certain plot threads. Unlike a certain other popular franchise, however, you will never be presented with a ghost child that forces you to choose between three colors for the ending. Instead the ending choices have meaning, consequences, and closure.
The story for this game is quite compelling. Without spoiling too much, I'll just say that the story slightly precedes and then parallels events of the first season/book, and feels like a natural part of the George R.R. Martin world. As with the the books and the show, there are no 'good' guys, just bad guys, worse guys, and not quite as bad guys.
There is one area where the critics weren't too far off and that is in the graphics department.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
The game suffers from god awful controllers and poor game play that is frustratingly difficult. The art book itself is cheap and pretty basic. Read morePublished on December 14, 2013 by Gary Haywood
he loved this, he hasn't had much chance to play the game due to our little 3 y.o. toddler but he absolutely LOVED this gift bc of the art book bundle.Published on October 30, 2013 by Jasmin
Game is fairly good but not great... The art book is really cool! I am very glad that I bought this, well worth the $15!Published on July 26, 2013 by Bralic
This was a good value. The picture is somewhat confusing as you just get the game and the book. The other images are taken from the book. Read morePublished on June 17, 2013 by Ray Feighery
I like game of thrones, the story gives you a history of what happened before the books and show and continues into book one. I would recommend for fans of the storyPublished on April 19, 2013 by Brian
Its a great bundle overall - artbook is very nice, it will most definitely be of interest to any Game of Thrones fan. Read morePublished on February 24, 2013 by calidub
I got this at a crazy deal and would buy again at this price. If paying full price you should definitely read a few reviews before purchasing. Read morePublished on February 12, 2013 by Nic Hallanger
Being a huge GoT thrones of fan, I was so excited to see this bundle when it arrived. The art book is fantastic but sadly that's the only nice thing I have to say about the game. Read morePublished on February 8, 2013 by Melissa Hogan
I really enjoy this game. While the fighting is sometimes rough (it's hard to choose which opponant your person fights), the skill trees and abilitys are great. Read morePublished on January 29, 2013 by Amber L. Shavrnoch