‘A Game of Thrones: Genesis’ plunges you into the heart of the battles and intrigues between the Families that shaped the Kingdom of Westeros.
However, victory does not necessarily result from brute force. The innovative game mechanics provide players with numerous paths to success: will you opt for a military, economic or diplomatic approach? Trickery, treachery and deceit are widespread and you will constantly have to watch your back if you want to avoid a bitter defeat!
Peacefully or forcefully annex surrounding territories, besiege enemy castles, send spies to infiltrate behind enemy lines, assassinate trouble-making officers or capture them to ask for a ransom… When you play the game of thrones, you win or you die. There is no middle ground!
Sounds akin to the famed Civilization series, which is likely a good things, given the political machinations the series is known for. Though, from the sounds of the announcement, it will be presented as an RTS/RPG hybrid (similar to Warcraft III or Dawn of War II?) Rather than focussing on the story presented in the novels (oh god, a Jaime Lannister hack-n-slash *shudder*), it sounds like it’s taking a wider look at the history and politics of the world. Still, if it’s going up against the likes of the soon-to-be-released Civilization V, then Cyanide Studio likely has their work cut out for them. I’m just glad it’s not a God of War ripoff! Now, an old humourous LucasArts-style adventure game would’ve been something to see!
Is it worth getting excited over? Will it be good? Only time will tell, I suppose.