"A Song of Ice and Fire, the book series that spawned the Game of Thrones television show, is a story of a few powerful men and women fighting for control in a world where human life is just another currency. Telltale Games' latest episodic adventure is set in the world of Game of Thrones, and the first episode, Iron from Ice, attempts to show the player just how desperate life can be for individuals who don't stand at the top of the most powerful houses.
It all boils down to the land you control, and the swords you command. Power, or at least the appearance of power, is everything. It's a wonderful setting for an adventure game, but Iron from Ice spends a significant amount of time on conversations about very important things that are about to happen — and all that table-setting drags the pace of the episode to a near halt."