Publicado: 19 de febrero
TL;DR: This is hardly a game at all, allowing for very little combat choices and even less exploration. The story is good, though, and ties into the franchise quite well. Music is straight out of the show, and some memorable characters came from the show to appear in this game. However, it is not fun; it is tedious.
For starters, you choose dialogue options in a similar fashion to Mass Effect but rarely see an actual difference in the responses from the other characters. This illusion of interactivity works against the game because I would most likely be more immersed in the story if I could turn off the captions and watch everything like a movie.
If you manage to ignore the gigantic captions at the bottom of the screen, the characters are bland and unexciting. This is a problem I have with The Elder Scrolls games, too. Characters are unappealing and uninteresting. They rarely do anything other than move their lips and maybe wail their arms about them in random directions. Most of the time, they don't even move their heads! The lack of animation leads to some major cinematic flaws which make this a hard story to follow, but in general, lack of animation would be OK if the gameplay could make up for it.
The gameplay consists of mostly menus, going from one place to another, and watching characters move in slow motion. The combat is as unexciting as can be, yet you may find it frustrating due to the lack of a good user interface design. I chose the normal difficulty level and could not get past the first non-tutorial fight without choosing the damage sponge class. Did I mention the class system? Yes, there's a class system, a damn good one! Unfortunately, it goes to waste due to the horrible way it was implemented in combat. Basically, the combat consists of pressing space to go into slomo mode, choosing a couple actions for your character(s), and then proceeding to watch those actions unfold. It may sound like a decent strategy system, but it doesn't work. The first battle was so difficult I had to do it four times, switching classes on the fourth try, requiring me to sit through a bunch of boring loading screens due to skipped cinematics replaying everything all over again. A retry button would have been nice there. Hell, an auto-save would have been nice there!
The overall presentation of this game's story is a mixed bag of awesomeness and futility. The entire game is voiced, but the characters aren't animated very well. The combat system makes me want to avoid combat rather than look forward to it. The menu is poorly implemented but has a nice visual appeal. The control scheme is horrible both in the combat and in explorable areas, requiring you to use the numpad and the mouse at the same time for example just to do a simple task like change your target. The music was straight out of the show, so it was awesome, but come on, we can just listen to the music elsewhere.
I do not recommend this game, because it is absurdly frustrating to play and offers little in the form of entertainment. Fans of the show may find some redeemable value in the character appearances or the backstory of The Wall, but nothing justifies playing through the entirety of this game in my opinion. My patience wears thin after just one hour.