Lego Pirates of the Caribbean (360)

100% done, all achievements, game rinsed. Yay!

Now to get hold of Lego Star Wars III and wait it out until Lego City Stories comes out for the Wii U ­čÖé

Lego Pirates of the Caribbean (360): COMPLETED!

My, that was a lot shorter than Harry Potter. Probably, oooh, 8 or 9 hours? And remember that I was stuck on the very first level for almost two hours.

There were some long levels, but overall it was certainly shorter than Harry Potter. That’s probably mainly due to no between-level story and lesson bits.

In terms of the “whole game cleanup”, I’ve already got half of the Red Hats, including the 2x, 8x and a second 2x multipliers, meaning studs are now in abundance so I can buy up characters and other red hats as and when they become available. I’ve also gone back and done the two levels I missed True Pirate on, and have done everything in the hub (which, as I expected, is very small indeed) I can for the time being.

I’ve had the game “bug out” a few more times too. The boss fight with Barbosa, I got stuck at twice as he didn’t move when he was supposed to, got stuck FIVE TIMES on the boss fight with Davy Jones for the same reason, and the game has completely frozen my Xbox at least three times now. Still, it’s no huge hassle providing nothing┬ápermanently┬ábroken comes along.

Now for the 100%!

Lego Pirates of the Caribbean (360)

It’s more Lego!

First, the bad stuff. It has crashed on me already – my console froze just 10 minutes in. However, it did the same on Lego Harry Potter last week, so it might be my 360. Then, on the first boss fight, it bugged out meaning Barbosa just stood there, indestructible, and I couldn’t progress. Finally, it seems so small!

You see, Harry Potter was huge. The levels were big, but more than that – 4 books with 6 levels in each, lessons, story events, and one small (Diagon Alley) and one immense (Hogwarts) hub. I mean, there were 200 Gold Bricks in total to collect!

In Pirates, that number is down to 85. The levels seem the same size or smaller, there’s only 5 per film, and the hub is tiny – just three small areas and a couple of rooms off those. Of course, I may unlock more later on (I’ve only done the first film and two levels of the second), but still – it feels small.

The good stuff: it’s shiny. OH SO SHINY. And, being Lego, it’s OCD-terrific. So lovely. It’s also easier to “get”, for me at least, than Harry Potter because I know the films. Well, some of them. It also helps that 95% of the characters don’t look so goddamn the same. Jack’s treasure hunting stuff is pretty good too, and new to the series.

Overall, the game feels like Lego Indiana Jones 3. Yes, I know it’s pierats and not spelunking, but the types of character, weapon, and environment you get are more like Indy than Harry. Not a bad thing, of course, just an observation.

Oh! And minikits are back! \o/