After reading internet reviews about this, I was pretty disappointed but I still wanted to play it because I'm a fan of the show/book. Glad to say it was much better than most of the reviews made it seem. Also the game was in development BEFORE the show so it's based on the books only, not the HBO series. But the show follows the books close enough to keep the important details the same so it doesn't matter much aside from different environments and characters.
The game is largely a story focused RPG so there's a lot of dialogue, cutscenes and loading. The story is pretty cool and it ties in with the events of the first book pretty well, don't want to give away too much there.
The combat is okay, basically you slow down time, pick out attacks from your attack wheel, switch to partner and do the same, let time speed back up and regain energy, repeat. It's not just running in and button mashing and requires a little strategy sometimes. It was odd at first but when you get more attacks and develop strategies, it works well.
One character has a dog you can attack, disarm and kill people with and the other has flame weapons and abilities so the combat didn't get too repetitive for me. Being an RPG there are skill trees, new attacks, weapons and all that stuff too. There are also dialogue choices which have impact on the story and alternate endings.
The graphics could have been better but I only had a few glitches. It froze twice on me but stopped after I installed it. The camera can be annoying when you're in a corner fighting and the door clipping is bad but I'd rather magically pass through it than awkwardly maneuver myself and allies around it so it's passable. Another one is turning corners quickly in town, you can see everything pop in sometimes.
Overall, it's a solid game. If you're a fan of the books or show it's well worth a rental. And even though I liked it, the combat system isn't for everyone so look into that before you get it.
The game has a great story to it but the graphic do hold it back. Looks like they just pumped it out to make money but the story line is cool and it was fun to play out not a buy. If your a fan of the show it has some play value but just be ready for the bad graphics.