John Davison had some really unkind (and hilarious) things to say about this game in a recent Listen UP podcast
. Some highlights (or lowlights, I guess):
-"Indiana Jones and the Staff of Kings on Wii (this is a prepared statement) is ****."
-"This game would have been bad if it had been released in 1999."
-". . .it's a third-person Quicktime event, basically. . ."
-". . .this is where I threw the octopus at the guy. . ."
-"I haven't played a game that's made me feel this annoyed for SO LONG! I ******* hate it! It's terrible!"
-"It's such a poorly-designed game."
-"You feel like such a putz throughout the entire thing."
-"It's just ****. And then it got to the point where I'm like 'that's it, I'm not playing this anymore. **** you.' It was literally like, I don't care what happens next."
-"But there is also a PS2, a PSP, and a DS game, and I just shudder to think how awful they must be."
-"I bet there was a moment at some point at a level above LucasArts where they were like 'you know, a bunch of people went to see Crystal Skull, and that was ****, so uncan The Staff of Kings and let's just put it out and see what happens!'"
-"This thing makes the last couple of Tomb Raiders look like, just works of staggering genius. However apathetic most people are toward Tomb Raider now, they look like works of GENIUS compared to this."
-"Don't buy Indy, it's awful."
Starts about nine minutes in.