Note: Due to the technical differences between the different versions of this title, the technical aspects of this review may not be applicable to each version of the game. This episode may contain spoilers for the previous episodes. Read on at your own discretion.
The story of The Lost Lords begins shortly after the events of Iron From Ice, but immediately throw players into the fray by introducing yet another set of characters. Asher Forrester and Beshka, his travel companion are bounty hunters, and are off to their business in the city of Essos, which should certainly be familiar to viewers of the show and readers of the books. Safe to say, Game of Thrones wouldn’t be Game of Thrones if everything goes smoothly in the opening moments of a story, and The Lost Lords basically crashes into the middle of this narrative, rather than spending the proper time to introduce the characters, unlike the excellent introductions we got in Iron From Ice. This isn’t necessarily due to character development, but more due to the seemingly short sequences, which spend some less time to showcase exposition.
Asher’s storyline reoccurs multiple throughout the episode, but the lengths of these sequences make it a little harder to fully engage in the stakes that are teased in this seemingly-brief introduction, which felt like it implied that we’ll be spending a bit more time with Asher in the coming episodes, in a similar fashion like the show where the story priorities are divided differently per episode.