The Lord Of The Rings: Aragorn's Quest
The Lord of the Rings: Aragorn's Quest is a two player action-adventure video game developed by Headstrong Games for Wii and TT Fusion for Nintendo DS, PlayStation 2, PlayStation 3 and PlayStation Portable. It is the first The Lord of the Rings game to be released by Warner Bros. Interactive, who obtained the lease following Electronic Arts's titles.
The Lord Of The Rings: Aragorn's Quest Plot
The game's present time is set in The Shire, 15 years after the War of the Ring. Sam, now the mayor of Hobbiton, is preparing a grand party for King Elessar (Aragorn), who is on his way to Hobbiton along with Arwen. While awaiting the King's arrival, Sam re-tells the story of Aragorn's journey during the War of the Ring to his four children (Frodo, Elanor, Merry and Pippin), in which the player of the game takes part. The game's setting is largely based on the live-action film trilogy, but also incorporates elements from the original books (such as Aragorn receiving the sword Anduril before departing Rivendell with the Fellowship of the Ring), as well as expanded side-quests exclusive to the game.
The Lord Of The Rings: Aragorn's Quest Gameplay
Set following the events of the three books, players guide a young hobbit around The Shire (the hub world), who listens to stories told by Samwise Gamgee (a hobbit) about Aragorn. These stories make up the game's levels, with players controlling Aragorn in a third-person perspective through the events of the three books. Gameplay consists mostly of sword fighting, with some spear fighting, archery as well as horse-mounted combat. In the Wii and PlayStation 3 versions, a second player can drop in and play as Gandalf at any time during the game. This feature is not available, however, in the DS, PlayStation 2, or PSP versions. These versions do however include an arena mode not appearing in the co-op versions. The perspective and controls also differ between the versions.