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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 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
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 32
  2. Negative: 11 out of 32
  1. The actual gameplay doesn’t deviate much from your typical beat-em-up, which becomes monotonous and repetitive at the end of the game’s nine or so hours.
  2. 60
    It is incredibly shallow and repetitive, offering up a fair amount of wasted potential and providing the gamer with little or nothing to really go on, but manages to still be fun.
  3. We love Jack Sparrow, but we're disappointed he's not in a better game. [Sept 2006, p.69]
  4. 50
    Plays like hundreds of other action fighting games, and looks worse than half of them.
  5. It's a very rudimentary action game with some fairly sloppy gameplay mechanics and AI that's so bad it might as well have been programmed by some sort of weasel-like creature. [Sept 2006, p.81]
  6. The backdrops match the film's hazy, eerie tone, and the story—a "tall tale" retelling of the events of the first film—is clever, although Johnny Depp never sounds that excited about telling it.
  7. Unfortunately, while the movie's version of piracy is a picturesque mixture of high-adventuring, quick-witted, swashbuckling derring-do, The Legend of Jack Sparrow is a weak mixture of low-brow, quick cash-in, button-bashing doggy-do.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 4 out of 5
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 5
  3. Negative: 1 out of 5
  1. Alisha
    Aug 3, 2007
    10
    Great graphics, fun gameplay, and AMAZING story! Very enjoyable. Worth buying.
  2. ShahS.
    Sep 12, 2006
    10
    It Rocks!
  3. AdamB.
    Dec 1, 2006
    9
    Hate the hugely spaced out checkpoints that cna prove fatal, but fun combat, good co-op and worth the £17 I paid for it.
  4. JadedS.
    Dec 27, 2006
    9
    For the price of the game (I paid $20), it was pretty good. The combat can be a little tricky in co-op mode only because the combat camera angles could be better in co-op mode. Other then that the story and the fun make it worth it. Expand
  5. Idea
    May 18, 2007
    2
    Bad graphics, dull gameplay, and boring story