Game of Thrones
GoT as an older styled RPG - It works.
The initial reaction to most when they see this game or even hear about it is that it's a beat-em-up/hack-slash action game, and this is where the negative perception ultimately begins and ends. People expected this game to be more of a fighting game and with cultural comparisons to a time period like that of the ultra-successful Elder Scrolls franchise, it isn't that surprising that people expecting a GoT version of Skyrim were disappointed.
However, I don't think that the more traditional RPG-style gameplay automatically makes this a bad game. I just doesn't meet some expectations you might have had. That said, Game of Thrones is an average RPG that non-fans of the franchise might find just as enjoyable because there's not a lot that you need to know from the books or the TV series to understand the story. Fans will be more aware of the character cameos and sometimes subtle references. The codex system gives those not quite in-the-know a little background information about cities, families, and the culture of Westeros.
The combat mode is not turn-based, but in the vintage RPG style of using hit points, energy meters, and special attacks specific to different characters. Upgrading skills, abilities, and character traits is easy as long as you keep playing. Fighting hordes of enemies can be fun, but the in-depth storyline is ultimately what will keep you playing.
The biggest downside to the gameplay is that it is somewhat simplistic and mostly linear. The environments look very large, but when you are in a town or a city there are many buildings, people, and doors that, if you are used to a more open-world style game, can seem sort of a disappointment that you can't interact with a great portion of them. Some townspeople will have conversations that you can eavesdrop on, but they don't really serve a purpose in the gameplay.
I've heard that this game can be buggy, but I've never experienced anything other than some odd angles during cinematic cut-scenes (and there are a lot of them). Characters look a bit more cartoony than say Skyrim, and the cinematics are all styled the same. It doesn't look any prettier when they go to a cutscene. My main graphical complaint is that it is sometimes hard to figure out what you can interact with. As mentioned before, a good portion of the game environment isn't interactive, and when something is, you need to be close to it to interact. Not a huge issue (as there's only so much to do), but something that could've used more thought. The sound is pretty average, but the voice over work is excellent and they even manage to get a few cast members to do their own voices.
In conclusion, fans of GoT will most likely be into this as long as they don't mind a different style of gameplay. Nowhere near Skyrim or even Oblivion in terms of depth, interactivity or graphics. However, the story is very good and I happen to enjoy the gameplay. If you're a fan of Dragon Age, you will most likely enjoy this. A good pickup used or new $20 or cheaper, 25+ hours of gameplay to help tide you over in the wait for Elder Scrolls VI.
The story line is great, but as far as gameplay and graphics.. nooott so much. I bought the game knowing that, since its based on a series, that it would have its drawbacks. but, it did corraspond with the story and impressed me as far as analog, but i wouldnt recommend this to anyone looking for action or graphics. Long story short, its boreing and unneedingly complicated.
I bought this as soon as it was released hoping it would only be half as good as the show and was very disappointed. the combat is sloppy, slow, and frankly boring. The mix of a third person game and a turn based game was a bad choice in the making of this terrible game.
soooooooooooo...... disgusted with this game, what an absolute epic failure. this doesnt even deserve the title game of thrones
Excellent story, sticks TIGHT to story
Fantastic RPG, just like oblivion. Your choices DO affect the outcomes, the already prolonged story is backed by excellent side missions and quests. The graphics arent great, but they arent terrible, the gameplay and fighting styles are neat. If you like GoT you will like this game
Awful Awful game
I saw some great user reviews on this site, and then i tried the game out. It was pure awfulness, Dont waist your time with this filth. And im a fan of the show and the books, but this is bad. The gameplay is awful. Graphics look like last gen, faces look so messed up. Sound is mediocre. No i would never recomend this to anyone, dont waist your money, or your time!!
graphics meh, gameplay great, STORY EPIC
graphics were so-so, I experienced a couple glitches, but the gameplay was great very innovative and creative it was difficult and made me really think strategically and was therefore dramatic. if you like game of thrones you will love this storyline, not only is it well written it is a good RPG storyline. Your decisions truly affect the game also the story is unpredictable and pulls at you emotionally. I highly recommend this game
One of the best RPGS yet
This game is awesome. If your getting this game for combat dont get it, this game is focused on storyline. The locations are awesome especially kings landing. Many people say this games graphics suck, but they dont they are just ok. There are many deswcions in the game as well which will affect the story. If your into good storylines defeinitly get it.
not great but not bad
This game is not for everyone. If you are a true fan of the books you will enjoy this game. However, this is a story game like Dragon Age origins. The fighting is strategy and not button mashing and hacking. If you want a high action game look elsewhere.
Graphics are a serious let down. The fight scenes need alot of work. Was looking very foward to this release pre ordered and picked up the day it came out. SERIOUSLY LET DOWN!!!!! Don't buy returned it 3 days later and put it to Ghost Recon Future Soldier. The books and series are much better but if you really want it wait a month or two and save your money by 20-25 bucks good luck