posted by Eternalsandwyrm (Biddeford, ME) Nov 30, 2012
Member since Nov 2012
omg i picked up this game bcuz i liked the 3ds version only to find not even the same game but the graphics where smother so i kept playing i got to the end of one level and i thought i was stuck and i found it the level had glitched and i had to play thru it all over again. then when this happened to me again during the second movie i pulled it out and sent it back this game was awful and u can't even skip the cut scene as i had already seen them all on the 3ds version in 3ds. if your gunna stuff cut scene down my throat maybe make sure ur game doesn't glitch out at the end of every other lvl
Let me start by saying I am a huge fan of the Pirates movies. I am also a big fan of the Lego games on Xbox 360. I thought this game would be a perfect answer to my gaming dreams. It was kind of a let-down.
The main thing I love about the Lego games is the silly whimsy of the series. They are by and large easy to play, very forgiving in difficulty, and darn fun. Throw in a TON of stuff to collect, and you have a winning game recipe.
This game disappoints on a lot of fronts. The environments are mostly a series of single rooms--almost all of them ships. There was none of the sprawling majesty of Hogwarts, or crazy chase scenes through a mine, or any of the other things that made the other Lego titles feel like a fantasy worlds. And despite 90% of the levels being on ships, you never get to have a ship battle! There is not one vehicle level in the whole game.
There are a lot of characters to collect, but the system you use to buy them was confusing and sort of irritating. It took me all the way until I had beaten the entire game to figure out how to buy characters at the port.
The "hub" level (the Port) was nowhere near as cool as Hogwarts, or even as interestingly atmospheric as Indy's museum or the Star Wars cantina. It feels generic.
You also had to be a genius to solve some of the puzzles without a hint of what to do, which resulted in a lot of frustration in just running around the same room until I figured out what to hit.
The game is very short--I beat the game with a rating of 75% in less than 2 days playing. And that was taking the time to unlock all the extras and every character.
My last disappointment was the appalling amount of bugs left in the game. I had to restart more than one level due to a glitch that had me permanently stuck. Poor form, indeed.
Overall, I felt this was the worst Lego game, even though I love the source material. It might offer younger gamers some fun, but it is a rental at best.