Games of Thrones video game review/RPG roundupWritten by Michael Siebenaler | | firstname.lastname@example.org
The Game of Thrones HBO television series just ended its second season, but fans can continue their experience in this role-playing video game recently reduced to $49.99 at many stores. The game story takes an original parallel path instead of retelling George R.R. Martin’s originating Fire and Ice novels. The main story incorporates choices along the way where varying trust and dynamic allegiances demand player attention to succeed. Main character concentrations include Mors Westford and Alester Sarwyck, so fans of the TV series and book series will get a deeper experience based on character, setting and situation knowledge.
Each chapter contains different endings and is conditional on past decisions. Nothing real complex here — just basic choices where players must balance between strong and weak as well as positive and negative, good and evil, compassionate and ruthless. The purposeful actions concentrate on skills and intuition without needless, menial “fetching” tasks that do not progress the story.
Players battle with fire, swordplay, archery, axes and special attacks including switches into an attack dog’s body. The real-time actions incorporate a circular menu with choices made in slow motion, so timing is everything. Memorize all the actions and their corresponding actions for more impressive battles. The best battle arsenal elements become the interrupt attack that freezes enemies. The strong story helps offset game weaknesses including some noticeable clipping and graphic miscues. Recommended (***) and rated M for blood, gore, intense violence, sexual content, and strong language. Also available on PC and Xbox 360.
Check out these role-playing games during your downtime this summer:
- PlayStation 3: Tales of Grace f
- Xbox 360: Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim
- Nintendo Wii: The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword
- Nintendo DS: Dragon Quest IX: Sentinels of the Starry Skies
- PS Vita: Disgaea 3: Absence of Detention
- Nintendo 3DS: Kid Icarus: Uprising
- PSP: Hakuoki: Demon of the Fleeting Blossom Limited Edition
- Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 gamers can also enjoy Final Fantasy XIII-2 now priced at $19.99 (regular version)!