LEGO Indiana Jones 2: The Adventure Continues on the Nintendo DS is a comedic action/adventure game that combines the fun and creative construction of LEGO bricks with the wits, daring and non-stop action of one of cinema’s most beloved adventure heroes. With a unique, tongue-in-cheek take on all the Indiana Jones films – including for the first time ever Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull – LEGO Indiana Jones 2 follows Dr. Jones’ escapades from the jungles of South America to the Peruvian Ruins and beyond. Players will also be able to jump into all new vehicles to help Indy get through all the new levels including planes, boats and mine carts – but watch out for the quicksand.
There is nothing new with the fundamental formula. A chapter of the game is started with smashing everything in bits and pieces, solve simple puzzles and amass tons of LEGO studs and consequently, purchase brand new characters and do some cheating. The focal point of the game play is still fun to some extent, but since games have been played many times before, it is lackluster and become monotonous.
What makes the LEGO Indiana Jones 2 distinct from its counterparts is that the setting of the key story line is situated in the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull. You will have the chance to collect studs on a rock boat which is presumed to be a throwback of the entrance of the Last Crusade These challenges will compensate you with hats that are golden and which is the usual take on the golden treasure chests.
For the most part, LEGO Indy 2 on played on the DS is boring and the control panels are unstable. The level design is restrained and since the areas are tiny, extensive explorations are not possible. Though there are areas to return to and retry when you have the particular characters, the experience is still unexciting. The jumping aspect is not as receptive as it should be, thus several section on the platforms can be upsetting.
With regards to the specific controls of the DS, all the actions can be performed with the use of D-Pad and face buttons. You can also opt to swipe your thumb at the lower portion of the screen in order to carry players and objects as well as sway your whip. On the other hand, secret collection in LEGO Indy 2 is entirely handled properly and despite the fact that the list of unlockables is shorter in contrast to other LEGO games, there are still numerous objects to look for. So to uncover the various challenges and in a way let you earn golden hats, the first thing that you will do is take the journey and search for pieces of map.
There is really not much to see in the illustration perspective considering that storytelling is performed by means of texts and simple impressions. Even if the images are drawn properly and with good sense of humor, the text of the story is quite tedious and dull.
There is however, a welcoming feature of the game both on the DS and the PSP and that is the presence of WiFi game for 2 players. Overall, there are better ways to spend your money rather than just smashing stuff and collecting studs, though for the most part, it could still be rewarding in any way.