Summary: Traveler's Tales has once again taken a popular film franchise and those colorful Danish building blocks, and thrown them into a videogame blender. This time, its dart board of pop-culture has Disney's Pirates of the Caribbean franchise set firmly in the bullseye.
Excerpt: The latest LEGO video game, LEGO Pirates of the Caribbean, takes the now tried and tested formula of basic combat and platforming mixed in with simple puzzle solving, and lays it over the top of the four films starring Johnny Depp (including the yet to be released On Stranger Tides).
PS3/X360/PC Review - 'LEGO Pirates of the Caribbean: The Video Game'
8 July 2011
Summary: LEGO Pirates of the Caribbean: The Video Game re-creates the action, adventure and memorable moments of the Pirates of the Caribbean mythology in LEGO form, incorporating the humor of LEGO minifigures and fantastic worlds built from LEGO bricks and elements for players to explore.
Conclusion: And that’s really the one of the key words here, “solid”. It’s a by-the-numbers entry in the series that doesn’t bother to attempt the type of meaningful additions seen in LEGO Star Wars III: The Clone Wars . As such, a recommendation can only come with a number of caveats.
Excerpt: First Impressions My reaction is I have two confessions to make here – I had to get my sister to play this latest Lego game, simply because I love that psychotic glint in her eyes as she runs around smashing things in the level.
Summary: Unfortunately, LEGO Pirates of the Caribbean: The Video Game carries the heavy stench of a cash-in. The charm is there, but so is janky platforming and lackluster gameplay. It all adds up to an uninspired experience.
Pros: LEGOs and pirates! Together in one game!, Improved character management.
Cons: Janky platforming., Little to play with outside the LEGO-fied movies., Franchise isn't fleshed out enough for a LEGO game., Uninspired. Smells, at times, like a cash-in.
LEGO Pirates of the Caribbean: The Video Game review
26 June 2011
Excerpt: Lego Pirates of the Caribbean is no less than the 8th themed Lego game, and despite improvements in graphics and multiplayer features, there isn’t a great deal of difference between this and the first Lego release.
Pros: Polished graphics and presentation. Awesome humour and faithful rendition of the films and original characters.
Cons: Suffers from ‘What the hell do I do now? Syndrome’. Some puzzles are quite hard. Campaign is relatively short and you’ll need to do some backtracking to get longevity out of it.