Lego City Undercover: The Chase Begins is a game in the popular Lego franchise and it is the prequel to the Wii U game Lego City Undercover that was released just a month before this was.
In this game you play as Chase McCain as he starts out as a rookie cop on the force. You will start out fetching donuts for the police chief and finding missing dogs. Eventually you will have to start working on bigger cases. In one mission you will have to be undercover going into a prison that has been taken over by the prisoners and you have to help the warden escape. This is just one of the many missions in this game.
For most of the game you will be destroying many Lego objects and beating up bad guys. This game has the most advanced combat system of any Lego game I have played, instead of just pressing 1 button over and over like in other Lego games, you have to hit all the buttons in different combinations to throw, grapple, kick, or arrest you enemies. You can also roam around Lego City freely.
While roaming around Lego City you will not be able to see very far in front of you, you will just see gray in the distance. The characters all get the Lego look done very well and the environments are are good looking. The 3D in this game is some of the best on the system. Everything pops out at you especially when you build something it looks great.
Unlike Lego Batman 2, this game is not fully voiced, and it is a big letdown since a lot of the humor in this game is taken away from there not being any voice except for in the few cutscenes in the game. Whilst you are exploring Lego city or on some of the missions there will be no music playing just the sounds of the environment around you and the actions you are doing. This is an approach to sound that I have rarely seen being used in video games but it is used well. But when there is music it is very secret agent style music that always fits the situation fairly well.
Though this game has some graphical flaws and some glitches, it is still a very enjoyable game and a must have for any Lego game fan.
4 out of 5