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  • Summary: A sequel to the original Pirates of the Caribbean, Pirates of the Caribbean: The Legend of Jack Sparrow features a blend of fast-paced action and adventure that captures the entertaining characters, settings, and spirit of the first movie. Piracy, smuggling, buried treasure (not to mentionA sequel to the original Pirates of the Caribbean, Pirates of the Caribbean: The Legend of Jack Sparrow features a blend of fast-paced action and adventure that captures the entertaining characters, settings, and spirit of the first movie. Piracy, smuggling, buried treasure (not to mention kidnapping, sword fighting looting, pilfering, and other acts of villainy)...what's not to love about Captain Jack Sparrow? Jack Sparrow is the ultimate video game character - with his cocky swagger and his offbeat personality - and players are be able to experience his adventures first hand in this action game. Gamers slash and hack their way through a dozen locations, with fully interactive levels and varied gameplay. The action takes place in a variety of lush, immersive settings, including burning buildings, wrecked ships, and misty moonlit caves. The gameplay experience finds gamers fighting hordes of their enemies one minute, while in the next they're evading capture by the Royal Navy. Gamers learn new moves and combos as the game progresses, allowing even more spectacular, and deadly attacks during combat. [Bethesda Softworks] Expand
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 0 out of 12
  2. Negative: 5 out of 12
  1. PC Gamer
    63
    LOJS is such an unapologetic console port that the enclosed instructions on keyboard commands elicit more of a sense of amusement--how sweet of them to pretend this is useful!--than education. [Nov. 2006, p.116]
  2. Learning the game's controls (once you get them configured that is) doesn't take long, but Legend of Jack Sparrow's use of save points really becomes frustrating very quickly.
  3. A pretty standard hack-and-slash action game that doesn't deliver on much of the stumblingly bombastic charm of its title character.
  4. 50
    The swordplay never truly excites, while the puzzles and enemies never rise above mediocrity. The game doesn't look very good for a PC title, but fans of the action genre will need to look elsewhere for carnage on the high seas.
  5. Don't even bother with the PC version. The control scheme is miserable, the key mappings are confusing, and nobody told the team who ported it from the PlayStation that PCs don't have a "left analog stick."
  6. Stay away from this game! It might have the voice of Johnny Depp, but it’s got the looks of something that crawled out of Godzilla’s throat, and the personality to match.
  7. PC Gamer UK
    24
    It shouldn't be imaginable for a game to be released in this state. It's an insult to you that they think they can get away with it. [Oct 2006, p.99]

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 12
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 12
  3. Negative: 9 out of 12
  1. TimA.
    Aug 28, 2006
    10
    A Little Lost tin the Controll part, however still a fun game none the less.
  2. EmmaS.
    Apr 13, 2006
    10
    I love this game. Thr graphics are out-standing and it will soon get you addicted. See for yourself! :)
  3. Shoes
    Dec 3, 2006
    7
    Not the best, not the worst. I lost interest in the game quickly, and Elizabeth's voice is possitively FAKE! Good game to play when Not the best, not the worst. I lost interest in the game quickly, and Elizabeth's voice is possitively FAKE! Good game to play when there's not much else to do, although it can be fun. Horrible interface. Expand
  4. Doug
    Aug 6, 2006
    1
    Possibly not the worst game I have ever played. Possibly. This drags Ubisoft and Bethesdas name through the mud. I often regret it when I Possibly not the worst game I have ever played. Possibly. This drags Ubisoft and Bethesdas name through the mud. I often regret it when I impulse buy before checking metacritic. This is one of this times. Do not touch. Not even with the sharp end of a rapier. Expand
  5. MikeW.
    Aug 13, 2007
    1
    What was wrong with the first Pirates Of The Caribbean? Why do we have to suffer these poor linear games inspired by movies when all we ever What was wrong with the first Pirates Of The Caribbean? Why do we have to suffer these poor linear games inspired by movies when all we ever wanted were improvements to the original. Expand
  6. AnnaJ.
    Aug 8, 2006
    0
    Nice, but VERY frusrating!!!! Got stuck right at the beginning of game, coz I don't have a 'left analogue stick'....HELP!!!!! Nice, but VERY frusrating!!!! Got stuck right at the beginning of game, coz I don't have a 'left analogue stick'....HELP!!!!! Somebody please tell me if there's ANY way to overcome this problem and get past that gate 1 minute into the game!!! Expand
  7. Johnnyvamjebemater
    Dec 22, 2006
    0
    This game is the worst fucking piece of shit i've ever seen in my entire fucking life. What the fuck were they thining. I dont know aboutThis game is the worst fucking piece of shit i've ever seen in my entire fucking life. What the fuck were they thining. I dont know about you but my computer doesnt seem to have a fucking "left analog stick". Goddamnit. //?"#&=(&/!)q&&)//&!&&/$!%. If anyone can get the names of the people in the team thet designed the game I would love to get them so i can put them on my black list and burn their houses down. If anyone can get in touch with bethesda pleas send them to hell for me. Expand

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