What Critics Are Saying About 'Game of Thrones: Fire from Ice'

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Game of Thrones Iron From Ice, the new title from Telltale Games based on the popular television series, has finally launched. Telltale is known for developing critically acclaimed games. From what it looks like, Iron From Ice continues that trend.

New York Times gave the title a positive review. They stated that you would get invested in the characters--just like in the show.

"But if it doesn't matter to you if someone in a story rises or falls, or lives or dies," The New York Times stated about the game, "then the failing is not one of choice or plotting but of character.

And Game of Thrones, like the television show whose name it shares, is a game with characters worth caring about."

Gamespot echoed the New York Times, giving the game an 8 out of 10.

"You grow to love these characters because of the brave faces they try to put on and the doubt and pain that nearly destroy them," Gamespot stated about the game. "It's hard to name one character who does not change in some way due to the events of Iron from Ice, and that character development is both a reflection of author George R.R. Martin's character design influence and Telltale Game's ability to birth beautiful broken people that you want to spend time with. You come for Tyrion and Cersei, but you stay for the Forresters."

IGN's score was the same as Gamespot's.

"Tough decisions, well-acted original characters in interesting situations," IGN stated, "and a strong, provocative ending kick off Telltale's new Game of Thrones series in a great way."

The Escapist didn't give the game a poor review. But they weren't as impressed with it as IGN, Gamespot, or the New York Times.

"The first episode of Telltale's Game of Thrones series isn't exactly groundbreaking," The Escapist stated, "but it successfully draws you in to learn what happens next to the Forresters.

The art style and the vocal talents are superb and the new characters feel ripped from Martin's pages, for better or worse."

The Touch Arcade thought the installment was solid, but withheld their final judgment about the game until Telltale released the remaining episodes.

"I assume there's going to be an appropriate payoff for all the things introduced," Touch Arcade stated, "but it's hard to say just yet.

We're at a serious crossroads here in that it's entirely possible that the next episode is going to continue the guided tour of your favorite places of Westeros in the most fan service-y way possible...

Or we could divert off into some super-dark plot points with some substantial payoffs for what has seemed like fluff so far."

For more about Telltale's Game of Thrones series, visit its official website here.

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