Good but not great.
I've played World of Warcraft since it was released so I was keen to get my hands on LOTR. Not surprisingly, there are many similarities with WOW but this is not necessarily a bad thing. The quests DO take longer to read but that's because the game designers want to make it more of an immersive experience. The graphics are superb. Ok, it's not perfect but it is still enjoyable and addictive. It didn't grab me in the same way that WOW first did, but that was my first experience of an MMORPG so it was all 'fresh' back then. So yes, you could say that we've seen it all before but I still think it's worth a try. I bought the Founders Lifetime subscription (£99) and I haven't regretted it. They are about to release an expansion to the existing game world (for free) and more expansions are planned. If you're tired of WOW and you fancy something slightly different then this might be the game for you.