This is a 100% spoiler free review. The reviews for episodes four, five, and six will be the same way. I know I play Telltale Games for their crafty storytelling and you deserve to be able to experience it spoiler free as well. Be warned though, if you are not caught up on the show or the books I highly suggest you turn back. In this game the night is dark and full of spoilers for major events.
You have to hand it to Telltale Games, they do a great job stretching out that engine across a wide breadth of systems. You can now play these games on smart phones, tablets, Playstation Vita, current generation systems, and previous generation consoles. It may be showing some wear and tear on the X-Box One, but it still gets the job done presenting a well written side story taking place around the events of the Red Wedding and Purple Wedding.
I would hope you’ve played the previous two episodes but just in case you haven’t, Episode Three takes place across four separate points of view: Gared at The Wall, Rodrik in Ironrath, Mira living it up in King’s Landing, and Asher across the Narrow Sea. The stories are all intertwined and feel like they are converging together for an eventual payoff even if they aren’t on screen together, they are working toward the same goal. The game feels like a spectator in it’s own world sometimes as we get glimpses of the larger turmoil brewing in parts of Westeros. No where is that more evident than in King’s Landing, where Mira’s story is the most interesting, even if she is not a major player in the events swirling around her.
Feels like this guy knows everything.
You don’t get to play as the big movers and shakers but they are around so you end up feeling like a bit player swept up in the Lannister’s schemes (bastards). Don’t take that as a negative since the two hour long chapter gives its own version of Rosencrantz and Guildenstern ample things to do and the cameos are fun if not short lived. Definitely looking forward to chapter four. If you are a fan of Telltale Games and Game of Thrones, Season One has been a solid entry into the ever growing tapestry that is Westeros.
Feels like this guy knows nothing.