I never really got into the Lego Indy games, but I suppose I should give them a try sometime...they look like they could be fun- but I get the feeling it's a bit of a comedy-action-adventure type game. (Not quite outright parody, I don't think- but it's definitely a lighthearted take on the Indiana Jones movies.) Does that sound about accurate for those who have played these games? Do they have any original material in the games that could count towards canon?
The Lego games are quite a lot of fun but yes very sarcastic, they pull orchestrations from the movies which give them a certain authenticity, I enjoy them to an extent... they're really for kids. I think the best game out there is Emperor's Tomb, it was made by Lucasarts and it has a lot of the Indyesque' fight moves, gun sounds, all around feel of Indiana Jones from the movies.
Okay, that's kind of what I thought then. Thanks for the info. Speaking of Emperor's Tomb, I still need to play through that game on the PC. Sadly, it has been so long since I've regularly played any video games....
I think the best game out there is Emperor's Tomb, it was made by Lucasarts and it has a lot of the Indyesque' fight moves, gun sounds, all around feel of Indiana Jones from the movies.
ET being considered one of the better Indy games out there really tells us more about the sad state of the man of the hat on this particular medium than strengths of said game.
The combat mechanics are solid - but that's about the only thing the game has going its way. There is no sense of exploration with such tiny levels, and the story is a jumbling mess that even manages to contradict the movie lore. If one is an Indy fan and a completionist, it's a fair experience, I guess, but there are things far more worthy of being played out there - even by using the standards in effect when the game first came out.
The best Indy game by and far is the Fate of Atlantis, so much that I'd be willing to call this a fact rather than subjective opinion. Which happens to make it yet another indicator of the sad state of Indy gaming, since said game is more than two decades old.
I've got The Last Crusade and Fate of Atlantis (adventure game versions), Desktop Adventures, the SNES game, Emperor's Tomb, Staff of Kings, Infernal Machine and the first Lego game for Wii. Last Crusade and Fate of Atlantis are the ones I play the most. In fact, I only bought Staff of Kings so I could play Fate on my TV.
I bought a PS2 just to play Staff of Kings ..... it was absolutely HORRIBLE !! Game play, visuals, everything stunk !!! The preview trailer, which is on youtube, was fantastic !! But the game never lived up to the projection, Lucas Arts gave up on it !
This may be discussed elsewhere already (and sorry if that's the case), but I was just thinking that maybe Indy 5 will bring about some new Indiana Jones video games?...... Maybe even rereleases of classics. It would be nice to see, for sure.