25 of 30 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Lego is back...Pirates Style..."...and I suppose you didn't deserve that"
If you haven't been living under a rock, then you've already heard of the LEGO franchise through its various facets - Star Wars, Indiana Jones, Batman, and Harry Potter. And yes, I have them all. :)
This time Lego returns to us with Pirates of the Caribbean! The fun and humor that you've come to know and love in the wordless grunts and gestures used to...
Published on May 10, 2011 by Maek
8 of 9 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Best Lego game yet - if it would stop freezing
First, let's just get the good part out of the way - the game is great. Many fun characters, great hub world, interesting story levels, minikits to find in freeplay - it has what you've come to expect and appreciate. Oh, and no lame vehicle levels so that's a plus. It has the new dynamic split screen introduced with Lego Indian Jones 2, so daddy no longer accidentally...
Published on October 16, 2011 by Ian Mccullough
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4.0 out of 5 stars Fun for the family,
This review is from: Lego Pirates of the Caribbean - Playstation 3 (Video Game)My kids love this game, and they love the fact that they can play together and with me. This one is not as fun as LEGO Batman, but my son loves pirates, so its a blast.
3.0 out of 5 stars Not great, but certainly not bad.,
This review is from: Lego Pirates of the Caribbean - Playstation 3 (Video Game)LEGO Pirates of the Caribbean falls short of that high mark set by the previous games based in the Star Wars universe – instead, delivering a more traditional LEGO experience.
That’s not to say that Pirates is a bad game – quite the contrary. It’s just puzzling to see a series that has struggled to evolve take a step back.
Where are the epic ship-to-ship vehicle battles? Why is the pirate-infested port hub so boring?
Having said that, the LEGO games continue to provide some of the best co-op options around for families (and couples).
Let's just hope that the next inevitable entry in the series is more ambitious.
5.0 out of 5 stars Awesome.,
This review is from: Lego Pirates of the Caribbean - Playstation 3 (Video Game)Game came in excellent condition and was easy to play. kids were excited to have it come on Christmas Would buy it again.
5.0 out of 5 stars Great Game,
This review is from: Lego Pirates of the Caribbean - Playstation 3 (Video Game)Good game, like all lego games it got great graphics, its fun and its multiplayer, great atmosphere in the game, good purchase
5.0 out of 5 stars Lego games rock.,
This review is from: Lego Pirates of the Caribbean - Playstation 3 (Video Game)Lego games rock. This was a Christmas present & was very happily received. All of the Lego games have been fun and interesting. I would advise anyone to purchase these Lego games.
5.0 out of 5 stars Nephew loves it!,
This review is from: Lego Pirates of the Caribbean - Playstation 3 (Video Game)It's cute from an adult perspective, it's fun for any pirates fan, and my nephew loves it! Not too hard for any age level.
5.0 out of 5 stars Love it!,
This review is from: Lego Pirates of the Caribbean - Playstation 3 (Video Game)Great game for 6 years old kid!
Easy to play for them, multi language and it help to develop the mind!
4.0 out of 5 stars Great fun for the kids.,
= Fun:4.0 out of 5 stars
This review is from: Lego Pirates of the Caribbean - Playstation 3 (Video Game)Nice mix of puzzles and story. Great selection of playable characters and abilities. The kids'll have lots of fun unlocking and getting to new areas.
3.0 out of 5 stars Not TT's Best,
= Fun:4.0 out of 5 stars
This review is from: Lego Pirates of the Caribbean - Playstation 3 (Video Game)This game had most of the fun stuff that I've come to expect from the Lego series: awesome smashing, great puzzles, and just enough quirky humor to keep me interested. However, I can't give this game too high a review because a few design flaws that left me frustrated and (at times) bored:
* Game was extremely glitchy. Many reviewers have noted this, but I can't tell you how many times I had to 'drop out' and let my gf play until my character would un-stick himself from some flaw in the board that would make it impossible to move. After I turned on 'fall rescue', there were even times when I would fall into a pit, be thrown back upwards, and then fall right back down without being able to move. Really disappointed by the shortcuts the designers used. This game just flat out froze on me a number of times as well, which, as you know, is really flippin' annoying. There were other examples too. Like in "The Maelstrom" when the monster dude wouldn't climb all the way up the rope and I had to restart. Lots of examples of this, and I think it's a shame to charge $50 for a game that had little to no comprehensive testing before its release.
* Jack's Compass got really dumb. At first I thought using Jack's compass was kind of cute, but after a while it just got repetitive and dumb, especially when the object had not bearing on the board itself. I wonder why the designer thought it would be fun to have players walk around, unable to run, jump, or attack, in order to find inane objects like rubber duckies and poseidon spears. I know TT was trying to add a unique gameplay objective, but this didn't end up making much sense to me in the end.
* Split screen was okay. I think this is a SERIOUS step up from the split screen in the HP games. Much more intuitive. The one big flaw, though, was that there was no way to shoot across the split screen. So when my gf and I were on opposite ends of the room, it was really hard for me to get a shot off at something.
*Please please please don't make it impossible to backtrack within boards. Nothing worse than working through a board only to accidentally move onto the next area and not be able to go back and finish.
* The biggest disappointment for me was the lack of fun extra boards and game modes. When I got to 100% in Pirates, I was really upset and felt a little betrayed that there was no Lego city to smash, there were no fun bonus boards, and there were no fun secrets to discover once you got done with the boards. The one 'extra' board in this game came after getting 84/85 bricks. I think it was a take on the Pirates ride (at Disney or something), but it was A HUGE HUGE HUGE HUGE LET DOWN. After slowly getting frustrated over the last part of the game, only to reach a bonus level that had the same pointlessness and lack of innovation as the rest of the game, I didn't feel any closure after finishing. I only felt mad.
There were a few thing I did like about this game:
*The spyglass and cannon games were pretty fun. I wasn't sure what the point was all the time, but I liked the different perspective the character got to look from.
*Some of the boards' layouts were fun. I especially like the Singapore board, which felt massive and non-linear, even though I was being led around.
*Hidden rooms were rewarding to find.
Overall, this game is pretty standard TT/Lego fare. If you've enjoyed the others in the series, you'll probably like this, but be prepared for a few things that might cut into the enjoyment factor.
Alright, now that it's over, I can finally open LotR!!!!!!!!!!!!
4.0 out of 5 stars Great Game,
= Fun:5.0 out of 5 stars
This review is from: Lego Pirates of the Caribbean - Playstation 3 (Video Game)Other than the few minor glitches, my wife and son absolutely loved this game. I borrowed it from a friend and my wife told me I had to buy it. It's not too difficult, but there are some challenging levels. Great game to play with a young boy who really loves pirates. He really got a kick out of how the pirates fall apart into Lego pieces. This was the first Lego game we bought and we're hooked.
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Lego Pirates of the Caribbean - Playstation 3 by Disney Interactive (PlayStation 3)