Pros: Great open world. Lots of personas to build up your character. Take control of several vehicles. Some funny moments and neat set pieces.
Cons: Load times? This game has one of the longest load times of any 3DS game. The world is in 6? parts. So when you cross a boundary, you will tire of the loading. The fighting is unfortunately a joke. Button mash until they all get arrested.
Also: I was at first trying to collect all the items even after finishing the story, but that gets old quickly as some items require some fancy path. That path is sometimes impossible to see because sometimes the camera is locked and in scan mode, the graphics wash out.
The extra items won't help at all. They are there for extra fun, but the fun drops off after the story is done. I'm use to completing previous LEGO titles to 100%, but I'm done with this one at 38%.
I wish there was more to the story. I wish there was a New Game+ with harder enemies and keeping collected items, etc.
Even if Lego's were intended for kids, I know for a fact that no one can resist them, not even me. The ability to build, the humor associated with the franchise, and the games. This is certainly no exception, it's so much fun and so satisfying. Contrary to possible popular beliefs this is not a 3DS version of the critically acclaimed Wii U game, it's actually a handheld prequel telling the story of how Chase McCain became a cop and became arch enemies with Rex Fury. Then jokes make you laugh out so hard when you see and hear them, the writers did a good job. If you don't have a Wii U but have a 3DS, get this first because then you'll be ready for the console game when you get it.
To start off this game is very fun and enjoyable.The missions are fun to play and the free roam feature is cool too.The game last about 6 to 8 hours and there is a lot to do in lego city.There are also many collectibles and characters to find.The graphics are pretty good for the 3ds, but there is always fog in the distance because the section still has not loaded and some times the framerate slows down.Another annoying thing is that lego city is split up into sections and the loading times in this game are extremely long and most of the scenes dont have voice acting.The story mostly consists of you getting a new costume and defeating a boss, but its nice that at the end of every boss battle there is actually a voice acting scene.The 3d effect is nice and stands out.I recommend renting or buying this game.