Game of Thrones Episode Six: The Ice Dragon review round up

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With the release of Episode Six: The Ice Dragon, Telltale’s first season of Game of Thrones has come to an end. Was it any good? Is it worth making the long trip to Westeros for the drama, backstabbing, and even more drama and backstabbing? Let’s see what the critics think…

Oh, please take note that some of the blurbs may contain spoilers. Be sure to avert your eyes if you are looking to play the game yourself at some stage.

Destructoid – 7/10

The Ice Dragon caps off a year of fretting and worrying. Telltale’s take on Game of Thrones has been spot-on in that regard. Now that it’s over it’s almost a relief, even with a bleak end.

How now brown cow

Gamespot – 8/10

In the end, Telltale’s Game of Thrones succeeds in telling a violent, sad story that feels very much at home in the world of Westeros. By the finale, the danger feels real and your choices feel like they have mattered. At times the episodes pass over ground well-trodden by the original series and the game feels more like an adaptation of the source material than a standalone story, but the introduction of several unpredictable plot twists makes up for the predictability of its earlier episodes. Telltale’s Game of Thrones delivers grand battles and unavoidable heartbreak, and despite some out-of-place or overused elements from the source material, it’s a journey in Westeros worth having.

MY LIFE FOR AIUR! Oh wait

IGN – 6.7

We knew this wasn’t going to end in happiness for the Forresters – if it had, I’d be crying foul that it didn’t feel like Game of Thrones at all. The problem is that sense of inevitability mixes with the lack of resolution for major parts of the plot in an unappealing way. Most of what this uneven season finale has to offer is found in a few strong moments and continued hope for answers to questions in a hypothetical season 2.

O_O

The Jimquisition – 5/10

As a big fan of Telltale’s work, and a Game of Thrones aficionado, I found this to be a dismal letdown. I expected better – hell, I at least expected to feel something at the end of this chapter. Instead, I feel nothing. I’m just completely apathetic to the whole thing, and I feel no reason to be excited about a second season because, well… it’ll just be more of the same, if past experience is any indicator.

overcompensating for... something

PC Gamer – 65/100 (for the whole season)

I don’t regret my time with Game of Thrones. It captures the hopelessness of the main series well (although at times it threatens to venture into parody), and in the absence of any true resolutions, I appreciate that it let me vent my frustrations by ramming Valyrian steel through the skull of an insufferable asshole with the help of the usual button prompts and arrow keys. Deep down, I want to look forward to another season. I kind of want to finally see what’s so special about the North Grove. But after almost a year of misery piled on misery and after months of placing my hopes on cliffhangers that lead to nothing substantial, right now I’m convinced that winter can’t come for this world quickly enough.

Watch me neigh neigh

It seems pretty mixed to me, or rather, that Game of Thrones isn’t anything spectacular (at least not when compared to Tales from the Borderlands which got rave reviews). Still, I will probably pick it up on the next Steam sale. I’m curious to see exactly how Telltale handled this brutal world and setting.

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Last Updated: November 18, 2015

Matthew Figueira

Defence of the Ancients? More like Defence of the cabbages! Have you seen my head? I look like a Merino Sheep on pole. NO SHANGE only SHAPPIES! :D

  • Hammersteyn

    *Review of Thrones

    • Grand Admiral Chief SpaceNinja

      Eierdoos greffieks

  • Nikola

    Hmmm I really loved Telltale Walking Dead games but not so sure about this one also I don’t enjoy Game of Thrones buut if this is on special come black friday next week on PSN I shall pick it up!

    • WitWolfy

      Its good.. But also played Life is strange at the same time as this to realize just how outdated this engine REALLY is… Its insulting..

      • Nikola

        I see what you mean! Will probably give it a go once it’s cheaper, I was just never a huge fan of MGS and stealth games..

  • 40 Insane Frogs

    I finished it last night, and it really is the weakest episode so far. I get that they want to lead into season 2, but even Tales of Borderlands and The Walking Dead ended with a bang. At this stage, I honestly don’t know whether I’m going to bother with season 2.

    • WitWolfy

      I agree… This game is a snooze fest. Plus, everybody in it is an asshole. One would think they’re all from a Stephen King novel.

  • Milesh Bhana

    i got bored, it felt like they tried to hard to get the Forresters to run into main characters and at times, it felt very forced.

    Also, the Forresters felt a little too familar, because their luck is similar to the Starks.

    (Opinion Based on Episodes 1 – 3)

    • WitWolfy

      I tried making the one character a wuss/coward and the other a stud/hero just for the voice actors always to contradict how I wanted my characters to be..

      For example…

      My coward character has a 4 option response to a certain insulting retort… Choose “insult his mother”. Dude drops the best yo mamma come abck I ever heard… Totally goes against what I was trying to do.

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