Summary: LEGO City Undercover for the Wii U, despite a heap of technical issues, brought a ton of charm to the platform. The fully voice acted experience was not without its camp and cheese factor, but ultimately it provided a fun open world experience for fans who were longing for a new Wii U game to play. Enter the portable version, titled The Chase Begins for the Nintendo 3DS. It tells the story of super-cop Chase McCain before he was, in fact, a super-cop.
Review: Lego City Undercover Serves Up Adequate Justice On the Nintendo 3DS
5 June 2013
Excerpt: So the loading times may be a real pain, and playing a LEGO-ized version of Grand Theft Auto may not be everyone's cup of Joe, but LEGO City Undercover is one of the more enjoyable games on the Wii U right now. Traveller's Tales has done a superb job morphing a crime-fighting experience into an original world, one filled with plenty of humorous moments and white-knuckle action, especially later on in the game.
Lego City Undercover: The Chase Begins (3DS) Review
11 May 2013
Excerpt: I’ve commonly talked about how much I enjoy the fact that we’re moving away from the “port it to every console” mentality of gaming and instead focusing on each individual platform for its own individual strengths. After all, it makes more sense to design a product that works rather than try to shove a hypothetical square peg into a circular hole.
Excerpt: Who would’ve thought that on rookie cop Chase McCain’s first day on the job he’d find himself traveling all over Lego City trying capture elusive criminal mastermind Rex Fury? Well, you probably did because both characters are right there on the box. Lego City Undercover: The Chase Begins is a 3DS prequel to the Wii U release that came out earlier this year.
Excerpt: When I was growing up as a kid I was graced with the gift that is LEGO, and looking back it is probably the toy that I spent the most time with as a child. LEGO has many advantages as a toy, not only for keeping children occupied for hours, but also as a great learning tool. We learn how to construct things, building anything from a house to a truck or even a helicopter.
Excerpt: I have to work really hard not to geek out completely over a new Lego game. Lego City Undercover on the Wii U was a lot of fun. So I was extremely eager to play and review LEGO City Undercover The Chase Begins on the Nintendo 3DS. This hand held game is the prequel to the Wii U home console game.
Mediocre LEGO game with minor violence and reckless driving.
Common Sense Media
23 April 2013
Summary: Parents need to know that LEGO City Undercover: The Chase Begins is an open-world action adventure game that has kids taking on the role of a rookie police officer chasing after criminals in a big plastic city. Players get into fights with bad guys, but the game's hero generally doesn't hit or punch anyone, choosing instead to throw them to the ground before cuffing them. However, he's not a great driver: Pedestrians frequently leap to get out of his way.