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Submitted by admiralvic 351d ago | opinion piece

Can TellTale's Game of Thrones Appeal to Non-Fans?

Hardcore Gamer: Call blasphemy if you want, but I’ve never seen an episode of Game of Thrones. It’s nothing against the series itself; it’s mostly been my personal apathy toward live television these days. After Breaking Bad ended, I didn’t find myself watching much broadcast TV at all (most of my time was spent on YouTube or watching the occasional episode of Futurama on Netflix). But the massive influence of the TV adaptation of George R. R. Martin’s A Song of Fire and Ice series is downright inescapable. It’s become an Emmy award-winning phenomenon and a commercial success for network HBO, so it wasn’t that surprising to hear that Telltale, the development house behind a number of independently released adventure games, has picked up the license for Game of Thrones and are working on a new series of titles in adaptation of the TV show. At first, it’s exciting to hear that the company behind the stellar adventure game The Walking Dead is getting a go at this huge franchise, but the more I heard about it, the more skeptical I became. The truth of the matter is that, unlike The Walking Dead, it’s going to be very hard to see Telltale’s Game of Thrones game reaching the widespread appeal that they netted with their 2012 hit. (A Game of Thrones, Android, iPad, PC)

ChaosKnight  +   351d ago
I don't see how. Game of Thrones has like the deepest lore out of any TV show. I feel like I should be taking a history class on it.
ForgottenProphecy  +   351d ago
Colleges should offer a Game Of Thrones History class. I've seen more ridiculous classes.
LOGICWINS  +   351d ago
My college had a philosophy course based on the Jedi Code (not even joking).
Relientk77  +   351d ago
My roommate had a Star Trek class in college, so yeah it's true. lol

edit @ Logicwins:

yeah, I've also heard of Star Wars classes as well
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ironfist92  +   350d ago
^^Ladies and gentlemen, the American education system.
fattyuk  +   351d ago
I don't think so, I've enjoyed telltales back to the future and walking dead, mainly because of how infrequent the games have come out, I think next year with the fluctuation of multiple telltale games into the market within 12months their unique style will become quickly boring.
ChubbyLover  +   350d ago
Well seeing the almost complete lack of the point and click adventure genre the past so many years I am just fine with Telltale filling the void, as long as its as good as Walking Dead.
GeisT  +   350d ago
At first classes about these things sound idiotic, but in actuality Star Wars, Star Trek, even Game of Thrones draw very deeply from ancient cultures and belief systems from different parts of the world. I think it is a clever way to get people to learn about these cultures and civilizations by blending it with something they enjoy.
allgamespc2012  +   351d ago
i doubt it. i hated the walking dead ones but i absolutely love the wolf among us and i despise GOT, i think its an overrated pos show.
LOGICWINS  +   350d ago
I can understand you not liking it. Its not for everyone. But despising it? Thats seems odd.
SolidDuck  +   350d ago
U hated the walking dead ones, and u think the game of thrones is a pos show? Everyone has there opinion, but u are crazy and way off base. Or your a rad hipster who thinks it's cool to hate good things. Either way your missing out.
allgamespc2012  +   350d ago
lol, walking dead is overrated. am just not a fan of the zombie crap most ppl seem to love nowadays. GOT tries too hard to be smart with its obvious blatant flaws. we shall see, but as of now am not interested in either one of telltales new games. wolf among us is still king.
SaintAlpha101  +   351d ago
Considering I've never seen the show and the VGX announcement made no impact on me whatsoever, I'd say no.
LOGICWINS  +   351d ago
I think it can. If you have an open mind that is. I know a lot of people say "Best show ever" for pretty much every popular show on cable (Breaking Bad, Mad Men, Sons of Anarchy, The Walking Dead, The Wire, Homeland, Shameless, Lost, The Following etc.)

While these are good shows, Game of Thrones is the best modern fiction I've ever had the pleasure of experiencing.

I tried watching the pilot episode last year, but stopped halfway given that there were too many characters to keep track of and the conplexity of the plot. Earlier this year, I tried again. Once you get passed that first episode, your gunna be hooked. The acting/writing is on another level.

Very excited for the Telltale game.
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ironfist92  +   350d ago
Game of Thrones is rich in story and characters and personality, Id say itd be tough to get that across in Video Game format, but I have faith Telltale can do it.
I remember when Telltale actually used to make good games instead of making a bunch of mediocre ones based on other people's licensed IPs.
Pintheshadows  +   350d ago
Probably not.
GeisT  +   350d ago
I think Telltale feels confidant because GoT has such a huge following and their recent Walking Dead games pulled in a lot of business as well. I don't think that they plan on making their money on non GoT fans, but I think they definitely expect a decent chunk of their Walking Dead fans to buy into this new game.

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