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"They want you to find the Ark before the generic-looking bad guys do, and they're willing to pay handsomely for it" 06 May, 2009, 03:59 / 9 comments

After previews that have, as far as I know, been based on LEC demonstrations, IGN actually got to have some hands-on time with Indiana Jones and the Staff of Kings, and their impressions are positive:
It's easy to scoff at a game that embraces motion controls with such first-generation gusto but LucasArts seems to have done a grand job marrying physical movement to onscreen action in a way that successfully heightens immersion rather than detracts through pointless gimmickry.
Interestingly, the preview claims that the Nazis will not ever be referred to as Nazis in order to keep things "family friendly." Seriously? I did notice the iron cross looking emblems on the Germans in the screenshots in lieu of swastikas, and I know putting Nazis on LEGOs is a touchy subject, but since when can't a non-toy based Indiana Jones game call the Nazis...Nazis? Anyway, check out the whole preview.

Comments

  • The Tingler on 06 May, 2009, 15:05…
    I think a better quote would've been "Generic enemies. I hate these guys."
  • Gabez on 06 May, 2009, 15:08…
    It's "quotation," not "quote."
  • The Tingler on 06 May, 2009, 16:37…
    Informally it's okay.
  • The Tingler on 06 May, 2009, 08:59…
    Yeah, I noticed the Iron Cross thing too, and managed to shrug it off... but Indiana Jones not referring to his bitter enemies as 'Nazis'?

    Why bother making them Nazis at all then? Why not go with Russians? This is ridiculous!
  • Udvarnoky on 06 May, 2009, 16:39…
    It really makes no sense. The guys he's facing in Staff of Kings are clearly Nazis. As far as I know, there's nothing stopping them from using the name other than their own misguided sense of political correctness.
  • Icebox on 06 May, 2009, 04:12…
    I Can see where they're coming from, but still!
    People are too sensitive these days. Are we promoting ignorance, an amnesiac perspective on past events? I would like to think that Lucas Arts is better than that. Guess Wii is just too family friendly...
  • Capn_Nacho on 06 May, 2009, 04:42…
    How clumsily will they censor Fate of Atlantis?
  • Udvarnoky on 06 May, 2009, 04:51…
    I don't...think...they'd do that.
  • The Tingler on 06 May, 2009, 08:56…
    Oh god no. I never even considered that possibility.