Summary: I loved the first game, had a blast going through the levels and playing the game to find all the bonus bits. The second one did great for the 4th movie, but then you had to play through the first 3 movies again. Plus, to get 100% you also have to complete all the build levels. I have no interest in building levels. It's great that this option is there for those that enjoy it, but it shouldn't be a requirement for a 100% game.
Summary: My son loved the first Indiana Jones Lego game. There were numerous puzzles that required thinking and logic and hunting however this second version is simply not as fun. It has numerous glitches that lead to it freezing, meaning all progress is lost, it doesn't seem to have a clear story line like the original and while purchasing the additional vehicles and completing the mini-races is fun, it doesn't lend itself to being a favorite by any means.
Summary: I think I have played all of them - Star Wars + Clone Wars, Indiana Jones 1 & 2, Batman, Pirates, Harry Potter (both parts) and to me this is the worst one out of all of them. Still I give it 3 stars, but there is a big reason why I won't buy this game (I rented it before.) The map to get to each level is not very easy! In Harry Potter, they have this spirit guy that you can follow.
Summary: I bought the second game after I finished the first Indiana Jones which was a lot of fun to play. I was looking forward to the fourth installation of the movie series, and the new levels for the first three. But new levels here means that they totally made up scenes that don't happen in the movies, or are even contradictory to the movies. That didn't bother me that much, though. Just like in the first one, the best thing is to simply smash everything.
Summary: Gameplay is not as good as the 1st LIJ. Still fun to play but it's hard not to compare it to the 1st LIJ. I would recommend it, but don't pay full price for the game, a used copy would be your best bet.
Should've been called LEGO Indiana Jones "ADVANCED MISSIONS"
29 May 2010
Summary: Marketing for this game should have been "LEGO Indiana Jones 2 ADVANCED MISSIONS". Great visuals, great music, great theme, etc. BUT. My bottom-line opinion: It is a good game, but it is too hard to be a typical LEGO game. Little kids won't be able to progress through these levels. A lot of the humor is still there, but I find myself annoyed by the jokes when I'm getting fed up having my a** handed to me half the time with no idea how to get to the next part.