Game of Thrones Ep. 1 Iron from Ice review - One good start

First Look

Before we get in the nitty-gritty of it, there’s a small technical stop we’ve got to do: Aesthetics, sound, optimization.

Game of Thrones features a nice watercolor aesthetic, which looks slightly bleaker than most other Telltale Games, the exception being The Walking Dead, which also uses a washed-out color platter, and even duller lighting. The game-series manages to capture the essence of the TV Show, with characters resembling their HBO counterparts, and locations managing to feel both evoking and familiar at the same time.

Telltale Game of Thrones - Mira

The voice-acting is good. It has some great moments, but for the most part it’s just acceptable. The TV-Show actors reprise their roles in the game series as well, and they manage to do a pretty good job, even though they’re relatively new to voice-acting. Even Peter Dinklage, who had a disappointing performance in Destiny, here he wasn’t half bad. It’s probably the quality of writing shining through as well.

Optimization

As for the technical side of things. It’s a point and click adventure game made by Telltale. It obviously on any machine from 2007 till today, and it doesn’t have any fancy graphical options. It’s not demanding at all, and the frame-rate is consistent throughout.

Since this is technically a simple game, you can’t expect a very detailed options menu, having only High & Low graphical settings, the option to remap keybindings, Resolution & Full Screen / Windowed, not much else. Of course, with 60-70% of the game being dialogue or cut-scene, maybe graphical fidelity is not that important.

Minimum System Requirements

CPU

Core 2 Duo E4600 2.4GHz or AMD Athlon 64 X2 Dual cORE 5000+

RAM

3 GB RAM

HDD

3GB available

Video

NVIDIA GeForce GT 720 or Radeon HD 3800

Operating System

Win Vista, Windows 7, Windows 8, Win 8.1

Network

-

 

Gaming Rig

CPU

Intel Core i5-2500K @ 3300 Mhz

RAM

Corsair 8GB, DDR3

HDD

OCZ Agility3 60GB, SATA3

Video

Sapphire Dual-X R9 280X

Operating System

Windows 7

Network

Broadband

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