Much to be Desired...
The trailer looked awesome, the huge open world and customizing is what sold me, so i got the game...First i wanna say its fun, but could be better. The way the cars drive is good, and can be changed to your liking. There's lots of side things to do and they would be awesome if they were not in the middle of the road, making you drive around them if you don't what to do them, making it an option would have been better. The story line is Ok at best, poor acting, the people look ok but the way they move is last gen, i thought this was next gen...same goes for the graphics, the cars look good but the world not so much, again looks like last gen. The weather affects leave a lot to be desired, considering there are none, the day and night cycle is good and there's some fog, but no rain...why is there no rain, did they forget or are they going to have it as a DLC...who knows...the fact is its fun if you like racing games, but the whole experience in its self leaves much to be desired.
All Show, No Go
I found myself enjoying the story, the online co-op, and the free roam open world; however, but what made me absolutely hate this game was the following:
(1.) The AI. If you hate the rubber band effect, you'll hate the AI on this game. You could be driving 245 mph and they can pass you with complete ease and if you think "Oh, I can catch up", prepare for a NASTY wake up call because the AI will stay in first and making you to do the race or mission over and over and OVER again.
(2.) Only for online. I know that I said that I like the online co-op, but I don't like PLAYING online 24/7. In fact, and I'm kidding with this one, that's the ONLY way you can play "The Crew". You can NEVER play offline. When the servers were down, I couldn't play "The Crew".
(3) The money. I have NEVER came across a game that was SOOO stingy with money distribution. I understand the beginning part of the game, but when I'm racing in Las Vegas & California, I expect some HARDCORE CASH!!! But nope, I still get a little amount, leaving me at the end of the game with a little amount. Thank God I can race online to get a much more satisfying amount.
If you still want to get this game, go ahead but remember the flaws that you have to put up with.
When I first saw the crew debuted at E3, I thought it was kind of a lackluster looking game. But now after playing the beta and watching lots of gameplay I cant wait to play it on Christmas. The story starts with an intro race and then you pick up your brother. After going to a specified location, someone shoots him in the back and you are framed for his murder. When you get out, you meet Zoe, and FBI agent willing to help find your brothers killers. The story is average but it has ups and downs. There are several car types in the crew. street cars are decently fast and have average handling. Dirt cars are what you need if you want to go off the beaten path and take dirt roads over the asphalt. Raid cars are like dirt but are the toughest cars to take down. Performance (my favorite) are built for high speed and tight handling and finally circuit cars are built for racetracks. The location in the game are amazing and detailed. from Miami and Las Vegas to LA and new york. The customization in the game is my favorite out of any racing game to date.Overall the crew is a game worthy of being in any racing fans line up.
Very Good Need for Speed Alternative
The Crew is a pretty good game and feels fairly polished for a new series. I really HATED the latest need for speed and this one really picks up the slack. The graphics are good and the mechanics are tight. The story line, so far, is pretty decent as well, a little cliche for a racing game, but still decent. I wish that the skills test were a little more organized they feel a little random and it feels pretty hard to me.Even the level one stuff takes a decent amount of skill and it doesn't feel like you get a lot of build up to them. I haven't gotten into a lot of the online play and at some points I wish it was required more at some points earlier in the game. I would rate this game higher if the story line was a little more original and the game had a more gradual difficulty system.
A great racing game
First off I read a lot of peoples complaints about the game and I have not experienced it. This is overall a good racing game. I have played all the need for speed since hot pursuit 2, plus gran turismo and many more. This game is massive with missions, and side missions. There is a good variety of cars and a decent amount of customization. My favorite racing game was NFS: Most Wanted and this one comes very close. The cops are involved a decent amount but wished they were involved a little more is my biggest complaint. Others are a few server issues, and the takedown missions can be a little frustrating. The overall gameplay and focus is good. It's a $60 game that I'm not going to beat in a weekend which I like. Everyone has their prefences and I think it combines many of the good aspects of racing games over the last few years
Not bad, awesome story.
Well, let me start of with this...I do love the concept of this game and it really can be fun, but there's a lot of faults in this game, they should've just kept the game in development longer. The main concept of this game is to be in a crew and drive with them most of the time, if not all the time (at least that's what I gathered from it). The bad part is that you have to be online to play this game, offline isn't even optional. So if you don't have internet or the servers are down for some reason, you won't be able to play. Yes, online is fun, and yes, playing online is fun...but being online 24/7? Come on now. This game needs an offline option. Once PS4 and XB1 are considered old school consoles and you're a game collector, this game will be worth nothing because no one will be able to play it (unless they add an offline mode with split screen). If you're playing story on the Crew and the servers decide to go down, it sends you strait back to the menu of the game without saving your progress of the mission you were playing. Another thing is the money - it takes forever to earn money in this game, and you'll barely earn any. You earn about $1500 each race and by the end of the game you might have 250-300k while a lot of the cars have unrealistic and unfair prices for a racing game that you most likely won't be able to afford in game. The Corvette in this game costs 400k+ and the Charger is about 100k, absolutely ridiculous and far from what they actually cost in real life. Can't forget - the game doesn't have split screen. So if you have your friends come over instead of playing online, you won't be able to play. Last thing is the AI, the AI is extremely challenging in this game (which isn't a bad thing) but it's literally close to impossible challenging. If you're being chased by the cops and take the wrong turn, you'll either have to restart or it'll take your over 10 minutes to escape. Sometimes not...if you're lucky. Oh and if you lightly tap a wall, you spin out terribly. If you're in a race when that happens, you'll most likely have to restart. Other than everything on this list, the game is decent and is fun to play. Customization is better than most racing games games out right now, the smuggling run missions are pretty fun to play (inspired by Smuggler's Run), the story is very good for a racing game and I really enjoyed it to where I actually anticipated the next mission and didn't even want to cruise until I finished the story, the different vehicle specs are definitely awesome, and having a huge map (US) is a big plus. BTW-The reason I chose this game is perfect for hardcore gamers, you'll understand once you play the game. You have to have a lot of patience and be up for challenges.
Finally a good co-op racer
I've always wanted a full co-op racer, even when I used to play Need 4 Speed Underground 2. Me and my brother used to race each other and then in the middle of the race, explore the surroundings and let our imaginations run wild. Some games have attempted co-op, but they weren't ever up to par to what I had in mind. I tried Test Drive Unlimited 2 and for a good while it fulfilled that hunger, but now it just collects dust. The Crew is everything I could hope for, with it's customization(most racers lack it), open world(most racers lack a good size map & exploration), and connectivity(no racer is even close to the scale seen in this). I have a small clan on the Playstation with about the size of no more than 10 ppl. I'm always looking for members to play with, especially with gtav coming out, and The Crew will be a perfect place for My Crew to thrive and have endless fun.
Dont buy this game
This game is so fake and rigged. if you buy this game you are guaranteed to restart each level more then 5 times. This game is by far the worst racing game created. I feel like Midnight Club for the PSP is way better then this game. DONT BUY THIS .
Lackluster at best
Very good visually, however the vehicles are very unrealistic. The handling is difficult even for veteran race gamers. The traffic is ridiculous, the hit box for crashes is like playing a dark souls game. I thought it would be a great game after watching videos of people playing the beta, but was very disappointed.
didnt live up to the hype
I've been waiting for this game for a long time now, getting stoked on trailers but after buying it and playing it I can't help but feel very disappointed. Graphics are ok but nothing amazing especially for next Gen. It's def a big sized map but not as big as I had imagined it was going to be. I hate the way the car handles makes racing a little harder but you get use to it within the first hour or so. I like all the side challenges they have which is a big perk. If your looking for a game to just sit back and chill with a couple of your friends then Its not bad, but I became bored fast driving solo in races and continuing the story line of the game. Save your money and wait for a sale on it