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I like the game because it keeps closely to the movies. The characters
have special skills - the ladies are able to jump higher than the men.
Indy has a whip, which he can use to disarm enemies, pick up objects,
or swing from ledge to ledge. Willie has a scream that can shatter
glass. Some of the characters have fears, with Indy it is snakes, with
Willie it is bugs, and with Elsa it is rats. This means you have to
find a way to get rid of them or use another character. The characters
can sometimes pick up the hats of beaten enemies to fool guard posts or
Thugee statues. There are sixty playable characters although many of
them are the same people in different outfits.
There are eighteen missions plus three bonus missions. I found the missions in 'Raiders of the Lost Ark' and 'Last Crusade' easier than 'Temple of Doom' (for example in the 'Temple of Kali' mission trying to time and aim the jumps onto the moving handholds). My favourite of the bonus missions was 'Young Indy' as I didn't like the other two much. I prefer missions where you can fight enemies and collects kits and bonuses. I would recommend this game to anyone who enjoyed Lego Star Wars or who is a fan of the Indiana Jones films.
After having fun with Lego Star Wars, I expected the same with Indiana!
At first, it was indeed the case with the glorious Raider's March and
the same cues of the first movie.
But after a few levels, i get immensely bored: first, the game design is awful: we can't get back to windows while playing and the menus are dumb: you have to confirm abusively to play, to quit and to load. For the game, you can't skip the animations, save the game anytime and above all, the levels are too long, too repetitive. Indy can't walk straight, he is as slippery as a soap and the action is the life of monkeys: It's about jumping, taking ropes and if you fail, you start again !
Ironically, I have just gone to a video game exhibition that proudly displays the terrific evolution of video games from Pong to those actual 3D games. As I have said in my previous reviews of video games, the goal with them is to have fun. Actually, I have more fun with a bare Pacman than with this high-tech Indy because the designers have lost the sense of play: Maybe some think it's rather good but this is not my definition of playing and I really apprehend to discover Lego Harry Potter now!
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