If there is one game on the PlayStation 3 that constantly receives a downloadable content pack, it would be Media Molecule’s LittleBigPlanet. Before the holiday kicks in, SCEA released the newest level pack that features elements from the popular movie; Pirates of the Caribbean. Two content packs were released; a Costume pack and five levels that will give you the fun and excitement that you are looking for.
How does Pirates of the Caribbean DLC stand out from the rest of the level packs that was released in the past? Let’s take a look in the HOTs and NOTs:
Pirates of the Caribbean DLC features the first water level where you can swim around. There are approximately five levels that will use this feature. Playing through all of the levels reminded me of Super Mario games. Since the theme of this DLC is Pirates of the Caribbean, you will spend most of the time under water collecting those stickers and decorations that you can use for your own created levels, or personal pods.
New Things to Use
Expect to see more then 100 stickers, decorations, and costumes altogether. As always, you can use these whenever you want once you get them. There will be parts of the level where you need four people to collect a piece of item by solving the puzzle. It is highly recommended that you play with at least one friend if you want a 100% collection in each level. Make sure that you get all of those worthy items in your collection such as the fish enemy, octopus, and the guards that you can use when you create your own levels.
The popular soundtrack from Pirates of the Caribbean can be listened to here. It has been edited, but as you play through the five levels you will be feeling that you really are indeed Jack Sparrow trying to take down Davy Jones and the Krakken, the final boss of the DLC. The soundtracks that you will hear on the five levels can be used to create your own levels as well.
The Pirates of the Caribbean DLC contains eleven trophies that you can unlock. There are nine bronze and two silver trophies that will be yours by just playing the five levels and achieving a high score on the diving trial contest. It will take a couple of times running through the levels to fully complete this DLC.
Fun Fun Fun
With the new costumes, five new levels, and items that you can use to create your own levels, there is no reason for you not to have fun. Playing through the story mode of the DLC should take around 2 hours as it may take a couple of run through to get a 100% completion in each level. The final boss is a very interesting one to finish and is defiantly a fan pleaser!
We want more!
It feels like the DLC is too short, but it’s been always like that. I just wish more DLCs like this will be released. Costumes might be a little bit expensive, but it’s alright, they are worth it. You will have fun anyways.
Spending $12 on both Costume and Level pack on the Pirates of the Caribbean DLC is a must for fans. The new items and the ability to create your own levels using WATER is a nifty addition and shouldn’t be missed by people who love to create, share, and play. If you are a fan of Pirates of the Caribbean or you just want the WATER tool kit on your masterpiece level that you’re working on, this DLC is a must have no doubt.LittleBigPlanet: Pirates of the Caribbean DLC Review,