Okay, so I admit I was a bit skeptical about trying out this game. I mean, Lego? Isn’t that just for kids? But my husband’s a big Indy fan, and he wanted a change of pace in games (from first-person shoot ’ems), so we bought it. And couldn’t stop playing it ’til 11 last night!
Like Crash Bandicoot, this platformer allows a second player to join the game at any time, and with no split screen! Of course, this does limit mobility a little, but it wasn’t a problem most times.
This game has got it right in so many ways. First off, you play the game through in Story Mode. That means that you play using the original characters for each section of the movie. Each section always has two characters – Indy and another.
Once you’ve completed a section, though, you unlock Free Play mode, which means you can play through it again, using any of the characters you’ve unlocked, each of which have some special ability or piece of equipment. Marion, for example, can jump to places Indy can’t reach. Then there are other characters who come with a spanner, for repairs, or a shovel, to dig up treasure.
Free Play mode gives the game great replay potential. You can play in this mode either immediately after you’ve completed Story Mode, or you can do it once you’ve completed the entire game in Story mode. Personally, I think the latter would be the more fun way to do it.
The only thing I can fault the game on is that sometimes some bits of the graphics go a bit wonky. Gameplay itself was unaffected by this, though. And for €50 (or R250 – R300, platform depending), I think it’s worth the price 🙂