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« on: July 16, 2010, 07:33:52 PM »

Game announced based on George RR Martin's 'A Song of Ice and Fire' -
http://www.shacknews.com/onearticle.x/64768

Sounds like it will be a Civ or maybe Total War type game?  Not sure how you transfer over what was awesome in the book into a strategy game but I'm still excited.
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« Reply #1 on: July 16, 2010, 08:13:09 PM »

This is promising. Fantasy Flight Games have already shown that it's possible to make a truly excellent strategy game in Westeros with A Game of Thrones: The Boardgame after all.
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« Reply #2 on: July 18, 2010, 09:43:47 AM »

Great, first a book and now a game with no ending?  No thanks!
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« Reply #3 on: July 18, 2010, 10:48:13 AM »

Games without endings are my favourite kind. slywink
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« Reply #4 on: July 18, 2010, 08:07:48 PM »

Quote from: TiLT on July 16, 2010, 08:13:09 PM

This is promising. Fantasy Flight Games have already shown that it's possible to make a truly excellent strategy game in Westeros with A Game of Thrones: The Boardgame after all.

FFG also released Battles of Westeros last month, which by all accounts is selling very well. I can see a RTS or TBS working quite well for the license, but if I had my choice I'd rather it be an RPG along the lines of Dragon Age.
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« Reply #5 on: July 18, 2010, 09:00:39 PM »

There isn't really much room for an epic RPG within the confines of the story, unless you set the game far back in time.
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« Reply #6 on: July 19, 2010, 12:23:16 AM »

It doesn't necessarily need to be epic, I just want a RPG where I can  explore the world of Westeros while evolving my character.
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« Reply #7 on: February 16, 2011, 04:10:28 PM »

2 new screens.
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« Reply #8 on: February 16, 2011, 06:13:38 PM »

The games description makes it sound like those very very old strategy games which I simply loved (Like..eh, Gorgons Birthright I think it was called)

I really hope this pans out to be as awesome as I dream about!
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« Reply #9 on: February 16, 2011, 07:08:48 PM »

Quote from: Razgon on February 16, 2011, 06:13:38 PM

I really hope this pans out to be as awesome as I dream about!

no, Cersei isn't going to magically appear and offer to make out with you.
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« Reply #10 on: February 16, 2011, 07:23:04 PM »

Will this game come out:

- Before the next book?
- Before GRR Martin dies?
- Before the 2012 Apocalypse?
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« Reply #11 on: February 18, 2011, 04:29:04 PM »

Quote from: CeeKay on February 16, 2011, 07:08:48 PM

Quote from: Razgon on February 16, 2011, 06:13:38 PM

I really hope this pans out to be as awesome as I dream about!

no, Cersei isn't going to magically appear and offer to make out with you.

I wouldn't touch Cersei with a 20 foot pole.
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« Reply #12 on: February 24, 2011, 02:07:10 AM »

Quote from: baelthazar on February 18, 2011, 04:29:04 PM

Quote from: CeeKay on February 16, 2011, 07:08:48 PM

Quote from: Razgon on February 16, 2011, 06:13:38 PM

I really hope this pans out to be as awesome as I dream about!

no, Cersei isn't going to magically appear and offer to make out with you.

I wouldn't touch Cersei with a 20 foot pole.

but razgon would.  raz will touch anything! icon_twisted
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« Reply #13 on: February 24, 2011, 07:01:17 AM »

*touches Ceekay*!
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« Reply #14 on: February 27, 2011, 06:33:39 AM »

Quote from: Razgon on February 24, 2011, 07:01:17 AM

*touches Ceekay*!

see?

ok.. you can stop now.
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« Reply #15 on: February 27, 2011, 08:56:41 AM »

For such a character-driven story, RTS seems like a somewhat strange choice.  A disappointing one as well, at least IMO.
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« Reply #16 on: April 21, 2011, 11:45:05 PM »

a few screens I don't remember seeing before in this batch along with some older ones.
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« Reply #17 on: May 02, 2011, 05:25:26 PM »

the official website launches May 6th, and they're still saying Summer 2011 for the release date.
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« Reply #18 on: May 03, 2011, 02:00:59 AM »

Also looks like there's what looks to be an RPG in the works?

http://www.cyanide-studio.com/games/agot/
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« Reply #19 on: May 03, 2011, 07:04:43 AM »

Yeah, from Cyanide...Sorry, but they have to be one of the incompetent big developer houses out there, so I have no real hope from this sadly.
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« Reply #20 on: May 03, 2011, 10:52:59 AM »

Really?  Didn't Cyanide make that real-time Bloodbowl-like game a few years ago, Chaos League?  Apart from the fact that it used Starforce I don't recall any serious problems with the game.  Not sure if I've played any of their others though.
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« Reply #21 on: May 03, 2011, 11:06:34 AM »

They've made quite a few bloodbowl games, also the latest one, which I find a mess in the presentation and how it works. They also exploded a lot of peoples graphics cards, due to faulty code in their engine.

Anyway s - of course they could be lucky, have new people and so on - I'm just not very optimistic about it :-)
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« Reply #22 on: May 03, 2011, 02:09:32 PM »

Well the timing couldn't be better....the TV series has me hooked on Ice and Fire again...now i wanna re-read it....so a game this summer is probably going to be a guaranteed impulse buy.
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« Reply #23 on: May 03, 2011, 08:15:42 PM »

Quote from: Razgon on May 03, 2011, 07:04:43 AM

Yeah, from Cyanide...Sorry, but they have to be one of the incompetent big developer houses out there, so I have no real hope from this sadly.

Uh ok, maybe I'm missing something, but isn't this other game for which the thread is named after also by Cyanide?
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« Reply #24 on: May 12, 2011, 05:38:43 PM »

Quote from: CeeKay on May 02, 2011, 05:25:26 PM

the official website launches May 6th, and they're still saying Summer 2011 for the release date.

it's ALIVE.
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« Reply #25 on: May 12, 2011, 09:09:39 PM »

Bring your own!
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« Reply #26 on: September 07, 2011, 11:55:30 PM »

looks like we should see this by the end of the month  thumbsup
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« Reply #27 on: September 09, 2011, 02:30:16 PM »

Green Man gaming has it listed for the 29th, and says it uses Steam.  I'll keep an eye on it to see if they discount it and have any codes you can use too.
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« Reply #28 on: September 09, 2011, 04:19:15 PM »

Quote from: CeeKay on September 09, 2011, 02:30:16 PM

Green Man gaming has it listed for the 29th, and says it uses Steam.  I'll keep an eye on it to see if they discount it and have any codes you can use too.

The loads of dragons in the trailer indicates to me this is set during the earlier times when the Tarygaran family unified Westeros under their rule. I can't tell if it is an RTS or what.
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« Reply #29 on: September 09, 2011, 04:42:02 PM »

Quote from: baelthazar on September 09, 2011, 04:19:15 PM

Quote from: CeeKay on September 09, 2011, 02:30:16 PM

Green Man gaming has it listed for the 29th, and says it uses Steam.  I'll keep an eye on it to see if they discount it and have any codes you can use too.

The loads of dragons in the trailer indicates to me this is set during the earlier times when the Tarygaran family unified Westeros under their rule. I can't tell if it is an RTS or what.

the description says it covers a 1000 years of history.
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« Reply #30 on: September 09, 2011, 05:08:45 PM »

What's that, like 50 winters?
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« Reply #31 on: September 09, 2011, 06:10:43 PM »

Quote from: Isgrimnur on September 09, 2011, 05:08:45 PM

What's that, like 50 winters?

Each lasting anywhere from 50-100 years. That will be interesting to see how the game models seasons.
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« Reply #32 on: September 29, 2011, 04:38:57 PM »

so, anyone take the plunge?
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« Reply #33 on: September 29, 2011, 04:48:13 PM »

Baelthezar at OO has some early impressions.
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« Reply #34 on: September 29, 2011, 10:11:23 PM »

Quote from: Isgrimnur on September 29, 2011, 04:48:13 PM

Baelthezar at OO has some early impressions.
Highly early. Once I get the time, I'll expand.
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« Reply #35 on: September 30, 2011, 03:32:53 PM »

Other places reports this a pretty complex and rather fun strategy game - Color me surprised!!
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« Reply #36 on: October 01, 2011, 03:25:25 AM »

So how would it compare and contrast with, say, Star Wars: Rebellion.
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« Reply #37 on: October 01, 2011, 03:36:06 AM »

I was intrigued by this post at Qt3:

"All right, there is some crazy shit in this game. You can capture enemy spies and assassins and imprison them in your feudal home. Then your opponent has to pay a ransom to you to free them. Or you can set them free on your own, to add points to the peace bar. Units that you hire, in your own freaking castle, may not actually be loyal to you. Because an opponent can infiltrate your feudal home with a spy, which then makes the next unit that you hire a double agent. If you don't marry your Great Lord quickly enough, he'll start producing Bastards, which are actual units on the map that your foes can use against you, if they find them. Or you can pay gold to recognize a bastard as your true heir. Having an alliance with a town lets you see stuff in its sight radius... unless it's actually a false alliance, in which case things might secretly still be hidden from you. "
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« Reply #38 on: October 01, 2011, 06:35:21 AM »

I bought the game and played it a bit - The graphics are nothing special, but solid - i dislike the voiceovers though - My assassin says "I'm so sorry" whenever he murders someone, but says it like he's actually laughing which annoyes me (This is something from the books, I won't say anything more about it due to spoilers)

The gameplay itself is...interesting- Basically, you have to conquer town by gaining alliances with them, so you can have money, so you can have big armies when the time for war comes.
The thing is, everything you do, everything you own, could be a total lie, because you might be infiltrated. Even a spy you recruit from your impregnable home town could be working for the enemy, if he is sneaky enough.

Of course, there are ways to counter this, but man - it gets complex fast.

Not yet sure how much gameplay there is in the campaign, but its a game that screams for a boardgame conversion since human players would be wonderful in it. Or play the multiplayer of course.

More when I get the time to play it!
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« Reply #39 on: October 01, 2011, 05:45:51 PM »

Actually Razgon, there was a boardgame out long before this game...  Tongue
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