A Game Of Thrones Without Sean Bean Isn't A Game At All

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.


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    My problem is that that teaser plays out like a cg effort from the 90's...

    They picked a good Eddard, the problem lies with the book.

      There's nothing wrong with the book. They just had to age all the characters so all the underage sex became palatable in the show. The book's 13 year old Daenerys's rape-tastic wedding night to a huge warlord was downright paedophilia.

      Of course, once they age the younger cast, they had to age the parents too. So instead of having a young, 34-year old Eddard, we get 50 year old Sean Bean.

    [ED: SPOILER BOMB!?]

    Lol, can't wait for you to finish the first season and see what you think of the lack of sean bean.

      If that is a spoiler I will hunt you down, find out where you live and mail you my tears.

      Are you kidding me with a comment like that 3 lines in? There are people in the world who don't know.

        yeah well darth ruined it more so.

    [ED: SPOILER BOMB?!]

    I just watched episode 9. No more Sean Bean. Problem solved.

    [ED: SPOILER BOMB?!]

    As good as Eddard/Bean is, if the series continues to decently adapt the books, you'll forget about him quick enough.

    There are far more interesting individuals in his family waiting to shine.

      Yeah, I'm beginning to really like Robb Stark. Boy has a good head on his shoulders.

    Sorry, but spoilers people? I know some people have seen it, or read it, but others havent. And it's kind of a big deal. At the very least, think about how you felt at that moment, when it came out of nowhere, and think about how you're denying others that same feeling.

    lol this is "dumbledore dies" all over again

    Jesus Christ. You people.

    In the words of Book "You're going to burn in a very special level of Hell. A level they reserve for child molesters and people who talk at the theater."

    Aren't these comments moderated? How about deleting the spoilers about the books. Totally uncalled for. My girlfriend who has read the books hadn't even spoiled it for me.

      Just added a spoiler bomb warning above the fold. Sorry guys. I didn't see it happen.

    Sheesh, that CG looks like shit!

    If you don't want a spoiler, why would you be reading these posts. Fair warning has been given at the top of the page.

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