Game of Thrones

Game of Thrones

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**Personal Game Review**
Game of Thrones

An RPG taking place in George R.R. Martin’s rich fantasy world. The story takes place just before the events that happen in the First Book and HBO’s T.V. Show Season 1.

Graphics: ★★★☆☆
The graphics are pretty good as are the recreations of the scenes from the T.V. show. The games camera or FOV are too close and feel very cramped and claustrophobic however with a few simple tweaks the game improves immensely.(See Below for instructions on how to tweak your game).

Sound: ★★★★☆
The epic musical soundtrack from the T.V. show is great throughout the entire game. The voice acting is also done nicely.

Playability: ★★☆☆☆
The gameplay combat is clunky, you set up actions in a three-slot queue, then watch your commands get carried out in sequence. Apart from your basic attack, no abilities are mapped to any face buttons, so you frequently need to pause (though the action doesn’t stop entirely) and pull up an ability wheel to issue new orders..

Entertainment: ★★★★☆
George R.R. Martin collaborated with Cyanide to create the story and I got say it is as good as the books and will keep you coming back to see what is going to happen next?.

Replay Value: ★★★☆☆
I feel the game has a good replay value with all the choices you make throughout the entire game which effect how people react to you and of course the end game. Also replaying with different classes adds to a new experience. There are five different endings based on what you do in the last chapter, but the bigger changes occur throughout the adventure as characters are either present or absent based on how you treated them earlier.

Overall Rating: ★★★☆☆


Game of Thrones is split into chapters, and control alternates between two protagonists. Alester is a red priest returned from a 15-year exile in the east, and Mors is a skinchanger in the Night’s Watch. Though the two plotlines are initially unconnected, each story arc is full of interesting developments and surprising twists, making their eventual convergence quite satisfying.
Mor’s is a skinchanger so he can inhabit the body of his lovable dog and scare attackers with his mighty bark, or lunge at their throats with its chopping teeth. You can control your dog outside of combat as well, to track the scent of a fleeing coward or squeeze through a hole in the wall, and this adds some diversity to the exploration. The dog also has a skill tree to level up with Mors. Certain animations for the kill scenes are quite entertaining. In many RPGs, good loot can make some long fought battles worth the wait but that doesn’t happen in Game of Thrones. Nearly all of the good items from shops are unattainably expensive until the game is practically over, leaving you to scavenge for gear suited to your particular armor and weapon specialties. Overall I feel Game of Thrones is purely story fleshed out through its two characters as you delve deeper into all its lore. If you enjoy great story telling with a lack of good game mechanics than you cant go wrong with Game of Thrones.

2 Tweaks I found that greatly improved the game for me are:
**Turn on Vsync**
Edit configuration file
Go to %USERPROFILE%\My Documents\Game of Thrones\UnrealEngine3\AGOTGame\Config
Open AGOTEngine.ini with a text editor.
Find a line: UseVsync=False.
And change it to: UseVsync=True to enable Vsync.

**Adjust the Field of View**
Edit input configuration file
Go to %USERPROFILE%\My Documents\Game of Thrones\UnrealEngine3\AGOTGame\Config
Open AGOTInput.ini with a text editor.
Find the section [Engine.PlayerInput]
At the end of it, add the following lines:
Bindings=(Name="F1",Command="FOV 75",Control=False,Shift=False,Alt=False)
Bindings=(Name="F2",Command="FOV 90",Control=False,Shift=False,Alt=False)
Bindings=(Name="F3",Command="FOV 120",Control=False,Shift=False,Alt=False)
Modifiy FOV values to your preference if needed and save.
Launch a game.
While in game, press F1, F2 or F3 to change FOV.

Hope this helps as I found both work and make the game alot better.
Here's a link to a video showing the effects!
Last edited by ⚔️ Ž ⏂ Ṛ 🐉; Jan 18, 2014 @ 10:27am
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||__Crayola__||> Jan 18, 2014 @ 8:30am 
Thanks for the review. Made me decide to play the game.

Also thanks for including the tweaks!
Radman Jan 20, 2014 @ 4:27pm 
Nice review man, just started playing it, hopefully all goes well. Thanks for the tweak tips too!
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