HBO’s Game of Thrones is almost over, and so far, the final season of the long-running show has been divisive. Season 8, Episode 5 “The Bells” in particular has been met with a mixed reception by fans and critics alike. In an attempt to better explain some of the inconsistencies in “The Bells” compared to past episodes of the show, Reddit user TabaxiTaxidermist created video game-style “patch notes” for the episode. Please note that this article will have spoilers for Game of Thrones up to Season 8, Episode 5.
TabaxiTaxidermist’s patch notes should be quite amusing for Game of Thrones fans, especially those who were unimpressed by the show’s latest episode. It explains why Euron Greyjoy and the Iron Fleet had so much trouble shooting Drogon out of the sky when they were able to easily take out Rhaegal an episode earlier – the Scorpions were nerfed, obviously!
TabaxiTaxidermist’s post touches on other complaints that have been aimed at Game of Thrones Season 8, Episode 5 since it aired, and it has since gone viral online.
While the idea of a TV show having “patch notes” is rather amusing, Game of Thrones is quite legitimately to the world of video games. There have been multiple video games based on Game of Thrones, including an episodic adventure game from Telltale, an action-RPG, and more. Xbox has also teased the possibility of a Game of Thrones video game project of some kind, but that has yet to be revealed, if it even exists at all.
If a Game of Thrones video game does land on Xbox, it would make some bit of sense. After all, Xbox has teamed with Game of Thrones to release custom Game of Thrones Xbox One consoles, and so there is an established relationship between the two brands. Then again, if an Xbox-exclusive Game of Thrones game were produced, it could result in some serious backlash as it would alienate PS4 owners.
Right now, the Game of Thrones video game is nothing but a rumor. There’s also a rumor that Game of Thrones author George R.R. Martin is working with From Software on a video game project as well, but that also has yet to be announced. Considering the franchise’s popularity, though, it’s safe to say that more Game of Thrones video game projects of some kind are in the pipeline, regardless of some recent divisive episodes