Lego Pirates: Not the best in series but up there.

User Rating: 7 | LEGO Pirates of the Caribbean: The Video Game PS3
Lego: Pirates of the Caribbean is fun for fans of the Lego series but can be downright frustrating for people who are new. Like two of the three of the other most recent Lego games (Lego Indiana Jones 2 and Lego Star Wars III), characters can be found wandering the Hub (Port Royal). However, unlike those games, the characters found - with the exception of Blackbeard who always shows up in the same spot by Tia Dhalma's hut - are completely random. Sure, some show up more than others, but that can become a pain in the neck if you've bought them all and you're looking for one that rarely - if ever - shows up and the screen is full of already purchased characters.

Usually there's more than one character for every skill (Compass, Strength, High Jump, etc...). However, Blackbeard is the only character in the game with his special sword that can remove red and black skulls.

Still, the rest of the game is in true Lego form. As in most Lego games, there is a central Hub (Port Royal) you can wander around in and for purchasing characters and red hats. The levels are true to the movies, and there are specific ways to defeat enemies like the cursed pirates and Barbosa like in the movies. The scenes realistically show what happens in the movies through the usual Lego-speak.

The music can get annoying, because it repeats too much due to a lack of music in the soundtrack.

The camera angles were sometimes frustrating because it was difficult to find some things, especially when they weren't compass items. For example, once when I was going for a minikit in a bottle, I was supposed to fire a cannon but I couldn't find a torch. I ended up looking at a video walkthrough, and it turned out that the torches were actually sitting on the cannons. The camera was so far away I couldn't really see it.

The game was a lot of fun. I highly recommend it to any fan of the series.
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Overall: 7
Sound: 7
Gameplay: 7
Graphics: 7

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