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.
Burn It... (The Ugly Truth)
PLEASE TAKE A MINUTE TO READ THIS BEFORE PURCHASE...... Let me start off by saying, the game is more useful as a ninja starr for your kids than in my system. Don't listen to the rest of these reviews. Ubisoft has managed to get the game to crash itself every other update, Optimization for this game is terrible, I managed to count 8 crashed in 15 minutes as of 4/28/2015. While driving down the road (I promise you I am not exaggerating on any of this) you find yourself dodging cars and objects rendering literally less than 50 yds away. The games physics for being an arcade game are highly disappointing. The game includes multiple glitches and bugs that you'll find yourself under the map or launching into the air going from 1st to last during races. The story line is decent for the 3 hours it takes to complete it if you sit down and play (at least it took me 3 hours). From completion Your objective becomes to own and upgrade every car, in which you spend countless hours repeating races and faction missions to get enough to buy one car. Then you spend more endless hours atempting to get level 50 parts by completing challenges in which you have literally a 4% chance of getting (thats literally what ubisoft has set the percent to), as the system is set on a randomly generated part system. Trying to keep this review short, save your pennies and dimes, Its not worth all the hair you rip out over the Constant Crashing, Poor Updates, Unfixed Bugs, Sleepless hours of repetitive races and challenges, and terrible physics. Good Luck.
Great story, terrible graphics and gameplay. Wish it would have been a bit more realistic. Driving is very bad, feels like a game in the early 2000's.
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.
Not perfect, but still great
Not perfect, but still great. The story mode is by far the worst part. But everything else is a lot of fun.
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.
This looks fun. I wish they had every freaking city, because I wish I could drive to my house. Ubisoft is rocking so far. It would be nice if GameStop would hire someone to spell, and not a college dropout who can't spell, cause who has even heard of a Camero?
Open world driving game
this game looks awesome you can litteraly go anywhere in the US. i'm definitely picking this game up on day 1.
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