Not worth the money...
The atmosphere was pretty good, and the handling of the characters was pretty fun, especially the "finishing moves" executed by Gandalf or Aragorn whereby a fallen enemy is stabbed through vital organs and killed.
I completed it in one day, no jokes. In the end I brought it back to from whence it came. Also, the plot was atrocious. *GAME SPOILERS IMMINENT* At the end of this game (which is supposed to be the first book), the Fellowship is attacked by the Witch-king who, for some reason, kidnaps Sam. Am I the only one who missed that bit in Tolkien's Novel?
The Bottom Line
I'm a LOTR fanatic, and *still* couldn't glean much joy from this hack 'n slash. Don't waste your money.