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Lego City Undercover – Video Game Guide

Lego City Undercover is a new video game from the makers of Harry Potter Lego and Star Wars Lego. We take an extensive look at the game, available exclusively on the Nintendo Wii U in December 2012.

Lego City Undercover Guide

Lego City Undercover CityLego City Undercover is a free roam game in the tradition of Grand Theft Auto (but without the hookers or guns).

As Chase McCain you are an undercover policeman, sent on dangerous missions to capture crooks, solve cases and generally have a great time running, driving and flying through the not-so-tough streets of Lego City.

Free-roam means you can go just about anywhere in your search for the bad guys. And the wonderful thing about this sort of game is the level of detail in the city, from bystanders to billboards, there is always something to look at.

Lego City Undercover Chase McCainIt also helps that Lego City bears a striking resemblance to a brickified New York City, complete with a Statue of Liberty and Times Square. As Chase can drive cars and fly helicopters, as well as slide down ropes and climb up staircases, all levels of the city are accessible, diversifying the play experience above street level; balconies, rooftops, no quadrant of the city is safe.

Calling into the Police Dispatch center will give you additional missions along with tips and hints on your current missions if you are having trouble finding your quarry.

A scanner mode will also allow you to flush out criminals hiding in the vicinity.

By changing disguises, Chase can move comfortably among the criminal population gathering clues until he is ready to charge or capture a crook. By adopting different personas Chase can also perform unique tasks, like breaking into an ATM or using a crowbar to a door open – not appropriate for a policeman but, dressed as a crook it’s business as usual. Disguises are unlocked throughout the game and include: Cop, Robber, Builder.

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Lego City Undercover – Debut Trailer

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Lego City Undercover – 10 Minutes Of Gameplay

Lego City Undercover First Impressions

Lego City Undercover Scan ModeI have to say, though my family probably won’t purchase the Wii U console (we already have the Wii and aren’t big gamers) this is highly attractive package for the upcoming console.

If you are on the fence about updating your system, Lego City Undercover might might just sway you to buy.

It’s hard to judge the game in isolation at this early stage.  Obviously this will be a completely unique experience on a number of levels – new console, new controllers, new game.

I am sure more “hard-core” gamers will have their own verdict on the package when it all comes out, but from this “armchair” perspective it looks like a fast-paced and immersive experience.

Like a tablet, integration of the small screen on the Wii U GamePad with the larger TV screen will enable the game to have a real “in-the-moment” feel about it. The ability to “call- in” to dispatch to receive mission updates or to use the personal scanner to locate hidden crooks makes the player feel like they have their own personal communications device, separate from what is happening on the TV.

Time will obviously tell with the game but given it is being produced by Travellers Tales, makers of the Lego Harry Potter, Lego Star Wars and Lego Indiana Jones games (all of which are wonderful) we can expect a fun ride.

Lego City Undercover is out for the upcoming Wii U Console in December (you can pre-order the game now) and we will update the site as more information is forthcoming.

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Lego Batman 2 Video Game – DC Super Heroes

Lego Batman 2 Video GameI must confess I haven’t played the Lego Batman video game, though I know a few people who have been addicted to it (Chris I’m looking at you!).

However having played most other Lego video games I know that any new release announcement is cause for celebration, even if most fans know the announcement is inevitable and just wish Lego and traveller’s Tales would just hurry up and get on with announcing it 🙂

Well they have…

Lego Batman 2 Video Game

“Burbank, Calif. – Jan. 5, 2012 – Batman is back to save Gotham City and the action will only build from here! Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment, TT Games and The LEGO Group are teaming up once again to announce that LEGO® Batman™ 2: DC Super Heroes will be available beginning Summer 2012 for the Xbox 360® video game and entertainment system from Microsoft, PlayStation®3 computer entertainment system, the Wii™ system, and Windows PC, as well as the Nintendo DS™ hand-held system, Nintendo 3DS™ hand-held system, and PlayStation®Vita handheld entertainment system. The game is the sequel to the best-selling LEGO® Batman™: The Videogame, which to date has sold more than 11 million units worldwide.

LEGO Batman™ 2: DC Super Heroes complements the brand new, recently released LEGO® Super Heroes: DC Universe toy collection. The line includes five construction sets, such as The Batcave and three buildable, detailed action figures.

In LEGO Batman™ 2: DC Super Heroes, the Dynamic Duo of Batman and Robin join other famous super heroes from the DC Universe including Superman, Wonder Woman and Green Lantern to save Gotham City from destruction at the hands of the notorious villains Lex Luthor and the Joker. Batman fans of all ages will enjoy a new and original story filled with classic LEGO videogame action and humor as players fight to put the villains back behind bars.

“LEGO Batman 2: DC Super Heroes builds upon the action and cooperative gameplay experience established in our best-selling LEGO video game to date, LEGO Batman: The Videogame,” said Tom Stone, Managing Director, TT Games. “We’re offering fans a rich and expansive Gotham City environment filled with cool characters, great customization options and plenty of surprises that families, young gamers and DC Universe fans can enjoy together.”

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“LEGO Batman 2: DC Super Heroes further extends and combines both the Batman and LEGO videogame experiences to create very fun gameplay,” said Samantha Ryan, Senior Vice President, Development and Production, Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment. “Fans of all ages are going to enjoy the action and light hearted humor that TT Games and LEGO provide.”

LEGO Batman 2: DC Super Heroes allows players to explore all new areas of Gotham City utilizing a variety of vehicles including the Batmobile and Batwing. In addition, they’ll be able to fight for justice by mastering new gadgets and suits, such as Batman’s Power Suit and Robins’ Hazard Cannon, and using all-new abilities including flight, super-breath and heat vision.

LEGO Batman 2: DC Super Heroes is being developed by TT Games and will be published by Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment. For more information, please visit www.videogames.LEGO.com.”

The Lego Batman 2 Video Game sounds wonderful and as a fan of the DC Universe (beyond Gotham City) I am pretty excited about playing this one with friends.

On another note, I apologise for the lack of updates recently. Moving house and Christmas cheer have me on the back foot but I have great plans for The Brick Life in 2012.

See you soon,
Inger