Game of Thrones: Episode Two - The Lost Lords
Summary: Game of Thrones: Episode Two - The Lost Lords simply put just continues the story of the first episode. With a slow burn plot , an excess of dialogue and some distracting cameos, this game should be played if you are already into this Telltale series as a whole.
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Following episode ones cliffhanger, The Lost Lords has a tough act to follow. In episode 2, we get to know more about the Forrester family, but are we in for more filler over action?
The characters are starting to grow, the plot to thicken, and the intrigue to whisper in darkened rooms.
In Episode 2: The Lost Lords, Telltale brilliantly included all the elements that has popularized the Game of Thrones television series – war, greed, deception, and love. War is brewing between House Forrester and the Boltons, as the Forresters are trying to do everything they can to avoid giving up their rare Ironwood and thus starting a war. A few new faces appear in this episode, such as Asher Forrester, the Forrester who got banished for falling in love with a daughter in the rival family. If you are a fan of the television show you’ll recognize newcomer Jon Snow, voiced by Kit Harington (the actor who plays him in the series). This episode begins with Gared Tuttle finally reaching The Wall, the place where criminals go to defend the North from the wildlings. He quickly finds himself needing to prove he can fight to survive, as the older criminals taunt him by telling him new recruits quickly die. While in Kings Landing, Mira Forrester has discovered that she has been making enemies with the wrong people and they will stop at nothing to make sure they get what they want. If you’re an emotional type of person, Telltale made sure to pull at your heartstrings towards the end with the funeral of Lord Gregor Forrester and Ethan Forrester.
What remains to be seen is whether there is such thing as a redemptive arc in Game of Thrones, or if feebly limping out of a string of unfair compromises is truly as "good" of an ending as Westeros has to offer.
Game of Thrones Episode 2: The Lost Lords is a decent entry in Telltale's series, and while it takes the story to interesting directions, it still doesn't really pull off the whole presentation and still suffers from shoddy choices and poor visuals.
Game of Thrones: Episode 2 - The Lost Lords is like the first episode in that it feels like a prologue to something bigger. Asher's appearance is more of an introduction to an upcoming bigger quest, and Rodrik's portion acts as a reboot of Ethan's story. Gared's tale features the least amount of progress. Only Mira's plot feels like it progresses, but the tension is kept at such a high level that the game remains intriguing and pushes things along nicely to the next episode.
Telltale has a practiced ability to weave a strong story from a licensed work. 'Game of Thrones: A Telltale Games Series - The Lost Lords' is just as dramatic and engrossing as 'Iron From Ice.' I can begin to see where some of the plot threads are going, but whenever I feel smug about the season's directions, the rug is pulled out from under me and something shocking happens. Only some technical issues mar an otherwise lovely episode.
در نهایت Game of Thrones: The Lost Lords یک تجربه معمولی بحساب می آید که از برخی جهات حتی نسبت به قسمت قبلی نیز محتوای ضعیفتری را ارائه می دهد . کارگردانی پیشبرد داستان در The Lost Lords طوری است که بستر داستانسرایی بسیار گسترده تر از قسمت قبلی شده است اما در این بستر جدید هنوز داستان به انسجام لازم نرسیده است و ما برخلاف آثار پیشین Telltale کمتر می توانیم چالش های قوی را در مواجهه شخصیت ها بیابیم . بازی از لحاظ فنی نیز کمتر از انتظار عمل کرده است و انیمشین حرکتی کاراکترها گاهی اوقات ناُمیدکننده می شود . بعد از تجربه 70 دقیقه ای کوتاه و نسبتا کم افت و خیز و البته کم محتوا قسمت دوم از خود پرسیدم آیا بهتر نبود Telltale Games به جای 6 قسمته کردن Game Of Thrones آنرا به 5 قسمت کاهش می داد تا محتوای بهتر و بیشتری در قسمت های قبلی تقسیم شود ؟
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Whilst not as immediate or as gripping as episode one, The Lost Lords wins out by keeping its various story threads warm and setting up the precarious pieces for what is looking to be a typically unpredictable story run.
With more narrative setup slowing the pace a little, it's steady as she goes for the second episode in Telltale's Game of Thrones series. New characters, some twists and turns, and more familiar faces keep things interesting, but let's just hope that, with the pieces now in place, the action can ramp up for the next episode.