Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End Game Review
Can Captain Jack Sparrow keep this game from being a snore? Find out with our Pirates of the Caribbean game review!
It's pirate time with the Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End video game! The movie hit theaters with a giant splash, rocking the box offices from coast-to-coast, and now you can join in on the movie mayhem as Jack Sparrow, Will Turner and Elizabeth Swann with the video game! Well, kind of. Find out what's up in the wild and crazy world of big screen pirates with Gary's game review for the PS3, Xbox 360 and Wii.
Busting this game out lets you take control of Jack, Will or Elizabeth as you run, jump and swordfight your way through two movies! It starts out in the middle of Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest and lets you cut loose through that flick before it tosses you into the action of the new Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End movie. You battle villains, collect treasure, earn notoriety for being awesome and you can even play with a friend, or challenge them to a pirate duel!
The sweetest booty in this game is the graphics - Captain Jack looks incredible and so do all the other characters. The battles are cool too, especially the ability to counterattack someone with fancy swordplay or by grabbing bad guys and throwing them around. You can also have fancy pirate duels and do tons of running, jumping and climbing through lots of levels.
After about three levels you'll find the game's biggest problem - it's boring! The combat moves get dull fast, the characters all fight the same and the levels are a snore. It's also confusing if you haven't seen the movies because the story isn't told very well.
Argh or Arrrr?
The graphics are great and the battles start out packed with cool moves and tricks. Unfortunately it gets boring fast. It's not bad, and it's a decent way to spend a bunch of time going "Yar-har!" but it'll take a hardcore Pirates of the Caribbean fan to love it.
- The pirates look great!
- You can battle the kraken!
- Fun finishing moves in battle.
- Fighting gets boring...
- The story is confusing!
Available for: PS3, Xbox 360, Wii.