Zero Punctuation: Lego City Undercover

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Lego City Undercover

This week, Zero Punctuation reviews Lego City Undercover.

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Anyway, very funny episode. The studs puns were quite amusing.

:looks around: Fir.....dang it!

Yeah the load times suck big time even on the digital version from the E-shop which is weird since you would think that they would be faster since it's reading the data from a HDD rather than the gamedisc.

Also, I solved the wii u gamepad battery problem, for me anyway,with the nyko battery booster accessory.

Actually I've been justifying my Wii U with MH3U lately ... granted that's a game that Yahtzee is likely to hate so yeah >.>

But if you want to see a game use the Wii U pad correctly and manage to enhance the playing experience without being gimmicky and getting in the way, well that's what I tell you the go-to example is.

Yahtzee asking where is the multi-player component within a game? Now I have heard them all... :))

Other than the Last of Us there really isn't much coming out this year to get excited about is there?
And since this is Lego I could think a more fitting Marathon to be held hostage by.
what with the detachable limbs and all

cynicalsaint1:
Actually I've been justifying my Wii U with MH3U lately ... granted that's a game that Yahtzee is likely to hate so yeah >.>

But if you want to see a game use the Wii U pad correctly and manage to enhance the playing experience without being gimmicky and getting in the way, well that's what I tell you the go-to example is.

He's already reviewed it for The Wii and he did hate it, but yeah, I agree. That game has been an awesome time sink even though I just got the Wii U version and have played mostly on the 3DS version so far. Good thing is that it doesn't matter though.

OT: Great episode, loved the end joke.

Wait wait wait wait Yahtzee WANTS multiplier what weird fucked up parallel universe have I stepped into!!

Gameguy20100:
Wait wait wait wait Yahtzee WANTS multiplier what weird fucked up parallel universe have I stepped into!!

Yahtzee's never had a problem with local multiplayer. Just online.

Gameguy20100:
Wait wait wait wait Yahtzee WANTS multiplier what weird fucked up parallel universe have I stepped into!!

He didn't necessarily say he wanted it as much as he is noting its absence. He has the rightful expectations that games should either add or improve something to a game, not take away from it.

Yahtzee is made from multicolored plastic? I KNEW IT ALL ALONG!

OT: Still holding out for more Wii-U games, this one I will probably get, but I hope Shin Megami Tensei X Fire Emblem gets localized in Europe without taking 27 years.[1]

[1] A humorous exaggeration...barely.

Yopaz:

cynicalsaint1:
Actually I've been justifying my Wii U with MH3U lately ... granted that's a game that Yahtzee is likely to hate so yeah >.>

But if you want to see a game use the Wii U pad correctly and manage to enhance the playing experience without being gimmicky and getting in the way, well that's what I tell you the go-to example is.

He's already reviewed it for The Wii and he did hate it, but yeah, I agree. That game has been an awesome time sink even though I just got the Wii U version and have played mostly on the 3DS version so far. Good thing is that it doesn't matter though.

OT: Great episode, loved the end joke.

Well he played very little of what the game requires, to his credit lots of game to play and little time to review, but this isn't Tri he's talking about. It's a new game with new stuffs, expansion is a loose term for it honestly, lots of improvements made and is the best WiiU has to offer at the moment.

I get the impression watching that episode that Yahtzee doesn't like the Wii U, I may be wrong though I'm not certain.

Well, he's a much bigger fan of Bioshock Infinite in this one than he was in his video review...

Gameguy20100:
Wait wait wait wait Yahtzee WANTS multiplier what weird fucked up parallel universe have I stepped into!!

His shtick is just wangsting about how things are terrible, bitter complaints and cynicism are popular. I've never found his complaints particularly consistent for that reason.

It's entertainment, not a review. : )

I laughed and cried. Mostly because I was laughing so hard. I thought I was going to pass out. Great video Yahtzee. I am glad to see the comical Yahtzee I knew is back.

Fortuan:

Yopaz:

cynicalsaint1:
Actually I've been justifying my Wii U with MH3U lately ... granted that's a game that Yahtzee is likely to hate so yeah >.>

But if you want to see a game use the Wii U pad correctly and manage to enhance the playing experience without being gimmicky and getting in the way, well that's what I tell you the go-to example is.

He's already reviewed it for The Wii and he did hate it, but yeah, I agree. That game has been an awesome time sink even though I just got the Wii U version and have played mostly on the 3DS version so far. Good thing is that it doesn't matter though.

OT: Great episode, loved the end joke.

Well he played very little of what the game requires, to his credit lots of game to play and little time to review, but this isn't Tri he's talking about. It's a new game with new stuffs, expansion is a loose term for it honestly, lots of improvements made and is the best WiiU has to offer at the moment.

I got Tri and both the 3DS and Wii U version of the game. I know how much of a difference they offer and if you're not going to sink a lot of time into it I actually consider Tri better because of the sub quests that has been removed. Also I have to say that I hate when people use the line "You just didn't play enough". Monster Hunter isn't for everyone it wouldn't have changed his opinion after sinking in 30 hours. He didn't like grinding monster to get gear used to grind bigger monster to repeat this endless cycle.

There are some differences between Tri and 3U, but the same premise is there, that's the part he hates.

Yopaz:

cynicalsaint1:
Actually I've been justifying my Wii U with MH3U lately ... granted that's a game that Yahtzee is likely to hate so yeah >.>

But if you want to see a game use the Wii U pad correctly and manage to enhance the playing experience without being gimmicky and getting in the way, well that's what I tell you the go-to example is.

He's already reviewed it for The Wii and he did hate it, but yeah, I agree. That game has been an awesome time sink even though I just got the Wii U version and have played mostly on the 3DS version so far. Good thing is that it doesn't matter though.

OT: Great episode, loved the end joke.

the problem with MHtri was that it's start was the speed of a crippled glacier, and on a console where you've set aside time to play it, that's not a good thing.

in 3U however, it's on a handheld so you can do it anywhere, and the start of the game has a bit where you talk to the villagers and one of them pretty much says "oh by the way, talk to me to go to the multiplayer quests where there is none of this tutorial bullshit, now go kill a dragon!"

also, you can do the "online" parts offline, so you don't need to co-operate with other people if you don't want to, and the gamepad is pretty much limited to a set of shortcut buttons, without a single motion control or touchscreen segent in sight (hell, if you get a pro controller, you don't even need the pad at all)

Yopaz:

I got Tri and both the 3DS and Wii U version of the game. I know how much of a difference they offer and if you're not going to sink a lot of time into it I actually consider Tri better because of the sub quests that has been removed. Also I have to say that I hate when people use the line "You just didn't play enough". Monster Hunter isn't for everyone it wouldn't have changed his opinion after sinking in 30 hours. He didn't like grinding monster to get gear used to grind bigger monster to repeat this endless cycle.

There are some differences between Tri and 3U, but the same premise is there, that's the part he hates.

um, he never even got to the great jaggi...

hell I don't think he even got past the 1* urgent.

it wasn't that he didn't like grinding that he said he disliked, it's that the hardest thing he fought outside the "ohshitrun" lagiacrus fight was an aptonoth

AdamG3691:

Yopaz:

cynicalsaint1:
Actually I've been justifying my Wii U with MH3U lately ... granted that's a game that Yahtzee is likely to hate so yeah >.>

But if you want to see a game use the Wii U pad correctly and manage to enhance the playing experience without being gimmicky and getting in the way, well that's what I tell you the go-to example is.

He's already reviewed it for The Wii and he did hate it, but yeah, I agree. That game has been an awesome time sink even though I just got the Wii U version and have played mostly on the 3DS version so far. Good thing is that it doesn't matter though.

OT: Great episode, loved the end joke.

the problem with MHtri was that it's start was the speed of a crippled glacier, and on a console where you've set aside time to play it, that's not a good thing.

in 3U however, it's on a handheld so you can do it anywhere, and the start of the game has a bit where you talk to the villagers and one of them pretty much says "oh by the way, talk to me to go to the multiplayer quests where there is none of this tutorial bullshit, now go kill a dragon!"

also, you can do the "online" parts offline, so you don't need to co-operate with other people if you don't want to, and the gamepad is pretty much limited to a set of shortcut buttons, without a single motion control or touchscreen segent in sight (hell, if you get a pro controller, you don't even need the pad at all)

I've got Tri and both versions of 3U. I love Monster Hunter, but I am able to understand that this is my opinion and that others do not share it.

The Last Melon:
Well, he's a much bigger fan of Bioshock Infinite in this one than he was in his video review...

He came in defense of Bioshock Infinite's ending, a much more in-depth answer is found in his column.

Yahtzee's living in denial. Millenia from now archaeologists will comb through the greasy remains of our current culture and conclude that Lego Video games were our technological equivalent of the invention of the 'wheel'.

Yep, never mind FPS's, RPG's, platform games, etc. Lego Video games will be the legacy of our era.

cynicalsaint1:
Actually I've been justifying my Wii U with MH3U lately ... granted that's a game that Yahtzee is likely to hate so yeah >.>

But if you want to see a game use the Wii U pad correctly and manage to enhance the playing experience without being gimmicky and getting in the way, well that's what I tell you the go-to example is.

Yeah, Yahtzee reviewed the original version and hated it because he only played about two hours and then gave up.

OT: Typical "ERMAHGERD It's on a Nintendo console, that means I must spend 2 minutes bashing said console!" from Yahtzee, but overall a decent episode.

ToastiestZombie:

cynicalsaint1:
Actually I've been justifying my Wii U with MH3U lately ... granted that's a game that Yahtzee is likely to hate so yeah >.>

But if you want to see a game use the Wii U pad correctly and manage to enhance the playing experience without being gimmicky and getting in the way, well that's what I tell you the go-to example is.

Yeah, Yahtzee reviewed the original version and hated it because he only played about two hours and then gave up.

OT: Typical "ERMAHGERD It's on a Nintendo console, that means I must spend 2 minutes bashing said console!" from Yahtzee, but overall a decent episode.

two hours? he played for less than 40 minutes, it takes 20 to get to the lagiacrus fight and then he said he wasted another 20 waiting in area 9 for it to show up again, misunderstanding the whole point of the quests

AdamG3691:

There are some differences between Tri and 3U, but the same premise is there, that's the part he hates.
um, he never even got to the great jaggi...

hell I don't think he even got past the 1* urgent.

it wasn't that he didn't like grinding that he said he disliked, it's that the hardest thing he fought outside the "ohshitrun" lagiacrus fight was an aptonoth

Oh, he didn't get to the great jaggi fight? Then why has he written about it in his column?

http://www.escapistmagazine.com/articles/view/columns/extra-punctuation/7635-Monster-Hunter-Tri.2

Basically this involved me smashing my shortsword against his flank over and over and over again, chipping away at his wretchedly massive amount of health for half an hour because every other weapon was so fucking slow to use that he'd jump out of the way and slap me across the chops with his tail in the time it took to swing them. This isn't even mentioning the weapon degradation system, for which someone badly deserves a mongoose up the trouser leg. Every ten hits or so (with the stupid, stupid Wiimote controls) my sword would lose sharpness, to the point that every other blow would bounce ringingly off the monster's hide as if I'd hit the thing with a fucking bamboo walking stick. So I'd have to pick between trying to get through the fight with a half-useless weapon or run off to slide a whetstone slowly along the blade with even odds whether or not the boss and all his friends come over and interrupt me with murder.
Read more at

Clearly he did fight Great Jaggi even if he didn't mention it by name, but there is an image in the article. Thank you for making it so easy to prove you wrong.

Edit: Messed up the quote

Jumwa:

Gameguy20100:
Wait wait wait wait Yahtzee WANTS multiplier what weird fucked up parallel universe have I stepped into!!

His shtick is just wangsting about how things are terrible, bitter complaints and cynicism are popular. I've never found his complaints particularly consistent for that reason.

It's entertainment, not a review. : )

I know I come here to watch a cynical git hate everything If I wanted a good review I'd watch Angry Joe

DVS BSTrD:
Other than the Last of Us there really isn't much coming out this year to get excited about it there?

Well, there's Splintercell: Arkham Asylum Blacklist, Shadowrun Returns, and a handful of other games whose names escape me now...

Okay, it's all downhill from now...

Huh. The meeting of two evolutionary culdesacs. A going nowhere gimmicky console gets a video game based on something that's much more fun as just real life bits of cheap plastic.

Yopaz:

Oh, he didn't get to the great jaggi fight? Then why has he written about it in his column?

http://www.escapistmagazine.com/articles/view/columns/extra-punctuation/7635-Monster-Hunter-Tri.2

Basically this involved me smashing my shortsword against his flank over and over and over again, chipping away at his wretchedly massive amount of health for half an hour because every other weapon was so fucking slow to use that he'd jump out of the way and slap me across the chops with his tail in the time it took to swing them. This isn't even mentioning the weapon degradation system, for which someone badly deserves a mongoose up the trouser leg. Every ten hits or so (with the stupid, stupid Wiimote controls) my sword would lose sharpness, to the point that every other blow would bounce ringingly off the monster's hide as if I'd hit the thing with a fucking bamboo walking stick. So I'd have to pick between trying to get through the fight with a half-useless weapon or run off to slide a whetstone slowly along the blade with even odds whether or not the boss and all his friends come over and interrupt me with murder.

Clearly he did fight Great Jaggi even if he didn't mention it by name, but there is an image in the article. Thank you for making it so easy to prove you wrong.

ah, my apologies, I forgot that he wrote a column after it :P (although, the column was wrote days after the video was released, so at the time of the video he hadn't got very far

but that just makes me facepalm even MORE, he used the SnS because he couldn't time things, then he complained that he wasn't doing enough damage when he's purposely picked the weak but fast weapon, he was using the wiimote controls, and apparently was using the most basic weapon possible because even the first upgrade to the base SnS is enough to get you through that fight.

he seems to have made the worst possible setup possible, just so he can complain about it.

edit: yeah, quotes are annoyingly easy to mess up here >_<

The Last Melon:
Well, he's a much bigger fan of Bioshock Infinite in this one than he was in his video review...

He actually called it "a good game" in his video review, which is one of his most straightforward, less ambiguous recommendation I can remember since Portal. I guess he is just responding to the amount of people nitpicking Infinite because its cool to hate on the popular kids.

AdamG3691:

ah, my apologies, I forgot that he wrote a column after it :P (although, the column was wrote days after the video was released, so at the time of the video he hadn't got very far

but that just makes me facepalm even MORE, he used the SnS because he couldn't time things, then he complained that he wasn't doing enough damage when he's purposely picked the weak but fast weapon, he was using the wiimote controls, and apparently was using the most basic weapon possible because even the first upgrade to the base SnS is enough to get you through that fight.

he seems to have made the worst possible setup possible, just so he can complain about it.

edit: yeah, quotes are annoyingly easy to mess up here >_<

I'm just going to repeat that this game doesn't work for anyone and those of us who do like it shouldn't really give a shit. I like the game and I assume you like the game. Let's just agree that we both hate Gigginox and be on our ways.

A game with a cyborg ninja dressed in tank tops, who is also the mayor and is raising money to bring his dead mother back to life... and for all I know that is actually the real plot of "Metal Gear Rising: Revengence".

If there aren't enough big-budget triple-A games to review that you have to resort to Lego City Undercover, why not review some innovative, hilarious indie games? Like Battleblock Theatre, or Antichamber, both of which I'm sure you'll like.

I genuinely don't know if they'll make it through this generation once the other systems enter the scene. I've wondered this about other companies from time to time but the Wii U was a really botched release. I know people who still think it was just a peripheral for the Wii rather than an actual console. It's cute that they made the most powerful machine of THIS generation after having started off as the weakest one but that they created it within the last year of the other machines' life cycle is confusing.

Their exclusive titles are a major plus for them but that wasn't enough to save Sega when they made a grab at decent hardware at the wrong time. I can't say that we've really lost all that much with Sega becoming a software company rather than a hardware/software company.

Yopaz:

AdamG3691:

ah, my apologies, I forgot that he wrote a column after it :P (although, the column was wrote days after the video was released, so at the time of the video he hadn't got very far

but that just makes me facepalm even MORE, he used the SnS because he couldn't time things, then he complained that he wasn't doing enough damage when he's purposely picked the weak but fast weapon, he was using the wiimote controls, and apparently was using the most basic weapon possible because even the first upgrade to the base SnS is enough to get you through that fight.

he seems to have made the worst possible setup possible, just so he can complain about it.

edit: yeah, quotes are annoyingly easy to mess up here >_<

I'm just going to repeat that this game doesn't work for anyone and those of us who do like it shouldn't really give a shit. I like the game and I assume you like the game. Let's just agree that we both hate Gigginox and be on our ways.

yes, Gigginox indeed sucks :P

(although, now we have wroggi armour :D)

AdamG3691:

Yopaz:

AdamG3691:

ah, my apologies, I forgot that he wrote a column after it :P (although, the column was wrote days after the video was released, so at the time of the video he hadn't got very far

but that just makes me facepalm even MORE, he used the SnS because he couldn't time things, then he complained that he wasn't doing enough damage when he's purposely picked the weak but fast weapon, he was using the wiimote controls, and apparently was using the most basic weapon possible because even the first upgrade to the base SnS is enough to get you through that fight.

he seems to have made the worst possible setup possible, just so he can complain about it.

edit: yeah, quotes are annoyingly easy to mess up here >_<

I'm just going to repeat that this game doesn't work for anyone and those of us who do like it shouldn't really give a shit. I like the game and I assume you like the game. Let's just agree that we both hate Gigginox and be on our ways.

yes, Gigginox indeed sucks :P

(although, now we have wroggi armour :D)

Immune to poison, sucka! That armour has paid for itself a million times. No more antidotes in my inventory.

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