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Lego Indiana Jones: The Original Adventures!

The popular wipe-slinging adventurer has been shrunken down to Lego size, but will the latest in the Lego series of games reach the same heights as Lego Star Wars?

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Lego-ized: The first thing you will undoubtedly notice is the striking similarities between Lego Indy and Lego Star Wars. Lego Indy's story will take you across all of the classic films, playing as the Indy and his friends.

The main focus of the game is the co-op gameplay, but oddly the AI of your fellow adventurers is way below passable. They will walk straight into fire from the enemy, and tends to respawn on the edge of cliffs (as do you).

The core gameplay of Lego Indy isn't much different then that of Lego Star Wars, and at times in the game the only difference is that you now have a whip instead of a Lightsaber.

The biggest change to Lego Indy from Lego Star Wars is the now interesting puzzles. Instead of the overly simplistic puzzles of previous Lego games, you will now have to think momentarily before you charge past the level.

Woopish: The graphics in Lego Indy are a strong point of the game, as is the sound. You will hear classic Indiana Jones music thunder while you charge through the various levels.

As well as the sound, you will also see a variety of foliage and enemies such as little Indians look all the more adorable when turned into Lego.

Rent vs. Buy: Overall Lego Indy is a pretty good game, and there is just enough here to keep you interested for a few run-throughs. The graphics are clean and crisp, and the co-op is once again one of the greatest features of the game.

Lego Indy is a well-rounded game that doesn't do anything wrong strongly. If you need something to occupy the kids, or something to occupy yourself for a little while, you can't go wrong here.

Report Card

Lego Indy is a well-rounded game that doesn't do anything wrong strongly. If you need something to occupy the kids, or something to occupy yourself for a little while, you can't go wrong here. (Krakrabbit.com)


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