Reviews and Problems with Indiana Jones and the Staff of Kings
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6 October 2009
Summary: Poor Indy. If Dr. Jones knew George Lucas was going ruin his reputation with The Kingdom of the Crystal Skull and The Staff of Kings, he would have opted for a retirement home. This travesty finds our favorite archaeologist chasing through San Francisco, Panama, Turkey, and Nepal in search of the staff Moses used to part the Red Sea.
Fast-paced, combat-heavy adventure starring you as Indy.
Common Sense Media
27 September 2009
Summary: Parents need to know that this game isn't for young kids as violence plays a significant part of the gameplay, but it's not excessive or out of context within the game universe. Because of the gun play, fist-fighting, and makeshift melee weapons, this game is more ideal for teens and adults.
Excerpt: The Wii takes a lot of criticism for being home to a plethora of sub-par games, and it's clear to see why when games like Indiana Jones and the Staff of Kings come along. It's not that Staff of Kings is a woeful game, it's just that it's terribly disappointing. We know the Wii isn't as powerful as the other consoles, but that doesn't excuse cheap looking, clunky games that have been designed for people that don't know any better.
Conclusion: Concept: An unintentionally comedic adventure game designed for people who want to like puzzles but don't want to put thought into them
Graphics: In addition to the best ''back sweat stain'' in video games, most of the temples are rich in details, and the motorcycle chase delivers a jaw-dropping spectacle
Sound: Indy grunts far too much. Truth be told, it gets uncomfortable when he scales cliffs.
Excerpt: The Indiana Jones franchise is one I hold very close to my heart. Even more so than Star Wars . Yeah, I said it. You see, there’s just something about an adventuring archaeologist fighting Nazis and exploring our world that speaks to me. I ate up everything Indy-related when I was growing up. Of all the TV shows I watched as a child, The Adventures of Young Indiana Jones was the only one I had to see every week as soon as it came on.
Excerpt: Indiana Jones and the Staff of Kings is a three-dimensional action/adventure game that is sadly more Kingdom of the Crystal Skull than Raiders of the Lost Ark. The linear gameplay and unresponsive controls cause plenty of frustration and the poorly paced storytelling leaves the game without a compelling narrative. The audio/visual presentation is a bit of a mixed bag.
Indiana Jones and the Staff of Kings (Wii) - Review
29 June 2009
Excerpt: “He chose… poorly.” If you have no idea that the previous sentence derives from the Grail knight in Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade, then you most likely will be choosing poorly yourself when picking up the new Indy joint effort by Artificial Mind & Movement and LucasArts. While hardcore Indy fans will uncover loads of fan service paying homage to the movies, enjoyable unlockable extras, and a harrowing adventure experience that almost makes you feel like Dr.
Excerpt: Will the disappointments never end for Indiana Jones fans? After last year's disappointing Kingdom of the Crystal Skull movie, along comes the same heartbreak in video game form. Indiana Jones and the Staff of Kings for the Nintendo Wii is every bit as big of a letdown as what Spielberg and Lucas foisted onto the silver screen last summer.
Pros: Includes the classic Fate of Atlantis adventure as an unlockable bonus
Cons: Atrocious, annoying motion controls, Simplistic and repetitive action sequences, Terribly laid-out checkpoint save locations, Out-of-date visuals