I had this a while back, never finished it, traded it in, and recently picked it back up. I beat it the other night, and was totally amped after slaughtering Sauron. The final scene played out, the credits rolled, and the game was over. It was simply bitter sweet.
I wish there was some sort of unlockable or way to carry over stats to start a new game and learn what I had left to learn but, no. I can always run around Pelennor Fields and skill up, I guess. All in all, what a great game. At some points I was frustrated with the way the battle system seemed to give enemies turns it wasn't initially showing, but maybe that's just my fault for being a novice RPGer. For any LOTR fan out there I have to recommend this game. Enjoy. --- It is what it is