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Lego Indiana Jones: The Original Adventures (Xbox 360)

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Published by: LucasArts / Genre: Action & Adventure / Release date: 2008-06-17 / Subcategory: /Children's

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      24.10.2012 11:11
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      A good all round game, funny and fun.

      I have rather appropriately named the title as such simply because the achievements in this game require not only patience but the utmost amount of grinding time and as any player will no doubt realise, getting the game completed to 100% would require about a month off work. I bought this game just for the gamerscore, it wasn't designed to be a good game it was just designed for children, lego fans, and Indiana fans of which, i am neither. So to start with, the gamerscore is not "easy" to obtain.

      Yes there is a good 500G you can get just running through the in game story and finding collectables throughout the levels but when it comes to the 100G achievement for doing it all to 100%, it suddenly becomes a chore, and the daily grind. A game that suddenly. isn't fun anymore. So why bother?

      The graphics in this game are good by lego standards, the full HD gameplay actually looks quite good even for an animation cartoon. Attention to detail is good and even the lego bricks look sharp and clear. Little things like the collectable studs have some sort of metallic look to them which, as they rotate, makes them reflect sunlight on the edges so you can see them better when playing on a dark level.

      Sound is ok, the voices are a little quiet but its things like the background music that are the best part of the in game sound, with the official Indiana Jones theme playing for the most part. That and the SFX where indiana cracks his whip against a tree or starts attacking an enemy with his bare fists... a bit violent sure, but the sounds are all there.

      There are some elements of typical lego gaming humour in here, as is the way with most of their animated games there are a number of easter eggs, jokes and references. Some of the character faces and actions make me laugh, but its the film references that make sense, so things like the boulder chase as seen in the film, are actually represented with what appear to be giant malteaser-like lego rocks. A nice little touch from Lego there.

      Overall its a fun game, its got a good longevity and kids will definitely love this but for gamerscore hunters? Nope, i'd steer clear and buy a different lego game, you can't expect more than 500G from this and that's only after playing through the campaign, without 100% completion.

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      04.09.2011 13:29
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      Completionists paradise!

      Ok I admit it I'm a bit of a geek! I love these lego games, however I appreciate they are not to everyones taste.

      All the lego games do follow a similar road, its a action packed puzzle based platform game with simple controls. Each character has a different skill & certain skills are required to get into hidden rooms/collectables.

      The game follows through the locations and stories in the first 3 original movies, with 6 levels in each movie, giving a total of 18 main levels and a few hidden additional levels. You are also free to roam around the school between levels with hidden puzzles also.

      You play through each level first using the characters from the movie given, then you can replay the levels with any character you want to collect everything. It is very much a completionist paradise! However, my OH says they are boring and repetitive (say him who can play for hours on Forza!).

      The annoying bits, the camera is fixed position on the screen and there are a few glitchy parts where you get stuck, and the two player option, if you go too far apart you are quite likely to push the other person off a platform and inadvertently kill them!

      For those people who like their XBOX gamer points, this is one of the easier ones, however time consuming, to reach the 1000 points

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        09.03.2011 22:43
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        One of the best lego games so far

        I got Lego Indiana Jones with my console and wasn't really that interested in playing it. I'm not interested in the Indiana Jones films at all. However, I decided I may as well see what it's like and I'm glad I did. This is now one of my favourite games and, in my opinion, the best so far out of all the Lego games (which I bought after playing this as I loved it so much).

        Story:
        The story is, as you might have guessed, the same as in the Indiana Jones films.

        Gameplay:
        The first great thing about this game is the fact that it has a multiplayer option. Playing single player is ok, but at times it's much easier to turn on a second controller and move the other character as they don't always do what they should. This game is much better when you're playing multiplayer.

        My sister and I spent many hours completing this game and I'm pretty sure it would have taken many more hours had either of us been playing it alone. You get used to the types of things you have to do to progress in the game - attacking people, jumping on ropes, destroying things and so on - but sometimes things aren't as obvious as they should be and you find that you both end up figuring out different parts. While you probably would have realised eventually, having someone else who's thinking too can be a big help.

        Still, it's these obvious, but sometimes challenging parts that make the game interesting. The controls are rather simple so once you've worked out what to do you can just get on and do it. At times you will accidentally die, but that happens in every game, and being lego it can sometimes be rather amusing when this does happen.

        There's more to this game than getting through the levels though. You have to collect treasure, red bricks and chests - these allow you to unlock things which you can buy. On top of that completing any level will unlock free play mode which allows you to switch between different characters and complete parts you couldn't the first time.

        There's more I could say, but it would just be about the little features such as being able to carry objects, use weapons and build objects. They all add to the game, but mentioning every little thing could get boring or spoil the game so I'll leave it there. As soon as you start playing the game you realise how much you can do.

        Audio/Graphics:
        The audio is as you would expect - the Indiana Jones film music along with sound effects. E.g. Gun shots or lego falling apart. The music can get a bit annoying, but it's easy enough to turn the volume down. The graphics obviously aren't going to be realistic as it's lego, but it's pretty obvious what everything is meant to be.

        Overall:
        This is a great game that you can play over and over, either alone or with a friend. Once you've played one lego game you'll want to play the rest - it's a great game for everyone to play.

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        19.03.2010 19:03
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        A good game with improved gameplay over its starwars counter part.

        Lego indiana jones is an adventure game based on the first three indiana jones films. This game expands this type of lego game beyond starwars adding many new features. There are new moves including clinging onto branches with a whip.

        The game follows the story lines of raiders of the lost ark, temple of doom and the last crusade. The storylines have been slightly to altered to fit into 6 seperate levels for each film. The main area where you choose what level you want to play and buy items is significantly larger then the lego starwars games. It is set in a large college. Different classrooms have different shops in allowing the purchase of more characters and extra's (cheats) with money obtained in the story levels.

        This game features alot of characters. It has 83 characters in total. 23 are unlocked by playing the story and the other 59 must be purchased from the library. Like the other lego games each character has there own ability's allowing them to gain access to area's that other characters cannot.

        In this game there is alot more interaction with your characters surrounding. You can pick up items to use as weapons from around you such as chairs,bottles,swords and guns. There are many guns in this game and this is a great improvement as in previous games your character was bound to just one weapon. There are also more vehicles that can be driven in this game such as motorbikes,cars,forklifts. Also included in this game are character fears. For example if indiana jones see's a snake his movement is slowed and he cannot attack until they are either killed or further away from him. This happens because his phobia is snakes. Other characters are afraid of spiders or rats as well.

        The graphics are quite good for a lego game especially on the snow levels. The game also features songs from the films. In this game you must also find red parcels and put them into postbox's that are found near by. The parcels are usually quite well hidden and there is one on each level. Usually this parcels can only be obtained in free play as you need the skills of characters that are not given to you in story mode. in free play mode you can choose which characters you want to use at the beginning of the level. Then when you are in the level you can swap between these characters. These parcels unlock extra's which you can then purchase back in the shop. These extra's range from disarming enemies to gaining 10x the amount of coins.

        The multiplayer in this game is like all the other lego games of this type. It features a drop in/drop out co-op mode that lets you play any feature in the game with a friend. I realy enjoyed playing this game but it is definetley best played on co-op mode as it gets a bit boring on single player.

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        24.01.2010 22:01
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        More substantial than expected

        I have always been a bit skeptical of the Lego games; they seem good looking and a bit fun but ultimately disposable and shallow. Being a huge fan of the Indiana Jones films, I decided to jump in with both feet, and was for the most part pleasantly surprised at how well this game replicates the feel and mood of the first three films, Raiders of the Lost Ark, The Temple of Doom and The Last Crusade.

        The gameplay largely revolves around puzzle solving, with Indiana Jones having to evade a lot of the dangers from the films such as the famous rolling boulder. Watching the films will help you see where a lot of the puzzles are going strategy-wise, but this is also a hugely accessible title to those who, for some reason, haven't seen the films, and it works well as a standalone adventure. There are a few control hiccups, though, and I find that they aren't as responsive as I would like; for instance, I might be mashing away on the control pad for a while before Indy will get out his gun, but I have mashed it so many times out of frustration that he instantly holsters it again. I'll admit that for a Lego game it is actually quite a lot more challenging than I expected, but it's never especially frustrating and came more as a pleasant surprise than anything.

        Though it's easy not to expect much from games based on the aesthetic of a Lego set, this is actually a nice looking game and combines the artistic sensibilities of the film well with the conventions of Lego. It suffers from a lack of dialogue, but then, after all, this is Lego, so what did you expect?

        From a cynic who expected this to be quite an awkward amalgam of two properties, the results are surprisingly satisfying for the large part.

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        09.01.2010 12:46
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        I would seriously recommend buying this game in the bundle with Kung Fu Panda for £10.

        Well im sure we're all familiar with the Lego Star Wars video games, running for quite a few years now, starting with the PS2 console. Lego Indiana Jones is literally no different. Obviously theres a change of characters and a change of levels, but the graphics and the actual game engine are exactly the same of that of Lego Star Wars 1 or 2.

        The game features a 2 player drop-in/out system like all the Lego games have featured so far.

        Theres quite a variety of vehicles, possibly more than the Lego Star Wars series contained, ranging from cars, bikes and even dump trucks. Unfortunatly like most of the Lego games, theres not enough playing area to have a real good drive in them.

        The game benefits from the large amount of characters that the Lego games always have, Lego Indiana Jones features 83 different characters from the first 3 films.

        Lego Indiana Jones adds the ability to interact with certain objects, such as when defeating enemies they may drop a sword or spear or even a gun, the player can then walk up to the fallen item and retrieve it for his own personal use. Phobias were also added to the game, for example, Indiana Jones walks at a slower pace and cannot interact with objects or jump high when hes in close proximity to snakes.

        The game features levels from the first 3 films, the sequel, Lego Indiana Jones 2: The Adventure Continues, adds the 4th film, the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull. The sequel also features a level editor and new improvements on existing levels, as well as the split screen mode meaning players can seperate during the levels.

        Really this game is quite enjoyable, the change of characters, special abilities and levels makes the game seperate from Lego Star Wars, so you shouldnt find yourself saying 'I've done all this before'.

        The price has dropped dramatically recently, with the sequel been released, and this game is also available in a bundle with Kung-Fu Panda another decent game and the bundle shouldnt cost you more than £10 second hand.

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        30.11.2009 20:59

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        cheap and cheerful and fun with friends

        lego indianna jones is an absolute blast. You get to relive all three movies (last crusade, temple of doom, raiders of the lost ark). This game is really easy to play, you only use 4 buttons! making it perfect as a family game. Dont expect anything ground breaking, graphically or game play wise, but its really enjoyable to play through with a few friends to relive some classic indy moments!I was pleasently surprised with the variety in the levels, most do have you walk about and break as many lego objects as possible, but there are vehicle levels, one level where you fight ontop of moving trucks, one level where you go through a mine shaft roller coaster. they are all a refreshing change of pace. There is also lots of replayability! This game is, however, definately a multiplayer game first and a single player game second. The single player is really not as much fun, and i wouldnt reccomend this game unless you have someone to play with

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        28.07.2009 23:21
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        a hugely entertaining gem of a game for kids and adults alike, worth a punt at £10 for sure

        i'm loving this xbox 360 lego series i must say! indiana jones was traveller's tales latest attempt after the superb starwars original saga.

        as with the star wars game the indiana series has all 3 moves included (no crystal skull movie though) and each movie has 6 levels for you to battle your way through. the levels themselves are as challenging as ever which tricky jumps, hard to reach areas and lots of puzzles. speaking of puzzles the ones in this game are pretty tough, even with me and my girlfriend playing and the fact that this game is primarily aimed at kids, we found ourselves scratching our heads for 10 minutes or so trying to figure out what to do! (maybe we're just thick lol
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        graphically it's much more polished that the star wars effort and the song track is quality too, taken straight from the film. completing all three movies can be done in a weekend but their huge replay value as you can go back in a 'free play' mode with any of the characters that you have come accross to undertake a number of little sub-missions such as collection 10 pieces of 'artifacts' and lego gold and silver pieces.

        the best way this game is played is with a friend. the co-op mode is excellent as your friend can 'drop-in' and 'drop-out' at any time. by pressing 'start' on the second controller the second player can join then by pressing pause and selecting 'drop-out' they can leave. it's a great little feature and adds a lot of flexibility to the game.

        on the down side the game does suffer from poor camera angles at times which can be very frustrating. what's more annoying i think is that this wasn't a major problem with their previous star wars lego game. i haven't played lego batman yet so can't confirm if this had been rectified.

        in conclusion this is a cracking little title and a snip at £10 on amazon. it will appeal to young and old and last but not least i haven't mention the cut-scenes - they're hilarious!

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          19.06.2009 20:08
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          A good quality game

          This game was bought for me as a birthdy present...and i wasnt sure that i would like it...a game about Lego? What a rude awakening to excellence i would have as i closed the drawer and the title screen appeared.

          Lego Indiana Jones contains all of the music from the trilogy of movies, making it fun and enjoyable. The graphics are excellent...and Indy even comes with the whip...which he can use to kiss the girls. haha. quality. This was the xbox 360's second outing for lego...and the second for luca arts...following on from the lego star wars game.

          The game is challenging throughout....but i found my young niece found the puzzles much easier to work out than i did. Its definately entertaining for the whole family...and i have played through it several times now.
          The achievements are relatively easy to get, and only requires one more play through to get the remaining ones. Once you've finished this game get down to your local shop and get Lego Batman...quality games...quality series'

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            15.06.2009 08:15

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            Lego is Legreat

            After getting addicted to Lego Star Wars on the PC, I spotted Lego Indiana Jones: The Original Adventures demo on the XboX Marketplace - so I just had to download it and give it a try!

            On a High Definition TV in the capable hands of an XboX 360, this game just popped out of the screen! The graphics were fantastic, the movie score soundtrack which was taken from the films made 'The Original Adventures' more enjoyable. As you play the game you'll soon realise that not only will you be spending pointless hours smashing up the lego environment collecting lego coins that scatter all over the screen, but you'll be taking a trip down memory lane acting out scenes from your favourite Indiana Jones childhood movies!

            Lego Indiana Jones: The Original Adventures is a classic platform adventure, where you can unlock various movie characters - all of which have special features and abilities that you will require later on to unlock even more of the games content. Simply put - this game will have you coming back again and again long after you've cracked the game the first time around, there is always something different that you encounter the second and third and fourth times you play it!

            I bought this for £30 when it first came out. It's now out there for about £10 if you look hard enough. A great bargain buy!

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            19.05.2009 14:34
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            A great buy for gamers who enjoy a light hearted platformer with puzzles

            Hvaing previously played LEGO Star Wars one and two I was more than prepared to play this entry to the series.

            Based on the original 3 Indiana Jones films (Raiders of the Lost Ark, Temple of Doom and The Last Crusade) key scenes are played out across 18 levels in total, 6 to each film and while Indy may not have spent a full half hour getting through the puzzles in the finale of Last Crusade or used the games exact tactics to defeat the German heavy round the plane in Raiders everything is in spirit the old films. The extensions to these events are more than allowed by fans with a sense of humour.

            In the same style as Star Wars and indeed, all the recent LEGO games, the start finish and at least one point in the middle of each level are basic cutscenes spoofing the events on the silver screen. These are always done excellently and rarely miss the point, unlike Batman which was to follow. This is likely to be because theres a solid point of reference to make jokes from.

            The action is the same as in the other titles, fast and frantic. The unique system here is tools. Every character has a job (Indy has a whip, someone else has a particular gun, another character has a spanner etc) but its possible to pick up other tools, so Indy could have a spanner or a bazooka. This, along with the standard "buddy" system of gameplay forms the mainstay of all the puzzles. One let down is the same as the other titles in that its possible (more so in freeplay mode) to loose the character your playing as in the chaos of multi enemy combat.

            Again the vehicle sections and vehicle based puzzles are made slightly harder by clunky controls. Rather than the traditional control scheme for vehicles, activision used the same sheme as that for the characters, as a result they tend to be on the slow and awkward side of things. Other than that area, the controls are tight and responsive and very easy to pick up.

            The range of abilities included in this title is wider than Star Wars, characters can now swim as well as all the other normal ways of getting around. Also included is a "phobias" system. Indy is petrified of snakes, so any time he has to try and fight a snake he wimps out. Other characters show this fear against spiders, scorpions and rats, all in character with the original subject matter.

            Collectables are in the shape of "mini artefacts", with the standard 10 piece kit to each level. Once started they stand on display in an area of the Hub level, the University Indy is a professor at. Once complete and after a short puzzle three new hidden levels are revealed including a look back at young Indy (from The Last Crusade). Also there is a single red parcel to be found in each level, once "mailed" these buy new abilities or upgrade existings ones such as "fast build" or "fast repair", these extras, once bought, can be turned on from the pause menu in game. Theres one other extra special unlockable that I haven't mentioned in this review, if you buy the game, see if you can find it.

            The graphics are very impressive. Everything is crisp and clear apart from when backrounds are out of focus to show distance. Its usually very clear what can and can't be interacted with, and key items and points are marked with a bright arrow.

            The music is spot on, with the original tunes from the movies still being played as well as other tunes that match in with the style and sound to the John Williams originals.

            This is a great game overall with a few minor flaws but nothing major. With typically high standards to match the LEGO branding its a great buy for fans of LEGO Star Wars and the original Indiana Jones films.

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            09.04.2009 20:32
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            Not for those who want life like simulation, but hours of fun for the rest of is.

            In all honesty I would never have given this game a second chance, had it not came free. Typically I play mainly driving games and this kind of genre wouldn't usually appeal to me, but after just 5 minutes on this I was hooked!
            I don't know weather it's the little Lego characters taking me back to my childhood, or the Indiana Jones action & theme music playing in the background, but there's just something about this game that makes you want to play it.
            I hadn't actually seen the original Indian Jones films, so in the beginning I was a little mystified by the story line, although soon picked it up. The game seems to be split up into three main stories (films) and within them there are a series of adventures that Indiana & relevant partner must complete, the game isn't too hard (most likely aimed towards children) but for me that's what makes it fun, I would rather go through levels at my own (slow) pace than get "killed" 10 times before finally giving up.
            Throughout the missions there are also achievements which can be made, usually involving collecting so many of a specific item, whilst these aren't key to the main story it does give a good reason to go back and play through the levels again.
            I think one of the things that I like most about this game is the two player mode, it is implemented in a way that I have not seen before, instead of working against the other player in a split-screen mode where you can't see half of the screen, you work together in order to complete the missions. The jot of this is that a friend can just pick up a second controller at any point and help you through the game, since there are 2 key characters in each level this is available at all points throughout the game. If you are playing alone then the console controls the second character, and you are able to switch between the characters at any time - sometimes this is necessary as specific characters are required for specific missions (little bit of a spoiler/hint in there, hope it doesn't ruin it for you!).
            One small (well, tiny) issue I have noticed is that there appears to be a slight glitch in the game, whereby occasionally the screen will appear to split into to for a very short amount of time (less than a second) - this is hard to describe exactly, and the issue could just be with my setup (cables/TV), but I thought it was worth mentioning.

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            08.04.2009 20:44
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            After the hugly sucessful lego starwars games; the xbox and other consoles has been graced with many lego action games including some sequals to the starwars and batman and now this.
            Needless to say the Indianna Jones game offers pretty much the same gameplay as the other lego games. They are simple controls effective and I am glad to say that you get the same simple pleasures in this one as you do in the other games. The nice thing about this game is that you are able to use objects from the enviroment; carrying stuff, swimming, climbing - you name it it's got it.
            The graphics is everything you can expect from a lego game but that isn't necessarily bad as it is quite fun to play. There are still the same effects of breaking lego and other things similar to that nature so it is quite entertaining in that respect.
            The stroyline is pretty much Indianna Jones - relic hunting, fighting of bad guys, going through jungle like terrain and it does suit the game quite well.

            I like this game but it can get a little boring and repetitive; buy if you like this type of games buy it as this is good value for money.

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              10.03.2009 01:24
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              fun game with lots to do, a pleasure for people of all ages

              LEGO Indiana Jones is produced by Travellers Tales and so we can expect the high quality gaming, playbackability and length of game as the other two LEGO titles? or can we?

              --- Story ---

              Not a lot to tell on the story front really, watch the films and it follows these nicely (the original trilogy of films). From Raiders Of The Lost Ark through Temple Of Doom and not forgetting Last Crusade the game is split into the three movies with each (with its own 6 levels per movie) accessible from Barnett College.

              --- First Play ---

              On first play the game feels slightly rushed to be honest, whilst the game is good it seems to have a certain restraint in the characters abilities. Basically on every level you need to reach a goal (as with any game) and to do so you will need to climb, shoot, destroy, build and fix (repair) various items to help you get across to ledges etc. If you've played the Star Wars Lego games then you'll understand the concept of how they're put together as a style of game, pickup-play-repeat. Fun and yet simple on first play. The variation in characters is nice if not limited though, but the requirements are nice to see return, i.e only certain characters can access certain panels or reach ledges etc, making you think a bit more. It took me under a week on-off of gameplay to complete this first off and for most this would end the game?

              --- 100% It ---

              Not me! i love these games and whilst challenging on their own, they reach a new level once you complete the levels the first time around as this unlocks 'Free Play'. Free Play allows you to go back to the level as many characters (choice increases as you buy more characters through upgrades) to help solve those puzzles that needed a female character or someone with a bomb to blow up things with.

              --- Treasure 'studs' ---

              When you break something....most things, they'll break and leave lego studs behind which is referred to as treasure on the game. During each level you will need to collect a certain amount of treasure to reach the rank 'True Adventurer' (makes up part of 100%ing the game), incidentally you'll also loose studs if you get killed (don't worry you respawn automatically, no lives or anything in this game)

              --- Upgrading 'Posting The Mail' ---

              In free play mode you'll need (to complete it fully) find the secret item in each level which is a red cube which represents a letter, you'll then need to carry it to the letterbox (sometimes also hidden) and post it to unlock things such as 'Treasure x2' that will earn you double on collecting studs during the level.

              --- Characters ---

              Many characters are available to buy using Treasure from the Library on the main area (Barnett College) to make the game even more varied during free play.

              --- Artefacts ---

              Throughout every level is hidden 10 (in each) gold treasure chests, find them all to make up an Artefact. You'll get many studs in return for completing artefacts.

              --- Multiplayer ---

              A nice co-op mode is integrated into the game, with the computer working as your partner when a friend isn't around. The camera angles adjust to allow you both to see, which is helpful and definitely gives the game another perspective.

              --- Gameplay ---

              Overall this is a great game, sticking true to the original films and picking out key moments to use as levels. The classic lego building is featured brilliantly with digging made a nice part of the game and great comical videos (like those seen in lego star wars). Despite being 23, this is still a great game, albeit aimed at kids, it's everything a game should be, interesting, fun, entertaining and full of lego.

              --- Graphics ---

              Not really an issue since it's all in a stylised cartoon style however the water effects and shines on objects are done very nicely and really work well on the 360.

              --- Summary ---

              At around £35 this isn't a cheap game but there is plenty to do on here and i guarantee kids will love it and adults will too as they see classic movie moments shown in lego animated style.

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              23.02.2009 14:31
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              An OK game, but I wouldn't buy it for a hard core gamer

              This game is by far my least favourite in the LEGO series available on the Microsoft XBox 360 Console.

              As far as I am aware, there are 3 campaigns, but I honstly gave up part way through the first.

              The characters vaguely resembled the actors in the films. Aside from Indy himself, all of the other characters looked like they had had no real work done on them.

              The puzzles were a little too vague, and had me sat around thinking for a long while. If a 23 year old Psychologist cannot work out how to do the puzzles, how on earth is a 7 year old supposed to work it out?!

              The game did bear some level resemblence to the film, and there were a few neat tricks with the AI (such as character phobias).

              All in all I would neve buy this game. I would actually rent it like I did in the end. The only real advantage to this game was that the achievements were really easy to get.

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              Interact with a world of LEGO objects and puzzles;For the first time, LEGO Indy characters are fully immersed in their environment; swim, climb, shimmy across rock ledges and pick up and carry objects;Use a variety of weapons from the environment to fight enemies (e.g., chairs, guns, swords, bottles);Unlock more than 60 playable characters, including villains and supporting characters (Marion Ravenwood, Short Round, Rene Belloq, Willie Scott, Marcus Brody, Jones Senior and Mola Ram);Character specific abilities include excavation by Satipo, an umbrella slide by Marcus Brody, and monkey access by Marion Ravenwood;Create unique playable characters like Sallah Scott or Mola Round by mixing and matching the LEGO body parts of all playable characters;Explore the globe and solve puzzles that encourage creative thinking through the use of teamwork and unique building situations only possible in a LEGO world;Cooperative gameplay encourages parents to share the legacy of Indiana Jones with their children in a fun and humorous way.