Switch, Wii U, PS4, & XBOX One
Play as Chase McCain, a police officer who’s been tasked with going undercover to hunt down the notorious – and recently escaped – criminal Rex Fury.
I played Lego City Undercover years ago on the Wii U, I liked it, but didn’t beat it because I got distracted by something else. When I saw that it was being released on the Switch I was excited to play it again and snatched it up.
At this point I’ve beat the story one and a half times, this is due to me getting my own Switch and no longer using my husbands. There is so much stuff left for me to do that I’m honestly nowhere near one hundred percent but I feel like I’ve definitely gotten my monies worth.
The story is funny and entertaining, the controls are intuitive, and getting to basically play Grand Theft Auto with Lego is pretty awesome. I’ve been able to play in docked and handheld mode and had no problems either way, though I do prefer playing docked.
I’m not the sort of person that notices dropped frame rate or how many frames per second so I can’t speak to any of that, but I have ended up experiencing a few glitches. A couple times I got my character stuck and was unable to get him unstuck so I had to exit without saving and ended up having to restart levels which was frustrating. I also experienced some issues with summoning a helicopter involving the game freezing and me again having to reboot. While it’s disappointing to have those bugs in the game all and all I believe I only had it happen four times and considering I’ve played thirty-five hours plus I’m alright.
I really enjoy Lego games, but this game stands out for me. It’s not an established franchise, Lego City Undercover is its own thing. It creates a fun and interesting world that I’d love to see again. It’s low pressure but you can decide the difficulty, do you want to just complete the story mode and be done? Or do you want to one hundred percent the entire thing? I have no issues playing this around my kids either, which means I can play it more.
Really hope we get another installment in this series, though, I do believe there’s a 3DS game, but what I’d really like is another console release. I should probably look into that 3DS game.
Anyway, would definitely recommend this game to someone who already likes Lego games and is looking for something light and fun.