Posted: April 21
The story is good, maybe even great at times. I can't, however, give this a positive review based solely on that. The story builds well and doesn't really pick up until the second half. Most of the plot twists early on are pretty predictable, especially if you're a fan of the show or books. It remained compelling enough for me to play it straight through. Every other aspect of this game is horrendus: the graphics, gameplay, combat system, weird class/ability system, loot system, side quests, and voice acting all feel very shoddy and at times barely playable. The fighting especially since it's a big part of the game. You don't just go around talking to people. You have to clear mobs and fight bosses in battles where your weapons never actually touch the NPC, you hit abilities from a pause screen, you can't move at all, and if you kill them in a cut scene the character will sometimes have a different weapon than the one equipped. The combat system feels like bad late-90s, early 2000s RPG, with graphics that would've been cutting edge on a PS2 but now are just blah. If you have lots of patience for these kinds of things, love plot-driven titles, and can't get enough GOT, then this may well be up your alley. Probably not worth the $20, but if you can get it on sale. I wouldn't say I regret purchasing it, but I definitely paid too much for a product that's largely deserved the negative reviews it's recieved from most venues.