I expected more of this one...
Not much really... the music was nicely worked out and very suitable for the world you actually play in. You do feel like you are in Middle Earth. The graphics are dark, mysterious, even creepy with moments. The fighting styles are acceptable but could have been worked out a lot deeper for a game which purely focuses on battle.
Firstly, I finished it in about 5 to 6 hours, even the first time I played it. Secondly you can only play in 3rd person because in 1st person the game appears to be buggy (very slow speed and trembling view when running on non-horizontal surfaces).
Third: the AI simply sucks. Enemies are totally predictable and can always be killed by the same repetitive attack pattern.
4th: For a combat game, the possible moves of the characters are too limited.
The Bottom Line
It's a game you play once and then leave it on the shelve to collect dust. I would not recommend it. Other Lord of the Rings games (the Hobbit, Return of the King, War of the Ring) are far better than this one.