Lego Pirates of the Caribbean: The Video Game

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7.0 Overall Score
Graphics: 7/10
Sound: 7/10
Controls: 5/10

A better entry in the Lego video game line

More of the same with little innovation

 
Game Info

Game Name:  Lego Pirates of the Caribbean: The Video Game

Developer(s):  Traveler’s Tales

Publisher(s):  Disney Interactive Studios

Platform(s):  PS3/Xbox 360/Wii/PC/PSP/NDS

Genre(s):  Action/Adventure

Release Date(s):  May 10, 2011

ESRB Rating:  E10+

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Everyone’s after my lucky charms!

Meet Jack Sparrow, he’s a scoundrel and a pirate…but don’t blame him, he’s just built that way.  As Jack and his friends make their way through a Lego filled world of palm trees, parrots, ghost pirates, mermaids, and sea serpents, Jack will get his gold studs and the best ship he can build.

Lego Pirates of the Caribbean:  The Video Game continues the trend of Lego of adopting people film series and putting their Lego spin on it.  Lego Pirates of the Caribbean:  The Video Game followed Lego Star Wars III:  The Clone Wars and like most Lego games received relatively positive reviews.  It was released for all the major systems in some form or another.

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Rolling in the jungle

Lego Pirates of the Caribbean:  The Video Game adapts Pirates of the Caribbean:  Curse of the Black Pearl, Pirates of the Caribbean:  Dead Man’s Chest, Pirates of the Caribbean:  At World’s End, and Pirates of the Caribbean:  On Stranger Tides.  It follows the same format of the previous Lego games with a “Hub” world in which your Lego characters can access the individual films which each have five chapters.

Lego games start out as fun but often become tedious as you play them.  This is true of Lego Pirates of the Caribbean: The Video Game.  The game is really all ages with no real opportunities of dying.  The all ages factor however is challenged when you reach some really frustrating boards that don’t give you much direction as to what your objectives are.  Like all Lego games, once you manage to unlock all of the fun stuff, you are ready to shelve the game forever.

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Watch your footing!

I actually liked Lego Pirates of the Caribbean: The Video Game a little more than some of the other titles (and definitely better than the worst Lego title in Lego Indiana Jones.  The cinematics are quite entertaining and the Lego humor is always there.  A word to the wise, however, if you haven’t seen all the films, it does make the game more difficult.

If you are a fan of the Lego games, you’ll like Lego Pirates of the Caribbean: The Video Game.  If you don’t like Lego games, Lego Pirates of the Caribbean: The Video Game is more of the same.  It will be interesting what the game will do if plans continue for a fifth Pirates of the Caribbean film…maybe the game will have an add-on since there isn’t any other material to draw from like Star Wars.  Lego followed up Lego Pirates of the Caribbean: The Video Game with Lego Harry Potter:  Years 5-7.

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Related Links:

Lego Harry Potter:  Years 1-4

Lego Harry Potter:  Years 5-7

Lego Batman:  The Video Game

Lego Batman 2:  DC Super Heroes

Lego Star Wars:  The Complete Saga

Lego Star Wars II:  The Original Trilogy

Lego Star Wars III:  The Clone Wars

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Author: JPRoscoe View all posts by

Follow me on Twitter @JPRoscoe76! Loves all things pop-culture especially if it has a bit of a counter-culture twist. Plays video games (basically from the start when a neighbor brought home an Atari 2600), comic loving (for almost 30 years), and a true critic of movies. Enjoys the art house but also isn’t afraid to let in one or two popular movies at the same time.

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