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POSTED 15/4/17


LEGO CITY UNDERCOVER

TT Games/WB Games



Ah McCain, you’ve done it again!

Yep, the name’s McCain. Chase McCain. If at this juncture you have a giant cartoonish question mark above your bonce, he’s the protagonist in this game that could just have easily been called LEGO Grand Theft Auto. Except that would have involved licensing bucks.

It was a Wii U exclusive a while back, but now the sheer joy of most every cop show trope given a blocky makeover is available to now-gen machines... and players, of course.

If at this point you’re yawning at the prospect of another LEGO game then A: you’re no fun and B: this one’s different, as unhindered by a licence (well, other than the actual LEGOmafication of everything), you don’t know the story that’s unfoldable.

Anyway, back to that McCain bloke. An ex-cop and master of disguise, his nemesis was, is and always will be Rex Fury (who we’re assured isn’t Nick’s off-the-rails cousin). This Rex guy is bad to the bone – or whatever skeletal structure LEGO minifigures actually have. He’s going nuts in LEGO City, so Chase is on the case to rid the joint of e-vil. Oh, and he might just get to hook up with old flame Natalia Kowalski (just one of many classic cop references throughout – in this case the movie Vanishing Point, if you’re wondering (and if we’re not wrong)).

If you’ve ever played a LEGO game you’ll have an idea what to expect. Puzzles, basic biffo, cheesy gags, driving around (and flying too), plus a whole lot of wonderfully silly fun. Pure silly fun. There’s a reason why kids worship cartoons the likes of Rabbids and Oggy.

After all, this is, of course, ultimately a kids’ game. But if you’re an adult who hasn’t completely sold out to boring old fartiness then there’s a heck of a lot here that’s even more arresting than CHiPs....

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