Excerpt: But in the grand scheme of things, these are all flaws Lego fans have grown used by now, leaving the justified lack of cooperative play and somewhat-excessive load times as the sole detractions from an otherwise insane sandbox title with a great story and mostly smooth gameplay. Completing the story will only earn you 25-30% completion depending on how much side stuff you achieve incidentally along the way, so there is a ton of stuff to find and do here if you want to...
Pros: Great sandbox gameplay filled with surprises; an engaging story and characters
Cons: Load times are hard to ignore; the usual LEGO platforming issues; no co-op play
Excerpt: It’s like James Bond with Legos! Lego City Undercover is the first new Nintendo series in a long time. And since it’s an open-world game, you can go where you want in a city inspired by San Francisco (and later Miami and Manhattan). Lego City as toys started in 2005, but the series really began with Lego Land back when your dad was a kid. And the reason it’s been around so long is that it is really imaginative (like 2012’s The Mine set of toys).
Pros: Open world for kids; scanner mode feels real; sometimes really funny.
Cons: Terribly long load times; needs better writing; sometimes really unfunny.
Fun, imaginative, safe adventure set in a plastic world.
Common Sense Media
5 March 2013
Summary: Parents need to know that LEGO City Undercover is an enormous, open-world adventure game featuring virtual versions of countless LEGO construction sets. It's likely that kids who play the game will want to buy the LEGO sets they see, and that kids who play with LEGO will want to buy the game.
Excerpt: LEGO City Undercover, which is exclusive to Nintendo’s Wii U, was one of the driving forces behind our purchase of the console and it has been a long and much anticipated wait since first seeing its demo at a preview event late last year. Continuing the open world gameplay design first introduced in LEGO Batman 2: DC Super Heroes, this LEGO title presents players an opportunity to explore the world of the popular LEGO City vehicle and play sets.
Conclusion: The GamePad is also the portal through which other characters call you up, their little avatars appearing on the small screen and their voices coming through the speakers. It’s a simple but cool addition and the interplay between the GamePad and television is enjoyable. Elsewhere, you can use the pad by holding it up to the screen and scanning the city whenever Chase is investigating someone.
Pros: Full of confident charm, Enjoyable pace and heaps to unlock, Excellent use of the GamePad, Will keep you hooked for tens of hours
Cons: Long load times and frame rate dips, A little too easy, Humour at times falls flat
Excerpt: Depois das adaptações de diversos franchises célebres, esta aventura em nome próprio deixa bastante esperança relativamente ao filme Lego que estreará em breve. Não sabemos se as coisas resultarão no grande ecrã mas sem dúvida que tudo corre sobre rodas em termos de videojogos. Tenho que admitir que comecei a jogar esta série pela ordem errada, com o título que saiu na 3DS .
Pros: Imenso humor e diversão não só para presenciar mas também para jogar!
Cons: Efeito de aliasing torna as sombras pixeladas | Loadings bastante demorados.
Excerpt: LEGO City Undercover er helt uden sidestykke det bedste LEGO spil til dato godt hjulpet af dansk tale og tekst og ikke mindst Wii U. Det er en oplevelse for alle aldre og et bevis på at fotorealisme ikke er den eneste måde at lave bedre spil. LEGO City Undercover er dermed også en glimrende undskyldning for at finde den nærmeste elektronikbutik og hente en Wii U med LEGO City Undercover, som rammer en velfortjent topkarakter.
Pros: Detaljer, humor, størrelsen på LEGO City, længden af spillet, mulighederne med Wii U.