If you are into the turn based RPG games you will be very happy with this game. You are constantly levling up and finding new items which keeps you interested. The game is pretty long, took about 40 hours of game time to complete. My only complaint, the video sceenes that keep popping up constantly, get annoying after awhile. You can choose to ingnore them though and just concentrate on the game play if you like.
This was a great game for someone new to role playing games. The interface is quite good and there is explanation of what everything means. The effects during battle are quite nice. I would have rated it a 8 or 9, except the game had a fatal glitch: DO NOT TRAVEL BACK TO OSGILIATH ONCE YOU REACH MINAS TIRITH. You will lose one of your most powerful characters. I was thus unable to finish the game since I didn't use multiple save slots.