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I love Legos. Always have. Always will. As I get older and discover the little bit of disposable income, I've found that besides video games, I occasionally will splurge on a Lego set. There's just something about the miniature world of Legos. Their mimicry of the real or fantasy worlds we're used to is something special. This new game, which releases in less than a week now, looks to take the Lego concept, strip it of it's usual franchise licensing, and do something in a complete new direction.
I just read a really wonderfully thorough review from Eurogamer and I wanted to post it to start this discussion thread. The game is just a few days away... are you getting it? Tell me how you like it! (or don't like it)
In addition, an important note for those downloading. I'll let the original speaker do the talking (also seen in the thread below).
Had to laugh at this earlier. Was saying on Twitter how the game is packed with stuff to do and one of the replies was someone asking me why I would want to do them since Nintendo systems have no incentive to do so. Ugh, I thought some of this ridiculousness of games having no trophies/achievements had died down a bit. I don't understand how that's incentive at all. I guess people do enjoy torturing themselves with boring games as long as they get rewarded with a lame score next to their username.
To cap off the perfect Monday, my Wii U shut itself down (seriously, really, truly hate this "power down after complete download" button) because I guess at some point it couldn't connect to the Internet. Nearly 6 hours estimated left on this download. 55% done...
Was about 80% of the way done with the download, when I made the mistake of starting Runner2, forgetting that it crashes the system. Then I forgot that I shouldn't close the game down, and of course, the system locked up. Guess I won't get to play until tomorrow. Between shit like that and Runner2 losing its connection to the leaderboards, Gaijin seems to be trying hard to get me to never play Runner2/buy games from them again, to say nothing about the fact that the Wii U has locked up more since I've owned it than my PS3 and 360 have ever done, probably combined and doubled. Pathetic.
I can definitely see this being a hit with the kids... though hopefully not lead to disappointment if parents choose this over the over the top violent GTA games "But mom this game doesn't let me beat hookers to death!"
Also just got this email today from Nintendo and I didn't even ask them yet. Very good Nintendo, very good
Thank you for your recent purchase and download of LEGOŽ City Undercover for Wii U from the Nintendo eShop. Due to a data-entry error, the price of this game was initially set at $59.99. We intended to set the price at $49.99 and have made the correction in the Nintendo eShop. We are taking steps to quickly refund you the difference. You will receive a $12 refund applied either to your credit card or to your account in the Nintendo eShop, depending on your form of payment. This amount covers the difference in price as well as any applicable taxes. We apologize for this inconvenience.
This refund will be processed in the next 24 hours. If you paid from a balance in your Nintendo eShop account, your credit will appear within 24 hours. If your payment method was credit card, it may take up to two billing cycles to appear on your statement. We thank you for your patience. Enjoy your game!