According to ESRB, this game contains: Animated Blood, Animated Violence
Parents should take note that the poor controls, convoluted puzzles, and pickyness in making certain actions occur may easily frustrate younger gamers. One other bit of strangeness for all to note is that there is a sidestepping bug which makes Indy perform the action inconsistently.
Lara Croft lovers can breathe a sigh of relief because as far as I'm concerned, she's still the reigning queen of the genre and Infernal Machine only tries to follow in her footsteps and never surpasses them.
Fans of Indiana Jones could do worse then Infernal Machine being that there haven't been too many offerings since the point & click masterpiece, Fate of Atlantis. Just make sure you bring along a control pad or joystick because playing without one is only going to make the difficult controls even worse.
Those with older computers should also take heed. Because Infernal Machine was built from an older game engine, it will run fairly well even on minimal setups. But those expecting something distinctive of the Indiana Jones name and unique as far as videogames goes will be disappointed by Infernal Machine.
Somewhere between all the gaming, Chi some how managed to finish high school and get into the New York Institute of Technology. At the same time, Chi also interned at Virtual Frontiers, an Internet software consultancy where he learned the ways of HTML. Soon after acquiring his BFA, Chi went on to become the lead Web designer of the Anti-Defamation League. During his tenure there, Chi was instrumental in redesigning and relaunching the non-profit organization's Web site.
Today, Chi is the webmaster of the American Red Cross in Greater New York and somehow managed to work through the tragic events of September 11th without losing his sanity. Chi considers GameCritics.com his life's work and continues to be amazed that the web site is still standing after the recent dotcom fallout. It is his dream that GameCritics.com will accomplish two things: 1) Redefine the grammar of videogames much the same way French film critic Andre Bazin did for the art of cinema and 2) bring game criticism to the forefront of mainstream culture much the same way Siskel & Ebert did for film criticism.
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