LEGO CITY UNDERCOVER
TT Games/WB Games
Ah McCain, youíve done it again!
Yep, the nameís McCain.
Chase McCain. If at this juncture you have a giant cartoonish
question mark above your bonce, heís 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 youíre
yawning at the prospect of another LEGO game then A: youíre no fun
and B: this oneís different, as unhindered by a licence (well, other
than the actual LEGOmafication of everything), you donít know the
story thatís 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 weíre assured isnít Nickís off-the-rails
cousin). This Rex guy is bad to the bone Ė or whatever skeletal
structure LEGO minifigures actually have. Heís 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 Ė in this case the movie
Vanishing Point, if youíre wondering (and if weíre not
If youíve ever played a LEGO game youíll 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. Thereís a reason why kids worship cartoons the likes
of Rabbids and Oggy.
After all, this is,
of course, ultimately a kidsí game. But if youíre an adult who
hasnít completely sold out to boring old fartiness then thereís a
heck of a lot here thatís even more arresting than CHiPs....