Like all Lego games, gets a little old before you beat it
Rob Ward, Amazon
20 February 2014
Summary: Bought this to play couch coop on the PC with my girlfriend. We both had a lot of fun until about the Death Marshes when the gameplay started to get as stale as the corpse-infested water. It was pretty fun up to that point though!
Not as good as Lego Star Wars, but better than the other Lego games.
William Arthur, Amazon
31 October 2013
Summary: Lego Star Wars was by far the best Lego game, in my opinion. If you played that and loved it, but thought the other Lego games were lackluster, I would recommend trying this one. But only if you get it for maybe half of the retail price.
Summary: In my opinion, tries to follow the movie too closely, and detracts from the possible fun-factor. Not as lighthearted and humorous as the other lego games. I'd prefer a more loose interpretation based on the book, instead of so stringent to the movie.
Summary: This game is really strange for me. I love lego games, I ABSOLUTELY loved Lego Batman 2 but this game... meh... not so much. Because all the dialogue was taken from the movie, it feels as though you should watch the movie instead of playing the game, the humor is there but really tame.
Summary: I just got this game for Christmas and I love playing through the LOTR as it is one of my favorite tales, however the game pauses for long periods during gameplay for no apparent reason making a fun game into a chore.
Summary: I bought this game for my son, he is 7. He finished the main story line in two evenings....so it is a bit too short than I expected. There are some quests to finish and some characters and items to collect so it will entertain him for some more evenings but I can see that he is not so enthusiastic...
Summary: That's the biggest disappointment. Other than that, it has few bugs (i suspect maybe steam version is updated) and sometimes it's just frustrating when you loose control over your minion and have to watch him fall into the water over and over again even when you do nothing.