Just in time for the Hobbit's movie release on December 14th! Unfortunately this game does not include quests as Bilbo from the Hobbit, so even if it is released just before the movie, it really has very little to do with the movie - especially since the Lord of the Rings (LOTR) occurs after the Hobbit.
As a fan of JRR Tolkien and the LOTR, I LOVE this game. It's a lot of fun, and having a knowledge of not only the movies, but the books help in traversing the game. The game also features clips from the original movies, which I found very entertaining.
Like the Lego predecessors to LOTR, the graphics are ok, but not great. Unlike the previous lego games (bat man, star wars, etc.) this has a continuing story line, not just levels to pass. Though there are still puzzles to solve to continue the story line, the narrative evolves as you progress past each challenge. If you like the previous lego games or like LOTR, you will find this game does not disappoint.