Jun 5, 2008

The floor's on fire.

My copy of LEGO Indiana Jones: The Original Trilogy was dropped at my doorstep yesterday. I showed an overwhelming amount of restraint by not playing it right away so I could finish my DC panel article. I however could not call out of work to play a video game so I only got to play the first board before I left the house today. What I did play was...wait for it...ADORABLE! (Clack, clack, clack, clack)



They hooked me immediately by letting Indy jump out of the school window to escape into the outside world and kept me going digging up artifacts. It was pretty much a given I was going to love this game, I love Indiana Jones and I loved the LEGO Star Wars games. I got it for my Nintendo DS because I think the LEGO series fits incredibly well with it. Even after completing Star Wars it's the game I'll most go back and play on the DS if I need a bit of fun.

The only downside so far I'm afraid to say has been the use of the whip. I know I only played one board but it takes some getting used to. It's easy enough to swing with it because it's basically done for you but as far as hitting things goes it's a bit difficult to aim directly. I resorted to punching the enemies I first came upon because the whip wasn't going anywhere near them. 

Anyway I'm off to play it probably into the early morning hours!


Oh, and I'd like to take a second to thank Redhead Fangirl for adding me to the Comic Blog Legion. Us redheads gotta stick together you know? 

5 comments:

Japanese Dude Girl said...

how do you get games dropped off on your doorstep?

Rich said...

Looking forward to picking this up! I loved Lego Star Wars and I'm sure I'll love this.

Probably get it for the 360 and my wife's DS. Yeah, for...her...

Nerdy Bird said...

@japanese dude girl, There's these magical races of creatures called USPS, FEDEX and UPS that fly to your doorstep when you aren't looking and leave you presents. Haven't you ever gotten one?

@rich, awesome! My bf is getting it for the 360 so I'll be able to see the differences. I got to play as a monkey last night. That's all I'm saying.

Patrick Rennie said...

I'm probably going to wait to pick this one up. The levels on the second Star Wars were just too long if you were trying to unlock the coin collections. I know the first game was short, but I would have rather have had more levels than longer ones. Is the pacing on this one better?

Nerdy Bird said...

Patrick, the ds version has long boards as well. I actually just played the 360 version this weekend and they didn't seem as long to me. But either way it doesn't bother me seeing as how I'll play it for hours at a time.