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.
This game has an amazing story line all the cars you could ask for and is just fun to play I very much enjoy it.
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.
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?
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.
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.
Beter then L.A. Rush and Need For Speed
its almost like the game L.A. Rush but in this game (The Crew) you can travel into the whole u.s.a and You get some new features that Need For Speed Most Wanted did not have
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.