When you create a world as deep, complex, and massive as George RR Martin has with his series A Song of Ice and Fire, you’d think you could just take one of the many characters or families already a part of the story and base a video game on them, but that’s not nearly sadistic enough when you can subject an entirely new family to the horrors of the Red Wedding and its fallout, like Telltale Games did with their contribution to the Game of Thrones story.
In this latest edition of “What You Missed by Not Playing,” our own Malik Forte takes you through the multiple and perilous journeys of the members of House Forrester, vassals to House Stark, who find their lives in disarray following the events of the Red Wedding.
You can watch a full rundown of the game’s story from start to finish above, but head’s up: Malik is going to spoil everything, as always.
While getting to play as multiple members of House Forrester, whose castle Ironrath is located in the northern Wolfswood, you make the decisions on what the characters will do. Then you get to experience the sad and horrible deaths you’ve grown accustomed to with the story, meet well-known characters like Jon Snow, Daenerys Targaryen, Cersei and Tyrion Lannister, and (ugh) Ramsay Snow, and also visit places from all over Westeros, like The Wall and King’s Landing. You even get to head to Essos where you run into a dragon.
And during all of that, the mysterious North Grove, the one that just can not be lost, is sitting out there, beyond The Wall, where magic and White Walkers wait for you.
(Not really) Spoiler alert: life in the Seven Kingdoms kind of sucks, even when you have your own castle.
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