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  • Summary: In this fourth episode, the fate of the scattered Forresters hangs in the balance, and no one allied with the family is considered to be safe. An unexpected meeting offers Rodrik a new opportunity to free Ironrath from its Whitehill stranglehold, but with young Ryon Forrester stillIn this fourth episode, the fate of the scattered Forresters hangs in the balance, and no one allied with the family is considered to be safe. An unexpected meeting offers Rodrik a new opportunity to free Ironrath from its Whitehill stranglehold, but with young Ryon Forrester still imprisoned, his next moves are critical. Gared must abandon Castle Black and venture beyond the Wall in search of the mysterious North Grove, risking encounters with Wildlings and worse. In King's Landing, the population is reeling from a recent royal death, and Mira must step carefully in an increasingly complex game of politics where secrets are traded as currency. Far away in Essos, Asher infiltrates the slave city of Meereen at the behest of Daenerys Targaryen, but will the friendship he holds dear break under the strain of a mission that raises memories best forgotten? [Telltale Games] Expand

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 19 out of 27
  2. Negative: 0 out of 27
  1. Jul 31, 2015
    90
    With superb production values that reminded us the ones of the TV series, Sons of Winter is the best episode of this franchise so far.
  2. May 27, 2015
    85
    An episode that finally makes some bold moves on the chessboard of The Game of Thrones. The pieces are slowly coming together before the final two episodes, and the choices begin to have real meaning.
  3. May 26, 2015
    80
    The plot’s driving forth at an effective pace, the characters are each growing in their own unique ways, and things end in a way that promises a lot of huge things for episode five. If you’ve been following along with the series up to this point, you’ll definitely be gripped by this one.
  4. Jun 8, 2015
    80
    Telltale, your script is really really good: Great dialogue, brilliant conflicts and a sense of stealth action. But the deficits like playtime as well as the hardly challenging puzzles remain.
  5. Jun 7, 2015
    75
    Game of Thrones is really beginning to kick in to high gear as things start to possibly look up for the Forresters in Sons of Winter, but most importantly the characters start to get much-needed shots in the arm.
  6. Jun 14, 2015
    70
    A mid-season episode which keeps the narrative wheels turning, steps up the action in places, and (at last) gives the Ironrath Forresters some brief moments of triumph.
  7. May 26, 2015
    50
    As Telltale's Game of Thrones passes its halfway mark, it takes a bit of a dip, staging a set of scenes that feel less like something you can control and more like something you can only passively watch. There's no real sense of agency in the choices you are offered, other than spinning a conversation in a certain direction before coming full circle to a pre-determined outcome.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 3
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 3
  3. Negative: 1 out of 3
  1. Jun 1, 2015
    8
    This review contains spoilers, click expand to view. The whole point of putting scores on episodes of a story so vast is pointless! Some episodes need to be simply an introduction to greater events. Same goes for book chapters. Do you grant a score to chapters? No, you evaluate the whole book. I liked it as a part of the story. The giant was awesome ;-) Expand
  2. Jun 30, 2015
    8
    Nothing Telltale does is as good as Life is Strange, which set the bar very high for this type of game - that many of us want - great story,Nothing Telltale does is as good as Life is Strange, which set the bar very high for this type of game - that many of us want - great story, real interaction, better graphics, and far better controls.

    This is a good episode, and at Steam sale prices, my wife and I can enjoy this separately via shared Steam libraries for the cost of $1 an episode each, which is reasonable.

    Your choice is still an illusion, and I have come to see these as far more choose-your-own adventure story books, and now that I know that, I'm ok with that at ten bucks or so.
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  3. May 30, 2015
    4
    The worst of this series yet. It seems like with every episode it gets more buggy and unfinished with this episode featuring drawings insteadThe worst of this series yet. It seems like with every episode it gets more buggy and unfinished with this episode featuring drawings instead of graphics in some parts and really buggy graphics.
    Worst yet the GoT new series is coming out already so this is no longer filling the void and its story is so far backwards it hard to adjust yourself.
    Your "choice" still means nothing and you get to feel it fully in episode 4 at some drastic decision you dont even get to vote on.
    In this day and age when life is strange exists this game is just obsolete and i wont let the license make up for it.
    4/10 for good movie but **** game
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