Giro di recensioni per il Game of Thrones di Telltale


Beh, mmm…

Sembra piacere a tutti, solo Ben Kuchera su Polygon gli ha dato di meno, motivando la cosa col fatto che il tutto parte molto lento, e che se non si è fan della saga probabilmente ci si romperà le scatole prima.

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Gamespot – 8/10

“Telltale has again successfully paired itself with a franchise that knows how to wring emotion from its audience. Game of Thrones is off to a slow but not uneventful start, with an almost unfairly large heap of teases and promises for the next episode. The pacing is true to its source material–slow, taking its own time–but the payoff for major scenes is worth wading through. If the show makes you scream, the game will make you scream, because it’s difficult not to get wrapped up in the struggle to serve and hold up your house. It’s a game about family told in perhaps the most un-family-friendly environment in fantasy fiction, and in a way that will leave you sick with delight and sadness as the credits roll.”

IGN – 8/10

“Tough decisions, well-acted original characters in interesting situations, and a strong, provocative ending kick off Telltale’s new Game of Thrones series in a great way. Its nature as a side-story to the HBO show means we won’t get to decide the fate of Westeros, but this introduction is convincing evidence that the future of House Forrester puts enough at stake to make choices matter.”

Joystiq – No Score

“The only thing that Game of Thrones has going against it is the nature of its story, which is full of betrayal, death, malice and hopelessness. If you find yourself at the end of Game of Thrones episodes feeling emotionally exhausted, then actually putting yourself in the position of characters who face those kind of no-win situations is perhaps not a great idea. Everything you feel while watching the show you will feel even more acutely as you play Iron from Ice, because this time you’re not a spectator, you’re a participant. Of course, this is also what many players will find appealing, the chance to finally test your mettle and force your will upon the world where winter is coming. You probably know which kind of fan you are, so choose accordingly.”

PC Gamer – No Score

“It’s the first Telltale game that I really want to replay. With all the lording about going on, the choices here have far more wider consequences than they did back when we were trying to keep Kenny from being a punk back in The Walking Dead. With so many threads connected to you, things fall apart within seconds. Certain parts could be better, but Telltale knows what it’s doing here, and nothing proves the Forresters belong in the canon so well as the classic Martin shock that caps the whole experience. Can I avoid it? I want to find out, and it’s a good thing I’ll have plenty of time—after all, winter is coming.”

Game Informer – 8.5/10

“Duplicating its success from The Walking Dead, Telltale has created an excellent new way for fans to enter Westeros – one that has a unique vibe that sets it apart from the books and show. The Forresters’ story boils with intrigue in this first episode, and mimicking George R. R. Martin’s cruel pen, concludes with a cliffhanger and chaos.”

Movie Pilot – 8.5/10

“This aside though, Telltale have crafted a world that does justice to everyone’s favourite TV show. The music is excellent (their opening is a delight), the dialogue is stark and as strong as HBO’s at times and the characters are consistently engaging. The story has only begun, though its (naturally) shocking conclusion has me on the edge of my seat in anticipation. Great, now I have two of Game of Thrones shows to wait for.”

Polygon – 6.5/10

“Iron from Ice has enough interesting choices and more than enough tension to grab me as a Game of Thrones enthusiast, and at its best this episode suggests the desperation of the books and show. It forces you to react to horrific circumstances.

But anyone new to the setting will likely become bored long before anything interesting happens. So far, Telltale’s game leans too heavily on prior investment in this world. It’s possible all of this is leading someplace interesting, and the final scene shows the kind of spirit and verve missing in the first two hours. But Iron from Ice is a rocky start to a promising story.”

God is a Geek – 8/10

“Worries can be quashed, though. This is clearly a series that developer Telltale Games has much love for and with the vast lore at their fingertips, there are many different avenues they can go down. There’s a solid base here upon which to build a really engrossing story that will compliment the TV show, with the script and performances already at a high standard. That said, the gameplay isn’t revolutionary as it’s still very much a “pick the line you want them to say” affair and the visuals can be jarring. Of course, fans will love visiting areas like King’s Landing and finding themselves in the middle of such landmark occasions as the infamous Red Wedding.”

The Escapist – 4/5

“The first episode of Telltale’s Game of Thrones series isn’t exactly groundbreaking but it successfully draws you in to learn what happens next to the Forresters. The art style and the vocal talents are superb and the new characters feel ripped from Martin’s pages, for better or worse.”

GamesRadar – No Score

“Midway through Iron from Ice, a character of high social standing asks Mira Forrester if she is more loyal to her benefactor, who is within earshot, or the king himself. It’s a serious question that will have incredible consequences for the Forrester family either way, and it has no timer. I spent many long minutes staring at that screen, terrified to make a choice, but that’s the kind of game this is. This episode sets the stage for all that’s to come in some intense and bloody ways, and even the most downplayed scenes of political engagement will keep you on the tip of your toes. Though you might be at a loss without a working knowledge of the show, it’s still well worth a try to see how effectively you can navigate House Forrester through the trials before them. Oh, and that scene with Mira? I still don’t know if I made the right choice. It’s uncomfortable, worrying… and a little bit exhilarating, too.”

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