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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.

Lego Lord Of the Rings Game

Lego Lord Of The Rings Game Officially Announced

Lego Lord Of the Rings Game

The Lego Lord Of the Rings Game has officially been announced and it looks…epic.

As a big fan of the previous Lego Video games from Traveller’s Tales and also a huge fan of Lord of the Rings I am very much looking forward to the first in what I hope will be a trilogy of video games based on the new Lego theme.

Like the Batman 2 game, also coming later this year, the Lego Lord Of the Rings game features character voices in addition to music and sound effects from the films.

Sounds…Precious… 🙂

Lego Lord Of the Rings Game

Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment, TT Games and The LEGO Group rebuild middle-earth brick by brick with LEGO® The Lord of the Rings™

Lego-Lord-Of-The-Rings-Game-PosterJoin the Fellowship and Experience the The Lord of the Rings Trilogy As Never Before in the Latest Family-Friendly LEGO® Videogame Adventure.
Explore Middle-earth in an epic and thrilling LEGO videogame adventure for the entire family! Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment, TT Games and The LEGO Group today announced LEGO® The Lord of the Rings™, the latest addition to the wildly successful LEGO videogame series that brings to life the legendary fantasy saga by J.R.R. Tolkien.  The game will be available for the Xbox 360® video game and entertainment system from Microsoft, PlayStation®3 system, the Wii™ system, the Nintendo DS™ hand-held system, the Nintendo 3DS™ hand-held system, PlayStation® Vita systemand PC in fall 2012.

LEGO The Lord of the Rings is based on The Lord of the Rings motion picture trilogy and follows the original storylines of The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the RingThe Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers, and The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King.  Now the entire family can team up in pairs as adorable LEGO The Lord the Rings minifigures to experience countless dangers, solve riddles and battle formidable foes on their journey to Mount Doom.

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“We are huge aficionados of The Lord of the Rings franchise and are incredibly excited to put our special LEGO family-friendly touch on this classic fantasy adventure,” said Tom Stone, Managing Director, TT Games. “We’ve taken what fans are familiar with and love about The Lord of the Rings films and combined it with the playful LEGO style, which makes the story and gameplay accessible to gamers of all ages.”

LEGO The Lord of the Rings takes players along on the adventures of Frodo Baggins and his unlikely fellowship as they set out on a perilous journey to destroy The One Ring and save Middle-earth.  Kids, tweens, teens and parents can traverse the Misty Mountains, explore the Mines of Moria, knock on the Black Gate of Mordor, and partake in epic battles with Orcs, Uruk-hai, the Balrog and other formidable foes while harnessing the humor and imagination of LEGO gameplay to solve puzzles and explore Middle-earth.  Players will take on the form of their favorite members of the fellowship – Frodo the Hobbit, Aragorn the Ranger, Gandalf the Wizard, Legolas the Elf, Gimli the Dwarf, Boromir a Man of Gondor, and Frodo’s Hobbit friends Sam, Merry and Pippin – as they relive the most momentous events from the films.

Developed by TT Games, the LEGO The Lord of the Rings further expands on the partnership between LEGO and Warner Brothers, who recently launched the brand new LEGO® Lord of the Rings toy collection. The line includes seven construction sets, such as The Battle of Helms Deep!

For more information, please visit: http://thelordoftherings.LEGO.com.

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