Reviews and Problems with Indiana Jones and the Emperor's Tomb
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Save your tenner
13 June 2004
Excerpt: "... I bought it along with Indiana Jones and the Infernal machine. I was so happy to have not one but two more indiana games by lucas arts, in my opinion the best RPG producers for the PC, for £20. However when I installed and ran the Infernal Machine. I immediately knew that I had made a mistake in buying these games. If you liked the old style RPG's like Full throttle and the fate of atlantis be prepared for a shock. There is no longer the pick ...
Summary: Controls are clumsy, game is not challenging at all, even if you choose the difficult level it is ridiculously easy. The baddies say the same thing all the time, you encounter the same obstacles over and over very repetitive. Indiana moves like an ape. The only challenging aspect is that you cannot save the game where you would like and combined with the clumsy controls you need to repeat over and over again the same non challenging actions.
Summary: I bought this at a store at the recommendation of the clerk. It is horrible. Totally linear, the graphics are all really walls except the one path that you must take. Worse yet, is that there is no save. While most of it so simple as to not be a problem, some of the tasks require jumping from point to point, and there is a lack of consistency. One time the jump works, the next time the exact exact same jump fails.
Summary: If it was not for the controls, that game would have been great! Graphics are gorgeous. The story holds you spellbound. Fist fights are fun. But those controls are a real killjoy. Even after hours of playing, you can't get acustomed to the fact that Indy's movements are based on the camera position and not Indy himself.
Too Much Frustrating Work and No Reward - NO FUN!!!
Mark Butler, amazon.ca
7 June 2003
Summary: I enjoyed the Infernal Machine much more than the Emperor's Tomb. This game is very frustrating. Every time you die, you must start from the beginning of the level, and it is very easy to die at any time in this game. At no time during the game can you save. It became such a problem, that I had to walk away from my computer at times because I was so angry. I had a few choice words for the creators of this horrible game. The camera is the worst I have seen in a game.
Summary: It surprised me that the rating is still pending for the Emperor's Tomb. After playing the Infernal Machine and then seeing trailers and screen shots for the Emperor's Tomb I have no doubt about the rating it should receive. This is a MUCH MORE VIOLENT game then other Indiana Jones' games. Indiana can now use chairs, tables, etc to bash his opponents over the head. He punches alot more with a great deal of hand to hand violence.
Summary: My son and I eagerly anticipated the arrival of the Emperor's Tomb since last summer. We would go to Lucas Arts website look at the artwork, screen shots, and trailer. We were so excited about it because the previous game, Infernal Machine was a big hit with us. Then the release date changed from November 2002, to March 2003, then May, then June and now July for Playstation II. When we loaded the PC version, we had major problems with graphics card compatibility.