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Lego Indiana Jones 2: The Adventure Continues
Lego Indiana Jones 2 The Adventure Continues Game Cover
Released: Wii, Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, Nintendo DS, PlayStation Portable, Microsoft Windows
  • AUS November 25, 2009

Mac OS X

  • NA April 2, 2011
Developed by: Traveller's Tales
Feral Interactive, Open Planet Software (Mac OS X) [4]
Published by: LucasArts
Feral Interactive (Mac OS X)
Genre(s): Action-adventure
Rating(s):
  • ESRB: E10+ </li>
  • OFLC: G </li>
  • PEGI: 7+ </li></li>
  • Lego Indiana Jones 2: The Adventure Continues is a 2009 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 gamers to play all four cinematic adventures,[5] including the latest film in the franchise, Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull (2008), 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.[6][7] The Mac OS X version of the game was released on April 28, 2011 by Feral Interactive.[4] The PlayStation 2 version was planned, but later was cancelled for unknown reasons and scrapped.[citation needed]

    GameplayEdit

    The game was released on November 17, 2009 in North America.[8][9] Like other Lego video games such as Lego Star Wars and Lego Batman, Lego Indiana Jones 2 lets the player control a Lego figure in areas related to movie scenes and situations, with an emphasis on exploration and problem-solving. It can be played solo or by two people simultaneously, with the same drop in/out co-op play which has become a staple of the Lego series. The game includes adaptions of the original three Indiana Jones movies. These offer all-new levels; none of the content has been recycled from the original game. There are also bonus levels that have to be discovered and are made using the level creator. Upon finishing these levels, the player can edit them at any time. The Kingdom of the crystal Skull has 3 parts. They include these levels:

    Hanger Havoc/Forklift Fun-Area 51, Doom town/Dummy run-Mannequin town, Cafe chaos/Dinner Distraction-Acadame cafe, Motorbike chase/Bike Hike-Acadame, Crane train/Target training-train tops

    Peru cell pursue/Musical Mania-Peru prison, Tomb doom/Tomb time-tomb of the crystal skull, Mac attack/mirror mayhem-Nazi campsite, Rainforest rumble/Forest forage-Peru Rainforest, Duvencheko duel/Jungle jump-Anthills

    Repair scare/campfire countdown-Mud pond, River rucus/Riverside rush-Peru river, Temple tangle/Trick or Treasure-Ugha temple, Ugha struggle/Tie up High up-Ugha pyramid, Akator ambush/Pit of peril-kingdom of the crystal skull

    For the main adventures of Indiana jones (1981, 1984 and 1989), the levels are:

    Raven rescue/Toasty tavern-Ravenwood Tavern, Market Mayhem/Cairo Conundrum-Cairo, Map room mayhem/Cryptic crypt-Map room, After the ark/Desert dash-Desert road, Belloq battle/Buildozer-Isolated island

    Lao chase/Shang High-Shanghai, Monkey Mischief/Wrong gong rung-Mayapore, Malice in the palace/disarming duel-Pankot palace, Temple Tantrum/Lava lake-Thuggee ceremony temple, Mola rampage/Cliff climber-Indian jungle/cliffside

    Coronado caper/Crab cake confusion-Portuguese coast, Brunwald blaze/castle quench-Brunwald castle, Berlin brawl/Perilous parking-Berlin,

    Cannon canyon/Canyon quest-Canyon of the crescent moon, Trial and terror/Chalice challenge-Temple of the Grail

    Console 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 November 23, 2009, LucasArts revealed on Twitter that it is working on a patch for PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 versions of the game which will enable online co-op gameplay.[10]

    StoryEdit

    The game starts in Kingdom of the Crystal Skull Part 1. There are 6 hubs in the game in total, with 5 story mode levels in each hub, 5 treasure mode levels, 5 bonus levels, and 1 super bonus level (these are unlocked by completing treasure mode and bonus levels).

    ReceptionEdit

    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.'[11] 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.[12] 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.[13] 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.[14] As of May 2012, the game has sold over 4 million copies worldwide.

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