A Game of Thrones - Genesis Quick Look?

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#1 Posted by Elusionar (326 posts) -

Given the popularity of the series, will there be a quick look of the game?

The trailer looks awful.

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#2 Posted by emergency (1206 posts) -

Trailer looks ok and doesn't show much*

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#3 Posted by Venatio (4724 posts) -

I want Dave and someone else who's watched the show to QL it

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#4 Posted by A_Dog (760 posts) -

Have any of the guys even watched the show? Or read the books?

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#5 Posted by TaliciaDragonsong (8734 posts) -

This shit is probably horrible and soon forgotten.
 
If there's any hope.

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#6 Posted by Vestigial_Man (317 posts) -

I want Garry Whitta.

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#7 Posted by Elusionar (326 posts) -

I@ryanrulez said:

Have any of the guys even watched the show? Or read the books?

I watched the show and I really liked it, and I plan to buy the books.

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#8 Edited by Aronman789 (2737 posts) -

I watched the show and just got into the 5th book. The game is supposed to be about old battles before the books right? Because if done right that would be amazing. I want to fight along Nymeria in Dorne, conquer the seven kingdoms with Aegon and and destroy the shit out of Castamere.

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#9 Posted by citizenkane (10875 posts) -

Unless it's really funny/terrible, I don't want them to waste their time with it.

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#10 Posted by Vegetable_Side_Dish (1767 posts) -

I'd also like a QL of this. Not enough attention on RTS games nowadays. 

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#11 Posted by ryanwho (12011 posts) -

@CitizenKane said:

Unless it's really funny/terrible, I don't want them to waste their time with it.

I thought the purpose of the QL was to determine that. They're getting paid, I'm fine with them playing a mediocre game for 30 minutes if it sheds more light on the game for everyone else.

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#12 Posted by Elusionar (326 posts) -

@Vegetable_Side_Dish said:

I'd also like a QL of this. Not enough attention on RTS games nowadays.

I did not even knows that it was a RTS.

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#13 Posted by StaticFalconar (4918 posts) -

Ask and ye shall receive. Here's a quicklook of Game of thrones for the Sega Genesis. lols

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#14 Edited by VicRattlehead (1417 posts) -

it got shipped out to me yesterday... can hardly wait for it to show up :|

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#15 Posted by Jimbo (10472 posts) -

@TaliciaDragonsong said:

This shit is probably horrible and soon forgotten. If there's any hope.

So, keeping an open mind then?

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#16 Posted by Vorbis (2762 posts) -

When a game is being released and all we've gotten are 2 trailers and there's no gameplay videos at all, some alarm bells start to ring.

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#17 Posted by TaliciaDragonsong (8734 posts) -
@Jimbo said:

@TaliciaDragonsong said:

This shit is probably horrible and soon forgotten. If there's any hope.

So, keeping an open mind then?

Yeah not really, I love the books/series so much, hard to see anything live up to it.
But, I'll be sure to try the 'demo'.
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#18 Posted by falling_fast (2905 posts) -

based on this video, this game doesn't have any actual diplomacy/crazy politicking at all. so I won't be buying it

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#19 Posted by Dany (8018 posts) -

winter is coming

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#20 Posted by SeriouslyNow (8504 posts) -

@StaticFalconar: No biggie Dude but that's meant to be on SNES not Geneis. It's a callback to SNES games like Final Fantasy and Chrono Trigger, it looks, sounds and moves just like they did. Mode 7.

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#21 Posted by Gonmog (671 posts) -

@StaticFalconar: ...watched that video...then "played" through the harry potter nes "game" ...ugh...i blame me being entertained by that cause its 1230 in the morn and im not feeling well.

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#22 Posted by illiteratemonk (4 posts) -

@SeriouslyNow: Few previews/reviews for Game of Thrones: Genesis for PC, so we get a Sega Genesis preview. RDRR? I thought it was funny. (Puns aside, it looks an awful lot like the Sega Genesis Phantasy Star games as well.)

I would love to see a Giantbomb preview or even review of the PC game. Even if it's a stinker, I'm enough of a Song of Ice and Fire fan to play it solely for the extra tidbits of fiction.

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#23 Posted by tindrum (18 posts) -

please quick look! part of the draw of this site for me has always been quick-looks of games that don't have much coverage elsewhere, even if they are often on questionable quality. i can see tons of footage of a game like gears 3, but something like this is why i come to GB.

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#24 Posted by VicRattlehead (1417 posts) -

game isn't all that bad, not great but not awful either, some pretty neat concepts with the way you can go about getting towns on your side and such... only played a little bit but yeh i only paid £17 and expected it to be god awful so consider me pleased

only problem i have is having to press ESC to skip through the opening cut scenes when i boot up the game because they don't play on high resolutions or something, very annoying

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#25 Posted by Declarius (189 posts) -

@Venatio said:

I want Dave and someone else who's watched the show to QL it

Has nothing to do with the show. Game is based before the books and show. The books offer more lore to this time period. Either way, game looks terrible and the wall looks laughable. The same team is releasing an RPG, also looks terrible. Shame.

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#26 Posted by Declarius (189 posts) -

@illiteratemonk said:

@SeriouslyNow: Few previews/reviews for Game of Thrones: Genesis for PC, so we get a Sega Genesis preview. RDRR? I thought it was funny. (Puns aside, it looks an awful lot like the Sega Genesis Phantasy Star games as well.)

I would love to see a Giantbomb preview or even review of the PC game. Even if it's a stinker, I'm enough of a Song of Ice and Fire fan to play it solely for the extra tidbits of fiction.

There is actually word that GRRM worked with them in some way.

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#27 Posted by hugh_jazz (468 posts) -

When I first saw this game existed, I knew in my gut that I needed to have it. It was the kind of irrational craving I haven't felt for a game since I was a lot younger, during a time I didn't know shit games were shit and why this was so. Nowadays I know how to gauge and articulate the quality of games pretty well, and could tell this was going to be a train wreck. Still, I was fully fucking excited to play it. Turns out it really isn't that bad.

The combat is utter shit, and would've been better served not playing such a huge part in the game, at least as it is. The diplomacy stuff, however, is really cool. In one mission I was charged with protecting the integrity of the House's borders from intrusion, but while this was happening I sent spies out to enter into secret agreements with all the enemy towns. When eventually I had "held out" and war fully broke out, I won by default because all the enemy towns turned to my side.

Also, in the multiplayer maps you don't choose the Houses, they are chosen for you depending on which region of Westeros the map is set in, and always start in their own House seat. There's an 8 player map that covers all of Westeros, and that's pretty fucking cool.

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#28 Posted by ryanwho (12011 posts) -

I'm getting more and more curious about this game. I know so little about it.

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#29 Posted by eccentrix (2007 posts) -

@VicRattlehead said:

only problem i have is having to press ESC to skip through the opening cut scenes when i boot up the game because they don't play on high resolutions or something, very annoying

Is that what that is? I thought it was just struggling to load or something.

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