Neato graphics and physics are fine. But there had better be increased emphasis on making this an ADVENTURE game: navigating (and getting lost!) in gigantic exotic locations, puzzles, traps, ets.
Personally, I'm not interested in blam-powing baddies for the whole game. I felt that was a weakness in Emperorís Tomb... it was more like Double Dragon than Indiana Jones.
Point taken. One thing I would like to see is more openess (if that's the proper word). I really want to explore and take multiple directions to complete an objective. I really liked ET but some of the levels were too linear and simplistic in places. That's just a minor gripe and it didn't ruin the game for me in any way but now I'd like to see a more expansive game this time around.
Man I agree completely! Not only did I miss the exploration and adventure aspect, but I thought the magical weapons in the end was dumb as well, as was fighting ghosts.
I said as much in the online survey Lucasarts put out not too long ago. I also mentioned that games are getting away from being games and are leaning more toward being called interactive experiences - and for good reason. In the past, a game base don a movie would have the protagonist shooting and/or killing hundreds of lifeless enemies that just ran along the screen.
We all know Indy is not rambo and with innovations in gaming tech, the 15 hours of a game can instead be filled with experiences tht require quick decision making and deep choices and exploration. Not only does this make for a richer experience, but it is better suited for a character such as Indy.
ET was fun for a while, but it DID feel like Double Dragon or Final Fight. Until Lucasarts put the adventure back in and remembers that Indy is kinda clumsy, not such a good fighter that he could take down dozens of guys and has a brain that works!, we will not have a true interactive Indy experience. We need stealth elements, puzzle solving, exploration, decision making, and a bit of action. Let us walk around a Indy's office or home. Let us choose our destination around the globe (FoA). Let us choose how to tackle a dangerous situation unsing brain or brawn.
I will say that ET did capture well the mannerisms of Indy when fighting ie the stumbles, the swagger..., but a jumping whip swing? Leave that to Lara. The draw of Indy is that he is human, but smart and lucky enought to barely get out of really bad situations.
Of course the riding the elephant concept art from the new game is cool.
Plus, that thing's been one of the most speculated Indy IV McGuffins among the fan community.
I'm not shooting this one down, of course, but I'll say that when the title's up on the LucasArts site, I believe it.
It's just making me suspicious as none of this stuff is exactly fresh. All this we've been hearing during the past 24 hours has more or less not at least something to do with earlier ideas of the creator dept, but connections to known fan activities as well. Shifty.
I'm hearing alot of press about the new Indy games(plural).. We all know about the one next-gen ditty, but what other games are they working on? Lego Indy, an official Indy 4 movie game, Excitebike 2008 featuring 'Lil Abner-for the Wii
I've been wondering about a LEGO game since the deal was announced. Somehow, it takes away from the machismo of the franchise. The Star Wars LEGO games exuded cutsiness, and I really wouldn't want that for Indy.
Don't get the train going yet, our friend San Holo was obviously merely musing with possibilities. There's no known announcements on any of these.
I wouldn't be too hot about a Indy IV game nevertheless. It would be one of those action-adventure romps that are quickly slapped together. Video games and short production cycles are... well, rarely not so good. If any of you has tried any Star Wars prequel video game (I mean the official movie games, not all of them that take place in the mentioned timeline) and those PotC hack'n'slashes... you should know what I'm talking about.
I was just thinking about this game's delay, and all of the positives that can come of the 2008 release. I really hope they use this time to polish the graphics, work out the kinks, above all-add Harrison's voice to the script. Hell, while they have him under contract as Indy...why not do a proper scan of his fedora topped mug as well..give us the first Indy game starring Harrison Ford as Dr. Jones. You guys think we will get the read deal with this one?
I don't know, I've always been happy enough with the likeness. It seemed right, even if it wasn't exactly Harrison Ford. (Although, wasn't it, in Emperor's Tomb? It sure seemed like it.)
For a really bad likeness, due to legal troubles, check out Michael Corleone in the Godfather game - when you have Robert Duvall, Marlon Brando, James Caan, John Cazale, and Abe Vigoda's likeness in the game, it became pretty glaring how generic the Michael character was.
I read an article at the Indy experience.com about Indiana Jones 2007 (which is coming out around May 2008) about the facts about the new game.
It said that the game is set in 1939 "...and that means Nazis." and I thought that was insaine! This game was under direction from George Lucas and he has it centered around Nazis?! Emperors Tomb and Fate of Atlantis already have him fighting Nazis and then there's the films, Raiders and Last Crusade all pit him against Nazis. So he's faught them 5 times! 5 TIMES! ...Is'nt that a bit old?
This game was under direction from George Lucas and he has it centered around Nazis?! Emperors Tomb and Fate of Atlantis already have him fighting Nazis and then there's the films, Raiders and Last Crusade all pit him against Nazis. So he's faught them 5 times! 5 TIMES! ...Is'nt that a bit old?
Yeah, and he also fights nazis in most of the fan films.
I like Staff of Kingsalot better than Staff of Moses. Staff of Kings fits in more with the style of the series. The Indiana Jones adventures were suppost to have a B movie feel to them. In my opinion, calling the new Indy game Staff of Moses would be like calling the first Jones movie INDIANA JONES and the LOST ARK rather than RAIDERS of the LOST ARK. Also, the title Staff of Kings sounds more mysterious, "What could that be?... 'Staff of Kings'..." Staff of Moses is like "O.k. what ever. Its Indy looking for Moses's staff". In other words the thrill and adventure is lost.
Yeah, the staff of Moses cures snake bites, and was destroyed as idolatrous. The staff of Aaron is associated with the ten plagues of Egypt, and can become a snake. We got a preview of this in Secret of the Sphinx, also the Prince of Egypt movie. It seems perfect for a video game.
I wonder, if Indy dodges the death of a firstborn plague, will there be a subtle reference to Shia's character?