Telltale’s Game of Thrones review – A song of slightly chilly and kinda warm

Telltale's Game of Thrones logoPreface: Telltale’s Game of Thrones starts set approximately towards the end of Season 3 of Game of Thrones and finishes towards the end of Season 4. In order to talk about the game this review will possibly contain spoilers for both seasons and thus also contain spoilers for A Storm of Swords and A Feast for Crows.

You know what, instead of doing the exact same intro I did when reviewing Tales from the Borderlands, let me change the format a little here in order to instantly complain about something. Why the FUCK is it just called Telltale’s Game of Thrones? Now I have to fucking say the developer’s name every time I say the game JUST to distinguish it from the TV show (and that’s not even taking into account that most people these days associate “Game of Thrones” with the TV show rather than the actual fucking books). It’s even going to be divided up into the usual Telltale “seasons” so when I say, “I just finished Season 1 of Game of Thrones” people will look at me like I’ve just emerged from a cave after having spent the last 10 years living with the mole people.

I mean… Seriously… How hard is it to come up with a new title? “Iron from Ice: A Game of Thrones Game“. There. That wasn’t so fucking hard now, was it (aside from the colon in the middle, so one would have to replace that with a dry-heave)?

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Endweek News – Gods and Kings, Mass Effect 3 gets some delicious DLC, Assassins Creed 3 shenanigans and Relationships are Tricky…

I write this news post in the early hours of the morning as it was meant to be up yesterday. I do promise that I will try and be more punctual about these but the end of lectures and classes at University have put me in a holiday/lazy mood. Which when combined with my inherent laziness is difficult to overcome. However, let’s crack on and do the news from the last couple of days.

What is going on in the gaming world?

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Game of Thrones: Riverspring Trailer

The title here says it all. It’s a trailer for the upcoming Game of Thrones RPG and it introduces a city called Riverspring which is ruled over by a family called the Sarwycks.

Wait hang on, they’ve actually decided to introduce MORE characters to the Song of Ice and Fire? And a whole town that DOESN’T appear on any maps of Westeros so far. I would’ve thought that with hundreds of characters who aren’t main characters in the books to choose from and a whole world of detailed cities and towns, they wouldn’t need to create a whole new town and family House for it.

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Game of Thrones RPG Trailer

I was so damn tempted to make some joke about the Stark’s motto “Winter is Coming”. However when you look at the fact that pretty much EVERY gaming website has made some play on it already it struck me that this particular twist on it was the most relevant thing I could come up with!

Anyway the RPG by Cyanide Studios now has a new trailer and some of the details of the game have been announced. And at the end of the trailer it DOES say “Winter is Coming” thus the whole thing about jokes…

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