Although Game of Thrones has not always had the best of times when it comes to video game adaptations, the recent launch of Reigns: Game of Thrones video game shows that there's plenty of potential for the franchise in gaming. The title, which follows on from the previous entries in the Reigns series from developer Nerial, tasks players with sitting on the Iron Throne, unlocking new characters and surviving the winter, which is just as tricky as it seems in the series.
Quite simply, being in power in Westeros is a dangerous place to be, and Reigns: Game of Thrones is no exception. Not only will the ruler have to handle infighting and attempted coups from within, but there's also the impending disaster of the White Walkers to contend with. As mentioned, players do have the chance to take charge with a variety of memorable names from Game of Thrones as a whole - once they've been unlocked, of course.
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However, these characters need to be unlocked using specific circumstances - and that's not even mentioning how to even beat the White Walkers when the times comes. So, read on for an overview of how to play Reigns: Game of Thrones, how to unlock each character, and how to survive the fight while waiting for The Winds of Winter.
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How to Get Started in Reigns: Game of Thrones
At first glance, Reigns: Game of Thrones might seem a little bit simplistic. After all, it's all about making yes or no choices, and this binary might allow someone to fall into a false sense of security. However, the Iron Throne can be extremely unforgiving, and as such players should ensure they are always vigilant.
Rather than thinking of the game in this straightforward manner, instead it's better to think of the title as being a matter of management. Players will need to keep track of the four pillars of power in their kingdom: the military, the Faith of the Seven, the people, and the funds of the Master of Coin. A successful ruler must maintain a strong balance across all four pillars, or they may find themselves facing a sudden and untimely end.
Beyond that, players should also spend some time playing through the game of their own accord. Getting a sense of what works and what doesn't is essential, and in particular making sure to keep track of the kingdom's coffers is a must. After all, the easiest way to appease the other pillars is through use of limited funds, but running out of cash will result in an equally vicious end for the player.
In terms of initial goals, there are some things that should be aimed for. Going after the tasks that the player has been set should be a priority, as this will help the player unlock certain new characters and also make headway towards the endgame of winter. Equally, hunting down each ruler's special ability is key, with such examples as Cersei being invincible to threats from the Faith of the Seven pillar once specific criteria have been met.