Chase McCain is back in Lego City to take down Rex Fury but he needs your help. Will you be there to lend him a helping hand in cleaning up the underbelly of Lego City?
I finally got my hands on Lego City Undercover here in the states, seeing as though the stores were having issues getting their shipments. I preordered it from Best Buy, who said the 20th, and on the 20th I was able to get it. I have played other Lego games in the Lego series but they were based on popular themes, such as movie franchises or super heroes. Lego City is the first Lego game based off of a Lego toy line so I didn’t know what to expect. I won’t go as far as saying I was totally surprised but I will go as far as saying pleasantly surprised. Snap that Lego hard hat down on your head, it’s going to be a fun ride.
You play the role of Chase McCain, a cop who plays by his own rules, who returns to Lego City after being reassigned after his partner, the current Chief of the Lego City Police, (Chief Dunby) and he stopped the big crime boss, Rex Fury. However, Rex Fury is back and only Chase McCain can bring him and his rein of tyranny once and for all. It’s basically Demolition Man without the unthawing process of one John Spartan. Anyway, the game looks great, in part to the Wii U playing games in high definition. The views of the city are breathtaking, such as when you need to go cross town to get to one location from another. You are treated to scenic views of the forest as well as massive buildings and the Lego City Bridge, for example. As I said before, the city, like the game, is massive.
You can try and go on foot to each location but it will take quite some time. You can commandeer a civilian vehicle for “police business” to get around the city. The steering of the vehicles was sticky at times and it was difficult at times to just make a routine turn. The different vehicles add to the game but it would have been better if the steering wasn’t so damn annoying at times. This doesn’t take away from how the game plays; it’s just another one of those “come on” moments.