I have never been one for the "platform/jumper" type games and this game contains everything that makes me dislike them. Inaccurate aiming systems, horrible third person perspective because of which you end up walking off of ledges unintentionally and which also makes some jumps difficult to do. Even more frustrating though is when the game resets you right back to where to walked off the ledge so some times it take a couple more tries to get away from it since whenever you move you end up falling off again. With all that said though I completely enjoy the game which is why I gave it the high rating despite the problems I have with it. It contains a good mix of humor, self-parody and irreverency (in the cut-scenes as well as the game itself) that makes it fun to play even if I am dying at every turn.
If you played the Lego Star Wars game it has pretty much the same controls and overall functioning (regarding collecting pieces, building objects and generally running through the movie storylines). Even if you haven't played the SW version though the controls are easy enough that anyone should be able to be up and running in a few minutes (now how they do with the problems endemic to this genre of games is another story ;) ). There was only one problem with the controls that I found, and that's the button to build is also the whip attack button, so things would often take longer to build than they should because you kept trying to attack the pieces instead of building. Regarding the visuals and audio, I suspect they are not really pushing the limits of the system, but they are step up from the SW game, especially the backgrounds and the cut scenes.
Bottom line is even if you don't usually like this type of game it's worth a rental for the camp value alone, especially if you like the original source material. With a Batman one on the way it's going to be interesting to see how many more of these they do... personally I'd love to see The Matrix.
posted by QuiGonLube (LAMBERTVILLE, NJ) Jun 3, 2008
Member since May 2006
gamers (67%) found this review helpful
If you were a fan of the lego star wars games you'll love the Indy game. The controls are very similar so the learning curve is very shallow. There's a lot of Indy specific action like swinging from vines dodging poison darts etc. If reminded me of Activision's Pitfall from the 80's on steroids.
Besides the graphics being all blocky, hence it is a lego game, it is a wonderful game that our whole family enjoyed playing. It was interesting to play through three different movies on one game. My favorite part was you could go back with other players in the free play and do even more stuff!!! I would recommend this game to anyone who has small children, or who loves to go explore the surroundings in a game. LOVE THIS GAME!!!