Reviews and Problems with Pirates of the Caribbean
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15 January 2005
Excerpt: Players assume the role of Nathaniel Hawk, a captain who is set to embark on a journey that... is essentially open-ended. Sure, if you go through the main story mode, you'll get a pseudo-prequel bit of story that links to the
Excerpt: Not to be confused with the movie (which I did), Pirates of the Caribbean is a RPG that creates an entirely new experience. Although the absence of Johnny Depp may cause some disappointment (or maybe not), choosing a direction that is unique instead of following the movie is generally a better way...
Summary: I was really enthusiastic about this game. Especially after seeing the movie and watching Johnny Depp swagger about during the film and making it a very good summer flick. So imagine my surprise when I discovered he was not present in this game, nor was Orlando Bloom’s character.
Conclusion: In the end, Akella has done a great job considering that Pirates of the Caribbean was originally the sequel to Sea Dogs. Although the lackluster land gameplay drags the experience down a bit, the sailing parts of the game are just so exciting and enthralling that you can totally forget about the...
Excerpt: We’ve seen plenty of games based on movies over the years, sometimes turning out well, often times turning out poorly. But to see a game based on a movie based on a theme park ride is rather odd. Such is the case with Pirates of the Caribbean.
Summary: "The sound effects are ok, but voice work becomes very irritating due to the repeated short snippets of dialogue. Music is also a bad point, it's too upbeat, unlike the perfect music that was in the original Sea Dogs game.
Pros: Excellent Graphics, Good story, Good side quests, Good role playing elements
Cons: Bad frame rate, Lots of bugs, Poor music, Repeated speech
Conclusion: Although the game looks fine, the graphics jerk occasionally and the text-only conversation interface harps back to point & click adventures of the early nineties. A timeskip button and "quick travel" facility allow you to teleport at certain times, but these tend to rob you of the more pleasurable...
Pros: Some lovely graphics, particularly from onboard ship.