OK, so here’s my problem with the upcoming Game of Thrones… game. It’s not a problem with the game, per se, more with me. And it’s all the TV show’s fault. UPDATE: WARNING: Some commenters have been dropping spoiler bombs. You’ve been warned!
You see, now that there’s a slick, big-budget visual interpretation of Game of Thrones showing on HBO, that’s the look I associate with the franchise. It was the same when the Lord of the Rings trilogy was released; no matter how many times I’d read the books, after I’d seen the movie’s take on the locations and characters of Middle Earth, stuff like Lord of the Rings Online (which lacked the film rights) never felt quite right.
So it is with Genesis, an upcoming game for the PC. It’s Game of Thrones all right, it says so in the game’s title, but if there’s no Sean Bean being stupid every ten minutes then it just won’t be the same.