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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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  1. Positive: 12 out of 16
  2. Negative: 0 out of 16
  1. Apr 11, 2017
    90
    I 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.
  2. 80
    Now 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.
  3. Apr 5, 2017
    80
    The 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?
  4. May 17, 2017
    80
    With improved performance and the addition of co-op gameplay functionality, Lego City Undercover is elevated to the status of one of the better, more fun modern day Lego titles.
  5. Apr 18, 2017
    75
    Four years ago this game was a reason to buy a Wii U. The latest version of the game finally adds co-op to the game, but has some technical difficulties and bugs that diminish the overall fun of the game.
  6. Apr 19, 2017
    72
    LEGO 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.
  7. Apr 20, 2017
    60
    While it is great that more people get a chance to play Lego City Undercover, this is a bare-bone port that lacks improvements besides an underdeveloped multiplayer option and some basic graphical enhancements.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 7
  2. Negative: 2 out of 7
  1. Apr 10, 2017
    8
    Lego City Undercover
    Doing too Much
    LEGO City Undercover is an open world grand theft auto True Crime styled Lego game where you play as
    Lego 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
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  2. Sep 13, 2019
    7
    Пожалуй, лучшая игра серии

    Впервые Лего-игре нас ожидает полноценная сюжетная кампания, где задания начинаются и заканчиваются плавно без
    Пожалуй, лучшая игра серии

    Впервые Лего-игре нас ожидает полноценная сюжетная кампания, где задания начинаются и заканчиваются плавно без запуска глав отдельно, что рушило атмосферу ранее и прошлые игры воспринимались не цельными, а просто набором уровней. Теперь мы получаем задание, едем к точке старта, как в какой-нибудь GTA, проходим его и либо начинается следующее, либо нам дают новую цель, куда надо опять доехать или долететь и так до самого окончания истории.
    У Чейза Маккейна, за которого нам предстоит играть есть планшет с различными функциями для поимки преступников, которые становятся доступны постепенно и не просто на ровном месте, а когда появляется необходимость по сюжету. Тогда с нами связывается помощница и обновляет устройство удалённо, попутно рассказывая как пользоваться функцией - очень грамотно вплетённый туториал.

    Сама история простая детская, как всегда, с юморком за 300 и общей атмосферой, напоминающей «Голый пистолет» с Лесли Нильсоном по уровню идиотизма, только без пошлых шуток.
    Дополнительное удовольствие доставляет полная русская локализация с Петром Гланцом, озвучившим главного героя!

    Геймплей стандартный по большей части - собираем детальки, дерёмся с супостатами, гоняемся за преступниками на машинах, ищем секреты. Постепенно по сюжету открываются новые костюмы, дающие доступ к закрытым доселе локациям, то есть собрать все коллекционные предметы можно только, пройдя уровень минимум два раза.

    Боёвка стала более осмысленная и не так раздражает, как в прошлых играх серии - не надо закликивать противников, достаточно одного удара или контратаки, после накидывает наручники и всё.

    Задания это далеко не всё! Нам доступен целый город для исследования и именно здесь вы проведёте большую часть времени, если захотите собрать все 100% коллекционных предметов, которые не так то просто найти. В поисках поможет мегапланшет со всевозможными сканерами, но для их разблокировки нужно найти красные блоки, которые спрятаны в наиболее неочевидных местах, куда порой сложно добраться, даже если точно знаешь куда лезть, потому что игра, как ни крути, разрабатывалась в ограниченные сроки и её надо бы ещё обработать напильником хорошенько, но увы пора бежать клепать новую часть, так что терпите откровенную кривизну, дорогие покупатели :)
    Город довольно большой, в нём спрятано рекордное количество барахла, а также доступно немало однотипных побочных заданий, не выполнив которые получить часть этого барахла не удастся :(
    Я считаю, переборщили конкретно - треть, а то и половину можно смело было выпиливать, тогда игра не превратилась бы в рутину к концу.

    Подведём итоги: игра добротная и если сумеете вовремя остановиться со сбором трофеев, то останетесь довольны.

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  3. Oct 27, 2017
    6
    LEGO 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.
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  4. Nov 15, 2019
    6
    Mejorable 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
  5. Apr 11, 2017
    5
    IF 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
  6. Oct 16, 2018
    3
    Le jeu Lego se met au monde ouvert et ma foi, cette ville de respectables dimensions est agréable à parcourir et si ce n'était ce flou assezLe jeu Lego se met au monde ouvert et ma foi, cette ville de respectables dimensions est agréable à parcourir et si ce n'était ce flou assez épouvantable (à quelques mètres devant vous) lorsqu'on est en voiture, le bilan technique est positif avec ses graphismes soignés et de belles constructions... en dépit d'un temps de chargement initial bien long (plus d'une minute à la louche !).

    Hélas, la plupart des "missions" se déroulent dans des endroits confinés (avec temps de chargement supplémentaire...) et caméra bloquée comme dans bien d'autres jeux Lego du genre. A part tabasser quelques **** bonhommes, il faut -comme d'habitude dans les jeux Lego- trouver son chemin en activant et en détruisant des trucs, puis en reconstruire d'autres et ainsi de suite. Parfois, il est nécessaire de changer de "personnage" mais ça reste anecdotique...

    On se lasse donc plutôt vite tandis que la ville elle-même ne modère certainement pas les mauvaises pratiques de TT Games en matière de farmage éhonté : ainsi, pour simplement progresser dans l'aventure, il va falloir en ramasser des briques, petites et grandes, de toutes les couleurs, casser l'environnement pour en récolter encore plus et tutti quanti... ça n'en finit pas et ça ne s'arrête jamais : allez petit fermier de plastique, va farmer des briques !

    L'humour vise bien entendu un jeune public mais s'avère dans l'ensemble très bête, limite débile et la VF propose des voix très inégales. Voilà donc un jeu qu'on ne saurait recommander ni aux adultes ni aux gamins qui risquent de s'emmerder un peu trop vite à faire toujours la même chose.
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  7. Jun 15, 2020
    0
    Bad nothing like a LEGO game the graphics are bad as well as the characters skip this one.