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Indiana Jones and the Fate of Atlantis (Windows)

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Written by  :  ETJB (447)
Written on  :  Mar 03, 2010
Platform  :  Windows
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Summary

Another superior LucasArts graphic adventure

The Good

Indiana Jones and the Fate of Atlantis is a superior point n' click, graphic adventure game from the folks at LucasArts. This game offers nice graphics, music, sound effects and an original storyline, with nice plot twists and the option to have more or fewer arcade sequences. The SCUMM interface is user friendly and there are more than enough interesting people, puzzles and locations to keep die hard adventure gamers busy for awhile. The CD-ROM "talkie", edition features excellent voice talents, albeit not from the film franchise.

The Bad

Some of the puzzles are a bit on the hard side, particularly when you get inside the ancient civilization. Locations of certain rooms and or items tends to change, which increases the replay value but also can provide a high level of frustration. Fans of the franchise might find themselves wondering why this game was not made into an Indiana Jones film. The Kingdom of the Crystal Skull storyline pales in comparison to the game.

The Bottom Line

Indiana Jones and the Fate of Atlantis is a classic graphic adventure game from LucasArts that utilizes the SCUMM interface system and offers, especially with the voice talents, an engaging, creative and funny storyline involving Nazi Germany, spies, mythology, old romances and the fabled lost city of Atlantis. A few of the game's later puzzles may stump less seasoned gamers, but all fans of LucasArts adventure games should give this one a try.