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. And oh, wouldn't it be great if they timed the release of the game to coincide with the fourth film in the series?
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.
Excerpt: It comes as no surprise that the LEGO Pirates of the Caribbean game would coincide with the release of the 4th movie in the franchise, Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides. The game is touted as a retelling of the most memorable moments in the Pirates of the Caribbean movies, all four of them, in LEGO cuteness. After “LEGOfied” Star Wars, Batman, Harry Potter, and Indiana Jones, does the LEGO-themed and licensed video game franchise have any more left to give?
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. The latest installment in the series from Traveller’s Tales is Lego: Pirates of the Caribbean. If you ever wanted to see Johnny Depp or Orlando Bloom as pint-size Lego creations, well then this is your chance.
Excerpt: games. They’re simple, accessible, entertaining, and perfect for a couple players who want to spend a laid-back, family friendly afternoon collecting colorful LEGO pieces. Most titles follow the same formula, which means we never see anything revolutionary, but we always get a consistent presentation typically devoid of glaring flaws.
LEGO Pirates of the Caribbean: The Video Game review
9 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.
Excerpt: De jaarlijkse traditie om een LEGO-game uit te brengen, wordt in ere gehouden met de omzetting van de immer populaire Jack Sparrow naar de blokjeswereld. Niet geheel ontoevallig dat we nu ermee aan de slag kunnen, want deze week verschijnt na vier jaar stilte opnieuw een Pirates-film die zich lijkt los te rukken van het oorspronkelijke trilogieverhaal.