OK Telltale did it again. They took a franchise I love so much and brought me into the world by making it alive with an amazing story and truly understanding the world it is choosing to inhabit.
Game of Thrones Episode 1 “Iron From Ice” You take on the roll of a family of the north The Foresters that are dealing directly with the fall out from an important event from the series that I i will not spoil here.
What is truly amazing here is not the illusion of choice, real style graphics mixed with Classic Telltale style, and the opening up of the world of Westros like never before. Those are all staples of the Telltales games. But it is in the ability to create a memorable experince unlike say the Walking Dead games with little to no action and Gameplay at least in this first part. The Gameplay was very light we will see if that changes in future chapters.
With that said Telltale truly grabs the feel and fun of the series by bathing in the G R.R. Martin style. Martin even had one of his most trusted assistants Ty Corey Franck work very hands on with Telltale on this game and it very much shows! Now some of that obviously can not be the happiest of events it is GOT after all. The game really makes you “FEEL” is all that can be disclosed with out telling too much.
The voice cast is marvelous having been lucky enough to have a few of the actors from the show reprise their roles for the game. Again, I will not spoil anything but to say look bellow.
How much the choices made will make a difference as we play out the game is yet to be seen. But if the game in its remaining 5 chapters does even a bit of what it did in Chapter 1 it’s going to be a good year for GOT fans.
Game of Thrones Episode 1 “Iron From Ice” Available for Microsoft Windows, OS X, PlayStation 4, Xbox 360, Xbox One, iOS, PlayStation 3, Android
9 out of 10
If you want to check out some gameplay of chapter one check out me playing through here