Game of Thrones – A Telltale Games Series – PlayStation 4

Game of Thrones - A Telltale Games Series - PlayStation 4

  • From the creators of The Walking Dead - A Telltale Games Series, The Wolf Among Us, and Tales from the Borderlands
  • Interact with characters from the show, voiced by the original actors: Peter Dinklage as Tyrion Lannister, Kit Harington as Jon Snow, Emilia Clarke as Daenerys Targaryen, Lena Heady as Cersei Lannister, and Iwan Rheon as Ramsay Snow
  • Visit new and familiar locations, including King's Landing, The Wall, and exotic Meereen
  • Your choices and actions change the story around you
Telltale's Game of Thrones is set in the world of HBO's groundbreaking TV show. This new story tells of House Forrester, a noble family from the north of Westeros, loyal to the Starks of Winterfell. Caught up in the events surrounding the War of the Five Kings, they are thrown into a maelstrom of bloody warfare, revenge, intrigue, and horror as they fight to survive while the seven kingdoms tear themselves apart.

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  1. R.A. McKenzie says:
    12 of 13 people found the following review helpful
    4.0 out of 5 stars
    1st Season of a Promising Series, November 25, 2015
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    R.A. McKenzie (New York) –
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    This review is from: Game of Thrones – A Telltale Games Series – PlayStation 4 (Video Game)

    Quick Product Warning:
    This game was released prior to Episode 6, so you’re not getting the entire season on-disc. Instead, once you insert your disc, it will download all of the necessary updates and episodes so that you have the complete experience. I still think this is a good game worth owning, but unlike previous Telltale disc releases, I don’t see an advantage to spending extra money on the PS4 disc.

    Review of GAME OF THRONES
    Like all Telltale adventure games (at least since 2010’s “Back To The Future”), you have to go in knowing what to expect. So let’s get the bad news out of the way, first. Even though these games like to dangle a carrot that promises that you control the story, the truth is that you’re pretty much following a set path and just putting some unique spins on them. For most of the game, “Game of Thrones” feels closer to “Jurassic Park” than “Walking Dead” or “Wolf Among Us”.
    “Jurassic Park” had a pretty straight-forward path with some dialogue change-ups thrown in here and there. While the overall navigation is quite different (“Jurassic’s” scenes used a multi-room setup), nothing in “Game of Thrones” feels like you’re changing anything drastic while you play, until late in Episode 5 and most of Episode 6. Although this adaptation of George R.R. Martin’s books and HBO’s TV series is much more intelligent and interesting than most of Telltale’s adventure games, I failed to notice anything that was vastly different depending on my choices. In contrast, “Walking Dead: Season One” had some wildly divergent scenes in its 3rd, 4th, and 5th episodes based on what decisions you made. “The Wolf Among Us” even had entirely missable sections in its middle chapters, as well.
    “Game of Thrones” doesn’t remove or replace any of the scenes until very late in the game. The benefit of this, however, is that the conversations and the context of their meanings change quite dramatically. I ramble about this because I think some people go into these Telltale games expecting something like “Heavy Rain” or “Deus Ex”, where entire sequences and story paths get changed around, characters may or may not live to the end, and failure in action sequences can change the course of everything. “Game of Thrones” has a set path, a rigid structure, and you are merely a participant in its pre-determined path.

    Let me give you an example of where this is a problem: I chose to let a character be constantly rebellious and abrasive to everyone around him. I didn’t heed anyone’s advice, and I refused to give in to anyone else’s demands. Yet, I still attended meetings I didn’t want to, spoke with characters I wanted to ignore, and was given more second chances than I could’ve reasonably deserved. For the first time in a long while, Telltale’s script didn’t have logical answers for why this particular character wasn’t stabbed in the throat by the end of Episode 2. As a result, I was allowed to make these poor choices and still do everyone else’s bidding to the very end. In previous Telltale Games, there was a logical reason for defiant characters to still tread down the narrative path. Not so much this time, at least not until very late in the game. (The general design of the “Game of Thrones” game is that you won’t notice big changes until it’s almost over).

    The great news about this lack of flexibility is that you get an intelligently-written story that feels right at home in the “Game of Thrones” universe. The characters, stories, double-crosses, risks, and surprises all feel right at home in this franchise. As you’ve probably read, the game takes place at the end of the TV show’s Season 3, where House Forrester tries to survive in the middle of a chaotic turn-of-events. You’ll try to keep the Forrester’s land of Ironrath free from outer control, navigate the political vipers of Kings Landing, get into some warrior scuffles across the Narrow Sea, and explore the mysteries beyond the northern Wall. I will let you see the rest for yourself, but this is not just fan service — though there is a little bit of that thrown in. For the most part, characters that are from the TV show feel like they belong in the story and aren’t shoehorned in. Occasionally, though, they feel a bit out of place, but this was probably unavoidable given the HBO show’s enormous popularity. It’s not a huge deal-breaker because the Forrester characters have stories that are interesting enough in their own right. But for every interaction with the scheming Lannisters that feel like everything is at stake, there’s a scene where Margaery Tyrell is displeased with you for reasons that don’t make sense…and not in that “flawed human” way, either. Adventure games that rely on narrative will always have scenes where characters are upset with you…

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  2. Lucas178 says:
    1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
    4.0 out of 5 stars
    iron from ice, December 6, 2015
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    Lucas178 (OHIO) –

    This review is from: Game of Thrones – A Telltale Games Series – PlayStation 4 (Video Game)
    You know the game of thrones if you’re here. Its an fantastic story and will keep you wanting to play more. It does get boring here and there but picks the pace way back up after these moments. I didn’t know what the season pass disc meant, if all the content was on disc or if it was just a one time download of the game. Episodes 1-5 are on disk and gives you an entitlement to episode six. Its fun to play through and see all your choices take effect. IRON FROM ICE

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  3. Anonymous says:
    4.0 out of 5 stars
    A Great Platform to Build On!, December 26, 2015
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    AC

    This review is from: Game of Thrones – A Telltale Games Series – PlayStation 4 (Video Game)
    Ok I played all the episodes. I bought this game from Bestbuy for $20. Let’s make on thing clear. This is a TELLTALE game. Which means its heavily dialouge driven. It’s a point and click game. THE MOST IMPORTANT part is before you play you have to watch up to Season 3 of the show to get what’s happening. Or you’ll be very confused. So the game it self is fun if you know the GOT. I saw reviews bashing this game. Although it has its problems it’s not bad at all. In this game you play as the Forrester family. The game has characters that you feel attached to. And they created a villain that you love to hate. You control 5 characters over the course of 6 episodes. The CD version comes with 5 episodes in disc and the 6th on your download. Each episode is around 1 hr 30 min long. The problem with this game is sometimes your choices don’t make big differences. But trust me it will have massive impact season 2. Telltale should also try to polish the textures. The background of an area starts to look blurry. Like the color is bleeding. IMO telltale should’ve gone their own direction with the story. They tried to mold the story while including the famous characters from the tv show (Who are also voiced by their real show actors) when they should’ve focused on making it around their own characters which are well done and voiced. Overall this is a good game. It has its fault but for the first season they have built a solid foundation. And for $20 this is a great deal. It will fill your GOT crave. And I enjoyed playing this game very much.

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