‘Iron From Ice’ a bloody good start to ‘Game of Thrones’ episodic adventure
I’m going to open this review the same way I did the gameplay videos: I’m not the biggest “Game of Thrones” fan. There, I said it.
I’ve tried. I’m mostly caught up on the HBO version (sans most of the latest season), and I’ve read the first four books by George R.R. Martin (the fifth is just lurking on my iPad, daring me to read it). Still, I find it more of a chore than a treat, especially considering that nothing but tragedy ever befalls those who try to do right. I don’t mind evil machinations, or even the villain winning, but it becomes so draining to watch the characters you’ve invested in become nothing more than pawns in this vicious game of chess.
I will say this, though: “Iron From Ice,” the first entry in Telltale Games and HBO’s episodic adaptation of “Game of Thrones,” while just as violent and shocking and ultimately soul-rending, is a stellar reminder why I keep reading the books and watching the show.
Four “So who’s dying this time?” stars out of five.
Editor’s note: This version of “Game of Thrones: Episode 4 – Sons of Winter,” reviewed on the PS4, was provided courtesy of Telltale Games.