This definitely saved me $50. Just like the first one, there's maybe 10 minutes of actual gameplay repeated ad naseum. It reminds me of the old Diablo clone, Darkstone.
But the graphics aren't all that great (come on, at least offer me a 1600x1200 option), the gameplay is as boring as the first games, and the plot seems ripped off straight from Tolkien. You know, if the game's setup needs three cinematics, there's probably something wrong.
I was hoping for something a little more interesting that the first game, so it is disappointing.