Indiana Jones & the Emperors Tomb - Playstation 2

Indiana Jones & the Emperors Tomb
Title: Indiana Jones & the Emperors Tomb
Platform: Playstation 2
Rating: 11+ (PEGI)
Release Date: 01 Aug 2003
SKU: PT715
RRP: £39.99
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Indiana Jones and the Emperor's Tomb is an action-oriented romp made by the developers that produced Buffy the Vampire Slayer for Xbox. The Buffy game engine is a good fit for Indy as he travels the world on a quest to prevent the discovery of an ancient Chinese secret that could spell the end of creation itself.
Such a quest should be easy for an adventurer such as Dr Jones, and with game controls as well laid out as these, it is.
Indy can run, jump, shimmy up ropes, swing with his whip, and fight it out with nasty villains. True to the movies, he also has to navigate an almost constant stream of death-traps--caves full of traps, ruins full of traps, medieval castles filled with traps. And guess what you find in China? Yes, more traps. It gets repetitive, but the game has some very clever tricks. For example, skulls make noise, so Indy can toss a few and watch the crocodiles or sentry traps target them instead.
In addition to traps, Indy must combat Chinese Triads, poachers, animated statuary and Nazis. He can execute quick punch combinations to knock his fs out or pick up weapons such as a chair, a plank, a machete or firearms. His famous whip can be used to disarm fs. The only problem is the camera, which is difficult to keep in the right position. You have complete control of it, but it's hard to manage a camera while you're fighting a martial arts expert.
The graphics are good, pleasantly reminiscent of some of the movies' more memorable locales. The in-game Indy mug looks like Harrison Ford right down to the chin scar. Other nice touches include Indy actually having to pick up his hat if it falls off during a fight and the little 1930s plane flying over the aged and weathered world map. The music is pure John Williams and the voice work is handled by very convincing imitators. The guy they got for Indy, in particular, sounds a lot like Ford himself.
Indiana Jones and the Emperor's Tomb ds right by its licence and provides hours of entertainment for anyone who's ever wanted to relive the movies starring the most exciting adventurer alive.

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