Take the Lego Star Wars treatment to the pre-raped Indiana Jones movie trilogy and what do you have?
I am well-known to love me some Star Wars games, having adored BOTH Star Wars games on the 360 to date. Lego Indiana continues the series with a game that is easy enough for young kids to complete, but with the usual insane amount of depth for the more hardcore of players. You have the usual categories of characters --- some can jump high and scream, some are small, some have weapons, et al. This is a brilliant game design that has proven to be remarkable durable as I figured I'd be a little sick of it by now, but I'm totally not.
The audio is, well, Lego. Lots of bricks hitting the floor. The usual avoidance of sub-par dialogue.
Visually, it's actually an improvement. The occasional perspective shots (don't know why, but when you have the out-of-focus distance shot, it just looks really cool to me) are really well done and everything looks smoothe. Admittedly, the visual requirements for a Lego title are a little less demanding than most games on the market, but they did nothing to fall down on the job here.
This is a great game for families and gamers alike. I am wondering if the Lego series will eventually hit the Crash level of tedium, but I'm starting to doubt it will, honestly.
gamers (73%) found this review helpful
so now that you've all seen "kingdom of the chrystal skull"(u either loved it or u hated it), you must be asking yourself "how can i keep the Indy thrill ride going?"(unless u hated it...). well good news everyone, not only did LucasArts do what every smart franchiser does (launch a game with a movie), but they made it LEGO!!! yes, your favorite "star wars" building blocks are now part of the Indiana Jones party, and they're just as fun to play with as ever! now lets get to it and look at the pro's and cons!
the PROS: 1. it's Indy! if your a fan of the movies, of COURSE you'll love this game. play from the Raiders to the Crusade, u'll love it. 2. the graphics are actually very nice. it looks like ur really playing with legos. 3. gameplay is very good. while it LOOKS like ur plaing with legos, it doesnt FEEL like u are. everything feels nice and smooth. oh yeah, and did i mention u get to use the whip?! and as with the star wars games, this one gives u all the things that made its predecessors great(co-op, multiple characters, etc.). 4. Pantamime humor! okay....i guess thats only a PRO if you LIKE pantamime... but the silent acting works perfectly with these titles. 5. VEHICLES! yes vehicles. there will be a mission or two in a jeep, and yes, it is cool.
1. no nazis. maybe its not THAT big of a deal, but even though theyre keeping it family friendly, smashing a soldier w/out a swatstika on his arm isnt as satisfying as it would be if he DID have one. 2 PANTAMIME! yeah, i know i put it in the PROS, but go bak and look...i said IF YOU LIKE THAT SORTA THING! i couldnt make this a SPLIT decision cuz its good AND bad. its good cuz it works for the game. its bad cuz MIMES ARE ANNOYING!
right, so there it is. another solid, loveable, family friendly game that all can enjoy. rent this game or buy it, ur call. but its a solid 9/10.
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posted by Droppo (MOUNTLAKE TERRACE, WA) Jun 8, 2008
Member since Dec 2006
gamers (80%) found this review helpful
Anyone who liked the Star Wars Lego games is assured of a good time with Lego Indiana Jones. It is the same gameplay almost exactly. This game covers the three original Indie movies, but not the new one gracing theaters this summer.
The game offers the same addictive stud collecting and the same sense of humor as the Star Wars Lego games. Puzzles abound and you can just enjoy solving the puzzles and watching the funny cut scenes if you don't want to worry about collecting studs or special artifacts. Kids could play this game pretty easily and you aren't punished too badly for falling off a cliff or getting shot too many times by those darn Nazis.
I haven't seen any kind of online play yet though. It appears that there is only multiplayer if you play with someone on the same console. That's not what I would hope for, but it only cost it one point in my rating. I have a friend from college who is a HUUUUGE Indie fan, and this is one time where we both actually have the same game at the same time. And... we can't play online. Maybe Lego Batman will come through in the online mode.