Lego Pirates of the Caribbean
's Port Royal level gives you control after Lego Jack Sparrow comes crashing into port. You start off in control of Will and Mr. Brown, the blacksmith that Will works for, as the two of you fix up the workshop only to discover Jack hiding away. Like the movie, the game gives you a nice bit of swordplay as you fight Jack.
Another lengthy cut-scene later, and there are actually quite a few in this first level, you control Will and Jack as the former tries to break the latter out of prison. I especially enjoyed the ability to take control of the Guard Dog and the fact that he then becomes a playable character, not just a vehicle or one-off joke.
Of course, this whole level leads up to Jack and Will stealing one of the docked ships and escaping the local authorities, but in the meantime, you not only get a good feel for the fighting and building mechanics of the game, but also an interesting new feature, Jack's compass. Fans of the movie should remember that his "broken" compass only points to what he wants the most. There are eight items scattered throughout the level that you will want to unearth for collecting purposes. So not only do you have to look out for the Mini-kits, in this case ship-in-a-bottle models, and earn as many studs as possible, you also need to use the compass to search out various odd items.