“… OR YOU DIE”
The season finale to Telltale Games’ Game of Thrones may seem like culmination of all choices players have made in the past five episodes, but the biggest impacts to the world are primarily based on the decisions made in the last. While the story ends a little sooner for some of the Forrester bloodline, for better or worse, it is certainly not complete for the players who have followed these characters through a six episode season.
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“I AM THE WATCHER ON THE WALL: REDWALL, THAT IS”
League of Geeks’ gorgeous role-playing strategy game, Armello, is, most likely, the closest that we will ever get to venturing out in a Redwall-inspired world. As a huge fan of the Redwall series as well as Game of Thrones/A Song of Ice and Fire, I found this game to be a perfect collection of the essences of whimsical fantasy and grim tales of daring adventure in a dying land.
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SNAKES… I HATE SNAKES
If you weren’t expecting Game of Thrones Episode Five: A Nest of Vipers to ramp up the action, then you’ve clearly not spent enough time in Westeros. As the penultimate episode of the season, Episode Five finally shows just how far some Forresters will go in order to defeat their enemies. While Telltale Games chose to give certain characters a bit more screen-time than others, it seemed warranted in order to build to a finale to rival the first episode of the season.
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SOLID AS ICE
The first three episodes of Telltale Games‘ six-episode season of Game of Thrones have taken us to Essos, King’s Landing, to the Wall, and even north of it. These episodes sufficiently introduced the point-of-view characters as well as some decent peripheral characters, demonstrating that making friends in Westeros can often be no easy task. Although this season’s harkening to the HBO series can sometimes feel a little shameless, it doesn’t detract from the dynamic storytelling Telltale is known for. With Episode Four: Sons of Winter, the plot has finally fully broken into its own stride without relying on familiar faces and familiar themes. Rather, the entire episode seems to be sprinting towards a climactic conclusion to the Forrester tale, while also making sure no detail is lost before the end.
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Telltale Games‘ third installment of its six part Game of Thrones series strikes a lot of the right chords that previous episodes have been lacking: characters making meaningful strides toward their goals in ways that depart from their HBO counterparts and a plot that is beginning to form an idea of what this season’s resolutions might resemble. Episode Three: A Sword in the Darkness is one of the first episodes of the season that really makes this series feel unique in the universe it draws its material from. And yet, it can’t seem to step away from its endless need to pour in an unhealthy dose of fan-service.
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“WHOA, WAIT A MINUTE… WALLETHEAD!”
WARNING: SPOILERS FOLLOW FOR BORDERLANDS 2 AND TALES FROM THE BORDERLANDS EPISODE ONE
I’m both a Borderlands fan and a Telltale Games fan. When Tales from the Borderlands was first announced, though, I was the biggest skeptic among my friends. “A Borderlands game that isn’t a shooter? A Telltale game set on Pandora?” However, after two episodes, I find myself feeling foolish for ever doubting the premise. Continue reading Tales from the Borderlands Episode Two: Atlas Mugged Review
A LOSS FOR THE BETTER
Game of Thrones: The Lost Lords is the second episode in Telltale Games‘ Game of Thrones series. In our review of Episode One: Iron From Ice, we mentioned that while the story was interesting and well within the vein of what fans of the HBO television series should expect, its pacing struggled, and the art style was a questionable choice. Still, with such a dramatic conclusion and so much promise for future exploration, it won a favorable score.
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A CLASSIC WHOSE AGE SHOWS
Originally released in 1991, Another World (known as Out Of This World in the US) has seen multiple ports to many different consoles since its debut. Now the classic 2D action platformer has arrived on the latest PlayStation consoles with its 20th Anniversary Edition. Does this classic still maintain its timeless appeal, or should it have stayed a treasured memory of gaming’s past?
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Thousands upon thousands of years ago, an idea was put into place to create a society of people who live lives, work jobs, and enjoy having different ideas and dreams. Now, the time has come to see how real life fares at this time and place. So, will Real Life live up to great expectations, or will it die a terrible death?
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