That's right, we now have a point and click Game of Thrones adventure game, and it's kind of the perfect world for it. I'm sure some people wanted this to be heroic sword swinging stuff, but there are already plenty of games that let you do that. The Song of Ice and Fire book series is all about ever changing loyalties, political maneuvering, and Daenerys Targaryen dicking around in Meereen. In true Telltale form this is all about the choices you make, and how those choices affect the world around you later. Want to tell Queen Cercei to piss off? You can do that, but it'll probably mean your ass later. Margaery Tyrell tried to warn me, but since Tyrion Lannister ended up liking me I'll call it a win. For now...
So if you're not caught up on the show or books there will be some spoilers, but so far this has taken place outside of any of the 15 story arcs going on in the books right now. You brush up against things like the red wedding, but it's not like you actually get to watch it again (boo). You do met plenty of characters that are voiced by the show's actors so that's cool, but obviously Telltale can't create new characters and throw them into pre-existing stories. They do mention book and show stuff that is happening elsewhere so fair warning. This was a great way to fill the empty time in my life until the season premiere though (which was fairly disappointing by the way).
As usual with Telltale the ability to rewind to a previous scene is a huge plus in a game that is more about choices than action. If you don't think you made the right decision in the last section then you can just go back and try again. The choices are for the long game mostly though, and nothing I could say ever seemed to make Queen Cercei think that she shouldn't destroy me. Bitch.
When Beth isn't writing for Needless Things she spends her time playing video games and watching terrible horror movies. She lives in constant fear of the inevitable zombie invasion with her husband and two cats while trying to decide whether or not to bother saving anyone else. So far, it's no.