February 4, 2015

Indiana Jones and the Fate of Atlantis

LucasArts, 1992

In many circles, The Fate Of Atlantis is regarded as one of the very best adventure games ever made, and rightly so.  In this sequel, which is also known as Indy 4, you assume the role of the infamous Dr. Indiana Jones, intrepid archaeologist and explorer, as he races to beat Hitler's S.S. to the fabled lost city of Atlantis.

The graphics are rather dated, the audio is marvelous, featuring digitized sound effects and music. Additionally, this title is somewhat unique, as it has multiple path to choose from, which allows you to solve puzzles in many different ways. In the first half of the game you reach a point where you have the choice to play the game using three different ways: Team, Wits and Fists. All three paths lead to a different adventuring experience. In all aspects, it's a triumph for LucasArts.