Seeing stuff for Lego City Undercover (Originally released on the WII U in 2013) before release I had that feeling I was going to enjoy this one. More so because for once it wasn't tacked onto to a movie franchise, and with that not that being the case I didn't need to be a fan of that franchise to get extra enjoyment out of it. Was it any good though. Well, let's see what my fingers and brain think now I've sat down at the laptop after putting in a good few hours on it
While being nothing new here I have found myself enjoying the levels and not thinking 'not this again' when playing them. They are simply fun levels that each offer ten or fifteen minutes of you beating up thugs, smashing things, building things, and progressing on with the story. Sadly there just isn't really anything else I can say on them that will blow your mind and make this a must buy game over any other LEGO game. They just do their job and that's about it.
If you've played LEGO games before you will know that the story levels are just a small piece of what make it a game that will offer you a ton of hours in return for your money. These levels of course offer replay value, with portions blocked off and needing certain characters and/or items to get past them. With these characters or items being something you only get your hands on the further you get into the game, you will find yourself going back to get these if you must collect everything in the game All the old favourites are here like gold bricks, red bricks, and just endless things to collect if you want to get yourself that 100% completion achievement, with challenges like super builds, free runs, stealing cars to deliver, to just finding new characters to buy with your studs littered across the world for you to find.
Overall: I've had fun with LEGO City Undercover, really I have. But the fact is there is still nothing here to make the guy/girl who perhaps ignore these releases to think this might be the one to pick up. The people who love these games have already pre-ordered and bought this game, so the reviews for these games should be aimed at these people ignoring the games now. But the fact is I can't sit here and say that LEGO City Undercover will blow your mind. It does a good job at being a LEGO game and that's it. You will lose hours if you enjoy unlocking and collecting things. You will have fun playing co-op with your kids. Other than that, it's just another funny but nothing new LEGO game.
Offers great value for money
Great if you want to co-op with a child or loved one
Made me laugh out loud a couple of times (but then who wouldn't laugh at an animal farting)
Still offers the same experience as other LEGO games (This might be a pro for some)
Feels very tutorial heavy