A Game of Thrones: Genesis Review

A Game of Thrones: Genesis Review

The strategy game doesn't live up to its name.

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I am disappoint. VERY disappoint. I shall bring you Cyanide's head.

Well that's mighty dissapointing!
But not exactly unexpected :'(

I'll hold out for Westeros: Total War. I know somebody at Total War Center is probably working on that mod.

EDIT.
Yep, found it.
http://www.twcenter.net/forums/forumdisplay.php?f=721

Soviet Heavy:
I'll hold out for Westeros: Total War. I know somebody at Total War Center is probably working on that mod.

EDIT.
Yep, found it.
http://www.twcenter.net/forums/forumdisplay.php?f=721

Too bad total war and it's mods have the same intrigue as feeding your goldfish.

Is the video not working for anyone else? It's giving me the illusion of buffering, but I suspect that it's actually not going anywhere.

Giest4life:
Is the video not working for anyone else? It's giving me the illusion of buffering, but I suspect that it's actually not going anywhere.

Worked for me, but it appears to be very, very choppy, or maybe that's the gameplay and the game really looks that bad. I'm not sure.

TheBelgianGuy:

Soviet Heavy:
I'll hold out for Westeros: Total War. I know somebody at Total War Center is probably working on that mod.

EDIT.
Yep, found it.
http://www.twcenter.net/forums/forumdisplay.php?f=721

Too bad total war and it's mods have the same intrigue as feeding your goldfish.

You've obviously never blackmailed the pope, or established an inbred dynasty of tyrant kings then. The campaign map for Total War games lets you get away with some nasty stuff that you can't do in the tactical battles.

i tended to find an old game crusader kings from paradox interactive had more intrigue and family drama

And this is what we get instead of the Bethesda RPG, because Bethesda wanted to make Skyrim instead. Disappointing doesn't even begin to describe it.

If this is 2.5 stars and therefore halfway between really good and really bad, I'd hate to see what kind of game would get a lower score than this...

nikki191:
i tended to find an old game crusader kings from paradox interactive had more intrigue and family drama

There is actually a really, REALLY well-done Westeros mod for that.

When CK2 is out next year, it will be the ultimate platform for a Westeros mod.

___

As for Cyanide's game. Meh, I suspected as much. Maybe it's still a fun game in multiplayer and I might get it when it goes budget price / bargain bin. For now though... meh.

random_bars:
If this is 2.5 stars and therefore halfway between really good and really bad, I'd hate to see what kind of game would get a lower score than this...

Good point. For me, the intrigue/diplomacy part of the game was worth at least half a star. Without those units and mechanics this game would have scored much lower.

Greg

The first rule of videogames is you do NOT buy movie/TV tie-ins. Never worth it. You would think after decades of shit the public at large would learn this yet i still hear peoples suprise because "The movie was good"

Well unelss its Scott Pilgrim.

Scrumpmonkey:
The first rule of videogames is you do NOT buy movie/TV tie-ins. Never worth it. You would think after decades of shit the public at large would learn this yet i still hear peoples suprise because "The movie was good"

Well unelss its Scott Pilgrim.

But...this is a book tie in...

Oh jeah, they made it into a show. THAT's why everyone knows about it now. >.<

Whoever decided to give Cyanide the rights to GRRM's gem should be thrown in the black cells for their crime.

Seems i've just got to go back to the Crusader Kings Mods

Why on earth do i keep hearing about this Series of books?

I rented Game of thrones from the School Library, only to get no further than about page one hundred.

Mainly due to that point there was a very detailed scene where a man has sex with a 13 Year old girl.

Then i skipped to the last few pages of the book to find that said 13 year old girl... Gave birth to dragons?

Or something?

Yeah.

I really hope that theres context there.

EDIT:

I read a wikipedia article, turns out she didnt give birth to dragons, but some weird shit happened beside that.

And im actiualy wondering if the book im talking about is the same book as what everyone is talking about, and not a entirely different thing.

On the plus side, the graphics are really impressive for a Genesis game. I'm looking forward to seeing what the SNES version looks like.

Disappointing game or not, thats REALLY good graphics for the Genesis, im impressed.

Jimmybobjr:
Why on earth do i keep hearing about this Series of books?

I rented Game of thrones from the School Library, only to get no further than about page one hundred.

Mainly due to that point there was a very detailed scene where a man has sex with a 13 Year old girl.

Then i skipped to the last few pages of the book to find that said 13 year old girl... Gave birth to dragons?

Or something?

Yeah.

I really hope that theres context there.

EDIT:

I read a wikipedia article, turns out she didnt give birth to dragons, but some weird shit happened beside that.

And im actiualy wondering if the book im talking about is the same book as what everyone is talking about, and not a entirely different thing.

Yeah that's the same series. And, naturally, if you read the beginning of a book, especially one with the length of this one, you're going to be confused. They're long reads, especially the third one (Took me forever to finish that one), but they're pretty damn excellent.

Jimmybobjr:
And im actiualy wondering if the book im talking about is the same book as what everyone is talking about, and not a entirely different thing.

There are a lot of weird relationships in this book series, several of them involving sex. They're not what most people read the series for, though. They're just sorta...there.

Shjade:

Jimmybobjr:
And im actiualy wondering if the book im talking about is the same book as what everyone is talking about, and not a entirely different thing.

There are a lot of weird relationships in this book series, several of them involving sex. They're not what most people read the series for, though. They're just sorta...there.

Yeah.

I was thinking of trying it again, but i had too much of a good upbringing to read books with really descriptive sex scenes. Considering that a hundred pages in there was a Underage sex scene, i just stopped.

Might have to try it again some time, but for now...

eh.

hmm.... glad i didnt get this... looks and sounds kinda shitty

Giest4life:
Is the video not working for anyone else? It's giving me the illusion of buffering, but I suspect that it's actually not going anywhere.

Yep, same here - I click to play it, but I just see a weird white goatee continuously drawn on Jon Snow's face.

EDIT: Ah, it's finally playing.

You know, from the sounds of it you didn't actually hate it as much as you led on.

You acknowledged a surprising amount of good features. The "delaying war" tactics and sending spies into cities actually sounded pretty interesting.

Then again, I am the last person you would ask if you wanted an educated opinion on an RtS, so there's that.

Poor Cyanide. It's been going downhill for them ever since they lost the rights to Chaos League.

Jimmybobjr:

I was thinking of trying it again, but i had too much of a good upbringing to read books with really descriptive sex scenes. Considering that a hundred pages in there was a Underage sex scene, i just stopped.

Well it's a matter of perception, it's not underage sex in the context of the setting/story.

History books are filled with what would be considered underage sex in our current culture.

And while your "good upbringing" may have limited your capacity to keep an open mind about it, none of the sex scenes have an erotic or exploitative quality to them. ie: the scenes are there for dramatic reasons, not baseless titillation.

GrandmaFunk:

Jimmybobjr:

I was thinking of trying it again, but i had too much of a good upbringing to read books with really descriptive sex scenes. Considering that a hundred pages in there was a Underage sex scene, i just stopped.

Well it's a matter of perception, it's not underage sex in the context of the setting/story.

History books are filled with what would be considered underage sex in our current culture.

And while your "good upbringing" may have limited your capacity to keep an open mind about it, none of the sex scenes have an erotic or exploitative quality to them. ie: the scenes are there for dramatic reasons, not baseless titillation.

I never meant to try and say that my upbringing was like that, i simply meant that everything i have learent about underage sex = bad.

However, i have since discussed it with some who have read the book, and read some responses on this forum, and is considering retrying the book after all.

All i meant is that, at the time, there seemed to be no real reason for the scene in question. If there is, however, a greater meaning behind it all, im fine with it.

Jimmybobjr:
All i meant is that, at the time, there seemed to be no real reason for the scene in question. If there is, however, a greater meaning behind it all, im fine with it.

Characterization. That relationship is a tremendous factor in shaping who the girl grows up to be. This might boggle your mind to think about, but that underage relationship was basically the most healthy relationship she'd been a part of in years; up to that point she'd mostly just had her older brother, and he was very abusive to her on a number of levels pretty much constantly. Then she was sold to this barbarian warlord who, as it turned out, proved unexpectedly gentle and understanding. She might have been forced into that position, but he made it much easier for her than it might have otherwise been, provided her with an anchor on which she could rely, gave her the foundation for building confidence in herself and her abilities, and generally enabled her to grow as a person.

Or you could just look at it as her having been whored out as a young teenager and ignore the rest because you find it offensive. Whatever works for you.

Shjade:

Jimmybobjr:
All i meant is that, at the time, there seemed to be no real reason for the scene in question. If there is, however, a greater meaning behind it all, im fine with it.

you could just look at it as her having been whored out as a young teenager and ignore the rest because you find it offensive. Whatever works for you.

This is all i read up to; and fromt he rest of your post its quite obvious that there is context.

I am most likely going to buy a copy now that i know theres context. It might make me uncomfortable, but at least i know that there is a reason now.

There's always the library if it's an iffy buy for you.

I may or may not have dreamt about this game last night...

Thanks for the review, else I'd might have wasted money due to my love of GoT.

Jimmybobjr:

Shjade:

Jimmybobjr:
All i meant is that, at the time, there seemed to be no real reason for the scene in question. If there is, however, a greater meaning behind it all, im fine with it.

you could just look at it as her having been whored out as a young teenager and ignore the rest because you find it offensive. Whatever works for you.

This is all i read up to; and fromt he rest of your post its quite obvious that there is context.

I am most likely going to buy a copy now that i know theres context. It might make me uncomfortable, but at least i know that there is a reason now.

One thing you have to remember is that the books are not set in 2012 with our morals or ethics, they are sorta set in the middle ages, and specifically about that underage sex, after having their first menstruation women could marry and have kids.
That is what those sweet sixteen or fifteen years celebrations used to mean, that the girl was now a woman.

Jimmybobjr:

Shjade:

Jimmybobjr:
And im actiualy wondering if the book im talking about is the same book as what everyone is talking about, and not a entirely different thing.

There are a lot of weird relationships in this book series, several of them involving sex. They're not what most people read the series for, though. They're just sorta...there.

Yeah.

I was thinking of trying it again, but i had too much of a good upbringing to read books with really descriptive sex scenes. Considering that a hundred pages in there was a Underage sex scene, i just stopped.

Might have to try it again some time, but for now...

eh.

Meh, you call it a "good" upbringing, I call it something that you will grow out of. I used to be rather prudish in my teens too. I'm not saying being prudish is a "bad" thing, but it rarely sticks, especially once you start mashing privates yourself.

What Martin is describing would have been pretty common 150 years ago to the beginning of human civilization, and is still common today in many parts of the world. The books are weirdly realistic for fantasy books, which is why people like them so much.

 

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