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6 people found this review helpful
12.4 hrs on record
Another great entry into this series with many more seeky sneakrets to find.
Posted December 23, 2021.
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4 people found this review helpful
652.6 hrs on record (637.7 hrs at review time)
Excellenté fantastico with friendiddlie doos. I don't mind it solo either, but it's definitely far less exciting and gear progression will take a fair bit longer.
Posted November 26, 2020.
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2 people found this review helpful
18.5 hrs on record (16.8 hrs at review time)
Early Access Review
Mucho fantastico!
Posted June 28, 2019.
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6 people found this review helpful
2.9 hrs on record
Had a lot of fun with this. Obviously this is in early access and there are a few things that could be improved, but what is here is pretty solid already. The game is fairly short, which I don't really mind, but I also didn't re-attempt levels for higher scores or look at the editor. I also didn't try any of the multiplayer stuff, but looks like it has both local and online play. I also didn't take a look at the sandbox mode, which can be activated on any level.
I only really heard one or two music tracks throughout, and I think the game could benefit from having a bit more diversity there, but it's only a minor thing in early access.

Another thing is the price. I think whether it's worth the full price will depend on how much you will want to play around in the game. I reckon if you'd just want to play through each level in the game once, it isn't worth the full price, but maybe pick it up on sale when you get a chance.

Regarding Achievement Hunting
All achievements are pretty easy, with maybe one or two exceptions that will maybe take a few extra attempts. Keep an eye out though, as it looks like they're planning on adding more achievements.
Posted March 18, 2018.
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46 people found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
45.2 hrs on record (29.6 hrs at review time)
I had been keeping an eye on this for a while, since I'm a bit of a sucker for a good hard platformer. From everything I saw prior to the game's release, I knew it was going to be fantastic. When I got my hands on it, I realised it is actually better than I anticipated with every aspect of the game having a ridiculous level of polish and attention to detail. It is obvious how much love went into making this game.

With regards to performance, everything ran extremely smoothly with no stuttering or crashes.
The story is great too, with memorable characters that are easy to care about. There is a lot of content to play through. I thought I finished it all probably two or three times, but there was always more to play! The music and sound is also fantastic.

I really didn't go into much detail at all on each of the aspects, but the whole game really does scream quality.

Regarding Achievement Hunting
Unlike many other difficult platformers, there are no achievements requiring zero death runs or speedruns of levels despite that challenge being a feature of the game. This makes the overall 100% easier, since you don't need to worry about how long it takes you to beat content. However, the game is still difficult, and it will take you quite some time to get through all of the content.
There is also an Assist mode, that lets you change a whole heap of things about the game, including speed and number of dashes which will allow you to breeze through the game. Apparently you can still get achievements while playing on this mode.
Posted February 16, 2018. Last edited December 1, 2019.
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10 people found this review helpful
48.0 hrs on record (25.6 hrs at review time)
Regarding the Performance
Having looked in the discussions and other reviews, many people seem to have a lot of technical issues. Personally I spent over 20 hours in the game, including beating all the story missions with absolutely no issues at all. That being said, after those 20 or so hours I got two random crashes while completing challenges in the open world. Since progress is saved after completing any objective, I didn't actually lose any progress from the crashes, but it's unfortunate they started happening.
Though again, running through the actual story was flawless with no stuttering, crashes or loss of progress.

Regarding the Gameplay
As for the rest of the game, it's all pretty solid with a good story, memorable characters and more than a few genuinely funny moments. If you've played any previous LEGO game, you generally know what you're getting into. However, it may be important to mention that it is an open-world game similar to LEGO Marvel's Avengers, rather than more linear mission areas like LEGO Lord of the Rings. I didn't play co-op but I understand each player can independently explore anywhere in the city. (Still local co-op only)

The biggest issue I had with this game is probably the awful AI of the other drivers in the city. Cars will often speed out into intersections or change lanes directly into you. They also try to stop when you are around, which often seems to result in you crashing into them anyway. There are a few driving sections throughout the story, and it seemed inevitable for me to crash at least once in each part. Keeping this in mind, the driving is usually pretty generous and crashing once or even twice will never result in you failing the mission.

Regarding Achievement Hunting
If you have ever gone for 100% in any other LEGO game, then you know what you are getting into. If you haven't, there is so much to do in this game, and you have to do all of it to get the achievements.
This game is not hard. Time trials and other timed challenges give you a lot of leeway so you can easily beat each one within a couple attempts.
There a few other achievements which require specific actions as well, which aren't too hard to go for either.

If you're going for this 100%, you're in for a long haul. Good luck.
Posted February 15, 2018. Last edited February 15, 2018.
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33 people found this review helpful
20.2 hrs on record (2.6 hrs at review time)
Another fantastic game from the brain (and notebook) of Fred Wood! I've been following this for a while after loving his previous game, LOVE.
The platforming control is fantastic once again, and there is a cool grading system at the end of the game that reminds you how many times you died throughout.
And to top it all off, the soundtrack, once again by James Bennett is superb and complements the gameplay very well.

This is a great game whether you played and enjoyed LOVE as I did, or entered into the series through this game.
Posted November 7, 2017.
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5 people found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
3.9 hrs on record
Cross of the Dutchman looks real nice and has solid mechanics.
Posted April 16, 2016.
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19 people found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
26.1 hrs on record (25.1 hrs at review time)
This game runs fine on my GTX 970, and I just beat the game today. This is truly an incredible experience.
Posted June 26, 2015.
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4 people found this review helpful
10.3 hrs on record (8.1 hrs at review time)
The voice command control scheme works really well, with a decent alternative if using voice isn't your thing. The story is fairly short, but the quality of it and the voice acting easily makes up for it.
The characters react and interact well with what you say.

There is also a War Room mode where you can test out strategies, weapon combinations and custom commands you've set.

Along with those features, the soundtrack is really great. Big Giant Circles and Ronald Jenkees did a fantastic job on it and it fits the theme of the game very well.

I look forward to Iridium Studios' next game, as well as spending more time with this one.
Posted February 24, 2015.
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