After reading about that joke of an ending, I decided to take it back while I the trade in value was good.
Word. I came to the same conclusion after only about 3 hours of play. There are so many things I didn't like about this game. Hoping I can get at least $30 on a trade in for it.
The ending didn't really bother me any. All games of this type end anti-climatically. Never had one yet that I liked the fact it ended, other than being relived I don't have to fight anymore.
I thought the game was a lot of fun. Took me about 60 hours to finish on average difficulty. Fighting alongside Aragorn, Faramir, Eaowyn etc.... is worth the price of admission alone. Feels like you are all those places in the movie and that is most of the fun, if that doesn't draw you in, you aren't capable of being drawn in. The worst battle for me was near the end where you had to fight 2 of those giant elephant things at once. Very hard. They have an attack that is death. Just have to keep trying till they don't use it. Took me twice. Evil mode is a waste of time because in order to defeat the evils you have to rely on them being random and not doing the best thing, attacking the worst character at the best time. However, with you playing them there is no mistakes and you will easily win.