YMMV / Indiana Jones and the Fate of Atlantis

  • Alternative Character Interpretation — Is Sternhart a thieving, arrogant Jerk Ass, or a respectable "fellow seeker" as he put it that is tragically Killed Off for Real?
  • Better Than Canon: Some fans consider this to be the real fourth film of the series.
  • Hilarious in Hindsight: For all the chiding Crystal Skull got for revealing that the skull belong to interdimensional beings. The comic book of this game, made years before that movie, revealed the whole Atlantian society was inspired by aliens.
  • No Problem with Licensed Games: Some fans even state that the game is better written than two of the films. It helps that the genre tends to parallel the pacing and writing structure of film more than other gaming genres (assuming you're not getting stuck), allowing for a story that can feel like the movies without relying on Gameplay and Story Segregation.
  • Scrappy Mechanic: The balloon ride and the submarine-steering scenes. The fighting could also be considered this, since this is an Adventure Game, but most of the time it can be skipped by using the "sucker punch".
  • "Shaggy Dog" Story: Dr. Ubermann ends up finding Atlantis and, in a fit of megalomania, tries to transform himself into a god. The attempt atomizes him, and causes Atlantis to destroy itself once again. Indiana Jones being there doesn't really change any part of the story. At worst, the Nazis might have made off with some Orichalcum beads before Atlantis went tits up.