Monday, June 30, 2008
LEGO Indiana Jones: The Original Adventures (Xbox 360) Demo Impressions
This week, LucasArts released a playable demo of LEGO Indiana Jones: The Original Adventures on the Xbox 360 Marketplace, and having enjoyed LEGO Star Wars: The Video Game, I decided to give it a try.
The good news is in terms of style and gameplay, it’s almost exactly like LEGO Star Wars: The Video Game. The bad news is that in terms of style and gameplay, it’s almost exactly like LEGO Star Wars: The Video Game.
Based on the demo at any rate, aside from the fact that I was controlling Indiana Jones instead of Anakin Skywalker and exploring a jungle instead of a Droid Factory, there really wasn’t anything to set LEGO Indiana Jones: The Original Adventures apart from what I’ve played before.
Not that this is a bad thing, as the demo for LEGO Indian Jones: The Original Adventures was great fun, but the lack of innovation shown didn’t do anything to spur me to go buy the title. You still collect LEGO studs to try and fill that metre, you still have 4 hearts for health and collect hearts to refill them, you die the same way, fight and build the same way, etc.
Now considering this is really a kids game, that’ll make it nice, easy, and consistent for children to simply pick up and play. For more mature gamers, however, I’d advise a rental instead of full retail price.