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Monday, January 19, 2009
LEGO Indiana Jones: The Original Adventures Reviewed
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Macworld has published a new review of LEGO Indiana Jones: The Original Adventures. Brought to Macs by Feral Interactive, the game follows Indy’s escapades through the jungles of South America to the mountaintops of India. Macworld gave LEGO Indy a score of 4 out of 5 mice.

From the review:

Doing justice to these two enterprises is a tough task, but Lego Indiana Jones succeeds by preserving the spirit of the movie franchise and the innocence and quirkiness of the Lego legacy. The game encapsulates the three movies into three satirical game episodes; the developers pay tribute and lovingly mock the source material at the same time, making for a humorous and enjoyable experience that new and old fans will like. Certain plot elements and adult-themes are omitted to keep the game family friendly; you won’t see any little Lego men with swastikas, nor will you see the more mature scenes of the second movie, Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom. Instead, the game is painted in a light-hearted brush, which translates to (mostly) well-timed slapstick elements and a focus on physical comedy.

The gameplay combines elements of adventuring and platforming. You guide Indiana and one of his friends around obstacles, over pits, and into various fights. Each character has a special ability that will help assist you in your quest: Willie breaks glass with her voice, Short Round can crawl into small spaces, and Henry Jones Sr. can read hieroglyphics. You’ll often be tasked with assembling little Lego contraptions to get around obstacles or you’ll have to chase down a key in order to unlock a door. Occasionally, you’ll have to drive a vehicle through a small area, and the controls are so stiff and unintuitive you’ll be thankful that these segments are brief.
To read the full review head over to the link below.

Macworld: LEGO Indiana Jones Review
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