New Releases: What upcoming games are you looking forward to?
Three years ago, when the original LEGO Star Wars was released, nobody imagined it would become a sensation among kids of all ages. How else can you explain why George Lucas didn't release the game through LucasArts, but instead let it come out via Eidos, which had the LEGO license? Obviously, George is a guy who learns from his mistakes, since after the success, both creative and commercial, of LEGO Star Wars, it would be LucasArts that not only issued the sequels, but commissioned this game, which gives a similar treatment to Lucas' other great franchise, Indiana Jones. Not surprisingly, little has changed in the series' basic gameplay in its transition from sci-fi to serial-inspired adventure. As in LSW, Lego Indiana Jones uses plastic interlocking blocks and slapstick humor to retell the movie's epic stories in a hysterically adorable way. Running though familiar scenes from the films, you run, jump and assemble piles of loose LEGOs to form ladders and other instruments of passage,...
What's Hot: This is as adorably and addictively fun as LEGO Star Wars.
What's Not: This doesn't look as good as some versions.