Just played this on the XBox for a while last night. It's very well done, even better than Batman 2, it's open-world free-roam and encompasses all 3 movies. It uses the soundtrack and dialogue from the movies, and best of all - it's HILARIOUS. Great sense of humor throughout...
(Only thing is, I feel kind of silly playing what sounds like a kid's game...but I had a blast!)
Don't feel silly. Lego Star Wars is still one of my favorite fun games (I completed it 100%).
I never liked any of the other Lego games. Is the LotR version as good, or almost as good, as the Star Wars game?
I've not played any of the Lego Star Wars games, so I'm unable to compare them. But I really enjoyed Lego Batman 2, and so far, Lord of the Rings is, in my very humble opinion, much better than Batman 2. There are side-quests in it, and the graphics are really great (for what it is). I highly recommend it.