Lego Indy Battles Horrible, Terrible Lego People
Posted on March 8, 2008The Lucas Arts Lego game version of Indiana Jones will be out this June. A CVG article reveals much about the game. Indiana still has his fear of snakes. He has hit hat and his whip as you can see in the video below. One interesting note is that the Nazis are not called Nazis in the game but they are still horrible, terrible and evil Lego people. They are an "anonymous genocidal, occultist, trenchcoat-wearing master-race." They are not Nazis but yet they are Nazis.
Jone's snake phobia hasn't been overlooked either. When faced with slithering nasties the hero will be rendered ineffective leaving it down to another character - presumably AI or player-driven - to help out. And the phobia mechanic won't be exclusive to Indy, either.Here is the trailer for Lego Indiana Jones: The Original Adventures.
Stacking the Indy adventure up against the Star Wars games, Edge says that "Pulling levels to open doors, building platforms to reach them and then destroying them (and everything else) for studs has grown into something more open and explorative".
According to the article, Lego Indy is far funnier than Lego Star Wars. It describes how, in the scene from Raiders of the Lost Ark when Indy shoves the Staff of Ra into a hole in the map room, the intense beam of light that reveals the resting place of the Ark will actually either blind the hero of set the room on fire. But it's not saying which.
The Wikipedia entry says that Lego Star Wars: The Complete Saga features Indy as an unlockable playable character. You can see Indy in Lego Star Wars in this video clip.