Tales From the Borderlands ended its run yesterday (and you can read the review for it here) but there's no rest for Telltale Games. All efforts are now focused on the finale of their Game of Thrones series, with the studio announcing this afternoon that Episode 6: The Ice Dragon will be releasing on November 17th. It will also be a studio first in that it will be releasing across all platforms and in all regions simultaneously. On addition to all of this, the first episode in the series, Iron From Ice, is now free to download and play through across all platforms.
The news emerged via a new video that features cast members from the TV show talking about their involvement in the game (and is mainly just Emilia Clark saying the same thing over and over.) You can see the video for yourself after the jump.Click here to read more...
My sincerest apologies for the lateness of this review, but as I was on holiday during its release I’ve only just gotten round to reviewing it. Anyway, here’s the usual housekeeping – if you’ve missed our other reviews, you can get up to speed by reading them here: Episode 1: Iron From Ice, Episode Two: The Lost Lords, Episode 3: The Sword In The Darkness, and Episode 4: Sons of Winter. As always with our episodic reviews, our score will be published once the season is finished, reflecting the game as a whole.
While the action begins in a rather tense fashion (which in understandable given the ending to episode 4) the linearity of proceedings early on take away any true feeling of choice. This is yet another example of how the established timeline of the show disrupts anything that could happen in the game, but thankfully once we get past the first chapter the narrative opens up by diverging into uncharted waters. If Episode 4 set up the board for the final charge, Episode 5 pushes them past the point of no return, as it is made very clear that it is now all or nothing for House Forester.Click here to read more...
For just 10p, you can get the opening Telltale's Game of Throne's Episode 1: Iron From Ice for your Android device. We don't often cover mobile titles, but it's impossible to ignore the value here. You'll have to pay for the remaining episodes if you want to continue, but this is a great way to get a taste of the game and see if you'll enjoy a purchase of the full season on console or tablet.
If you've enjoyed Telltale's past work like the excellent The Walking Dead or Wolf Among Us, you're probably going to get something out of this tie-in title that works alongside the popular TV show. Check out Carl's review of Episode 1.
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Despite the limitations of its aging engine, Telltale have managed to replicate the world of Westeros in its cel-shaded art style. More than that, the dangers and intrigue from Game of Thrones are there, and if Iron From Ice is any indication, we could be in for an enjoyable yet emotional charged journey to save House Forrester. - Game of Thrones Episode 1: Iron From Ice Review | “The North will remember that”
Please note: Requires a Telltale Games account to play. Code provided after purchase is redeemed on Telltale Games' website.
I would definitely urge you to check out more of Carl's Game of Thrones reviews including:Click here to read more...
You really should have most of these by now, but if you're missing a few, this bundle may actually save you some money. The collection includes season passes for Walking Dead 1 & 2, The Wolf Among Us, Game of Thrones and Tales from the Borderlands for just £28 if you have PlayStation +.
Half of the episodes for GoT and Borderlands are yet to release, but you'll get them at no additional cost with this bundle as you're getting the full season pass for each series. Oddly, Walking Dead: 400 Days isn't included. But in all honesty the between seasons episode isn't up to the same standards as the full seasons. Still, a great value deal overall.
Thanks to FantasyDeals.
We’re now at the end of what is effectively the second act of Telltale’s Game of Thrones series, with only two episodes of its 6-part run left to come. As such, you can get up to speed by reading our reviews for Episode 1: Iron From Ice, Episode Two: The Lost Lords and Episode 3: The Sword In The Darkness. As always with our episodic reviews, our score will be published once the season is finished, reflecting the game as a whole.
Throughout the previous three episodes, it’s been clear that Telltale have done a fine job of making their version of Westeros feel authentic, but there has been one particular issue. While players have been able to make some key decisions, they have been subtle shifts towards the larger goal or, perhaps more to the point, ensuring the survival of House Forrester. There’s been a lot of “one step forward, two steps back” in that regard, but that finally changes in Sons of Winter. The Forrester’s finally fight back, climbing the ladder of chaos in a bid to take back what was lost, all of which makes this latest episode the most action packed one so far.
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Game of Thrones: A Telltale Games Series currently sits with £9.90 deducted from it's £22.99 price tag over at GoG.
The game is also fully compatible with their new DRM free (optional) GoG client GoG Galaxy.
Be sure to check out our reviews of Game of Thrones: A Telltale Games Series:
Game of Thrones Episode 4: Sons of Winter is due for release today (May 26th) with us having a full review available from tomorrow.
I have to hand it to Telltale – releasing Episode 3 with absolutely no build-up via the usual channels was a very welcome surprise, but then again having to wait extended periods between releases is probably the reason why. I just hope that, with the TV show returning soon, it doesn’t become an excuse to drag out the wait (something Tales from the Borderlands’ players have had to suffer with.) Anyway, before we dive into our review for The Sword In The Darkness, here’s some links to our reviews of Episode 1: Iron From Ice, and Episode Two: The Lost Lords. As always with our episodic reviews, our score will be published once the season is finished, reflecting the game as a whole.
Despite some moments of progression, I felt that Episodes 1 and 2 were more about the setup of the story than anything, building up the world of Westeros before things inevitably come crashing down. While Episode 3 still continues that trend to a degree, there is definitely a sense of moving forward this time around. Choices appear to be more diverse, and actions from previous episodes are finally coming back to haunt the player. Perhaps most importantly, while the other episodes have done a great job in replicating the feel of the show, Episode 3 is the closest Telltale have come to nailing it perfectly, all of which makes The Sword In The Darkness the best instalment so far.
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After a rather intense ending to its first episode, Telltale’s Game of Thrones series returns a second helping of bloody intrigue and moral choices. It should obviously go without saying, but if you’ve yet to play Episode 1 'Iron From Ice' I’d suggest not hitting the jump on this review as we’ll be dealing with some light spoilers from the previous episode. Plus, you know, you should go and play it anyway because it’s a great start to what will hopefully be yet another fantastic adventure series from Telltale.
I say this because Episode 2, The Lord Lords, continues to build the foundations that Iron From Ice began to lay down, delivering a solid if overall slower follow-up. Choices previously made are starting to rear their head, haunting House Forrester as they brace themselves for more trouble. We’re wiser this time, though. We know that the choices put before us aren’t always about winning but surviving, to fight another day until the chance for vengeance is at hand.
Providing our choices don’t get everyone killed before that happens. And with this being Westeros, there’s a high probability that could still happen.Click here to read more...
Yes, I know – we’re a little late to the party in regards to Telltale’s latest licensed series. Having finally had chance to get hands-on with the first two episodes, we’re going to rectify that slacker approach and deliver a double bill of reviews, so expect the next one to be on-site in the very near future. Before we get started, I’d like to point out that my aim is to keep spoilers to a minimum at the very least, so don’t worry – you’ll be able to read our reviews and still be traumatised with maximum effect afterwards.
Telltale Games having proven their chops with gritty, engaging adventure titles over the last few years, so the excitement level for their Game of Thrones adaptation has been rather high, for me at least. The good news is that the first episode, Iron From Ice, manages to capture the essence of the HBO series (minus the sexposition and casual nudity… for now, anyway) so fans of the show should find their expectations met for the most part.Click here to read more...