Game Of Thrones: TV Actors Vs Game Characters

Game Of Thrones: TV Actors vs. Game Characters

Game of Thrones finally has a good video game series, with solid cameos by some of the TV show's most memorable ladies and gents, to boot. With episode two out, many of the major players — Jon Snow included — have made their polygonal debuts. But do they actually look... right? Let's find out.

Cersei Lannister

Game Of Thrones: TV Actors vs. Game Characters
Game Of Thrones: TV Actors vs. Game Characters

Cersei's pretty close, especially where her mannerisms are concerned. Her video game character smirks and scowls like none other, and (minor spoiler) verbally sparring with her in episode one is a moment of true terror. Concessions for Telltale-style cartooniness aside, this take on Cersei is spot-on.

Tyrion Lannister

Game Of Thrones: TV Actors vs. Game Characters
Game Of Thrones: TV Actors vs. Game Characters

Tyrion's got this weird thing going on where he looks perfect up close, but when the in-game camera pulls out his proportions are all wonky. But otherwise, yeah, that's Peter Dinklage, in the virtual flesh. Kudos on the voice performance too, which manages to clear the incredibly high bar he set with Destiny's Dinklebot by not being Destiny's Dinklebot.

Margaery Tyrell

Game Of Thrones: TV Actors vs. Game Characters
Game Of Thrones: TV Actors vs. Game Characters

Margaery is alllllllmost there. Almost. There's just something ever so slightly off about her in-game character, something that drags her kicking and screaming back into uncanny valley right before she finishes frolicking her way up canny hill. I think maybe it's that her features are too pointy.

Ramsay Bolton

Game Of Thrones: TV Actors vs. Game Characters
Game Of Thrones: TV Actors vs. Game Characters

What an arsehole. Oh right, something about his appearance or whatever, I guess.

Jon Snow

Game Of Thrones: TV Actors vs. Game Characters
Game Of Thrones: TV Actors vs. Game Characters

Video game Jon Snow exemplifies an issue that all the TV show characters have in Telltale's game series: they don't quite fit. Everyone else is more cartoon than hyper-detailed human being, but not Jon Snow and friends/arch nemeses. Don't get me wrong, he looks good! The issue is that he looks a little too good, too real standing next to Telltale characters like Gared Tuttle — who, let's be real here, is basically Jon Snow wearing different skin and markedly less fantastic hair. Look:

Game Of Thrones: TV Actors vs. Game Characters

See what I mean?

Really, though, I'm just splitting hairs. The important thing is that they got Jon Snow's heart-melting perma-pout right. I think that's something we can all smile about.

Game Of Thrones: TV Actors vs. Game Characters

Comments

    My cat's name is 'Mittens'!

      My wife's favourite character in GoT is Jon Snow's wolf which she believes is named 'Snowflake'!

    I noticed the realism vs cartoon styles of Jon and Gared while playing this the other night and it distracted me from the game slightly (during that wall scene at least).
    The main problem is that the size of the eyes are huge in the 'game' characters when compared to those modeled off the tv show actors.
    It's a shame really, because I'm really digging this game so far.
    I'm looking forward to when episode inevitably punches me right in the heart with some character deaths.

    Most of them fall into 'alright' except for Barry.

    He will always be Barry to me.

    I don't like the art style tbo, computers these days can do them real-life like but because they want people with commodore 64s to be able to play they make it 2005 graphics level. Meh. Hope the game makes up for it, I won't personally be buying it.

    The game has made me realise how much resting bitch face every female character has

      Hah. My girl and more than a couple co-workers have lamented their resting 'bitch faces'. They are tired of being told, "Cheer up, it may not happen," or, "You're prettier when you smile."
      "THIS IS JUST MY FACE, THIS IS JUST WHAT IT DOES I AM NOT SAD."

      There should probably be a bitch-face awareness program or something.
      ...It seems rife with potential for being taken the wrong way.

        https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3v98CPXNiSk

        someone is all over it lol

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