Sunday, June 27, 2010

Video game number one hundred and eighty three: Lego Indiana Jones

Video game review number one hundred and eighty three in my 365 Games in 365 Days project is "Lego Indiana Jones".

At one point, this game was packed in with every Xbox 360 console that was sold at retail. I can't really blame them for this. Lego Indy is one of those games that families will enjoy because it's a lot of fun for both kids and adults. The "Lego" series of games are some of my favorites on the console, and while so far, I have ultimately enjoyed this one less than either of the Lego Star Wars games (or Lego Batman)'s still a good game and I will probably end up finishing it at some point or another.

If you've never played a Lego game before, they're basically platformers that use Lego characters and pieces to build the game world. In Lego Indy, each level is a scene from the movie, only the environment is filled with Legos. The game is filled with humor, action, and little puzzles to solve. Actually, I found the puzzles in this game to be more difficult than anything I'd encountered in Lego Star Wars or Lego Batman. That's not to say they're hard, they're just....more difficult. For an adventure series like Indiana Jones, I suppose that's ok.

I'm not sure what else I can say about this one. The characters you'd expect to see are here. You smash Lego things to bits, and build them up again. It's basically following a formula that has worked for years. Lego games are so good that I might even play Lego Harry Potter when it comes out this week...and I've never even seen the movies. :-)

Overall Score? 7.5/10. Although I don't like it quite as much as Lego Star Wars, this game is a lot of fun, and I'm not sure why I never got around to playing it until today. I completed the first couple of levels and I'm sure I'll go back and finish this one. The real question is whether or not I'll ever want to play the sequel, which I believe is based entirely on the most recent Indy film. Hmmmm.... :-)

Achievements? At "review time", I had only unlocked two.

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