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.
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
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
Not nearly as good as the trailer hints
This game in reality is very poor, the graphics of the cutscenes are primitive, the physics of the cars are non-existent and the things you are able to do are very boring. I played a fair amount of time in multiple betas and I can honestly say Forza Horizons 2 is a way better open driving game then this. Not even on the same playing field, give this a pass or you will surely regret it. The cars bounce off each other like they don't have any weight, when you hit hard there is a crash cutscene, and when it's over you're back right where you were as if nothing ever happened. If the game can't even get basic driving correct then there is nothing here left to salvage.
Not What it Was Cracked Up to Be.
I had high hopes for this game. Upon purchasing it, I realized, this was no better than any other last gen game when it came to graphics and sound. Game play is just mediocre. I really wanted to like this game, but, I do not. I would highly recommend staying away from this game. There are a lot of other good games to spend your money on. This is not one of them.
Exactly what a overall racing game should look and feel like. The ability to customize your vehicle from the front bumper to the rear and everything in between is great. The map is... well its the whole US so its just as big as you think. So much to do from difference challenges on the go and well thought out races. Also playing with your friends as a crew really makes it just that much more competitive and FUN!! You always have something to do in this game and i HIGHLY recommend it!!! 10/10!!
This game is awesome!
At first car handling and driving is a bit off but after a while of playing you improve your car as you play. Playing this game is worth the time as the more you play the better cars and upgrades you get.
Solid with some flaws
Before I begin, I must tell you that this game is best when you play online with a group of friends.
-Extremely fun gameplay (with friends)
-Excellent cut-scene graphics
-Story content that can really draw you in if you let it (Won’t spoil it for anyone)
-In-Depth views of nearly all working parts of your vehicles drivetrain. Very educational.
-Nice variety of vehicles. I see more coming in the future.
-Absolutely huge map with 242 landmarks to explore. I love seeing the US on a video game, even though it’s not to scale with the actual map.
-Lots of different missions to do.
Cons and glitches: (As of 12/4)
-Sometimes when you finish a race the game randomly gets stuck on a loading screen. This is especially annoying because you have to restart your game in order to fix it. Unfortunately, you will have to complete the race again.
-When joining a crew sometimes It won’t connect properly. The only fix is too once again restart your game.
-When another crew member proposes a race, the Crew Master must accept the race or else no one will get an invite to that race. That needs to be patched ASAP.
-Car mechanics and physics seem a bit off, but you get used to it.
-The point system is a bit hard to understand as achieving gold on some missions seems nearly impossible.
-Crew Credits are hard to obtain if you don’t buy them with your own money.
I’d certainly recommend this game for car enthusiasts and for those with a group of friends to play with. In my opinion the pros outweigh the cons and makes this a great game. I really enjoy the ability to see the exploded view of the vehicles as I am a car enthusiast. If you enjoy the adrenaline of racing cars, this game is for you. These game characters can get under your skin!