Lego Indiana Jones 2: The Adventure Continues
|a game by||Tt Fusion Ltd.|
|Platforms:||XBox 360, PC, Playstation 3|
|User Rating:||9.0/10 - 4 votes|
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|See also:||Indiana Jones Games, Lego Games|
A Whole New LEGO Indiana Jones? But there's only been one new movie - and it was terrible, a damaging performance by the nearly-dead Harrison Ford alongside the least threatening villain Lucas has ever created. Well, while that may be the case, LEGO Indiana Jones 2: The Adventure Continues is actually a re-imagining of the first game (which featured the first three films) plonked down alongside a plastic parody of Kingdom of the Crystal Skull. That's four films you can play through, with no re-used content Fears of hastily bolted-on content allayed. The idea behind the LEGO platform games is to mix some very basic platforming - running, holding down a button to automatically constuct objects from bits of the Danish bricks, and whipping things - with some seriously clever, irreverent parody of key scenes from the films. The silent magic still works, surprisingly enough, and the joy here is in seeing how Traveller's Tales have turned notable scenes upside down in search of a quirky angle.
LEGO Indy 2 adds, most notably, a powerful level editor, in which you can build entire adventures. Oddly, it's been ported wholesale from the console version, in which you control a builder character rather than a mouse cursor, meaning it's an arduous slog to build even the most basic constructions. Other than that addition. Indy's now got some extra whipping skills, and access to an increased roster of pilotable vehicles - meaning Indy and Mutt's motorcycle ride through the library is recreated right down the very last brick.
These are marginal additions, and it feels that LEGO Indy 2s only replaces and updates the original, rather than supersedes it If you own the first, then there's little reason to upgrade. That sort of cold logic doesn't apply to children, of course, so if you're a child, or own one, there'll be no disappointment in here. They probably won't even realise they're playing through the first three films again. Tiny idiots.