Monday, March 25, 2013

Lego City Undercover: Unboxing with Chase McCain MiniFigure

What?  Lego City Undercover
System?  Nintendo Wii U
Where Did You Get It?  Toys'R'Us
What Did It Cost?  $49.99 plus tax
What Was Stock Like?  3-4 more copies, Target had ZERO earlier this week

Unboxing and Overview of LEGO City Undercover

While I will admit I enjoyed LEGOs growing up...and think LEGO Land is pretty cool, I have never played a LEGO game.  Not on Wii, not on DS...nodda, nothing, never...

When the Wii U was announced and we saw some of the early release games, I was immediately drawn to LEGO City Undercover.  It looked great...seemingly good (and classic) story line, action, comedy, free roam etc...It kind of reminded me of a PG version of Grand Theft Auto: Vice City.

It also looks to make really good use of the GamePad...a feature you don't always see outside of (off screen play).  If I have the GamePad, I just assume have a few games that really utilize it.  This seems to be one of them.

I had debated pre-ordering this one because it came with the Chase McCain MiniFigure....I rarely pre-order and held off this time thinking I might land a better deal with a sale.  I had seriously considered picking it up this week at Target where they were having a "Buy 2, Get 1 FREE" deal on all video games.  Sadly, they didn't have any copies and I really didn't want to shell out for another game when Luigi's Mansion was already coming out over the weekend.

The stars aligned as Toys'R'Us had a BOGO 40% Off sale on all video games.  I got LEGO City Undercover (which they did have a few copies of), and then wound up getting Luigi's Mansion for a better price...can't argue with that!

I have been told this game has a pretty bad glitch, but I have honestly not investigated it...

I have mentioned a few times how I have considered doing a blind playthrough of the game...

Only hold ups are: A-will there be framerate issues and B-how much content is there?  I think I saw a few nights ago some review outfit was 40 hrs in and not far along in the progress...that would be killer to record...especially when I have so many other games I've wanted to do...I will maybe play the game an hr or so and see if it records well etc.

That said, I have high hopes for the game as it has honestly had me intrigued since that first trailer I saw.

Being priced at $49.99 it will likely stay put for quite some time, but might drop before the holidays.  I would like to have seen it at $29-$39 initially, BUT if the gameplay hours are there, $50 is still a great deal.

My TRU seemed to have more of the Chase McCain bonus figures than copies of the game, so maybe you can get lucky there if you were hoping to land him for your collection.

As soon as I get the time to play a little I will update this post with my initial impressions.

Currently Playing

  • Skylanders Imaginators
  • Mario Kart 8 Deluxe
  • NBA Playgrounds
  • Minelogix-Minecraft PC
  • Stardew Valley - PC
  • Wii Fit U (Wii U)
  • Animal Crossing amiibo Festival (Wii U)
  • Yoshi's Wooly World
  • Animal Crossing New Leaf 3DS

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