Lord Of The Rings: Return Of The King
Frodo, who carries the Ring, and Sam continue their journey towards Mordor, unaware that Gollum, now their guide, plans to betray them and take the Ring for himself. The trio witnessed the Witch-king of Angmar, lord of the nine Nazgûl, setting off towards Gondor with his army of Orcs. Gollum conspires to frame Sam for eating food supplies and desiring the Ring; influenced by the growing power of the Ring, Frodo is taken in by the deception, and orders Sam to go home. Gollum then tricks Frodo into venturing into the lair of the giant spider Shelob. Frodo narrowly escapes and confronts Gollum, who falls down a chasm after a scuffle. Shelob discovers, paralyzes, and binds Frodo, but is wounded and driven away by a returning Sam, who, mourning Frodo's apparent death, takes the Ring. Sam realizes his mistake when a group of Orcs takes Frodo captive but manages to rescue Frodo as the Orcs fight among themselves. Now inside Mordor, the hobbits continue towards Mount Doom, their destination.
Lord of The Rings: Return of The King
Théoden arrives and leads his army against the Orcs. Despite initial success against Orcs in the ensuing battle, they are decimated by the Oliphaunt-riding Haradrim and the Witch-king mortally wounds Théoden; however, his niece Éowyn slays the Witch-king with Merry's help. Théoden dies in his niece's arms. Aragorn then arrives with his Army of the Dead, who overcome Sauron's forces. Their oath is fulfilled, and the Dead are released from their curse. Aragorn decides to march on Mordor to distract Sauron from Frodo, now extremely weak, and Sam; all of Sauron's remaining forces march to meet Aragorn's diversion, allowing the hobbits to reach Mount Doom. Gollum, who survived his earlier fall, attacks them, but Frodo still manages to enter the mountain. There, he succumbs to the Ring's power, putting it on his finger, but Gollum manages to bite off his finger and reclaim it. They struggle together and both fall off the ledge. Frodo clings to it with one hand as remorse and guilt flood his mind in the wake of his succumbing to the ring when Sam's unwavering faith and belief in his friend convinces him to make one final reach for Sam's hand, saving Frodo's life. Gollum falls and dies; the Ring, which fell with him, disintegrates in the lava, causing Barad-dûr to crumble as The Eye of Sauron explodes, destroying the dark lord once and for all. Aragorn's army emerges victorious as its enemies and the lands of Mordor collapse into the earth, and Mount Doom erupts, with Frodo and Sam narrowly escaping the lava.
Aragorn is revealed as the heir to the ancient kings as he, Gandalf and the other members of the broken fellowship struggle to save Gondor from Sauron's forces. Meanwhile, Frodo and Sam take the ring closer to the heart of Mordor, the dark lord's realm.
It is worth noting that these combos are extremely important. While you'll be hard-pressed to earn a good rating in most of the levels if you just hack away blindly, effectively using combos will return a hefty reward by making it much easier to go on regular killing sprees of the excellent and perfect variety. You'll then earn more experience, allowing you to purchase even better combos and upgrades.
Once the requisite Orcs are dispatched, continue onward through the newly-opened path. You'll be attacked by a couple of melee enemies and several more that deem it necessary to pelt you with fiery arrows. This is a good time to point out that all the heroes in the game are capable of acting like a Jedi and parrying away incoming projectiles with ease. At times it's easier to dodge the arrows and then return fire, but successfully parrying raises your skill meter, making it easier to garner more impressive kill ratings. In this way, you can sometimes finesse what would have been a fair into a good, excellent, or perfect kill by parrying away some incoming fire, then immediately taking all the shooters down with rapid ranged attacks. Continue on, and before long Saruman's tower Orthanc will come into view, and you'll be rewarded for your efforts thus far with another checkpoint.
On this Path, you'll have the choice of controlling any of the three remaining warriors of the Fellowship--the Dwarf Gimli son of Gloin, the Elf Legolas, and the returning human king, Aragorn son of Arathorn--as they travel from the underground tomb of the dead, through the southern gate of Minas Tirith, over Pelennor Fields, and finally as they join up with Gandalf at the Black Gate of Mordor . Overall, most of the Heroes in this game fight in a similar fashion, much more than is realistic--for example, Samwise can take out Orcs in melee nearly as well as Aragorn can--but who said this was a simulation? The bottom line is that you should choose the character you most would like to play, and stick with that character for the long haul--you'll want to have one of these three characters at level ten by the time you reach the Black Gate.
As Aragorn continues his quest to obtain help against the advancing hordes of Sauron, he clashes with the King of the Dead, and must force him to yield before him and pledge his allegiance to Strider's cause. Right off the bat, the dead king makes it quite clear that he has no intention of bowing before the returning king of the living. 041b061a72