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?
Summary: Lego City: Undercover is a decent game, but by no means the system exclusive that Nintendo needs to really get momentum building for the Wii U. It’s the largest and more impressive world Traveler Tales has ever created for a Lego game, but it’s also pretty devoid of content unless you want to spend sixty+ hours looking for hidden items and unlockables instead of sub-quests and optional storylines which is usually the appeal for sandbox style games.
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.
Review: LEGO City Undercover has all the right pieces
9 April 2013
Excerpt: The evolution of LEGO games is actually quite astounding, especially if you've been a devoted fan of the franchise since its LEGO Star Wars roots. Each new title seems to expand on previous mechanics, but the advancement is noticeable. Enter LEGO City , a Wii U exclusive, open-world LEGO title that not only isn't attached to a movie franchise, but is without a doubt the best LEGO game to-date. On the surface, it's a LEGO game through and through.
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.