A fun little juant through the broad strokes of pre-book era Westerosi history. A fun little game, but certainly not a deep and strategic RTS, more of a set-piece manager- moving specially skilled units around to build and maintain alliances is the heart of it, with actual declared war working in a very similar mechanic. Still, depsite the simplistic and somewhat sophmoric gameplay, the game shines with great lore and setting, and should reward loyal fans of the Books and Show.
Make sure you get this on sale, it is certainly not worth a full retail price, offering low replay and a 12 hour or so campaign. Someone looking for a more deep and strategic RTS experince in the GoT world would want to check out the great mods for Civ5 and CKII. The former is a world class standard and far better for war and battle while the latter offers an immersive strategic experience in the delicacies of politics, marriage, and subterfuge. Game of Thrones: Genesis attempts both but really only succeeds in atmosphere. Remember that Halo RTS? Like that, except Game of Thrones and far less exciting.
- good graphics and polish
- rewards fans of the lore
- simplistic & arcadey RTS gameplay
- no real depth to game beyond faction "unique" units
- campaign is fun and short
- low replayability
- not a serious RTS
- still a fun little game for fans, if bought for a low sale price