As most games to make it so far as to call themselves successful, LEGO Star Wars wanted the same for other titles like LEGO Batman and now, the sequel for Indiana Jones, LEGO Indiana Jones 2: The Adventure Continues, but somehow did not succeed.
The gameplay has remained relatively unchanged, the only difference would be Indy's whip abilities tweaked a bit, being able to hook onto certain highlighted areas and so forth, but other than that, nothing ground-breaking.
There's the two player co-op available, so you still are able to have fun completing the pseudo 3D scenarios together with a friend, but unlike previous LEGO games, in this one, you can die, not just lose studs.
Combat isn't the game's strongest point and some segments just act as clock tickers to make the experience l
ast longer and the same happens in the vehicle section, once you hop into one and plaw through hords of enemies.
Unfortunately, Lego Indiana Jones 2 lacks in substance, as it picks of from the fourth film, The Kingdom of the Crystal Skull, but it also includes the first three movies as well.
Most movie elements are omitted and some are rushed too much and this is where the story part of the game suffers.
As if the movie-elements weren't confusing enough, you really don't know what to think when you face off boss monsters that never appeared in the movies in the first place. I don't remember seeing Indy face off against a giant antman monster in the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull or a giant electric "ghost" creature at the end of Raiders.
I don't think this was intended, but the game doesn't seem to bring homage to Indy.
The best thing about most LEGO games, was the ability to replay the levels to unlock new characters, vehicles, etc. and thus having a better gaming experience over-all, but even that was removed from this installment, so all you can do now is collect more studs.
Instead, you'll find a number of bonus stages in each hub (which I'll come back to in a second), and playing through these net you the golden treasures. By and large, these bonus stages are uninteresting and boring, and a number of them are very simplistic in terms of visuals.
Over-all, you could give LEGO Indiana Jones 2 a spin, but you won't be that much of a kick out of it, especially if you're a true Indy fan.