After hearing of several famous YouTubers beginning to play The Crew, and saying they enjoyed it very much, I thought I might as well pick this game up for myself. After playing for a few hours and progressing through the campaign and a few online races, I can finally conclude what I feel about the game: Meh. First off, the sound was Triple A caliber, the sounds the cars made were super realistic, maybe even too realistic in some cases. I really thought at times I was in a real car driving down a backroad at 110 mph, but I won't get into much detail. Second, the graphics are OUTDATED. It truly felt as if I was playing NFS: Hot Pursuit, with a few next-gen tweaks. I feel as if Ubisoft could have spent more time perfecting the graphics, but on last-gen consoles, it should look fine. Finally, the car selection is great, maybe add a few more in the next update, and the map is by far the best feature of this game. Such a huge landscape to cover, it really makes me want to play more.
I have played this at multiple conventions as well as every beta release thus far. Having owned and played nearly every single driving game since the arcades, I must say, this one DESTROYS all other driving games both past and present. There is simply no way to explain the depth and all-out-fun that Ubisoft and Ivory Tower have accomplished with this incredible game. If you consider yourself a TRUE fan of driving in both the real world and virtually, this will NOT disappoint. All other games are simply a rinse and repeat of themselves or previous games; The Crew, on the other hand, is like nothing you have ever experienced before.
So Many Likes and Dislikes About It
This is a first-person driving game where you can go anywhere in the USA. It's pretty awesome, but you have SOOO many old cars. UbiSoft needs to add buyable cars that are way cooler, like the Corvette, Ford GT, or anything else. In Forza Motorsport 5, the humans look WAY to cartoonish for the game, and I sure hope it doesn't happen in this game. Besides, from what I've heard on this website (Not sure if it's true) but like Titanfall there is no Singleplayer Campaign. I hope my friends that I drive with don't cuss, because Kinect brings your voices all together, and that is what I don't like about these two games. It looks like a good game, but in the trailer I think I saw some alchohol being drunk by the driver, so it may have some beer reference in it. In all likelihood, this game won't be rated E10+ or M, but probably T. I still a going to get it (most likely) because of the totally cool graphics. ;)
Fun for the free ride
Okay, I bought this game when it came out and played little of the beta. Overall, the map is huge and super fun to explore, but there are a few drawbacks that make the lasting appeal of the game short. For example, the story of the game is very simplistic and predictable... The voice acting is very cheesy and gets annoying over time. Also, the cars have a RPG build to it that i didnt like very much or used to comparing from other racing games I've played. Now the sound of the game i thought was excellent. The cars all have there own unique sound and flying past trains when they're about to hit you sounds awesome. Although, the biggest drawback of the game to me is the handling of the cars. Its awkward... the cars kinda go where they want to and dont have a lot of freedom. Last little thing that bugs me, is the radio... None of the songs really pump me up for racing.( its like giving your girlfriend the aux cord and letting her play music) All in all, i would recommend this game for casual gamers who want a huge fun world to explore with friends, but i recommend hardcore racing fans stay away from it because the racing game play is very arcade like and awkward to use.
Get it free if you can
The Crew is a good game if you can get by all of the glitches/bugs and the fact it's an online only game, which means you can lose connection at any time, which has happened to me on several times. The map is one of the most massive areas I have ever explored in, it's fun to just drive coast to coast without looking at the map not knowing where you are at. I had a few frustrations in between that though but since I got the game for free (Which I recommend you doing) So you don't end up paying anything for then later you don't have to get mad because you expect the game to fully work. I really do think this game would of been better offline too but ubisoft said hey since all the systems except PS3 charge for online lets do that. That's why it's not on ps3. So my opinion is get the game when it's either $5.00 or free.
I went into this game knowing it was going to be arcade to the extreme, but i am sorry to say it was much worse then i ever thought would be possible. The first thing that blew my mind was the fact that the mirrors do not work in the cars. You can tell they are suppose to work because the shading changes on them but they are just gray dismal spaces. Secondly after realizing that in manual mode you have to shift with the right stick, i went to remap the controller. Only to find that the feature is no where to be found, um ok? The icing on the cake for me in the fact that this game is always online, you can connect with friends at any time. Nope, constant lag, constant glitching. If you want an open world game for driving dont waste your time with this. Horizon 2 may have a small map, but the selection of cars and detail of the game far make up for it. Ubisoft needs to get their act together.
Best Car Game!
By far this is the best Car game I have played, I love how you and your friends can play the campaign together and help each other out. This is the perfect game for people who just love driving around and driving really cool cars. The map is huge, it takes a long time to travel to places but it is worth it! There is so much detail and at least one city or place out of the 50 states ( excluding Hawaii and Alaska), if you like racing games or just driving around this is the game for you!
Wish I would have had known
This game is pretty bad.....just watching the previews I thought this game was going to be amazing, but I was wrong. The controlling of the cars is horrible, the selections are horrible and I know next time to do my homework on games like this. This is just a GTA game only worse and none if the fun stuff.
Waste of money!
Another overhyped game that fell so far below the line. Granted you may be able to see almost every part of you're vehicle and how it looks running, Almost every engine is the same in the game. The developers did NO research what so ever. You can be 50 points higher than opponents and they still somehow pass you like you're standing still. It was the biggest waste of money I have spent on games Period! Would not recommend this game to anyone!
The crew is a fun game especially when you put the handling on hardcore .the map is the star of the game over everything it could use more rotation of cars it takes forever to get a new car unless you get day one content or pay real money.the graphics aren't the best but are ok some citys look better than others.the tier racing such as dirt raid street perf and circuit is what makes the crew interesting.the sound of the cars is really good the and he music is alright.