First Impression: LEGO Indiana Jones

June 11, 2008

I don’t know many guys my age that didn’t grow up playing with LEGO blocks. At work, frequent discussions break out about the colored little blocks (which just goes to show what type of work environment I work in). So to see so many of my favorite movie franchises get the LEGO treatment is a real joy. LucasArts could have stopped with Star Wars and I would have been a happy gamer. That Indiana Jones was the next franchise to hit our consoles is just gravy.

So how does LEGO Indy stack up against previous variations of the game? Very well is the short answer. Travellers Tales did a bang up job keeping the same visual simplicity as LEGO Star Wars while creating a whole new set of abilities that keep the experience fresh. It really gives me faith that LEGO Batman, which is due later this year, is going to be another blockbuster game.

At about 1/3 of the way through the game I can safely say that it is a worthy purchase. I’ll also direct you to Costco for your purchase, where it is much cheaper than any other store I’ve seen it at.

What is your favorite part about the game so far? Hit the discussion thread to see mine.