Freebie Feelers… LEGO: Pirates of the Caribbean
Freebie Feelers is a series where we download the free monthly console-specific or newly released free-to-play games to test their worth.This series will contain some useful information as well as plenty of personal opinion. While these articles may not be reviews, we hope that you will be able to use them to help decide whether that free download is worth it.
What is it?
LEGO Pirates of the Caribbean is the standard affair LEGO game, set in the universe of Disney’s Pirates of the Caribbean franchise. You must guide Captain Jack Sparrow and his compatriots through various parts of the films lore, whilst exploring some unique sections created for the game. You're not going to find hours of deleted content here that will expand the universe in some way, but levels that fit the LEGO game-play loop instead. Expect to be breaking lots of bricks, building lots of things and plenty of the humour which makes both LEGO and Pirates the franchises what they’ve become.
You can play couch co-op, with drop-in and drop-out support for the second player, and while this isn't needed to complete the game, it can speed things up a bit when you'd normally be sat flip-flopping between the characters usually.
What do you think?
I’ve played LEGO Pirates through to 100% completion before it became Games with Gold and thoroughly enjoyed the humour on show throughout. It’s definitely worth having seen the first few films in the series so that you know the characters a bit before diving in - especially some of their more subtle nuances, but it’s not enough that you couldn’t jump in and enjoy the game without it.
Trying to explain whether picking up a LEGO game for nothing is a good investment, is akin to saying that you should eat food because it allows you to survive. Frankly, if you haven't already picked up LEGO Pirates of the Caribbean, whether at retail or here on Games with Gold, then you should. Because it's LEGO, it's fantastic good fun and it has plenty of in-jokes from the film series it's based upon. Overall though, the humour in the game and the LEGO implementation of Jack Sparrow's topsy turvy walk that's on display here makes it truly enjoyable from start to finish.