Conquest is exactly the kind of game you expect to be released this time of year. One that released in the hectic Holiday rush would be lost among the big releases, but hitting the shelves now it stands as the best of a very bad batch of recent new titles.
If Dynasty Warriors with a LotR skin is what you crave, then give this one a try. Though be warned this isn't as good as Koei's epic series. For anyone else, stick to playing all those games you got for Christmas and wait a few weeks till the real quality starts.