The Project LUMA is a fully modelled and animated realistic game. In the game you have to build an island, plant trees and grow plants, then use levers to move and place bricks, drive trucks and other vehicles to lay down roads. When you are done with your tasks, you will get a report about how much energy is left in the batteries, how much snow is remaining and if any fish are in the pond. It’s just as much fun to build the island and watch it grow from a small seed to a fully grown version of your dreams.
The mod is created by the same people who created the popular Lego games including Lego City Online, Lego Star Wars Ultimate Collector’s Pack, Lego City Airport and Lego Star Wars Dark Tomorrow. This team of designers have managed to create a game that has the look and feel of a Lego toy but has all of the capabilities of the real thing, including fully animated buildings, physics effects, buildings which collapse and start to move again, weapon systems and a large variety of vehicles, including trains, helicopters, fire-bikes, automobiles and boats. All of these features are rendered in 3D with a great level of detail and realism, like you would find in a feature film. The music is another thing that adds to the realism of the game as you would expect from a top selling movie of the same genre. The fact that it’s been made into a video game makes it all the more worthwhile.
The story line and the whole concept of the game are set in a post-apocalyptic world where a virus called Scavenger has wiped out most of humanity. As each person dies, the world becomes smaller until there is just one big city, New York. In this city a man named Paul is trying to recover his friend and partner Rachel, a survivor of the plague who has become insane. Together they attempt to build an island to escape from the post-apocalyptic world and live there.
The story line is extremely well done. The realistic visuals, the well thought out storyline, the sound effects and everything else combined make for an incredibly fun experience. And like the LANA mod it’s mod based so you can play in split screen mode and also have LANA add-on content. You’ll be able to see the city in the distance while driving your vehicle and also be able to see the countryside from the air. The add-on packs are virtually limitless.
But that’s not all that Project Luau has in store for its fans. It also has two other great add-ons like the shepherd and the Island Pack which is great value for money. The shepherd is a sheep herding mod which adds the nature sounds like those you would expect. Then there’s the Island Pack which gives players a realistic feeling of being on an island where they meet lots of different characters, complete with a few interactive items.
If you enjoy modding games, then you’re going to love this one. It’s one of the best that has been created for such a classic style. If you’ve never played the original one, don’t worry, because it isn’t going to go down the same path as the remake. Instead, it will stand on its own for its unique style of game play. It truly is a must-have for anyone who loves the original game and who likes to play these types of games.