Intriguing story lines get major boost in Episode 3 of ‘GoT’
Devilish machinations simmer beneath the surface. Life-and-death games continue, the players moving their pieces accordingly. Pacts are made, allegiances forged and — wait, is that a dragon?!
Such is how Episode 3 of Telltale Games and HBO’s “Game of Thrones” kicks off, not with plot but with fire-breathing, steel-swinging, blood-drench action. Which is what I’ve come to expect from this animated version of “Game of Thrones.” Well, that and a lot of back-stabbing, figuratively and literally.
In this two-hour episode, titled “A Sword in the Darkness,” which marks the halfway mark of the game, a bevy of events transpire, starting with a chaotic battle against one of Daenerys Targaryen’s terrifying dragons and ending with the continuing abuse at the hands of the Whitehills who seem to believe they have conquered Ironrath and the Forrester family. Along the way, individual story lines further progress in this twisted game of chess, putting nearly everyone in a more dangerous predicament than when the episode started.
Four “That’s dragon fire!” stars out of five.
Editor’s note: This version of “Game of Thrones: Episode 3 – The Sword in the Darkness,” reviewed on the PS4, was provided courtesy of Telltale Games.