I've lost my interest in most console RPGs
I'm espescially beyond tired of "Red Rover" combat... my guys stand in a row on my side of the line, the bad guys stand in a row on the other side, and we hop back and forth. Boooorrrrrriiiinngg...
One of the things I look forward to in FFXII is the end of random, turn-based, Red Rover combat.
I will admit, however, that this LOTR game is silly gorgeous-looking. Maybe my girlfriend would like it... she's a big Final Fantasy and LOTR fan. But for me, I'll wait for FFXII.