Indiana Jones and the Fate of Atlantis Special Edition is a fan made remake of the Lucasarts’ classic point and click adventure, string everyone’s favorite whip-cracking archaeologist as he goes in search of the mythical city of Atlantis.
The majority of the classic Lucasarts point and click adventures have all seen HD remakes of some sort, but (possibly due to licencing issues) Indiana Jones’ escapades in the lost city of Atlantis has been archived and forgotten in a Hangar 51-esque vault. Thankfully though a group of fans have been hard at work on a full HD remake, with band new semi-photorealistic environments, high quality character animation and voice overs provided by professional actors.
The current build of Indiana Jones and the Fate of Atlantis Special Edition features around 2 hours worth of content, starting with Indy accidentally wrecking his university’s library, then getting embroiled in a mystery involving Nazis, Atlantis and an old acquaintance called Sophia Hapgood. All the classic puzzles are there, and although it ends before you reach atlantis, there’s plenty of globe-trotting adventures to be had.
Fans will most likely be divided over the new art style when compared to the charm of the pixel art animation in the original, but once you get used to it there’s a lot to like and it feels more authentic to Indy’s movie-based beginnings. There are a few minor bugs with the character scaling in a couple of scenes but the level of detail in the environments is impressive, the new interface works better that the traditional SCUMM one, you can highlight hotspots with the spacebar, the voice work is great and there’s lots of fun little easter eggs to discover (such as a familiar looking “vacuum cleaner” in the basement of the university library). Highly recommended.
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