Excerpt: LEGO Indiana Jones is the fourth LEGO inspired title to come from Traveler Tales, and the first one that is not based on the Star Wars property. However, the family fun that was in all previous LEGO titles swings back onto the screen with this latest Wii game.
LEGO Indiana Jones - The Original Adventures Review
1 September 2008
Excerpt: There's something undeniably appealing about Lego games. I wasn't even a big Lego fan as a kid, but seeing classic characters and moments from film play out as if performed by a group of seven-year-olds is something most people will enjoy. It's this universal appeal that has given the previous Lego games such success and which should see Lego Indiana Jones: The Original Adventures riding high in the charts for some time.
Summary: Parents need to know that this game adds a humorous spin to the retelling of the first three Indiana Jones movies. While an understanding of the movies helps you to appreciate the humor in the game, the puzzle adventure game is compelling by itself, so kids don't need to have seen the movies to play.
Excerpt: Like the LEGO Star Wars games, you have the task of finding and collecting pieces of LEGO in a big, cute world in LEGO Indiana Jones: The Original Adventures. The environments and plots are very similar to the movies. The similarities between LEGO Indy and Star Wars abound: You’ll even find LEGO Star Wars characters in the Indy game, which is weird since, well, this is Indiana Jones. I guess they want you to buy LEGO Star Wars if you don’t already have it.
Pros: Fun movie adaptation, lots of puzzles, 60 characters, Freeplay mode
Cons: No online play, some aiming issues, can only save games at the end of each level
Lego Indiana Jones: The Original Adventures (Wii) Review
12 July 2008
Excerpt: After the success of the Lego Star Wars games, those Lego men and women are back, this time covering the many characters and adventures from the Indiana Jones franchise. Is this adventure game pieced together nicely, or are there parts missing? Read on to find out.