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Game of Thrones is an action role-playing game based on the novel A Game of Thrones and in part, the television series of the same name. It was developed by Cyanide and published by Atlus in conjunction with Focus Home Interactive for PC, PlayStation 3, and Xbox 360. The game was released in 2012 and its plot runs parallel to the show's first season.
As stated above, Game of Thrones takes place concurrently with the show's first season. It focuses on two original characters, Mors Westford and Alester Sarwyck:
Mors Westford is one of the best rangers of the Night's Watch. Prior to that, he was one of the best knights serving under House Lannister. Many years before the game's events, he refused a direct order to kill a woman and her infant children. As a result, he sent his family into hiding and joined the Watch to avoid execution.
Alester Sarwyck is the heir to House Sarwyck, a noble house under the Lannisters. He fled to Essos 15 years before the game's events due to being traumatized from an unspecified event. During that time, he became a priest of R'hllor (better known as a Red Priest). He returns home after recieving news of his father's death.
Why It Sucks
- Ugly visuals.
- Poor animation.
- Boring and repetitive gameplay.
- The game's prologue chapter was sold as separate DLC, and it was only released in Europe due to the game's poor reception.
- Combat suffers from a lack of difficulty balancing and lack of moves.
- There's no way to load your progress during battle, so if you want to fix a mistake, you have to get killed in battle to restart.
- Character models repeat very often.
- Audio sometimes cuts out.
- Wooden and lifeless voice acting ruins a surprisingly good story.
- As mentioned, the game's plot is easily its best quality.
- George R. R. Martin, the author of A Game of Thrones and its sequels, makes an appearance as a Maester. This includes a joke aimed at Martin's slow development of the upcoming sixth novel. However, he is voiced by a hilariously bad impersonator.
- Despite being unbalanced, the game's combat offers a wide range of options for building your character. Had it been better polished, it could've been great.
Game of Thrones received mixed reviews, with Metacritic scores of 58 on PC, 53 on PS3, and 52 on Xbox 360.