Indiana Jones and the Staff of Kings
Indiana Jones RULES!!!
Staff of kings rules,but Emperor's tomb is better. emperor's tomb shows what it takes at an adventure and staff of kings just shows what a adventure is like.There both great,but if you were to choose to buy one,I highly recommend 2003's ET. Than get 2009's SOK.
This game rocks cuz Indy is looking good!!!
This game is awesome just like emperor's tomb! I highly recommend it to all Indiana Jones fans!!!
It was good!
When I bought the game, I read all the reviews, I watched the teaser, and it didn't look good. Everyone said this is a bad game don't get it. Well I got it just to try it out, because I'm a HUGE Indy fan. I loved it. The storyline was a little confusing at first, but then it cleared up. I loved the villain. Now on the down side, it was very, very short. I started and finished the game on the same day. So I thought Lucasarts should have added at least a few more levels. And another low point was the challenge. There were only 2 or 3 levels that I had trouble with, but I still got through them without much difficulty. And I also thought Indy should've not just worn his normal attire the whole game. Like a suit or a Nazi uniform or something. So I thought it was a great game, but there were a few things I would've changed. Any original Indy fan I would recommend at least trying this game.
A poor game all around!
I'm not a game snob by any means, and I can usualy always find something enjoyable in a game, but for once I am GREATLY dissapointed in the quality of this game. I had been looking forward to this game since 2006 when the makers were planning on puting this game out on 360 and yet something happened and it fell through. Then I heard about them going ahead with the release on PS2 and I was again excited and looking forward to it. And unfortunately it seems that they just threw it together effortlessly and then threw it on the shelves to take advantage of all the Indy fans who are willing to pay a pretty penny for a new Indy adventure.All you do is punch, walk/run and crack a whip and everything else is automated with every now and again pushing a button repeatedly to move out of the way of a boulder or something of the like. And to add to this the story is horrible. You start off in the game not knowing what is going on and/or why you are even where you are. You don't for once feel like you are in control of Indy and the entire gaming experience is very restricted.I could go on and on about how bad and dissapointing this game is but not once did I find this game to be fun or hardly even like an Indiana Jones game. And that is pretty bad being that I grew up a huge Indy fan. I have given this game the benefit of the doubt and kept playing and playing until I just had enough. Sorry Indy fans, but if you want a decent Indy game play (Emperors Tomb). NEVER buy this game. I had wanted to buy it until I decided to rent first. Thank god! I rate this game as one of the worst games I've ever played.
No "Emporer's Tomb"
Indiana Jones and the Staff of Kings is a solid action game. Unfortunately, I found it to be shorter and not as challanging as I had anticipated. Excellent Graphics, a broad range of environments, and plenty of fisticuffs to go around. All told, the game lacks the magic of 2003's "Indiana Jones and the Emporer's Tomb", a far superior game put out by Lucas Arts and The Collective. The game control is hokey in Staff of Kings, no doubt the result of translation. This title has been in production for quite some time and I am a little disappointed with the final product. While I did enjoy the subject matter of the game, its characters were generic with no growth as the story progressed. Lucas Arts touted the revolutionary "Euphoria" technology that would be present in the game's AI but I haven't seen it. The threats are predictable and if you do manage to fail once around you will definately know where to aim next time. Fans of Indy will enjoy the game, they just have to accept it for what it is. If there is a difference in other console versions (Wii, etc.) I hope they fair better. In closing, I hope the next title sees the return of The Collective as a collaberative publisher. Staff of Kings is no Emporer's Tomb.
"Always tell me the odds"
Indiana Jones, the man with the hat is back (in videogames of course!) but for what purpose? Yes we all know, to get the nasty taste of Kingdom of the crystal skull out of our mouths. Speaking of skulls-I feel that I just got skull...ergh...bashed, by this game. From the beginning to end you feel as though any moment now the game will let go of the controls so It can give you a try-that can be harmful to the brain you know? Furthermore this game is false advertised as adventure genre, instead it seems more arcade quick play style. The sound from Lucasarts is always great, ranging from John Williams awesome score to the sound effects that come from the cracked whip at Indianas side. The problem with this game is the lack of thought into gameplay itself, rather quick button mashing scenerios and cheap gimmicks, ohh sorry I meant archalogical rare antiquities. The purks are a few but some none the less such as the story it does seem to grow on you and you find yourself at some point in haste to see whats next. Also the graphics are well done enough for Playstation 2. Several displays of ancient ruins, temples, and desert terrace are done well to help you feel the environment that indy always finds himself in. Indy goes behind the wheels of many vehicles as well. Flying is actually quite fun and thriling and I guess thats what sums this game up is thrilling but not challenging nor tactful. Many themes in this game are more based on the thrill of escaping boulders, cart chases, boat steering and airplane flights. The game begins and concludes with these things if that is what you are looking for then great. If you are a fan (Insanely so) then you also can find something fun about it but if your looking for the challenge that the movies so greatly describes then look somewhere else. I recommend "Indiana Jones and the Emperors Tomb for PS2."