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Ships Ahoy - Game of Thrones RPG

ATLUS announces the North American release of Game of Thrones, the RPG based on the A Song of Ice and Fire series of novels (apparently Game of Thrones: The Game was just a working title, awesome as it is). Here's the news:

ATLUS, a brand of Index Digital Media, Inc., today announced that "Game of Thrones™," the RPG based on the internationally bestselling book series A Song of Ice and Fire by George R. R. Martin and the critically acclaimed HBO® television series, Game of Thrones®, is now available in stores across North America for Xbox 360® video game and entertainment system from Microsoft, PlayStation®3 computer entertainment system, and PC via download.

Replete with the authentic political intrigue and complex narrative the acclaimed fantasy series is known for, this captivating interactive adventure gives fans a new and exciting way to lose themselves in the world of Westeros. With an original story written under the watchful eye of George R. R. Martin, who recently stated, "I've sampled the work Cyanide has done, and I'm largely happy with it. I think many of my fans will share that feeling," the "Game of Thrones" RPG is filled with characters and locations straight from the pages of the beloved fantasy novels. Moreover, the game includes the likenesses of fan favorite characters from the television adaptation. "Game of Thrones" promises to deliver the ultimate interactive roleplaying experience for fans of the series and its gritty, sophisticated medieval drama.

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25. Re: removed Jul 10, 2013, 08:43 nin
 
wangjing wrote on Jul 10, 2013, 03:00:
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23. Re: Ships Ahoy - Game of Thrones RPG May 17, 2012, 08:27 Quinn
 
In some cases I don't even have to read any review to know it's mediocre and abominal.

A game like this doesn't even deserve the shred of thought I gave it by writing this.
 
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22. Re: Ships Ahoy - Game of Thrones RPG May 17, 2012, 08:23 Spektr
 
Martin doesn't play video games but I am pretty sure he's aware of what goes on around him  
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21. Re: Ships Ahoy - Game of Thrones RPG May 16, 2012, 06:09 InBlack
 
Dalesix wrote on May 15, 2012, 23:09:
What an amazing game, Im so glad I was one of the lucky few who got a closed beta version at goo.gl/5jHXe I really enjoyed playing this new version. I also own a Genesis copy, and I can tell you that you wont be disappointed with this new version if you are a fan of the first one as I am.

I hope no one tells Geroger R.R. Martin that spambots are marketing his 'fail' game. Im pretty sure no one told him that its being released on the same day as Diablo3.
 
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20. Re: Ships Ahoy - Game of Thrones RPG May 16, 2012, 04:02 saluk
 
SimplyMonk wrote on May 15, 2012, 14:17:
Cutter wrote on May 15, 2012, 14:00:
I've found one short one so far that called it ugly and mediocre.

This one calls it outright bad: Link

The "what you'll like" section basically tells me everything about the game I need to know. I will put up with mostly broken gameplay for a good story that fits well with the novels. Won't pay full price for it, but will pick it up at some point.

Still a shame to see a good license used so badly as it has been in these 2 games.
 
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18. Re: Ships Ahoy - Game of Thrones RPG May 15, 2012, 20:18 Prez
 
Atlus needs to hire someone who knows how to use a calendar. Surely they aren't foolish enough to think their game can actually compete with Diablo 3?  
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17. Re: Ships Ahoy - Game of Thrones RPG May 15, 2012, 17:51 Tumbler
 
Heh, when I went into Best Buy this morning they had a huge sticker sign across the top of the doorway that said, "Ghost Recon Future Soldier May 22nd!"

Just had to laugh. What the fuck will I need another game for next week!? And even if I did...that game?! AHAAHAHAH.
 
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16. Re: Ships Ahoy - Game of Thrones RPG May 15, 2012, 17:31 Creston
 
SimplyMonk wrote on May 15, 2012, 17:02:
Creston wrote on May 15, 2012, 16:30:
SimplyMonk wrote on May 15, 2012, 15:23:
Creston wrote on May 15, 2012, 14:59:
An RPG, about a book that's full of talking and machinations and little action, being bad? Whodathunkit?

I was going to disagree, but I was thinking that was the perfect recipe for a good table-top RPG Game. Not so much for a video game until someone comes up with a game engine that can fully integrate the customization, free form conversation and control ones gets from rolling dice with a group of friends.

And even then it'd require a DM who's awesome at creating all that intrigue and political chicanery, and a group of players who like to go around and make deals and backstab one another. A group like that would often start playing solo sessions so they aren't all sitting around listening to each other create plans to fuck over the other players.

Creston

Ha. Been there. Done that. Doesn't end well, but makes for great stories afterwards.

They've always been some of my favorite campaigns to DM.

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15. Re: Ships Ahoy - Game of Thrones RPG May 15, 2012, 17:06 Cutter
 
I wouldn't mind playging it out as a story so long as there was stuff I could actually fail and I could see the results of my actions as in Fallout. I'm actually much more interested in this for the story than the combat.
 
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14. Re: Ships Ahoy - Game of Thrones RPG May 15, 2012, 17:02 SimplyMonk
 
Creston wrote on May 15, 2012, 16:30:
SimplyMonk wrote on May 15, 2012, 15:23:
Creston wrote on May 15, 2012, 14:59:
An RPG, about a book that's full of talking and machinations and little action, being bad? Whodathunkit?

I was going to disagree, but I was thinking that was the perfect recipe for a good table-top RPG Game. Not so much for a video game until someone comes up with a game engine that can fully integrate the customization, free form conversation and control ones gets from rolling dice with a group of friends.

And even then it'd require a DM who's awesome at creating all that intrigue and political chicanery, and a group of players who like to go around and make deals and backstab one another. A group like that would often start playing solo sessions so they aren't all sitting around listening to each other create plans to fuck over the other players.

Creston

Ha. Been there. Done that. Doesn't end well, but makes for great stories afterwards.
 
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13. Re: Ships Ahoy - Game of Thrones RPG May 15, 2012, 16:30 Creston
 
SimplyMonk wrote on May 15, 2012, 15:23:
Creston wrote on May 15, 2012, 14:59:
An RPG, about a book that's full of talking and machinations and little action, being bad? Whodathunkit?

I was going to disagree, but I was thinking that was the perfect recipe for a good table-top RPG Game. Not so much for a video game until someone comes up with a game engine that can fully integrate the customization, free form conversation and control ones gets from rolling dice with a group of friends.

And even then it'd require a DM who's awesome at creating all that intrigue and political chicanery, and a group of players who like to go around and make deals and backstab one another. A group like that would often start playing solo sessions so they aren't all sitting around listening to each other create plans to fuck over the other players.

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12. Re: Ships Ahoy - Game of Thrones RPG May 15, 2012, 15:23 SimplyMonk
 
Creston wrote on May 15, 2012, 14:59:
An RPG, about a book that's full of talking and machinations and little action, being bad? Whodathunkit?

I was going to disagree, but I was thinking that was the perfect recipe for a good table-top RPG Game. Not so much for a video game until someone comes up with a game engine that can fully integrate the customization, free form conversation and control ones gets from rolling dice with a group of friends.
 
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11. Re: Ships Ahoy - Game of Thrones RPG May 15, 2012, 14:59 Creston
 
An RPG, about a book that's full of talking and machinations and little action, being bad? Whodathunkit?

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10. Re: Ships Ahoy - Game of Thrones RPG May 15, 2012, 14:55 Ceribaen
 
SimplyMonk wrote on May 15, 2012, 14:17:
Cutter wrote on May 15, 2012, 14:00:
I've found one short one so far that called it ugly and mediocre.

This one calls it outright bad: Link

Reading through that review, it seems like what is harped on is the lack of hand holding for quest guidance and inventory purchases (ie just a lack of modern conveniences)? The combat knock sounds reminiscent of how Neverwinter Nights/Dragon Age play out for combat... so hopefully there's a PC demo to give it a try. Sounds like it'll be a love/hate it reaction depending on how much convenience you expect in an rpg these days.

Definitely waiting for a Steam sale and some forum reviews before really giving it a go as 50 is way out of line for it from the sounds of it (15-20 hours of play for an RPG? And doesn't sound like too much replay value either)
 
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9. Re: Ships Ahoy - Game of Thrones RPG May 15, 2012, 14:17 SimplyMonk
 
Cutter wrote on May 15, 2012, 14:00:
I've found one short one so far that called it ugly and mediocre.

This one calls it outright bad: Link
 
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8. Re: Ships Ahoy - Game of Thrones RPG May 15, 2012, 14:00 Cutter
 
Yeah, seeing as I'm not buying D3 or MP3 I'd be buying this...if it was $20. I can't imagine it's even close to worth $50. I have a strong suspicion that it's a very short game too. No reviews on metacritic either doesn't seem to bode well. I've found one short one so far that called it ugly and mediocre. So yeah, it's the bargain bin for this one.

 
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7. Re: Ships Ahoy - Game of Thrones RPG May 15, 2012, 12:20 Ceribaen
 
Perhaps just same logic is used as movie releases when you have certain titles put out against franchises they fully expect to lose against? Or they don't believe there is much overlap in the D3 demographic vs the console Max Payne demographic?

Personally, if GoT was available on Steam today (and not listed at 50 bucks) - that'd be the one I'd purchase. D3 gets a resounding meh, and I've never played the Payne franchise.
 
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6. Re: Ships Ahoy - Game of Thrones RPG May 15, 2012, 12:13 Frijoles
 
shinchan0s wrote on May 15, 2012, 11:10:
Banking on Diablo 3 returns and having depressed gamers buy GoT on the rebound?

Is there anywhere that still takes a PC return, especially one that has a key tied to an online service? I can't think of any.
 
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