Game of Thrones Review
"Episode 5: A Nest of Vipers"
Campaign (Spoiler Free)
The Game of Thrones series from Telltale continues with the penultimate episode of this six part series. Things have been really off and on with this series at least for me which have found the worst episodes rather dragging. This is of course in comparison to their other games which have all been above stellar. With this episode we're finally seeing some story lines converge and things being tied up after their multiple episode build-up. Aside from the combining for the various family members we were also treated to some combat and action which was incredibly intense. There was a rather long battle within the pits that had me completely on the edge of my seat the entire time, I honestly don't think there's been a moment in their series quite like that. Of course with all those choices eventually comes some difficult ones and the ending in which everything built towards was a huge moment. It was moments like that which define these seasons and not only was it touching, but an emotional turning point. There could have been a bit more build towards it at the start though they still nailed this touching moment. Despite all these great points I couldn't help but feel certain glitch moments kept coming up such as choppy areas or character models acting fidgety. After it all this episode was really well done and leads into what should be a spectacular ending to the series, I'm hoping that maybe a Forrester or two actually makes it out of here alive. Should be great to see exactly how they plan to end all ties or if they're setting up something else, guess we'll have to wait and see.
The cartoon style from the previous entry returns, basically the same as previous Telltale Games' as well. Now I'm usually alright with these graphics though it's starting to feel like it's a bit clunky and maybe some upgrades are needed to that engine. It also felt more gritty to me this time around with graphics that could have been a bit brighter. Everything feels about the same as far as gameplay goes and this is like other Telltale Games.