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  • Summary: In LEGO City: Undercover developed by TT Games and published by Nintendo, players assume the identity of Chase McCain, an undercover detective armed with clever disguises. As players run, drive and even fly through the city, they'll use the Wii U GamePad as a map, communicator andIn LEGO City: Undercover developed by TT Games and published by Nintendo, players assume the identity of Chase McCain, an undercover detective armed with clever disguises. As players run, drive and even fly through the city, they'll use the Wii U GamePad as a map, communicator and indispensable crime scanner. This is the first time that the LEGO City play sets have come to life on a gaming platform and it's exclusively on the Wii U console. Expand
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 15 out of 17
  2. Negative: 0 out of 17
  1. Apr 11, 2017
    90
    An often-forgotten gem of the Wii U library gets a new lease of life on its successor, and it marks a perfect stopgap between the majesty of Breath of the Wild and the carnage of Mario Kart 8 Deluxe later this month. Minor framerate issues and higher price tag aside, LEGO City Undercover ranks as one of the very best LEGO games and an ideal portable companion.
  2. Apr 14, 2017
    82
    Lego City Undercover for Switch doesn’t offer any new content from the Wii U version, but if you never played the Wii U version, than this is an easy choice for Switch owners.
  3. Apr 7, 2017
    80
    Despite its lack of originality, LEGO City Undercover is a fun and light-hearted LEGO game which you can't help but smile at.
  4. 80
    From the hundreds of trinkets to the passersby's stupid comments, LEGO City has me smitten. I’ve finished the story and gathered a handful of collectibles, but LEGO City Undercover will stay in my Switch for a good long while.
  5. Apr 11, 2017
    78
    If you like LEGO games you can discover now one of the most original entries, but it feels like a missed opportunity to fix its performance issues and add more relevant content, particularly as a full-price release.
  6. Apr 25, 2017
    76
    LEGO City Undercover is an action-packed platformer filled to the brim with secrets and charm. Whilst the series as a whole has evolved - negating how impressive this was back in 2013 - you'll still find plenty to enjoy on its own merit.
  7. Jun 1, 2017
    58
    Lego City Undercover is a solid offering from Warner Bros. and TT Games. It doesn’t offer an experience all that different from previous Lego titles, but the jump to the Switch hardware does make it a step up from many other Wii U and 3DS Lego offerings. The game does suffer from some technical warts, but for those that never made the trip to Lego City, this is certainly the best way to experience it.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 19 out of 35
  2. Negative: 8 out of 35
  1. Apr 5, 2017
    10
    I have this game for the Wii U and I went and bought it for the switch again and I just wanted to say that this is hands-down the best LegoI have this game for the Wii U and I went and bought it for the switch again and I just wanted to say that this is hands-down the best Lego game you can get it's so fun and enjoyable to play the humor and it's just a happy game to play or anybody who likes any of the other Lego games I don't see any reason why you would not like this game Expand
  2. Nov 24, 2017
    9
    I played only on my tv with my Grandson on the split screen, so I did not face fps drop. However it is a very good surprise. An open worldI played only on my tv with my Grandson on the split screen, so I did not face fps drop. However it is a very good surprise. An open world with many different missions, a lot of different things to explore. A must buy for players under 10 or Lego fans. Expand
  3. Oct 1, 2017
    9
    Absolutely crammed full of Lego universe humour and a fantastic showing of what the Switch is capable in terms of giving us a 1080p/30fps openAbsolutely crammed full of Lego universe humour and a fantastic showing of what the Switch is capable in terms of giving us a 1080p/30fps open world game in the veins of GTA but without the M+ rating.

    The only minor gripe I have with this game is that the eshop version is coming in at around €50 here but the physical card can be bought for €30-35 it's just a shame to have to pay an additional €20 for the convenience of not having to swap out game cards to play this if the digital versions cost was in line with the RRP it seems to be following right now.

    Really great game though, if you're looking for another open world that isn't Hyrule then this is well work checking out.
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  4. Dec 24, 2017
    8
    I've already reviewed the original version of LEGO City Undercover so please check that out if you want to get my thoughts on the game itself.I've already reviewed the original version of LEGO City Undercover so please check that out if you want to get my thoughts on the game itself. This will merely regarding new features, graphics, etc of the new version.

    LEGO City Undercover is a great game. In fact, I'd say that it's still easily the best LEGO game -- it has the best open world, the best gameplay, and it has the most collectibles of all of the games. The graphics have been improved in this version, though not drastically. The models and cutscenes look better and the load times don't seem to be as bad as they infamously were in the Wii U game, but that could just be my imagination.

    The frame rate for the game, at least when I last played it, was not necessarily "up to par." There were frequent drops and stutters. It was definitely worse in portable mode. Despite this, I found myself playing it quite a bit on portable mode. It really does enhance the game. Another reviewer here said that after you beat the story, the game crashes on a few occasions. This is true, but the game saves every time you do something important like collect something.

    I originally gave LEGO City Undercover a 9. This version gets a -2 for frame rate and stutters but a +1 for portability. It's still a great game, but ultimately I have to give it a point lower due to the new issues.
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  5. Dec 3, 2018
    7
    This game's humor and gameplay are all very enjoyable to play through. HOWEVER, there is severe performance issues for it on the Switch. ThisThis game's humor and gameplay are all very enjoyable to play through. HOWEVER, there is severe performance issues for it on the Switch. This game has dropped to frame rates among 15 or lower, especially in undocked mode. Plus, the loading times are insane. If the performance wasn't an issue, this game would easily be a 9 or 10. However, I have to mark it down because of it. If you aren't the kind of person who is bothered by frame drops, then I recommend picking this game up sometime. Just do it while it's on sale. Expand
  6. Feb 26, 2018
    6
    It's not skill based: You follow the arrows and press A, then listen to a joke. Sometimes there is no way to know what you need to do, but theIt's not skill based: You follow the arrows and press A, then listen to a joke. Sometimes there is no way to know what you need to do, but the arrows point you in the right direction. It's not always clear the exact spot you need to stand to progress. It's very automatic, mindless fun.

    There are occasional 3D platforming skills needed. It's basically a parody of cop movies. The locations keep changing, the dialogue is funny and it's not hard, so it's amusing. The missions can feel pretty long, however. There were also a few bugs, like during the first chase where I couldn't steer until I reset the mission manually.

    Pros
    • Fun game with funny dialogue

    • Fun to play lego and destroy things

    • Looks simple but nice

    Cons
    • Go to location, press A (very simple)

    • Sometimes the Switch struggles to keep up (choppy)

    • So automatic that you rely on it knowing what you are trying to do
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  7. Oct 3, 2018
    0
    Absolutely abysmal game. This game fails to understand what makes GTA so refreshing. This game builds an open world, but then fills it withAbsolutely abysmal game. This game fails to understand what makes GTA so refreshing. This game builds an open world, but then fills it with invisible walls. The gameplay falls into a loop: Drive, puzzle, quick-time event, boss, drive, etc. The driving is dull, puzzles are repetitive, and bosses are simply pointless and dull. There is very little detail, and after 15 hours in the game, you haven't even touched 90% of a map, and there's no reason to explore this area. The unused areas are uninteresting unless you enjoy watching cars driving and people moving. Insane pop-ins and pop-outs, a button-bashing combat system, and overused humor. Expand

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