Console Monster: LEGO Indiana Jones: The Original Adventures Review

Console Monster writes: "After the huge success of LEGO Star Wars and LEGO Star Wars II: The Original Trilogy in 2005 and 2006 respectively, it seemed stupid for LucasArts not to capitalize on the LEGO game franchise and in 2007, they announced LEGO Indiana Jones: The Original Adventures. Around the same time, Warner Bros. announced they would be bringing LEGO Batman to consoles in late 2008. The first of the two has been released coinciding with the latest Indiana Jones film, Kingdom of the Crystal Skull so grab your hat, pick up your whip, cue the music and read on to discover whether LEGO Indy should be swinging its way into your games collection or left in the snake pit.

LEGO Indiana Jones: The Original Adventures (LEGO Indy) focuses on the first three films: Raiders of the Lost Ark, Temple of Doom and The Last Crusade. Each has been brilliantly recreated in LEGO with added humour to match the hilarity of the LEGO Star Wars games. The action-packed effect created in the movie is superbly shown in LEGO Indy's gameplay. Players quite often find themselves facing creature upon creature, enemy upon enemy and boss after boss so there is never a dull moment. Improvements to the gameplay from LEGO Star Wars have been made as puzzles seem a lot more challenging. Rather than magically levitating boxes on top of each other, LEGO Indy's puzzles consist of searching the area for tools to dig and fix objects and to use each character's special abilities in order to progress..."

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