Gameplay focuses on capturing nodes - castles, tovvns, and goldmines - vvith characters. Emphasis is placed on the rock-paper-scissors mechanics of "underhanded" characters rather than the brute force combat strength of traditional realtime strategy games. The goal of the game is to vvin the Iron Throne and doing so can be done by amassing enough 'prestige' within the game. Each house vvill have special units and abilities. House Stark vvill have direwolves, and House Baratheon vvill have better archers 4 example.
The game has tvvo modes of play: Versus and Campaign. The game vvill feature four main facets: diplomacy, military, economic, and underhand.
Digitalhippos.com A Game of Thrones: Genesis integrates all of the murder, seduction, betrayal, deceit, and political aspects from the original story written by George R.R. Martin. That is saying a lot. Not only is this game intricate, in depth and challenging, but it also gives a good background story to any fan of the series. I would definitely recommend this game to anyone who likes RTS games be they are a fan or not. Read Full Review
VGW George R.R. Martin broke many of the conventions of fantasy literature with his A Song of Fire and Ice novels. A Game of Thrones – Genesis attempts to break many of the conventions of the RTS genre and provide something new but, if intrigues and back-stabbing can translate to gaming, I don’t think Genesis pulled it off. Fans of the source material may find themselves disappointed while fans of the genre will find themselves in a similar boat. The gameplay mechanics are unique and interesting but poorly supported by the presentation, graphics and story. Read Full Review
IncGamers If you're wondering why this review of A Game of Thrones: Genesis (let's call it GoT:G) is popping up quite late, it's because review code was only available from the day of release. Anyone familiar with the film industry will know that a lack of early press screenings is a big ol' warning klaxon, and the impression left by GoT:G's ominously quiet release was no different. Read Full Review
Strategy Informer "It’s always tough condensing a whole landscape full of backstabbing politics into a real-time strategy, especially if all that two-faced conniving happens to be from a series of world renowned novels. George R. R. Martin’s A Song of Ice and Fire is set in a rich world of medieval fantasy with noble houses forever cementing and breaking alliances." Read Full Review
OS: Windows XP (SP2) / Vista / 7
Processor: Dual Core 2.2 GHz
Memory: 1 GB
Video: 256 MB (shader model 3.0)
HDD: 10 GB
Publisher: Focus Home Interactive
Platform: Microsoft Windows
Release date: September 29, 2011
Web Site: http://www.agot-genesis.com