- 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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LEGO City Undercover: Official Announce Trailer
Apr 11, 2017I feel like Traveller’s Tales is going to be hard-pushed to outdo themselves on another LEGO game that feels as enjoyable to play as LEGO City Undercover. It’s a brilliant addition to the franchise, and I’m so glad that other console owners finally get to enjoy it outside of the 2013 Wii U version. If you enjoy well-voiced characters, some silly jokes and inoffensive yet brilliantly addictive gameplay, look no further. If you’ve ever played a LEGO game and even slightly enjoyed it, you will love LEGO City Undercover.
Apr 19, 2017Now keep in mind, this is a port of the original Wii U title. if you already have it, there probably is not enough here to warrant coming back for more unless you want split screen cooperation, higher resolution or achievements. That being said, if you missed LEGO City Undercover the first time around and enjoy this unique brand of adventure gaming, know that this release is one of the most entertaining and original LEGO games in quite some time.
Apr 5, 2017The addition of split-screen play, cursory in its execution as it may be, only makes the game more appealing to players who would prefer to experience LEGO City Undercover with a friend riding shotgun. And what's a good police story without a partner in crime-fighting?
Apr 19, 2017LEGO City Undercover was a Wii U exclusive until now. The characters of the iconic city of colored bricks arrive at the console of Microsoft in a port too similar to the original, with the inclusion of the local cooperative multiplayer like the only change. Get ready to enjoy the craziest adventure of the franchise.
Dec 23, 2021i beat it on wii u and ps4 and I'm going to beat it on Nintendo switch and xbox one BEAT IT ON WII U AND PS4 AND I'M GOING TO BEAT IT ONi beat it on wii u and ps4 and I'm going to beat it on Nintendo switch and xbox one BEAT IT ON WII U AND PS4 AND I'M GOING TO BEAT IT ON NINTENDO SWITCH AND XBOX ONE… Expand
Apr 10, 2017Lego City Undercover
Doing too Much
LEGO City Undercover is an open world grand theft auto True Crime styled Lego game where you play asLego City Undercover
Doing too Much
LEGO City Undercover is an open world grand theft auto True Crime styled Lego game where you play as Chase McCain going after an escaped prisoner Rex Fury
Before I start this review, It’s important to note that I don’t like Lego games
I’m probably gonna complain about things you love
But LEGO City Undercover is easily my favorite one to date
The charm and humor here is the best I’ve seen in a Lego game, which is surprising considering it features a unique cast of characters..
A few parodies thrown in there…
But there wasn’t 1 character I met throughout the journey that didn’t make me smile in one way or another…
I was in love with the first half of this 12 hour campaign…
You’re driving around the Lego city to each destination, stopping along your way to collect new costumes, or cars from doing time trials if you’d like… destroying and rebuilding during the campaign to complete tasks and find keys…
And slowly you’re introduced to different undercover identities…
This is where the games potential starts to shine, but it’s also where the game starts to fall apart…
There are 15 chapters in total here and the missions in these chapters are mixed between in city with car chases and climbing buildings and then there’s the sections of the game that are inside of buildings…
And this is where the game comes to a crawl.. Especially later on in the world...
For starters... this is where you have to deal with the slow and boring combat system of reversing, mashing the o button and throwing handcuffs on enemies..
It’s a little fun for a while, but gets old pretty fast…
At first I don’t mind these more puzzle platformer sections of the game...
They’re a break from the fairly small Lego world...
This stops that world from getting boring…
And it extends playtime as you’re switching through the different identities to throw different switches and break different items…
I’d get to some annoying spots where the game forces you to go collect a ridiculous amount of blocks to complete a super build, which isn’t too bad since there are special blocks usually pretty close and you can use your communicator to see them in the world so you have an idea of where to go..
But by time you unlock the color gun. .all of it becomes just so overwhelming…
The game doesn’t reserve 2 different characters for these levels...
which would’ve been much better
Instead they want to throw them all in... making you constantly switch through characters to make little progress only to have to switch back to another and another and another
The fire fighter and the color gun just became obnoxious…
The fire extinguisher hardly works and the paint sections are just time wasters…
Where sometimes it isn’t even about changing the color of a switch,, its painting a wall so you can climb it…
The pacing just becomes awful in the final stretches and it ruins the charm and feel of the game completely…
The puzzly grind is sort of what Lego games are about..
so Lego fans rejoice…
But in general, while this game genuinely surprised me during the first 7 chapters and had me smiling nonstop, I felt it just started wasting my time towards the end just because…
Don’t let the final bits scare you away though..
LEGO City Undercover is a great game full of laughs and fun even if like me, you hate Lego games.
I Give LEGO City Undercover
an 8/10… Expand
Oct 27, 2017LEGO games are at their best when they are replicating the movies I've watched. They are at their worst when they create their own plots forLEGO games are at their best when they are replicating the movies I've watched. They are at their worst when they create their own plots for no reason other than not following an established story. Undercover tries to go the middle ground by having its own plot and no relation to any movie. Overall the story is fine. But Undercover tries to do away with some of the core LEGO features to mixed results.
Firstly the game is divided into chapters which are really just dividers between the plot lines. You are pretty much in an open world the entire time. Chapters don't have any boundaries other than free roam. Within certain chapters are special assignments which mimic the traditional levels of other LEGO games. They require a certain stud total to get a completion bonus, they have checkpoints and there are stuff to collect. But it seems almost haphazard how they are mixed together. In some chapters you are simply going from point A to point B. In other chapters you have to complete "mission" like objectives, and then start a special assignment. Why they went with this arbitrary separation is confusing. Another issue is that they've done away with the minikits. You now collect 4 shields.
Perhaps one of the biggest gripes I have is that you play the same character throughout the game. Some games could have pulled this off (Batman, Indiana Jones) but this is just bad. To add diversity you collect uniforms (think Batman's suits). The problem is the uniforms are mostly stupid. In one case you are a farmer, in another a fireman. Why they didn't introduce more characters and have you switch between is beyond me. It was tiring using the same character the entire game. Even worse is that many of the costumes had stupid features. For the farmer you can hold onto a chicken and fly?? A miner can use dynamite. A robber can break down doors?? All of these screamed extra characters but not in Undercover. The fact that they have loads of characters to collect is completely irrelevant when you have to use the same character throughout the story. Such a wasted effort.
Another failure with this game is the secondary characters. You have some help in the form of people to talk too but the primary helper is a fellow cop that screams incompetence. They were clearing going for a theme here but it was way overkill. I hated everything about this character and yet they kept throwing him into the story. It brought down the entire story. You don't even get to play the character so you can have the joy of throwing them off a bridge.
The game does have a hint system but it is pretty much useless. The flying sections with the farmer are beyond frustrating. Often times you are not facing the correct direction to fly but if you use the directional pad you pretty much plummet. I'm thinking it has to be a bug because nobody would have coded it this way on purpose. The astronaut has a similar feature but his flying last literally 2 seconds. If you don't immediately move forward you fall out of the sky. In many cases this means a long trek back to the start. As much as I've hated flying in previous LEGO games, these characters are the worst. The flying in Undercover is actually better than previous games.
Finally, the game is clearly designed for open world given the chapter system, the impossibly large amount of activities and the size of the map. If the activities were fun and easily found then this wouldn't be too bad but to complete them all you have to find them either by getting close to them (in some cases) or using a scanner which seems to only detect 1 at a time. So you basically fumble in the dark to find the activities (or luck up and run across them while exploring) and then have to sit through the boring activity. At game completion I was a little over 25% done. That means 75% of aimless wondering.
Overall I applaud TT for trying a game not based upon a movie but they really do better when they stick with the movies. They have really gotten into the open world stuff and it seems like mostly fluffy in the newer games. An arbitrary way to expand the time it takes to play. I long for the days when I could play a LEGO version of a movie I liked and focus on the play without the distractions of the open world.… Expand
Nov 15, 2019Mejorable en todos sus aspectos, sin destacar en nada. La historia, llena de guiños a otros juegos o pelis, no es suficiente para sostener losMejorable en todos sus aspectos, sin destacar en nada. La historia, llena de guiños a otros juegos o pelis, no es suficiente para sostener los continuos bugs y un tono, en general, bastante simple e infantil. No se entiende la decisión de que los vehículos tarden tanto en recorrer la ciudad; es desesperante.… Expand
Apr 11, 2017IF A GAME IS NOT READY DON'T RELEASE IT! I am so sick of playing broken games! This game needs a lot more work before it can be enjoyable toIF A GAME IS NOT READY DON'T RELEASE IT! I am so sick of playing broken games! This game needs a lot more work before it can be enjoyable to play on the Xbox One. It is charming but so many problems need to be fixed that releasing it in this condition is inexcusable. I am losing faith in pre-ordering and day one purchases.… Expand