POTC rules, to many, sound bewildering and overly involved. 23 characters! A zillion modes from each movie! I think in large part this is because outside of a couple characters and maybe the first two movies, who even knows, remembers, or cares about POTC movies? They made a lot of money, but I don't get the feeling that POTC 4 has this deeply passionate fanbase who knows all the ins and outs of different scenes or minor characters.
On the other hand, I think this style rule set would work much better in the context of a beloved, long-running show like Seinfeld. Every episode is a mode, and you have to complete x episodes from each season to get to the mini-wizard. Play as Newman, or the Soup Nazi, or the Low Talker, or Lt. Bookman, each who have different advantages. Every game is a different sequence of modes. Complete all seasons to get to the Master of Your Domain wizard mode. At that point the game takes your picture and digitally puts a puffy shirt on you.