In the latest DS instalment of the Pirates of the Caribbean franchise, The World’s End combines dynamic gameplay with well rendered visuals to create a sequel which is far removed from the linear format of its predecessor. So if you found yourself disappointed by the lack of variety in Dead Man’s Chest, World’s End does much to address the problem. Currently the game is going for £4.99 on HMV which gives you a good saving on the next best offer of £9.88 from CoolShopUK.
Slicing through around 30 levels - which roughly takes eight hours - the player takes control of either Elizabeth Swan, Will Turner or Captain Jack Sparrow. The narrative progression of the game essentially mirrors that of the movie, and diehard fans of the Depp classic will certainly be pleased by the way the game captures the overall tenor of the film.
The gameplay consists of a well balanced assortment of features. The swordfights are presented in 2D, with the player partaking in duels against the game’s major villains. Here attacks are carried out by drawing various patterns on the DS touch screen whereas in regular combat scenarios, the player can dish out blows at will, with the added option of executing counter attacks.
The form of the game consists of vaulting from platforms, sometimes with the aid of items such as grappling hooks or bamboo poles, and collecting coins, health and new weapons. The weapons are in much more plentiful supply compared to Dead Man’s Chest and overall, the levels offer a much greater opportunity for exploration. On the downside the game is not particularly challenging and mistakes are easily forgiven as check points appear with regular consistence. All in all, World’s End provides enough diversity to make it a decent enough adaptation which won’t disappoint fans of the movie.
Thanks to Andywedge from Hotukdeals