Jun 1, 2014

Video Game Review: Lego City: Undercover

Lego City: Undercover is a game for Wii U that shows a great satire of a cop dramas while poking fun at other forms of entertainment. You play as Chase an undercover police officer that has many talents. You're out to save Lego City from Rex Fury, and other crime lords while avoiding trouble yourself from your chief. It's a humorous story that keeps you entertained throughout the game.

It's a big Lego City out there, and it's all for you to explore as much as you want. There is a lot to do like driving cars, finding secrets, collecting super bricks, getting vehicle/character tokens, and participating in Lego activities throughout the city.

While it's a giant city, but I never felt the need to go exploring. It's nice that it's all there for anyone interested, but only once in awhile I found myself getting distracted by something that I had to stop and check out.

The missions have you using your abilities by changing into different suits. For example: your burglar suit allows you to crack open safes, and certain doors. As the game moves ahead you'll unlock new abilities, and levels will becomes a big jungle gym of different objects only certain suits can interact with. The missions were a lot of fun, and I had a great time playing them.

The Wii U controller's touch screen was heavily used throughout this game. Like using it as a camera,
getting calls from other Lego people, detecting super bricks, and using it as a mini map. It was very handy, and felt great to use. For the people that are wondering, you can't solely use the Wii U controller to play this game like you can with other games. It requires you to sit in front of a TV.

It took me 11 hours to beat the main game, and it said I only did 17% of the game. That's 17% including some of the collectibles I already got from searching around the city. So there's a lot of collectibles out there in Lego City for anyone interested in completing the game 100%. You also can go back to missions once you've beaten them and used the suits you unlocked later in the game to get to different points in the missions.

Final Say: There's a lot to do in Lego City: Undercover, and I think it's a great investment for any gamer. The controls worked great as well, and never really had any problems with the game. The only weakness to this game I can see is the slow loading times, but I understand it's a big Lego City that you can drive around in. Check out Lego City: Undercover!

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