Sunday, June 5, 2011

LEGO Pirates of the Caribbean: The Video Game | Review

Okay, okay - so just to get this out of the way.  You've played this game.  You played it when it was LEGO Star Wars, LEGO Batman, or even LEGO Indiana Jones, you've played it when it was even LEGO Harry Potter...well now, you get to fill the shoes boots of Captain Jack Sparrow, Will Turner, and even more from the Disney summer blockbuster franchise.

So what's different this time around?  Not much really, as far as game-play is concerned, but ever present is Traveller's Tales signature take on the great franchises, and you can't go wrong there.  Why change it up?  Experiencing the movies (which include all 4 in the series, including this summer's "On Stranger Tides") from voice-less characters in LEGO form is still as amusing as it was the first few times around.

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The title features a hand-drawn "hub" world that you navigate and go from "level" to level.  Controls are the same as previous titles before it.  If you're playing solo; you control the main character, but you can swap on the fly to access the abilities of the AI-controlled buddies.  If you're playing co-op, of course, you have to work together to solve puzzles, flip switches, etc.  There are certain actions only specific characters can perform.

Graphics continue to look sharp, these aren't games that are meant to have a high fidelity for graphics, but they maintain the look and feel as if you were truly playing with Lego figurines.  There is a subtle difference if you were to look at their last title, but a clear difference since the early days in the LEGO universe.  Sound happily borrows from the movie counter-parts, and really give a sense of spectacle while you're playing.  I really have a good time playing these types of games, and it's great to see the young ones get a chance to play, and not have to worry about dying. gives LEGO Pirates of the Caribbean: The Video Game an 8 out of 10. 

LEGO Pirates of the Caribbean: The Video Game is available on a treasure trove of platforms; Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, Nintendo DS/3DS, Wii and even PC

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