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LucasArts seems to like the new Indy game 08 May, 2009, 04:17 / 9 comments

LucasArts is running a series of videos about Staff of Kings on the game's Facebook page, and the first is up, and worth watching for some new gameplay footage.

I also recommend checking out this Italian preview. Even you're like me and don't speak Italian, there's new screenshots and gameplay videos to check out, so check them out you should.

Comments

  • ATMachine on 08 May, 2009, 20:56…
    I wonder if the deNazification is an effort to ease the localization process in countries such as Germany where Nazi symbols are illegal to put in computer games (which are in legal terms considered children's toys. Stupid.)

    There was something of this with the Last Crusade and Fate of Atlantis video games. LC had about a hundred swastikas in its various backgrounds, all of which the artists had to paint out or otherwise retouch for the German port. As a consequence FoA only had one swastika shown in the whole game - and even then you can miss it if you don't look carefully.
  • Ascovel on 08 May, 2009, 21:54…
    Damn Nazis. Long dead, but still creating problems.
  • Ascovel on 08 May, 2009, 12:17…
    Somehow I'm already bored by this game before I even got to play it. Bring on Indy & The Fountain of Youth!
  • Diduz on 08 May, 2009, 08:49…
    I'm Italian, so I've read the preview and it's quite positive. They say the engine isn't great, but the game looks rich, funny and very true to the Indy franchise.
  • The Tingler on 08 May, 2009, 08:04…
    I'm worried about those Italian gameplay videos. They clearly show a lot of bugs.

    Oh, and apparently the bad guys are 'the Germans' now? How is that better than 'the Nazis'? It'll teach kids to hate Germans!
  • neon_git on 08 May, 2009, 21:04…
    No, no, no it's "ze Germans". Emphasis on the "ze".

    It makes it much less offensive that way.
  • Giygas on 08 May, 2009, 15:23…
    I'm still not quite sure how not calling them Nazis is going to protect "the kiddies". I mean, chances are that if they're playing a Indy game they've probably already seen one of the movies. (Or if they haven't seen one of the movies, they probably will after playing the game.)
  • The Tingler on 08 May, 2009, 15:51…
    The only POSSIBLE variation I can think of is if they'd played Lego Indy and wanted to try another Indy game without watching the films.

    I'm sure they'll be disappointed as the graphics are much better in Lego Indy. :P
  • The Tingler on 08 May, 2009, 08:05…
    Nevertheless it looks quite enjoyable, despite a few questionable decisions.

    Oh, and even the LucasArts logo has a satchel.