I had some issues watching the stream on my desktop and had to use my laptop instead. I had to later watch the recording to catch the parts I missed, and I'm pleased to say that all of the audio (including the music I insisted on) comes through just fine.
Anyway, it's nice to see how this new version is different from the old Wii-U version. Most notably, without a game pad providing a second screen, all of the game content has to be on the main screen, so after having already seen the Wii-U version only through YouTube videos, this is actually the very first time I've seen certain features like navigation, calling other people, and the criminal scan. In addition, the loading screen (which for the Wii-U version was just a spinning police badge) features mini-models along with helpful (and/or funny) words of advice from Frank Honey. Also, Chase appears to be wearing a slightly different police uniform (a dark blue shirt and gloves, instead of a light blue shirt and no gloves).
One feature about this game I forgot to mention is that you not only collect studs (which can be spent to purchase characters and vehicles you've unlocked), but also a second set of parts called "bricks", which can be spent to create "super builds" on large baseplates throughout the city and on certain levels. Breaking objects will give you bricks instead of studs, though you do still earn studs from completing builds and other special actions. In addition, breaking objects by hitting them with a vehicle (including ramming into other vehicles) will instantly add those bricks to your count, without needing to run around and pick them up. You had mentioned seeing a multiplier at one point while driving around; that's the brick multiplier, and you earn it by simply destroying as many objects as quickly as possible while driving around, though it does wear off if you don't keep up the destruction.
Kinda unfortunate that you can't read the hints at the bottom of the screen due to Twitch features. I could see them in the stream just fine, and (if i remember some occasions correctly) since you apparently use some device to check that the stream is working before you start playing, maybe you could keep that handy just to see what's being said on the bottom of the screen.
So it looks like you tend to have difficulty driving vehicles around, like in virtually every other game we've seen so far. I guess this means that, in addition to falling off ledges, another thing you'll want to avoid is driving into walls (because that can actually damage and eventually destroy your vehicle, as you'll notice with the number of hearts). I would suggest you try to get some practice, because some of the missions later on in the story will be on a time limit, which means that (unlike what we see in virtually every other Lego game) it will be possible to actually fail certain missions (though I don't know what would happen should that occur, nor am I even sure if this feature is in this newer version of the game).
Formerly known as Takanuva's Symbol, I rejoined BZPower on October 10, 2012.
These days, I am perhaps best known for my obsession with all Lego video games.