Reviews and Problems with Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest
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Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest
31 December 2006
Excerpt: Look and feel are certainly the best parts of this venture, which means that more than a few copies will fly off shelves based on previews. Gotta give credit to the folks who scripted the opening cinematic, because they make Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest look much more engaging than it turned out to be. The game soundtrack is great, as was the movie music.
Summary: BVG delivers a very mediocre hack-and-slasher that becomes almost unplayable at times.
Pros: Quality presentation faithful to Pirates of the Caribbean; good graphics for Jack Sparrow and NPC's alike; environments are nicely detailed; decent sound effects; voice acting is okay.
Cons: Gameplay is run of the mill hack and slash action; next to impossible to take on multiple enemies without taking major damage; crippling glitches with camera functions in tight spaces make the game almost unplayable at times.
Excerpt: Pirates of the Caribbean started as a ride at Disney World in Orlando, Florida. A couple years ago, they transformed it into a major motion picture. This past summer, the sequel to Pirates of the Caribbean arrived in the United States to the best box office opening ever. Better than Titanic, better than Star Wars, and better than The Matrix movies. With such a hot property on their hands, it is no wonder why they chose to release a game across multiple platforms.
Conclusion: If you thought pirates were cool, this will change your mind; this is hack and slash for morons. The multi-player will amuse you for a while, if you’ve got the patience to load it, but otherwise you’d be better off getting soused on rum.
Conclusion: If you’re completely obsessed with the movie, then you may end up liking the game. The issues mentioned herein are extremely noticeable, even for younger players so be sure to keep that in mind. Given the high price of PSP games, you’ll likely want to try Pirates out before you go ahead and buy the game. Dead Man’s Chest offers a fairly lengthy adventure and the multiplayer is a sheer blast to play through.