Game of Thrones: Episode Four - Sons of Winter
Summary: Game of Thrones: Episode Four - Sons of Winter does help move this Telltale developed series' story along, however, it lacks the strong moments of prior episodes and simply sets up the stage for later entries
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Narratively, Sons of Winter is a definite improvement over the earlier episodes, and has a much easier, confident pace.
Episode four, Sons of Winter is arguably the most intense episode yet from Telltales Game of Thrones, from start to finish, you will be questioning every choice made and you will live to regret some in the heat of the moment. Business is certainly picking up in the game of politics.
'Sons of Winter' is another strong showing from Telltale and their take on the morbid, morally ambiguous 'Game of Thrones'. The writing, pacing, and production value are all top notch, it's just the engine holding them back now. This, in terms of the story, is probably the best so far in the season.
Despite having some odd reactions from both Dany and the Night's Watch, this episode has plenty of action and story progression that keeps the player interested in the fate of the Forresters.
With just two episodes left, the stakes are higher than ever for House Forrester. There is plenty of political intrigue with the balancing of political and diplomatic might to consider. Still, if the books and show have taught us anything, there are precious few happy endings in this world, and I suspect the narrative of these next two episodes in this game will have its share of triumphs but also unexpected, darker surprises.
The Forrester's finally make a stand as the second act of the series comes to a close. Great pacing ensures this action-packed forth episode is enjoyable throughout, but it's quite clear that greater dangers await players in the next instalment. Regardless, Telltale have done a fine job with Sons of Winter, as the quality of the series continues to rise.
Game of Thrones: Episode 4 - Sons of Winter is the first episode to end with both intrigue and satisfaction. Though the stories are far from finished, there's finally a feeling that the characters have progressed in positive ways. Only Gared's tale comes off as bland this time, but the interactivity of his episode makes up for it, and you get the sense that he's closer to his promised land. With only two more episodes to go, things will pick up rather quickly, and the wait for the next episode is going to be more excruciating than ever.
Game of Thrones: Episode Four - Sons of Winter again meets the high quality set by previous episodes. The superbly written characters continue to keep people truly invested in their stories and the choices are really beginning to show just how much player choice can influence the tale. This and Tales from the Borderlands are fantastic examples of just why Telltale's games are so well loved.
Game of Thrones Episode 4 starts putting the series on the final straight in terms of action and packs quite a few interesting situations. There are a few of glitches and some choices end up with a game over screen but it's still a pretty enjoyable experience.
Telltale's Game of Thrones is looking more and more inconsequential.