Game of Thrones, ep 1: Iron from Ice

Licensed games are tricky. They’re often thin, rushed products existing primarily to cash in on the popularity of the original movie or show. Telltale’s most acclaimed game, The Walking Dead season 1, was a notable exception to this. It was a tense, moving story built in an existing world, but being based on the original comic series and not its mega-popular TV adaptation, it was allowed a bit more wiggle room to forge its own path narratively. Telltale’s latest, Game of Thrones, is an HBO property based off the TV adaptation of George RR Martin’s A Song of Ice and Fire novels, and my biggest question going in was how that distinction would affect things. Continue reading Game of Thrones, ep 1: Iron from Ice