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How Lego City Undercover blows the franchise wide open - and could save the Wii U in the process

Arthur Matthews and Graham Linehan, creators of the classic sitcom Father Ted, were once asked why they'd chosen to make a comedy about priests. Was there, perhaps, some critical commentary on Catholicism at work? No, replied the writers. The jokes were just funnier when performed by priests.

The same could be said of Lego minifigures. There's just something inherently daft and likeable about those yellow-faced fellows that highlights the absurdity of any situation, even if that situation involves driving a fire engine along the pavement, mowing down dozens of pedestrians. In a game like Grand Theft Auto, such a scene would be bleak, bloody and dripping with nihilistic catharsis. In Wii U exclusive Lego City Undercover's breezy free roaming world, it's a slapstick gag. Splattered pedestrians simply spring back to their feet and stagger away. Hero cop Chase McCain even apologises as he speeds on his way, leaving plastic carnage in his wake.

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MNGamer-N1308d ago

This game looks fun! I think I'll pick it up

lilbroRx1308d ago

Articles like this disgust me. The Wii U doesn't need saving. It only needs games. It will get them sooner or later.

Its from euro-gamer, so what more can you expect regarding Nintendo related news.

profgerbik1308d ago (Edited 1308d ago )

What disgusts me is they think a Lego game could save anything, no offense but seriously just saying that back to myself sounds completely illogical.

Wasn't aware Lego games were system sellers.

Kevlar0091308d ago (Edited 1308d ago )

It has that Looney Toons appeal to it, which benefits multiple audiences. Kids will love the visuals and humurous occurences, older people will understand and appreciate the humor and jokes younger people might not get.

If you're starving for a physical game (which many are) its a good pick-up. Only core 1st party titles will save the WiiU imo, but at this moment its a good time for it to be released. Hopefully it will get some advertisement

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