Action Trip writes: "Killing a franchise, slowly and painfully.
Oh yes, there was a time when games like Return of the King or Battle for Middle-earth would bring hours of fun. The excitement would, naturally, have to be attributed to the massive Lord of the Rings and Tolkien hype, largely fueled by the release of Peter Jackson's movie trilogy. Not the case these days. Most gamers share the notion that the industry has seen enough Tolkien-themed titles. Pandemic and EA think differently."