As a huge fan of the books - and now the TV series - I can't hate Game of Thrones just because it IS an RPG set in Westeros. That said, it's not groundbreaking in any sense of the word though the story is really interesting and has several unexpected twists in it. You play as one of two men, either Mors from the Night's Watch or Alestar, a Red Priest who's returned home to Westeros after a long absence in Myrr. Both of them are really well developed and have detailed back stories, which makes up for the fact that you can't create your own character. That said, some of the secondary characters felt a bit flat but it's still pretty cool to talk to a Maester or Jorah Mormont or any number of people from the novels. I found that the voice acting was stellar, by the way, especially Mors.
Essentially, the story is what keep this game worth playing and compensates for the many, many cut scenes that slow it down (seriously, at some points your characters stop to chat after every single fight! Thank goodness for the 'skip' function). I did enjoy the fact that there are little to no 'fetch quests' to slog through, so I didn't have to spend days grinding away killing rats just to get to the next chapter. In short, this isn't a perfect RPG but it's a good effort and I enjoyed playing it. To be honest, I wanted to give this 3.5 stars and not four but I decided to upgrade the rating because hey, it's Game of Thrones.