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Great family fun before game froze at final boss battle
on February 18, 2012
I have several LEGO video games, and while they're repetitive buy and large, each still comes with it's own taste, special weapons and puzzles. Pirates of the Caribbean had probably mean the most fun I had alongside Star Wars. It's better however in how it sticks to the true story of the four films, spicing it up with humor. Using the original music keeps the theme of the movie, and you feel yourself taking the steps of Jack Sparrow along the way. He runs funny like the movie as well. Best thing about the game is the family fun time, where you can literally enjoy hours of co-op multi-player with your kid. The smooth screen split when players move apart makes it less annoying when your kid is clueless, and there is almost always something your kid can get the hangs of and help you move along.
The kid got addicted to buying all the characters you can unlock through the game, and that becomes another challenge and added fun. Compared to Star Wars, this game has less machinery operation, and doesn't have many different game styles. Star Wars came with varying stages from operating a spaceship, building an army in a strategy-like level.
On the plus side, the game is less confusing than Star Wars, it's more straight forward, and there is sometimes an indicator that points where you should go/do next. At few times, the indicator was misleading though, but that was minor. Game is also relatively short compared to others I've played.
The biggest fun spoiler was the sudden crash. It happened few times during our game play, but we always managed to restart and move on. Until we reached the final boss. Just like it's been planted there to piss you off and take out all the fun. The game froze 3 times in a raw during final battle. There obviously is something wrong with the game, and we had to quit. Kid had to do with watching final boss battle video on YouTube and move on. Really sad how they failed to be little more careful towards the end, and spoil the whole game.