As Always, TT Games Has A LEGO Up On The Competition

 

 

For my money (and most likely yours, if you’re also a fan of their work), London-based TT Games is one of the most reliable game developers working today. Working with their own proprietary engines, their long line of licensed LEGO games has brought millions of players of all ages far too much fun for their money. The great thing about a LEGO game is you know on one level what you’re getting, but where you go with what you get is completely up to you. WB Games bought three of the newest LEGO titles to NYC along with a few folks from TT Games to show press and a bunch of lucky kids what’s headed their way in 2017 and yes, the operative word here was FUN (and lots of it).
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Lego City Undercover: It’s Not Quite What You Think (Which Is Very Good Indeed)…

 

A few months back I was actually planning to ignore this entirely… until I saw a few actual gameplay trailers and read a nice preview on another site. Well, well, well… mind changed. I always knew it wasn’t a Grand Theft Auto clone at all, as the focus is on playing a good cop out to bag baddies instead of a Lego-ized criminal out to do bad. Hell, that wouldn’t pass muster with the parental units at ALL. I mean, think about it, folks (I’ll wait)… la, la, la… yeah, THAT version some were thinking this game would be would have been blasted all over the place by the media using it to say Lego was selling v-i-o-l-e-n-c-e to the kiddies disguised as a family-friendly Lego game (and for once, they’d be right). That said, I like the campy elements here and yes, the fact that the game does parody the open world elements found in the GTA games while adding in and switching up that familiar Lego gameplay.  So, yup – I’ll be adding this one to the “must play” queue for my Wii U… and you should too (OK,  that all rhymed, but wasn’t supposed to. I am a genius – at least for this post)…