About GamePeople

Game of Thrones Bawdy Videogame

27/03/2012 Game of Thrones News
Guest author: Chris Jarvis
Game Reviews
Home | Specialist | The Reporting Gamer Column

Subscribe to the Reporting Gamer column:
RSS or Newsletter.


Why not try our Blog, Radio or TV shows. Click for samples...


Game of Thrones 360

Game of Thrones

Format:
360

Genre:
Adventuring

Style:
Singleplayer
Thirdperson

Further reading:
Chris Jarvis
The Witcher 2 (360)

Buy/Support:
Support Paul, click to buy via us...


Game of Thrones is based one of the most popular fantasy book series currently available, which has spawned a TV series with a huge following. The game promises you a more personal way to explore Westeros.

The game of Game of Thrones does not follow the story of the books or TV series, but instead creates a new RPG storyline set alongside the earliest events of the main story. Throughout you will be able to see the events of Game of Thrones from a different perspective and interact with many of the characters, while still being able to make decision and take actions which affect the game world.

Since Game of Thrones is so story focused, you will have a choice of two characters, rather than free reign to create your own character. However each of these characters has a choice of classes, so it should still feel as though this RPG offers a flexible and personal experience. However, the choice of which of the two characters you play will provide a different take on the story and reveal different events.

The ultra-low fantasy action in Game of Thrones is fast and brutal. All events take place in real time, but the game offers a handy slow-motion feature while selecting options from combat menus. To me, this looks like it will strike a good balance. Other games which offer a complete stop during action commands seem, to me at least, to provide an unrealistic edge for the player, but keeping all action progressing while navigating menus seems to undermine the role-playing of a character who would realistically make tactical decisions quite quickly. This slow-motion feature should reduce the frustration of taking damage while choosing options, while still providing pressure to make effective snap decisions in combat.

With The Witcher 2 (360) also around the corner representing another dark and bloody fantasy RPG based on a popular book series, it looks like it will be a tricky choice for Xbox 360 owners. Or possibly a chance to feel really spoiled.

Game of Thrones is currently planned for release on the Xbox 360, Windows PC and Playstation 3 during 2012.

Guest review by Chris Jarvis


You can support Paul by buying Game of Thrones



Subscribe to this column:
RSS | Newsletter

Share this review:

Chris Jarvis wrote this Reporting Gamer article under the watchful eye of Paul Govan.

"The problem with video game news is that there is so much of it. I've made it my task to sift out the noise and bring you news about games I think you should be excited about."


© GamePeople 2006-13 | Contact | Huh?

Grown up gaming?

Home | About | Radio shows | Columnists | Competitions | Contact

RSS | Email | Twitter | Facebook

With so many different perspectives it can be hard to know where to start - a little like walking into a crowded pub. Sorry about that.

But so far we've not found a way to streamline our review output - there's basically too much of it. So, rather than dilute things for newcomers we have decided to live with the hubbub while helping new readers find the columnists they will enjoy.

What sort of gamer are you?

Our columnists each focus on a particular perspective and fall into one of the following types of gamers:

Tracker._trackPageview();