LEGO Indiana Jones 2: The Adventure Continues

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LEGO Indiana Jones 2: The Adventure Continues

I'm a vocal fan of the LEGO games, but even I was a bit sceptical about a second go-round for Indiana Jones. The first LEGO Indy game was something of a runt compared to the brick-based versions of Star Wars and Batman, and the idea of adding just one more film story - the limp Kingdom of the Crystal Skull - to the existing trilogy hardly suggested a gameplay bonanza.

The good news, then, is that Traveller's Tales has come up with a package that renders such concerns null and void. This is an absolutely stuffed disc, easily doubling what was on offer last time, and addressing long-running complaints about the LEGO series to boot.

Naysayers who claim LEGO games are just the same thing repackaged are finally proven conclusively wrong, even though every game so far has offered its own tweaks and improvements. Of course, you still explore levels, smashing things, melee-bashing enemies, solving puzzles and collecting LEGO studs for currency. That's what the LEGO games do. To suggest otherwise would be like asking Splinter Cell to ditch stealth, or Call of Duty to tone down the shooting.

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LEGO Indiana Jones 2 announced

LEGO Indiana Jones 2 announced

Out this autumn, with level builder.

LucasArts has announced LEGO Indiana Jones 2: The Adventure Continues.

It's due out for DS, PC, PS3, PSP, Wii and Xbox 360 this autumn, with Traveller's Tales wielding the whip.

As you might imagine, in addition to bits from the original three films, the second LEGO Indy in as many years takes in the fourth film, Indiana Jones and the Crystal Skull.

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