I think there are three things on which we can all agree are awesome, Lego’s, Indiana Jones, and video games. Well if you put all three of these great things together, this is what you get, Lego Indiana Jones 2: The Adventure Continues.
Even though all these great things were involved, for some reason I was still reluctant to play/review this game. I popped it into my Wii console and it actually turned out to be a lot more fun than I had first expected.
This game allows you as the player to take on all four cinematic Indiana Jones adventures, including the latest Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull, which was not available in the first game. There are lots of little puzzles which could be challenging to some people in a world where first person shooters have made us mindless, (I love FPS’ It just seems to me that after people play too many of them they end up not being so good at games that have puzzles).
This game is really quite entertaining! The player is not overrun by the storyline and the cut-away scenes are humorous and play towards a childish nature. I’m sure any kid would have a lot of fun with this game, I’m also sure any adult could too. I mean, come on, if you can’t have fun running around as a Lego dude with a whip then you have no soul!
Though this game is clearly designed for multi-player you can still play it in single player you just have to think more on how you control both of the characters instead of just one. This could end up hard for some people but I’m sure that if I could get the hang of it so could they.
The graphics are nothing special, but it is a Lego video game. It kind of looks like an old Atari video game, you know, the ones you used to pay a nickel for at the arcade (n1njr)? Well I’m sure this might bring back some of those long lost memories, and when I say that this was a long time ago I mean FOREVER ago. Getting back on topic the characters look really cute and are fun to watch.
The A.I. is rather standard in this game because there isn’t much interaction. Sometimes the second character will follow you’re lead / direction sometimes they don’t, after all, they are Lego’s. But if your Lego buddy starts to get a little annoying you can always just go ahead and not worry about him. There were times while playing that the second character would not climb or use chains or something hanging on the ceiling that you will have to use to get around. However they usually just find another way, so if you want to ditch your friend I guess you’re somewhat out of luck.
My favorite part of this game (after running around as a Lego with a whip) was sometimes you could find boxes of Lego’s. Upon finding them you could dump out these boxes and use the Lego’s that were in it to build something that could be useful. Usually these Lego’s build things that will help you climb and get to where you need to go next but sometimes they can build other cool things like statues and robots.
You also have the option at some points in the game to hop in a vehicle and take it for a spin to get on certain platforms or a new place. Though this is really fun and cool I did have a problem with the controls for the vehicle being extremely sensitive, though this is pretty realistic actually it can get frustrating if your trying to park a motor-tricycle on a platform to open a door and it keeps sliding all over the place cause you slightly tapped the analog stick on the nunchuk.
All in all this game is not all that spectacular, it has some really good points but it also has some not so good points. This game is not necessarily only suited for just children but I’m sure most adults have too much Modern Warfare 2 and Halo 3 pride that they refuse to set aside to play Lego Indiana Jones. But if you are interested in checking out this game and broadening your video game horizons then I suggest you rent it.