The Lost Lords neglects to advance the Forresters' story in meaningful ways as it introduces new characters.
Another uninspiring episode of nothing but filler and hopes for the future, although that's as much a criticism of episodic content as it is the game itself.
Telltale expertly toys with players' emotions. If you walk away from this episode with anything other than a sense of dread for House Forrester, you're playing it wrong
With the stage setting done, the second episode of Game of Thrones feels like something plucked straight from the source material--gut wrenching, tense, and bloody.
It's an enjoyable evening of gaming with a few hard decisions, but it demonstrates the hands tightening around the neck of House Forrester.
Episode 2 is effective in picking up where Episode 1 leaves off, but is content to mostly move the pieces around the board in an effort to setup the rest of the story. Though not nearly as shocking as the first episode, it nevertheless manages to raise the stakes at both Ironrath and King's Landing, setting the stage for a very interesting Episode 3. If the teaser is anything to go by, the next installment will prominently feature a wedding, and we all know how those go in Game of Thrones...
Overall, The Lost Lords is a fine episode for Game of Thrones: A Telltale Game Series, but it does not stand out. It is not exactly filler, but it does feel like it exists almost entirely as exposition, putting the pieces into place for all of the really exciting stuff to happen in a future episode. It does begin to demonstrate the far-reaching consequences of each character's choices, but it lacks the truly memorable scenes found in the first episode. If Iron From Ice felt like a punch to the gut, The Lost Lords is the throbbing pain afterward.
But as a game, we have yet to see whether the series will be forced to coil around a strict plotline where your decisions matters little. Lost Lords carries the torch from Iron from Ice—no more, no less.
Ultimately, Game of Thrones will be measured as a complete series, and not every episode can be as good as the last. However, this episode is about as close to being filler as it gets for Telltale – sure, a couple of the plot threads are enjoyable, and one of the new characters is quite interesting – but these moments are few compared to the abundance of boring references and pointless tasks to be done. We could've got this one out of the way in well under an hour without all of the padding, and had a better time doing it.
Game of Thrones: A Telltale Games Series Episode 2 - The Lost Lords continues the fantastic story that began in Episode 1, but offers little to those seeking more than just small movement forward. The disparate storylines water down the experience, but new elements add enough to make the journey worthwhile. Future episodes should shine a better light on the events here.
While Cersei and Ramsay's omission is felt and backdrops still haven't improved on episode one, the story remains strong and Castle Black sticks out as a big highlight for Game of Thrones fans.
I really like Game of Thrones on HBO, but I'm enamored with this game. Something about having ownership of character decisions in a fantasy story that lives up to the legend of George R.R. Martin is incredible. Once again, I find myself dying to see what happens next. April may bring the next season of the TV show, but if it brings the end of the game, it'll be bittersweet.
I'm sticking with Game of Thrones, but I'd definitely appreciate some changes to the pacing. I.e. calm down! Sure, feel free to maim and kill anyone anywhen, but give me a chance to look around a little first, won't you?
The plot is thickening. Hopefully the pacing will adjust to match in coming instalments
I'm still waiting for things to kick into high gear and truly take hold of me, but chapter two of House Forrester's tale leaves me in no doubt that such a moment is coming.
The second episode of 'Game of Thrones' brings players plenty of action, and a string of intense choices which dramatically impact the stature of House Forrester by the end of the episode.
After such lofty beginnings and ambitiously cutthroat turns, "Episode 2 - The Lost Lords" can only be seen as a letdown.
Episode two of Telltale's Game of Thrones concerns itself with maneuvering pieces into position and foreshadowing greater conflict. It's a robust foundational episode, shoring up Forrester character development for future pay-offs (and inevitable tragedy.)
The Lost Lords carries on the overarching plotline of the series by sowing the seeds of doubt and intrigue for the future without having a truly striking moment of its own. Once seen as part of a whole, this episode will probably come across better. For now though, it remains a rather flashy piece of filler.
Game of Thrones: Episode 2 – The Lost Lords definitely takes some steps in the right direction. While the inaugural episode wasn't bad, the follow-up improves upon it in almost all areas. Still, we can't help but shake the feeling that the series is treading water right now, and while we have a clearer idea of the direction in which things are moving, this has definitely been a somewhat slow burn thus far.