Pirates of the Caribbean was a game that i would refer if someone wanted a fun game that has nice game play. The only down fall is it being to short of a game and not displaying any online features. The developers might have wanted to put in a game mode for online such as. Choosing what pirate you would like to be then be in a duel mode of cooperative play just like in Marvel Ultimate Alliance. A nice mode would have been you and four Friends holding of redcoats or the crew of Davy Jones. Maybe they should have taken this in to consideration. If this was done I would give this game a 9. Still only downfall would be being able to beat this game in only 4 hours. I would very much suggest this game as a rental at a local game store.
Ok I just read through the reviews here (and I reply to the review before me at the bottom), and for those of you looking for a real review and not some pirates fan going "wooo best game ever!" heres the deal. I'm seeing everyone say that the graphics are the best they've ever seen - not so much. They are good but not mind blowing. But the most important thing, the gameplay, is lacking. The most important part of the game: the swashbuckling and swordfighting is garbage. Every enemy I have come across can be killed by pressing X three times pretty much. Here is every sword fight: slash, slash, the guy turns his back to you..not for instant but for a good 4 seconds and then you cut him down. And you just keep doing that to almost EVERYONE! What kind of a combat system is that? They have a cool looking counter system if you counter their attack but for the most part they just stand there waiting to die. Then there is the occasional "tough" opponent where you have to counter them and do a special move. Honestly, unless you just saw the movie and want to play around like you're Jack Sparrow, this isn't a good solid game.
P.S. in reply to the reviewer before me, to climb on that mast just walk infront of the ropes that look like they're climbable and press L1. Its not some hidden secret or anything. If you are having trouble just walk up to every rope looking thing until you see L1 pop up.