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Thread: Game of Thrones RPG
13-05-2012, 05:22 AM #1
Game of Thrones RPG
Any reviews of this yet? Only 2 days until release.
I am hoping against hope that it will be awesome, but I'm not buying day one just because I realize Cyanide doesn't have a great track record.
13-05-2012, 10:41 AM #2
13-05-2012, 11:11 AM #3
I've actually took a rare gamble and preordered the game, though it's not too late to back out if the horrified reviews come pouring in because it isn't available here till June 1st. I'm hoping with the tactical pause combat they know who their audience are.
13-05-2012, 11:54 AM #4
13-05-2012, 05:05 PM #5
The RPS coverage so far has been largely positive, and I trust that they'll tell us subtly if it looks like it's going to be terrible... But still, GoT:G was apparently very mediocre, so I'll be waiting for proper reviews.
13-05-2012, 05:24 PM #6
I don't get the hype over this franchise. I watched one episode of the show and thought it was terrible. A lot of my friends blow their load every time someone mentions the show and I just don't understand what they see in it.
13-05-2012, 05:46 PM #7
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13-05-2012, 10:25 PM #12
I think even up to episode 9 my girlfriend was only watching it begrudgingly, but by the end of the first season she was hooked. Now we're both desperately waiting for the weekly fix.
13-05-2012, 10:51 PM #13
Season 1 like book 1 is very slow and scene-setting. After that things really take off and you get caught up in all the different plots going on. Reading the books is probably the best option but if that isn't your thing then making your way through season 1 of the show will pay off later, as so far season 2 has been great every episode.
13-05-2012, 11:50 PM #14
I just got into the series and have read the first two books, they're pretty amazing. Then I watched the first season of the tv series and was slightly underwhelmed. Anyone else think Mark Addy and Sean Bean were really wooden in it? Can't put my finger on it but maybe I was just expecting them to be brilliant. Peter Dinklage and the child actors were really amazing though, for me they totally stole it.
14-05-2012, 12:18 AM #15
The thing is, and I might get lynched for this, Ned Stark is a really dull character. I can't see what more Sean Bean could have done with a character whose defining feature is having a moral stick up his ass. It's the one big plothole of the first book for me: why haven't Ned and Robert been meeting up more? Seeing as they are/were best friends and basically commanded a war together you would have thought they could manage a get-together more often (I'm guessing it had been a while seeing as Ned was shocked how fat and changed-by-rule Robert was). The North is pretty damn loyal so he could have left for a trip south at any time, and so would have learned about the politics of the day. And there is no way he could have gotten anything done being as naive as he was, not in that world.
14-05-2012, 01:10 AM #16
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Play Betrayal at Krondor instead. Sure, it may be based on a far inferior series of fantasy novels, but at least it's turn-based.
14-05-2012, 01:38 AM #17
As far as being naive, part of the thrust of the books was that those in the North were substantively different culturally than those in other lands. Was Khal Drogo naive because he didn't play politics or look for plots behind every horse? Would he have understood or been able to cope any better? Yet he was a perfectly believable leader of the people and culture that were written for him.
These books aren't Shakespeare, but Martin creates pretty good characters and cultures.
I will concede he was pretty one dimensional though.
14-05-2012, 01:51 AM #18
People hate Sansa for the same reasons. I actually think TV Sansa is alot more sympathetic than book Sansa, though.
I'm more sympathetic to Ned than most, though. It's why Stannis is one of my favorite characters. If you think about it he's just as idealistic as Ned, only he has no humanity which is how he's survived longer than Ned (well, maybe that and his crazy, voodoo witch goddess). It makes for an interesting contrast.
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14-05-2012, 01:55 AM #19
I do think it's maybe arguable that his strain of idealism might just be a Stark thing rather than a north thing, though.
14-05-2012, 02:01 AM #20