Conquest is a re-hash of old game mechanics and based on a tired property. All the urgency and creativity that went into earlier LoTR titles is missing here. Instant Action mode is fun. Campaign is not. Lack of depth and uninspired game design overshadow what fun there is in the death matches. Conquest is worth a look, especially if your buddy is the one who bought the game. UGO just can't recommend you do the same.
Fun Factor: C