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Submitted by NYC_Gamer 873d ago | review

Edge- Lego City Undercover Review

Edge:The point about Lego, surely, is that it provides a blank slate. A jumble of brightly coloured bricks become whatever imagination and dexterity can make of them. The City brand – an umbrella covering fire stations, hospitals, airports and the rest – distils metropolitan life into plastic simplicity, trusting playful minds to breathe life and personality into that shell. This poses a problem for Traveller’s Tales. (Lego: City Undercover, Wii U) 5/10

banditscout  +   873d ago
Aw man! I was actually really looking forward to this game... I'm one of those sad (and bored) Wii U owners. Welp, there's still Pikmin to look forward to!
OMNlPOTENT  +   873d ago
Some other sites gave it really good scores, so don't base your purchase on just one review.
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banditscout  +   873d ago
Oh good! I hadn't seen any other reviews on it yet. I'll have to check out some of the others. Thanks for the heads up!
1up  +   873d ago
so far this is the only mediocre review that this game has seen.
mamotte  +   872d ago
Bacause ignoring all the other reviews with 9's and 10's is as easy as ignore the game just bacuase you want to.
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MrMeh007  +   873d ago
As expected.
TuxedoMoon  +   873d ago
Same here. This game looked really fun and I really did want to check it out. I still might, even with the bad review scores.
--Onilink--  +   872d ago
bad review.. not reviewS. So far this is the only bad review, the rest have been 8s and 9s. And to be honest, Edge is not a particularly good source if you are going to judge a game from just 1 review
porkChop  +   873d ago
I'm not really surprised. The idea behind the game is fantastic, an open world Lego game. But from what I've seen of the game, it looks pretty bland and boring. The game could have been much better if it would have been developed by a studio with more experience in these types of games.
chadboban  +   873d ago
A 5 from edge and a 9 from Eurogamer, and from what I've read an 8.5 from Gameinformer and an 8 from Gamereactor and a 7 from Gamesweasel. I'll wait for more reviews but people shouldn't accept this one score as the end all be all of verdicts for this game.
Jagsrock  +   873d ago
Yep and I believe The Official Nintendo mag gave it a 90% as well for what it's worth. It seems as if this game is probably around an 8 or so
gamer42  +   873d ago
Why are you guys acting like this is the only review of this game haven't there been other reviews that say this game is good?
Merrill  +   873d ago
It's pretty unfortunate/sad that a Lego game is the biggest Wii U release for months...
chadboban  +   873d ago
Monster Hunter is lookin pretty rad too though. I'm gettin the 3DS version though since I don't own a Wii U yet. Love me some Monster Hunter!
Donnieboi  +   873d ago
The 3ds version wont even have online. Look it up. What a tragedy.
chadboban  +   872d ago
@Donnieboi

Yeah I kinda knew that already. Although there is a way around that if you have a Wii U from what I'm hearing, but it's a really weird setup involving an app on the Wii U and using that to enable online play on the 3DS. I doubt most people would go through all that trouble and would instead just get the game for Wii U. I still want it though. I'll play online when I get my Wii U.
Donnieboi  +   872d ago
Why the disagrees? I'm just informing people that the 3ds version is not worth it. Better off just buying Wii U version since u need a wii u just to go online anyway. But if they want the 3ds version anyway, better make sure u own a wii u.
lilbroRx  +   873d ago
Why is it sad? The overall opinion of the game is that is is pretty good. This is the first score I've seen that wasn't high.

Why are you putting so much precedence on this 1 review over the better ones? This is the same thing that happened with ZombiU. People slammed the game-play, but I thought it was good. The only thing I have a problem with is the game breaking glitches they are taking forever to patch.

I suppose I shouldn't be surpised though. People generally favor the lowest score given to anything Nintendo related.
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PopRocks359  +   873d ago
From my experience, when they run out of things to hate, they downplay the few positives they see.

Either way, this game isn't receiving bad reception. Mixed to positive would be far more accurate. As of this post there's a pending approval review for this game that actually has a perfect score. Go figure.
porkChop  +   873d ago
Stop acting like everyone is out to get Nintendo. It's annoying and childish. And it's not about the score, it's the content of the review. The problems and flaws they talk about. I hate how everyone always assumes people are only concerned about the score, as if we're all incapable of reading the actual review.
WeAreLegion  +   873d ago
I can't wait!!! I just wish it were on more platforms. :/ Still, it'll be nice to play my Wii U.
CouldHaveYelledUiiW  +   873d ago
I don't trust one review.

Other pRO reviews have been far more favorable.
But I'm waiting on the Customer Reviews to make sense of the score range.

IMO-
Reading this review kind of makes me think the reviewer was too cool for the game. Or that he was expecting it to be More like GTA. - It seemed more like he had a problem with the humor.
TMRBac  +   873d ago
He should be comparing the game to Lego Batman 2 and not GTA.
LOL_WUT  +   873d ago
;) Thats a pretty low score. Hopefully the game gets the sells it deserves.
DivineAssault  +   873d ago
Horrible.. How in the hell did Eurogamer give it a 9/10? thats a BIG difference.. No matter, i dont want this game either way.. I dont want anything wii u has incoming.. I wanted Rayman but thats not incoming for while so i guess i gotta sit back & wait til bayonetta drops..if that even scores well too smh, buying it at launch was a huge mistake
chadboban  +   872d ago
I've never really understood this. You said

"I dont want anything wii u has incoming"

yet you bought one at launch, and I doubt it's lineup from the time of launch to now has changed very much so why did you buy it? The only games you mentioned that you want for it are Rayman Legends and Bayonetta. Who the heck buys a system at launch for TWO games, one of which isn't even in the launch window?

I want a Wii U, I'm looking forward to, The Wonderful 101, Pikmin 3, Wind Waker HD, Bayonetta 2, Rayman Legends(I know it ain't exclusive anymore, but chances are I'll get i for Wii U), Monster Hunter(getting it for 3DS as well), Game and Wario, Shin Megami Tensei X Fire Emblem (don't know what it's gonna be like but I love both franchises so I'm keeping my eye on it) and of course Monolith's new game (loved Xenoblade). And although we haven't seen them yet I'm excited for Smash Bros, that new 3D Mario from the Galaxy team and of course whatever Retro is working on (hope we see it at E3).

So you see, I know why I want a Wii U, but I am also fully aware that those games aren't coming out right now so I'm holding off on my purchase of the Wii U until some more of those games get released. I'm not gonna look at a systems lineup, see only TWO games that I want that aren't even going to be launch titles and then complain for months that I have nothing to play.

Sorry man, Nintendo dropped the ball with the launch, but you really should've looked at the games, said to yourself "alright, how many of these games do I want and when are they coming out?" then you should've seen that you only wanted two of them and that they wouldn't be there at launch and said to yourself "hmmmm, maybe I'll hold off for now, I mean those games that I want aren't coming out right away and the price of it may even be lower by the time those games do come out."

You looked at the info that was given and took it upon yourself to buy it anyway. That's on you and only you.
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DivineAssault  +   872d ago
i did.. I wanted rayman & bayonetta.. I figured that would be enough until they get things going but rayman got pushed back, metro got cancelled, & bayo doesnt have a release date.. It is my own fault but whatever.. Ill live

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