It is actually pretty well done considering the rest of the game, until you realize that you’re only using about three or four attacks over and over again. While we're on combat, there are times you’ll cue a violent cinematic kill (usually when you defeat the last of a group of enemies), but if you never switch weapons, you’ll always see the one animation, which gets very tedious; other games offer at least a few different animations, regardless of whether you switch weapons (Deus Ex: Human Revolution showed some brilliant takedown animations).
The game had potential, even with below-par graphics if they fixed the bugs and threw in a really strong and smartly delivered story; that would have carried the game through. But, as it is, when something 'good' happens, something even worse happens to ruin it all over again, even if (without spoiling it for those that do play through the game) it has some neat and unexpected twists.
Whilst Game of Thrones lacks the polish and finesse of its book and TV series, the juicy portions and twists are actually genuinely good. It's a shame that the other 97% of the game is a buggy, ugly, and utterly poorly delivered mess.
Game of Thrones is rated M (Mature) by the ESRB for Blood and Gore, Intense Violence, Sexual Content, Strong Language. This game can also be found on: PC and Xbox 360.