So I beat the game, playing for gondor ( the good factions). It was a really fun run but honestly destroying the forts and cities of mordor and rhun was sort of underwhelming. Like, the sieges of the camps make sense, you just clash instantly with them and generally Gondor will wipe the floor with the orcs, but at the siege of the black gate (morannon) or at minas morgul, shouldn't the orcs be defending the fort? Why isn't it like a normal siege, with ladders and siege engines etc?
I just think it'd be more realistic if, when sieging a fortress like minas morgul, it became more like a typical siege where you'd have to mount ladders, get shot at by orc archers etc. It felt far too easy when it was just a clash/charge of infantry.