One of the best games of all time, Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade closely follows the plotline of its movie counter part, while throwing in clever puzzles that ensure hours and hours of great gameplay time.
The game opens, introducing as Indiana Jones, college professor and acclaimed archaeologist. You’ve just received a package from your father containing his diary of research on the Holy Grail and its possible location. When you attempt to make contact with your father, you find that his apartment has been ransacked and dear old dad is missing in action.
An attempt to save your father unravels into a daring quest to save a priceless artefact from falling into the wrong hands.
Travelling from New York to Paris, exploring old libraries, complicated catacombs and Nazi castles, Indy is faced with different obstacles that the player must cleverly overcome. Puzzles required some pondering, but not enough to frustrate a player, giving the game a King’s Quest feel.
Though there are few fighting opportunities, the ones that are there are terrible. They have no place in the game and they aid in slowing it down. This is, in my opinion the worst part of the whole game. Of which may have been seen by the creator, because it is much different in the second Indy game, Indiana Jones and
the Fate of Atlantis, which gives the player the power to avoid fighting completely.
The graphics are of a higher quality than those of most LucasArts games. The animation is also on par with, and often exceeding, the usual LucasArts quality. Backgrounds as well contain much detail, some being rather in depth, especially in scenes like the airport and library
Unfortunately music is almost non-existent, which saves the player from the normal repetitive game music. Although, you would assume that, since this is an Indiana Jones game, the classic theme music would be used constantly, however, it is used almost never. The sound effects, though, are definitely up to par, giving the game a realistic feel.
One of the best parts of the game, though, would be the writing, hands down. Clever and witty responses accompany not only things you’re supposed to do but also with actions that don’t make any sense.
Overall, Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade is one of the best computer games of its time. If you enjoy adventure gameplay complete with complex and intelligent dilemmas, or are a fan of Sierra games, or the Indy storylines, you have to get this game. It will definitely be worth the download.