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LEGO City: Undercover Discussion (Nintendo Wii U) [game]
LEGO City: Undercover on the Wii U
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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).

TheOldManFromZelda said:
For those interested in downloading the game, apparently you will need to have an external HD. Weird.

URL to share (right click and copy)
03/14/13, 03:36    Edited: 03/15/13, 00:19
Why not sign up for a (free) account?

Why won't you guys buy at full price? I did, and a lot of other people did, too..ya know?

And sorry, Jargs, I thought it was included in there. I probably was thinking of the LMV like G-Wiz said.
07/11/15, 10:01   
Because apparently a content packed full on open world game (seriously, the only game I can think of that tops it on the wii u is Smash and Hyrule Warriors with the dlc) with lots of exploration potential isn't worth $60... Somehow...

Also I just got the quick travel thing which allows me to use train stations to warp around town... which means I'll probably be going through and trying to track down the remaining train stations. I like how these things feed into eachother.
07/11/15, 23:23   
Edited: 07/12/15, 00:37

This is in my Top 3 Favorite All-Time 100%-ing experiences. It was a joy to find every last item and secret.
07/12/15, 01:30   

I have a way of going about my video game purchases. There must have games that I know I want right away that I'll plop down $60 for. Those are rare, I literally haven't bought any of them this year. Then there are games that I'm interested in and keep on my radar looking for a sale down the road. And finally there are games I'm somewhat interested in but only will pick up if there's some ridiculous sale that seems too good to pass up. Most of those games I get from Humble Bundles.

This game fell in the middle category and I've patiently waited for a sale. I guess not all that patiently since I've complained about it a few times. But I've set a value of this game for me and I don't want to go outside that. It's nothing against the game, many of what are considered the best games of the generation fall into that middle category.

My complaints are more about the fact that the typical Steam strategy of slowing lowering a game's price over time seems to be good for both the business and consumer. I guess you lose some people from buying at $60 if they know that it will be $30 before too long, but you gain the many people who are only willing to pay $30 for the game and nothing more.

Anyway I'll stop complaining. As I said in the other thread, open world games are really not my bag. Like Hinph, I've never actually completed one. This one did seem more interesting than most though.
07/12/15, 03:54   

What's your limit?
07/12/15, 04:12   

I'd pay $30 new. I don't buy used games during the current generation. One of my quirks!
07/12/15, 04:15   

Hey, that's your deal. I don't really see a MASSIVE problem with it; I think the way that Zero handles things is more offensive than your route. I will say that LCU is a pretty complete game, and now I'd even go far enough to fully endorse Lego Jurassic World. More on that in the official thread..soon!
07/14/15, 00:35   
So Lego City Undercover is now a Nintendo Selects title in Europe.

You got your price drop, now what's your excuse.
04/14/16, 21:27   
Mr_Mustache said:

Why won't you guys buy at full price? I did, and a lot of other people did, too..ya know?

And sorry, Jargs, I thought it was included in there. I probably was thinking of the LMV like G-Wiz said.

Sorry, I'm not made of money and I definitely cannot afford $60 for every game I'm interested in playing. Plus, I'm not a huge fan of the Lego games and I just don't feel that the game is worth $60.

I did read where the Europe Nintendo selects are supposed to hit NA in April, but that is starting to look like someone was talking out of his ass.

pokepal148 said:
So Lego City Undercover is now a Nintendo Selects title in Europe.

You got your price drop, now what's your excuse.

Exactly, we don't live in f'ing Europe, which is a pretty good excuse not to buy. Anyways, its been way too long. I really have no interest in playing this game now. Way to go Nintendo, your cheapass tactics backfire once again. Why they would think that people would be willing to pay full price for this game even a couple years after release & now four years later is mind boggling. Sorry Nintendo, this is not one of your first party titles. Hell, even your first party titles are not worth full price a couple years later. Maybe more people would buy your console and games if you didn't think you are the Gods of videogames and the best ever, cause you lost that title couple decades ago.
04/17/16, 10:19   
Edited: 04/17/16, 10:19
The game is absolutely still worth full price. As the years go on it's not like there is less content in the disc. I understand the mentality of not wanting to pay full price years later for something. There's something inherent within the capitalistic marketplace that infers there should be a price reduction the older something gets. I understand that GWIZ isn't willing/able to pay $60 for a game whether it's new or not so I empathize with that, but the disc still certainly has the content to warrant it. I hope more and more people experience it. I hope there's an NX sequel. A price drop on the Wii U title would certainly help get it in the hands of more gamers. I wonder who makes the final call.

Lego City Undercover can be purchased used for $35 or so (which includes the shipping) on Amazon right now. So maybe that's a good route to go.
04/17/16, 21:27   
Edited: 04/17/16, 21:30
+1 to "Lego City Undercover is totally worth full price." Can't say that about a lot of games, and I don't even like the Lego series in general. LCU is special.
04/19/16, 15:54   
Sorry to be a stickler, but Lego City Undercover was never $60 (or $59.99 more specifically). The MSRP for a new copy (and the eShop price) has always been $49.99. Not that it changes the point about price drops, a point I agree with to an extent, just that it was never as expensive as most new games.

Speaking of, I really need to go back to this one. I played only a few hours into it before getting distracted by something else, but from what I saw it was shaping up to be pretty great. I would probably need to start a new game at this point though for various reasons, including that I'd want a refresher on the story which I remember being funny.
04/19/16, 22:21   
It remains the only LEGO title I truly like.
04/19/16, 22:42   

Did you try Jurassic Park? I've been meaning to get back on mine. Lost World awaits!
04/20/16, 01:18   
Add me to the "LEGO City Undercover is better than the usual LEGO game" crowd. Definitely a special game!
If not for the (thankfully infrequent) load times, it'd be perfect.
04/20/16, 06:34   
I agree with everyone else. This is the best LEGO game I've ever played.
04/20/16, 13:04   
I'll add my voice to the "Easily The Best Lego Game" choir. I actually kind of hate the other Lego games. It shocks me that they're so well-recevied. In my experience, even kids get frustrated and bored with them.
04/22/16, 04:25   
@ploot I don't care about load times myself. For me, the main detractor I can think of is a biggie: no co-op mode. I understand the difficulty in making such a mode for a game like this, but I'd still like it to be there even if it's a little clunky as it's the main thing that makes the other LEGO games fun.
04/22/16, 04:38   

I thought the load time was fine considering how infrequent it was. One load for the world, and then subsequent loading of missions. Very minimal especially if you spend hours roaming town finding stuff.
04/22/16, 05:00   
I found myself going in and out of the police station a lot for unlocks and such. THAT is the spot that drove me crazy!

@Mop it up
The majority of the game doesn't play like a regular LEGO game, which kept the traditional LEGO gameplay missions from stinking up the joint. Co-op would have been fun though!
04/22/16, 05:14   
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