No Tyrion. No Touching. No Dragons. Cyanide’s Game of Thrones game is sadly a No-Go
Power, bloodletting, alliances, great scaly wyrms! The Game of Thrones books and HBOseries are very real to what life was like in medieval times from history and lore. Treacherous and dark times to be sure. It was gritty and hard work to survive. People were people, the rich got richer and the poor suffered. Happiness and joy were to be had, but ill kept without caution.
The Game of Thrones books and HBO series portrays this and also the base human needs of desire, lust, and in some cases, unnatural needs. I think about every 10 minutes there is some nipple, side boob, or just full nudity…or worse- twisted things- as that’s how the books are. The books or HBO aren’t unusual in depicting this, as even The Holy Bible has sodomy, incest, rape, adultery, and murder. The Bible also has Spirits, Dark entities, and Serpents.
George R.R. Martin’s A Song of Ice and Fire video game from Cyanide debuted today as an action role-playing game for Xbox 360, PS3 and PC.. Its devoid of any continuation, bonus footage, no dragons, no popular characters (Cersai’s voice a few minutes from a blow-up type doll animation who has been around the block a few times), they say if you don’t like the books or aren’t familiar with them you won’t like it.
But the Game of Thrones video game has nothing that would tell you it’s from the Game of Thrones (except the characters pimp out the book’s names in some dialogue, “the game of thrones” and spewing things the gods have given them “a feast for crows today!” and ”The night is dark, and full of terrors.” as reported by Kotaku), realistic, or anything like that. I LOVE the books and every Sunday can’t wait till the next week.
So to have everything stripped from the game that makes it Game of Thrones is confusing, especially reading that the author, George R.R. Martin, signed off on this game. Compared to the Christian T. Petersen’s A Game of Thrones: The Board Game board game, it’s a hands-down win for the board game to get that George R.R. Martin feel. For a sweet taste hit up the first edition rules at the Fantasy Flight Games site.
Heres a neat project- how to make a Game of Thrones Dragon Egg!