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  • Summary: At World's End video games from Disney Interactive Studios invite players to "live and die by the sword" as they venture to the worlds of the films and beyond while playing as Captain Jack Sparrow, Will Turner and Elizabeth Swann. [Disney Interactive Studios]
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  1. Positive: 1 out of 17
  2. Negative: 5 out of 17
  1. While the controls might not be a perfect as they could be, just the fact that you can swing your arms like a real pirate gives the Wii version a ton more mileage than the button mashing console versions.
  2. Another licensed movie game of lackluster quality and play-value. Although being true to the feel of the films, the gameplay is dreary and the control scheme is unrefined.
  3. The characters and scenes have a wonderful resemblance to the movies, while the soundtrack adds more authenticity, all of which will be appreciated by fans of the film trilogy. However, with repetitive, linear gameplay and very limited sword-fighting action, even fans of the film will struggle to really enjoy the gameplay and if you haven't seen the films then At World's End definitely won't fulfil your expectations for an action game.
  4. But when all the parts are added up, this is just another on a long list of licensed games that fail to actually get past the low standards set for the genre.
  5. While it does take advantage of the Wii remote to good effect, there is not enough variety in the game play to make for a swashbuckling experience.
  6. But what should be At World's End greatest asset--the combat and the use of the Wii remote--quickly turns into its greatest failing, resulting in an overall experience mired in tedium. [July 2007, p.94]
  7. 30
    If At World's End had standard combat controls, it wouldn't be a great game, but it'd be solidly mediocre. As it is, it's just no fun to play. Even the biggest Pirates fan will quickly grow tired and toss in their "Dead Man's Chest" DVD to watch while they place an ice pack on their shoulder.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 7 out of 10
  2. Negative: 1 out of 10
  1. PeterH.
    Jan 27, 2008
    For anyone who is a fan of the movies, this game has everything you could want. Action packed battles, clever stunts, witty remarks from a highly convincing Captain Jack Sparrow, and furiously fun controls. The missions stay true to the films, as well as revealing many unseen parts of the plot, maintaining the feel of an adventure and suprise. The game features plenty of humour (even during the sword fights!), which provides the perfect atmosphere. A must have! 11/10. Expand
  2. JoeyB.
    Jul 24, 2007
    Nice controls. a very good game on wii.
  3. BryanMccann
    Sep 20, 2007
    this game is pritty good for a rental. the conrtols are not that confusing it just takes a little time to get used to them. and the game is just fun. it feels just like your a pirate. I don't rember if there was first person view. the only two games i really hate for the wii are that Tomachage game and Spiderman 3 o and i forgot that duck shooting thing. Expand
  4. SezB.
    Aug 28, 2007
    This game is not bad but its very easy and completes quickly but overall its fun and follow the film.
  5. BenL.
    Dec 20, 2007
    A game that is simple and a lot of fun. I like it that you have to swing your arm to slay the opponents. The only downfall is that it gets old quickly. A good game to buy if you're a fan of the movie. Expand
  6. May 27, 2012
    An okay game, the controls get repetitive after a while of course, but the game is fun the first playthrough. After that there's little point in continuing to play it. Expand
  7. TF
    Jun 15, 2007
    Do not buy this clunker! Gets old VERY quick. Control of game play is very confusing and lacks intuitiveness. No tuitorial to explain how to control the game. Expand

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