Lego Indiana Jones 2: The Adventure Continues

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Lego Indiana Jones 2:
The Adventure Continues
Lego Indiana Jones 2 The Adventure Continues Game Cover.jpg
Cover art for Lego Indiana Jones 2: The Adventure Continues
Developer(s)
Publisher(s)
Director(s)Jon Burton
Producer(s)Steve Wakeman
Designer(s)Jon Burton
Programmer(s)John Hodskinson
Artist(s)James Cunliffe
Composer(s)David Whittaker
Original music composed by John Williams
SeriesLego Indiana Jones
Platform(s)
Release
  • NA: 17 November 2009
  • EU: 20 November 2009
  • AU: 25 November 2009
OS X
  • WW: 2 April 2011
Genre(s)Action-adventure
Mode(s)Single-player, multiplayer

Lego Indiana Jones 2: The Adventure Continues is a Lego-themed action-adventure video game developed by Traveller's Tales and published by LucasArts. It is the sequel to the 2008 game, Lego Indiana Jones: The Original Adventures. The game allows players to play all four cinematic adventures,[1] including the latest film in the franchise, Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull, which was not included in the previous game. Despite being tagged as a sequel, the game contains newly designed levels for all four movies. The game is available on the Wii, Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, Nintendo DS, PlayStation Portable, Mac OS X, and Microsoft Windows.[2][3] The Mac OS X version of the game was released on 2 April 2011 by Feral Interactive.[4] There was going to be a PlayStation 2 release of the game, but it got cancelled most likely due to the system losing its popularity.

Gameplay[edit]

Lego Indiana Jones 2: The Adventure Continues lets the player control a Lego figure in areas related to movie scenes and situations. Each movie is broken down into five levels, with the exception of Kingdom of the Crystal Skull, which was divided into three chapters with five levels each. The movies would also include a level that would have the player defeat a certain number of various enemies to complete the level. The vehicle levels involved the player using their vehicle to destroy enemy vehicles. The last level of each movie would consist of a major boss battle, where the player would need to defeat the movies' main antagonist. All versions of Lego Indiana Jones 2 include a level creator where players can create their own levels and objects. Two-player co-op mode has been enhanced with split-screen; rather than forcing both characters to always be close enough to fit on the same screen, the game will seamlessly split when characters wander apart and merge into one screen when both players are near each other. The hub has also been redesigned; where before each hub was a small area with easy access to levels which had been unlocked, now each hub is a large area in which entrances to levels must be discovered.

This game has Trophy support on the PlayStation 3 version and on 23 November 2009, LucasArts revealed on Twitter that it was working on a patch for PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 versions of the game which has enabled online co-op gameplay, but was never finished.[5]

Plot[edit]

The game is a humorous retelling of the four Indiana Jones films: Raiders of the Lost Ark, Temple of Doom, The Last Crusade, and Kingdom of the Crystal Skull. As the first game already adapted the first three films, they are not as prominently featured in the sequel, and their stories were heavily modified to include new scenes and omit others; as a result, the overall runtime of each film is much shorter than in the previous game. The fourth film, however, didn't see as many changes, and is divided into three chapters, adding up to a runtime closer to the real film's.

Reception[edit]

The game generally received mixed reviews. GameTrailers gave the game a score of 7.0, citing it as more repetitive than previous titles and criticizing a lack of online features to complement the co-op and level editor modes. They also criticized the fact that half the game was based on 'the worst movie in the series.'[6] However, GameSpot suggests that the "roll-your-eyes nature of the film" finds a much better fit in the Lego game adaptation, giving the game an 8.0 overall.[7] IGN gave the game 6.0, citing the lack of secrets in the main levels as well as the new hub worlds being a mess, but praised the soundtrack and lasting appeal.[8] Kotaku, however, says the game delivers on many levels and recommends it over the first game. It is also criticized for not staying onto the details of the movies, a feature that was present in its predecessor.[9]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "LEGO Indiana Jones 2 Arriving This Fall". 27 October 2009. Retrieved 29 May 2009.
  2. ^ "LucasArts Press Release". 29 May 2009. Retrieved 9 July 2009.
  3. ^ http://videogames.lego.com/en-US/IndianaJones2/AboutTheGame/Screenshots/Default.aspx
  4. ^ "Feral Interactive: LEGO Indiana Jones: The Adventure Continues".
  5. ^ "LEGO Indiana Jones 2 Will Continue Adventure with Online Coop". 23 November 2009.
  6. ^ "GameTrailers - YouTube".
  7. ^ "Lego Indiana Jones 2 Review".
  8. ^ "LEGO Indiana Jones 2: The Adventure Continues Review". 19 November 2009.
  9. ^ "LEGO Indiana Jones 2: The Adventure Continues Review: Nuke the Mini-fig". 19 November 2009.
  10. ^ "LEGO Indiana Jones 2: The Adventure Continues for PC Reviews". Metacritic. CBS Interactive.
  11. ^ "LEGO Indiana Jones 2: The Adventure Continues for PlayStation 3 Reviews". Metacritic. CBS Interactive.
  12. ^ "LEGO Indiana Jones 2: The Adventure Continues for Xbox 360 Reviews". Metacritic. CBS Interactive.
  13. ^ "LEGO Indiana Jones 2: The Adventure Continues for Wii Reviews". Metacritic. CBS Interactive.
  14. ^ "LEGO Indiana Jones 2: The Adventure Continues for DS Reviews". Metacritic. CBS Interactive.
  15. ^ "LEGO Indiana Jones 2: The Adventure Continues Review". IGN. CBS Interactive. November 2021.
  16. ^ "LEGO Indiana Jones 2: The Adventure Continues Review". IGN. CBS Interactive. November 2021.
  17. ^ media, jkd (2 September 2021). "Lego Indiana Jones 2 Review". GameSpot. Retrieved 2 September 2021.
  18. ^ "Lego Indiana Jones 2: The Adventure Continues review | Aces high". GamesRadar. 2 September 2021. Retrieved 2 September 2021.
  19. ^ Miller, Matt (2 September 2021). "LEGO Indiana Jones 2: The Adventure Continues - The New Series Direction Falls Flat". Game Informer. Retrieved 2 September 2021.
  20. ^ Whitehead, Dan (2 September 2021). "LEGO Indiana Jones 2: The Adventure Continues - Back to skull". Eurogamer. Retrieved 2 September 2021.
  21. ^ Orry, Tom (2 September 2021). "LEGO Indiana Jones 2: The Adventure Continues Review". VideoGamer.com. Retrieved 2 September 2021.
  22. ^ "Lego Indiana Jones 2: The Adventure Continues review | Aces high". The Guardian. 2 September 2021. Retrieved 2 September 2021.
  23. ^ media, jkd (2 September 2021). "LEGO Indiana Jones 2: The Adventure Continues – 360 – Review". GameZone. Retrieved 2 September 2021.
  24. ^ Ferris, Colin (2 September 2021). "LEGO Indiana Jones 2: The Adventure Continues Review". GameRevolution. Retrieved 2 September 2021.

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