"The scenario changes from the south of Middle-Earth to the North. Dwarves and goblins fight over important mines. So, do you want to vanquish goblins or do you want to destroy dwarves. Being evil is fun, if you ask me. Or do you want to control elves?
* The game is a giant upgrade over the first game. New factions, new units, new heroes, new maps etc. It's simply better.
* It keeps all the good elements from the first game, and improve where needed.
* It's all over"