The game was amazing! the graphics were above average. the gameplay was great! I have played through the game 3 times all the way through, once by myself and twice with friends. The combat fighting style is smooth and fun to watch as well as play. The story matched up with the movies as well as expand upon what we already know about middle earth.
Not sure if you can really call this one an RPG. I mean, you can customize (to a point) your character, but unlike the Dragon Age series, your conversation choices don't seen to have any real effect on your comrades, whether they like you or not. Also the combat and storyline is very linear, and each mission seems just like the one before; you journey to a new location in Middle Earth, fight through a horde of goblins, orcs, or undead, until you get to the big boss, who will almost certainly annihilate your party on the first attempt! I will say that the some of the equipment you can pickup/purchase looks really cool, though. So, I you're looking for an adventure game to return to Middle Earth, but not an RPG, go ahead and check it out at least once.