Excerpt: Lego video games are huge here at Family Friendly Gaming. So we were all very stoked to play and review Lego City Undercover. So much so that I was willing to pay two and a half times what I normally spend on a video game. I was worried that Nintendo may have injected too much input into this game. Thankfully that is not the case.
Summary: TT Games has enjoyed years of success turning licensed properties into LEGO adventures. In many ways, it seems like quite an easy gig -- simply take an existing license, be it Batman or Lord of the Rings , and give it a makeover with colorful bricks and slapstick humor. What could be simpler? What, indeed, could go wrong?
Conclusion: Concept: Tell an original story based in the Lego City universe
Graphics: It’s always amusing to see Lego creations interacting in a realistic world, despite some minor screen-tearing
Sound: A ‘70s cop-show soundtrack is great for the first hours, but your ears will go numb beyond that
Playability: Platforming remains a weak spot, but TT Games did a great job of incorporating the Wii U’s GamePad
Entertainment: This is one of the funniest games I’ve played in a while, and...
Excerpt: I remember when the Wii U wasn’t even announced yet that there was some excitement surrounding Nintendo’s next console. One of the first games to be announced for the Wii U, LEGO City: Undercover was a game that I knew I would have absolutely no interest in. Having reviewed what felt like hundreds (but was less than ten) of LEGO games, I was beyond tired of the franchise.
Conclusion: The game’s technical problems notwithstanding, I found LEGO City Undercover to be an immensely enjoyable adventure that really made me laugh. It certainly has a lot going for it with a great story, funny script, creative originality and a design that makes no attempt to dumb anything down making it easily accessible for gamers young and old alike.
Excerpt: The Lego franchise began a few years back as a neat video game novelty. It quickly grew into a series of games ranging from Star Wars to Indiana Jones that ultimately played similar. Even a Lego Rock Band was conceived (I'm still trying to figure out how that happened). So if you're a skeptic of Lego City Undercover just because of the name "Lego" in the title, let me reassure you that this is a fresh take on this block-crazy universe.