Game of Thrones: Episode Five - A Nest of Vipers
Game of Thrones Episode 5 takes a turn south with some out-of-character portrayals and lack of forward momentum.
A disappointing chapter in an otherwise outstanding series
'A Nest of Vipers' prioritizes the story over your choices
Game of Thrones' fifth episode is a return to what we expect from something attached to the HBO series: bloodshed, intrigue, and bitter heartbreak.
It's strange. Detailing all of A Nest of Vipers' parts makes it sound about average, if not even a little disappointing compared to the previous episode. But this one ends up working well as a cohesive unit, even if some pieces fall flat. This episode has its highs and its lows, but it still leaves an unforgettable impression.
It's hard to say whether this episode of Telltale's Game of Thrones series is a genuine standout piece of work amongst their other stuff, or is simply elevated due to some of the other episodes in this series being far less exciting. Nevertheless, it's still a thrilling experience, and looks to be working towards a superb finale for the series.
A vast improvement on episode four, and gets the series back to where it should be, containing emotional moments and lots of action.
Game of Thrones: A Telltale Games Series Episode 5 - A Nest of Vipers isn't the best episode of the flawed, but engaging series, but it is still up there with the best of them. A couple of issues persist, such as show characters causing narrative confusion, and one or two stories not really progressing all that much, but overall fans should find themselves happy with the direction the series is going.
Despite the bugs and painful moments, I love the story that Telltale and I are weaving together. I'm always a sucker for characters, and I'll forgive even the weakest and dumbest plots if a storyteller delivers believable, likable (or understandably dislikable) people who I want to get to know better.
The next-to-last episode of Telltale's take on George R.R. Martin's fantasy universe will leave you sweating over life and death decisions