JonSnow wrote:Tell you what sir, if you really like the series you'd buy the game no matter how it is built or what they include. It might not be the biggest or best RTS but hell even if it is like that I'd still play it since I love the series and want to pay my respect to this awesome studio that makes TWO, not one aSoIaF games, TWO. So I don't care if it's bad, I'd play it because GRRM is awesome.
I understand the sentiment, but I don't agree w/ the message.
A bad game (I'm not saying that's what GoT:Genesis is, or will be, mind you) is a bad game.
Case in point: I recently bought a game, from a 'triple A' developer, which was a sequel for a great game. It was disappointing, and my 'faith' in the developer 'shaken'.
Personally, I'd like to avoid further disappointments (several collector's edition boxes gathering dust in my room also come to mind lol), especially when my cash is involved.
I'm not saying that GoT:Genesis will be a bad game, but, personally, from what little I've seen, I'm not liking the general direction or the looks or the way it handles 'scale'. I've played my fair share of RTSs/RTTs/TBSs, and I'd like to think I know what I'd like.
There are 'standards'. Games like the Total War series set the tone for TBS w/ RTT battles (IMHO, something like the Total War series best suits the ASoIaF setting).
Games like the Age of Empire ( I never really liked this series, much) series and Warcraft/Starcraft and Dawn of War/Company of Heroes (my preferred RTS style) set them for RTS games.
The Europa Universalis and Hearts of Iron series did quite well to represent Grand Strategy.
I really like GRRM's work, too (I even spent a fair amount on FFG's AGoT card game some years ago...and that one is, IMHO, a good game. The boardgame's quite 'solid', too), so any 'official' effort should aim, IMHO, not just to be 'good', but 'great'.
Otherwise, the impression that 'it's just cashing in' or 'it's another one of those tie-ins' will be prevalent...and who, in their right minds, would want that?
Again, just my two cents.