Please note that the goal of this post is not to be rude or condescending. If one of the developers ever read this, which well never occur, perhaps there are items in here that they could take into consideration? A patch would perhaps make the individuals who purchased this title feel a little bit less used/violated.
Essentially, this game failed in areas that should never have occured. Let me elaborate. If you look at any successful game. Game in general. Be it a rpg, shooter, strategy etc. The games we place on pedistals for their respective genres do the basic things very well. My first examples that come to mind are civ, total war, skyrim, fallout, company of heros.
These titles are obviously exceptional, and not a fair comparison by any means... but when you break down GOT genesis it cant seem to put anything together in a clean manner.
Byfar the most dire issue is the combat. Games that preceed GOTG by 10+ years have produced far more polished forms of pitting armies against one another. Essential GOT genesis looks like blob running into blob. You feel no connection with your units. No names, no murals, no slow character development. I know they wanted to keep the game RTS, but the manner in which they held true to RTS simply lacks effort or refinement. Lets put it this way. You cant even garrison units properly.You go back to....the age of empires combat system lets say. You slap on different names and give us some connection to the units. Alter the tech tree a bit. Most of us would be happy. You somehow make terrain matter? ie 1 unit of archers >10 infantry when assaulting the arryn stronghold...Suddenly we are escstatic. You give the starks a much lower unit cap but much stronger independent units. Give the lannisters a much larger range of sellswords, a higher pop cap, and maybe throw in some nasty and completely intolerable combat or espionage units.Give me engineers and alow me to modify my landscape with towers and walls to keep those cool expionage units you produced OUT OF MY AREA. Suddenly you have us singing "♥♥♥♥ in my pants".
The speed at which the game progresses is also laughable. Everything occurs at once, and there is no feasible way to discern your units at any given moment. Worse yet, the player has no abilty to alter the gameplay at all. you cant slow the game down, you can not modify the hostility levels or victory conditions. You cant even save. Its devastating.
Im going to end my rant now, although there are numerous other flaws...the game also tried hard to do some interesting things. I desperately hope that people feel differently than i do. Particularitly considering the price tag on this item.