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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While the story is still solid overall, Episode 2 feels a bit less exciting than its predecessor.
Games of Thrones Episode 2 is a rather slow burn type of Episode which takes it sweet time in establishing the new characters, as well continuing the story of the returning characters. Unfortunately it doesn't really stand as anything special in term of the story, making it a weak follow-up from Episode 1.
The characters are starting to grow, the plot to thicken, and the intrigue to whisper in darkened rooms.
Aside from occasional distracting cameos by TV show characters, it's a self-sufficient tale that sits comfortably alongside the canon story, maintaining all the defining characteristics from the source material, for good or ill. Luckily, it's mostly good
Based on the story so far, Game of Thrones is very much worthy of your time but has plenty to prove in the space of a handful more episodes to come. It also needs to find its own identity and move away from archetypes already covered in the books. Hopefully this will be the expository episode, with the tension ratcheting up as things continue to fall apart for House Forrester.
In the end, episode 2 is a more dialogue-heavy entry compared to the first, but it's also a much stronger episode for it. The world of Game of Thrones is an utterly harsh one where few of its inhabitants live comfortably, and this episode emphasized the uncountable struggles that plague these principal characters. Hopefully the following episodes will continue the strong narrative here will continuing to raise the stakes.
There are a number of choices made that the consequence of which the player will be dying to see, which is bound to make the next two months pass awfully slowly until episode three hits, especially with the "Next Time" trailer at the end of this episode teasing. Bring on Episode Three!
After such lofty beginnings and ambitiously cutthroat turns, "Episode 2 - The Lost Lords" can only be seen as a letdown.
The story is certainly starting to pick up the pace and the player is left wondering who among their current crop of characters will live to see the end. Much like the A Song of Ice and Fire series and A Game of Thrones, nothing is completely certain. A must for fans of either, Telltale are hitting their stride with this series.
Bloody and bold but achingly brief