3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
Nice just like the first one, but possibly a bit worse.,
This review is from: LEGO Indiana Jones 2: The Adventure Continues (PS3) (Video Game)
Lego Indiana Jones 2 is simply a sequel to the first one, which was a great game!
It captured the essence of Indiana Jones as an enjoyable/engaginc piece of work mixed with the humour and innocence of LEGO games -- all with a simple and family-friendly environment and gameplay, in which there were easily tolerable flaws.
The second game is another retake on the brand, mostly focused on the 4th movie: The Atomic Fridge... sorry! I meant, Crystal Skull.
This retake is done with some interesting plot changes, in which even an ice cream truck came into the scene at the beginning -- typical LEGO style! -- but the levels, for some reason, are much more simple and not so fun to play, mostly because they are generally much much smaller, less creative and the gaming experience isn't fluid at all, unlike the previous games in the LEGO series by Traveler's Tales -- and, for me, these are quite some issues.
The levels are structured differently, too. Now there are small worlds in which the levels are distributed, just like a small island with some houses being the levels -- to sum it all up, it's basically like GTA. There are nice vehicles and additional challenges and secrets, but finding the levels seems to be a bit too hard or just boring. I miss the simple structure in which there was less to explore in the main map but levels were easy to find and replay!
The retake on the first 3 movies in this game seems more like a bunch of bloopers, in which there was no intent of resuming the story, but making fun of some scenes! That's ok: even though it's not as funny as the first game, at least it's something different! But the levels aren't well thought: most of them are quick scenes of pointless boss fights or one of many car chases, none of them a strong point in favour of the game itself, since they were never really well done in any LEGO game!
The creator mode adds some length, but the game is funny for its references and humor, not creative capabilities, which are limited and complex here! Yes, it's fun to make our own character, but that's enough! It "ain't" nice to spend a lot of time doing a square-shaped level with nothing special on it!
To sum it all up, it's a good game, but easily the worst of all in the series -- including Star Wars and Batman chapters. The fact that the screen may split in two when the two players are too far away from each other is a nice inclusion, but between that and a smoother frame, I'd go for the last one!
As usual, the product was shipped fast and in perfect condition by Amazon.