STAFF REVIEW of Indiana Jones and the Emperor's Tomb (Xbox)

Monday, March 31, 2003.
by Yellowlab

Indiana Jones and the Emperor's Tomb Box art Indiana Jones is a solid game with a couple mis-steps that keep it from being perfect. First off, the good stuff: it has an very fun fighting engine, it captures the Indiana Jones feel perfectly, has diverse levels, it's packed full of gameplay, looks good, and sounds excellent. On the bad side, some levels are inconsistent. They occassionally go from very easy to ungodly hard and back to easy again, or really short to frustratingly long (if you die, you start over at the begining). This would have been easily fixed with REASONABLE save/check points within each level. It's was a real pain in the butt to play an entire level over again because you merely missed a jump at the end of it. Speaking of jumping, it could have used a little less platform jumping and more fighting. There are large stretches with no one to fight, and only jumping or swiming. However, overall the good does overcome any of the negatives, and the game was definately worth buying as it sustained about 20 hours of gameplay.

IJ&TET plays very smoothly. The game breaks you in gently in the first level, and holds your hand showing you the basic moves. There's nothing new here, but combines elements of a lot of different games. There is lots of fighting, platform jumping, some "rail shooting" levels, a Crash Bandicoot style level in which you run from a tank jumping over pits, some water levels with lots of swiming, and some "stealth" levels. The big star of the game is the fighting engine. It's a blast to fight your way through the levels. On the downside, I experienced two freeze-ups and frequent stuttering with both the music and video. Also on one occassion Indy got stuck "in" a wall and could not move. I also noted worse than normal collision detection as you can almost pass through "solid" walls and objects.

I liked the diverse locations, and each one had a unique feel to it which kept the game feeling fresh. Indy looks like Harrison Ford. The visuals were solid, but I didn't see anything that I would call spectacular.

The sounds were excellent. It has all the necessary Indiana Jones music that chimes in at the right time. The game makes good use of a DD 5.1 sound system. The rest of the sound effects were solid. Voice acting was top notch, they found a perfect Harrison Ford sound alike.

Reasonable save/check points, fix bugs, more fighting/less platform jumping.

Overall: 8.0 / 10
Gameplay: 9.0 / 10
Visuals: 8.0 / 10
Sound: 10.0 / 10


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