Keith B writes "Oh, but it sounds so wonderful. Hack and slash your way through the various battles of Middle Earth, as an archer, magician, soldier or scout, shifting the tide of battle with your skills and allowing you to get literally knee deep in the action. Play as Gandalf, Aragorn, Legolas, Gimli, and uh, Frodo as you carve Sauron's forces apart. Then take control of Sauron's leaders in another campaign, based on if Frodo hadn't managed to destroy the ring and Gollum with it. Oh yes, the potential here is incredible.
The execution, on the other hand, is little more than simply awful. Woeful combat, irregular hero placement, stupid AI, balance issues and bland environments make this a joyless experience, a constant reminder that it's never as good as it could be and a constant labour to play through."