I started story mode all over again in Lego City Undercover yesterday (personally I missed having characters call me up on the Wii U gamepad). This time I got to hear some funny dialogue that I missed the first time around.
When you first get inside the police station there’s a janitor mopping up the stairs, preventing you from getting to the second floor. If you hang around him, he says some stuff that almost leans on the fourth wall like “I forgot the water" and "I should be on one of those shows - broom for improvement" and "once I’m done cleaning the stairs, I’ll have my lunch and then I’ll go home”. These are just rough transcripts, I can’t remember them exactly as they were said. It sounded much funnier in the game.
But of course, Frank has the funniest lines during this segment. I was lagging behind on purpose just to see what he’d say next. When you get the elevator working again, but don’t go over to it, you do get to hear him say “Come on. We’ll take the elevator. It’s this magic box that takes you wherever you want to go, but no matter how hard you wish, it will never take you to a theme park. I tried”.
And then, later on…
“Come on. I’m holding the elevator for you”
Later on, when you have to activate your gamepad device, I just left him waiting for me at the “compuper”. As a result, I heard him say “compuper” five or six more times.
“If you have to put a chip in your communicator, make sure you put a compuper chip in it. Not the cheese flavoured kind”
“I’ve got a green compuper chip in mine. I’m scared it’ll eat all my internet cookies”
“Don’t get a virus from the main compuper. I sneezed on the keyboard”
And then, after you find the missing key in the police station, Frank leaves you to play video games. Naturally I went up to him and hung around listening again. I was trying to guess what game he was playing.
“They talk more in the movies”
“If I put his head on that body and those legs, it totally looks like me!”
“I wonder what will happen when they run out of movies to adapt?”
“If I send my manuscript ‘Super Frank VS the Ninjas’ to the movie studios, will they make a game like this out of it?”
“Oh movie studios never use CLEVER ideas”
So if you have this game and you decide to play through story mode again, try standing around waiting for people to say funny things before going off to complete your next mission. It’s amazing that this game (sort of) rewards you for repeat plays.