External Hard Drive Required for LEGO City Undercover Digital Download

The game is set for release this sunday and now LEGO have basically said that you will need an external hard drive just to download the game, should you download it digitally. Even owners of the WiiU Deluxe would need an external hard drive as most of the space on the 32GB HD is for OS files.

This blows my mind. I mean, I generally don't play the lego games. I honestly prefer real LEGO. It's the building that was fun, not just the stories you could come up with. If they released a LEGO version of Minecraft on some platform, I would get it in a heartbeat. But the fact that the file sizes are that big is crazy. You can't expect people to go out and buy their kids an external HD for a console they just spent over $300 on already. If you're going to make a game bigger than the HD of the console you're ONLY releasing your game on, then you better damn well give out a solution to those effected. Even if you team up with some HD distributer and give people a discount on the new hard drive they're going to need to purchase just to play your game.

LEGO City Undercover is going to be an open world game, to be fair. But I still think that disk size is a little bit extreme. The obvious solution is to just buy the disk itself. I just find it a little bit crazy that Nintendo is one of the companies that boasts its digital download service, and then immediately fails at HD space, or alternative solutions. 

What do you guys think? Any Wii U users out there that are effected by this at all? I'm probably just blowing this out of proportion, but this is 2013. This shouldn't be an issue any more! Let me know your opinion in the comments below.