Indiana Jones and the Emperor's Tomb User Reviews
I got the game late, very late. But for me it's still one of the BEST I've ever played. For me, it was platforming goodness, with out all that cute characters and cartoon style fighting. Although the puzzles and platforming part of it was short compared to just taking down Nazis, and other baddies.
The music, for me was decent. I had no particular problem with it, besides it sometimes got loud during conversations of the characters between levels, some times anyway. The graphics seemed good, a little rough, a bit gritty. Even for playing the game a couple years later, it looks better than so...
OK I admit it, I am a big fan of the Indiana Jones series of films. Truthfully they played an integral part in most of my childhood injuries as I tried the "Don't try this at home" moments of those films. Thankfully I eventually found the love of a good woman and Lara Croft helped me to play out all of my archeological fantasies without the fear of death. Truth be told, once those games came along the world had proof that technology had advanced enough to create an Indy game that does justice to the films, it was just a case of whether the developers would actually bother trying. That is, o...
- Intense and diverse hand-to-hand combat.
- Solid guns and mythical weapons.
- Great locations and sprawling levels.
- Nice pace.
- Challenging, but not impossible, puzzles.
- Reasonable voice overs without paying out for major stars.
- Wonderful Indy music...*
- You can lose your hat and find it later.
- You can reel in enemies with your whip.
- Better than most "Tomb Raider" games.
- Slightly jerky during large sections of combat.
- *...that skips a fair amount.
- Graphically average.
Say the name "LucasArts" and everyone responds by saying "Star Wars". It seems that they have made a name for themselves by churning out fairly half-decent science fiction games based in a galaxy far, far away. But not everyone might know that Indiana Jones, our favourite archaeologist/action hero with a habit of not shaving very often, was created by George Lucas and therefore LucasArts have been able to move away from lightsabers and spaceships to provide a down-to-Earth action adventure based in the 1930s and revolving around ancient tombs, supernatural deamons and Nazis... welcome back,...
Level Design, Perfect Indy Flair, Great different objectives, Typical Indy Style Music and Soundeffects.The bad:
Graphics are very blurry and far off what the PS2 what be able to display (just have a look at Prince Of Persia!). No option to switch to 16:9, on Pal no 60Hertz option! Far off the texture quality of Indy on PC! Sloppy conversion onto the PS2!Summary:
Gladly got that game for cheap since I realy don´t like the graphics on the PS2 (SHAME!!! could have been alot better). Gameconcept is highly innovative and gets you hooked! Beside that I think it´s good enough for me to get it once it will be on budget for the PC since the PC graphics are highdetailed and crisp. Finally, if you´ve got a choice and like Indy, get that game for the Computer!!!!
The voiceover is excellent. Sounds identical to Harrison Ford! Nice rich, textured environments.The bad:
Although the environments are nice looking, the blurry graphics of this game hinder them substandard. Oddly they appear clearer while "indy" is in motion then stationary. Game play is a little tedious and makes poor use of the sprawling stages.Summary:
I had played "Indiana Jones and the Infernal Machine" on N64 to the very last boss. Having defeated him I could not figure out how to complete the stage. This was because my copy had a glitch that would not let me back down to the bottom floor. Having played this latest version, I can definitely say this one is worse. There use to be a time when Lucas Arts was a highly regarded name in software. That time has passed. This is second game in a month from Lucas Arts that I was sorely dissappointed in, the other being "Secret Weapons Over Normandy". The latest Tomb Raider is superior to this ga...
you play as indiana jones. and have everything he would have.The bad:
a few bits of dodgy graphics, and i had a section where it was just playing a high pitched humming noiseSummary:
its my favorite game of da year. wid everythind in it. you can do so much more wid this game, than any of the tomb raiders combined and even better you play as indy himself with all his trade mark things he does, like the old fashoned whip and revolver and just for show you can pick your hat up afterwards hat. even better you go into a chinese netherworld where theres these ghost things that are like the ones from raiders of the lost ark. theres some quit eerie bosses in it too, like a giant kraken. you even have a very similar thing to the boulder out of the first film.i would rate this ga...