The 3D animation, sound effects and score are vivid and entertaining: Captain Jack is very funny.
We were disappointed by the blurry video compression and muddy sound in the movie cut scenes. I don't know what video quality to expect on a DS Lite, but there is no excuse for the terrible sound. Thankfully the game itself sounds good on headphones or a stereo.
The puzzles and tasks we have seen so far are great for a 7-9 year old. Lots of hacking and shooting minifigures to bits, which should satisfy most young Lego fans. Completing the first level takes 30 to 90 minutes, and unlocks the choice of another four levels to play next. Unfortunately, when you save the game, you cannot restart in the middle of a level. "Free play", disappointingly, is not free, but forces you through the plot again, though with extra abilities to tackle the uncompleted tasks.