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.
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.
Groundwork laid for a great idea but lacking.
After hearing about this game and seeing the trailers, I was pretty excited to pick up a copy. However after playing the game for several hours I was a little disappointed. The graphics aren't nearly as good as everyone was lead to believe. They feel very archaic. The cars are very boat-like in their handling (comparative to GTA IV). I do love the scale the map. It takes nearly an hour to drive from one side to the other. Overall I think this game is something to built upon but this time around it's lacking. I'd wait till the price drops before picking this one up. It isn't worth the $59.99.
Not Worth $63 AT ALL
this game is probably the most horrible next gen racing game i have played. GREAT CUSTOMIZATION. HORRIBLE Driving characteristics arcade like racing cars are far and few inbetween and any good car is at least $200,000 + not to mention money is near impossible to make about half way through races become very hard then they become unachievable and the concept gets old fast... my advice go buy forza horizon 2 and the car pass this game will surely be a disappointment to you. I was VERY excited for the crew and now i'm just annoyed with the lack of effort in the game... i mean 30-40 cars total? get on turn 10's level.
I'm having a lot fun with this game. There is a lot to do. Huge map lot of side missions.I didnt like the fact that I got a Lamborghini Aventador thinking that I would win races instead I was loosing races because Trucks and Mini Coopers had a higher ranking and upgrades than my Lamborghini. I got the game thinking it was a real racing game. But it is not. It's an Arcade. But it's FUN. IM LOVINT IT.
Fun, arcade like racing
The games graphics won't blow you away, the dialogue in the story is corny and cheesy, and I wish there were more cars. However, The Crew ended up being rather enjoyable. The sheer amount of things to do is mind blowing, and the co-op side of the game is fun. If you enjoy casual racing with boosts, jumps, and other ridiculousness, this game is worth checking out.
Need for Speed about to be passed on the road!!!!
My friend and I bought this yesterday, after I started the game and went to the first tuner shop, the game took me away. Just being able to see the car dismantle as you choose what parts to put in it, it was just awesome. The best part is being able to play with your friends as you both do the story line together. There are some mission you have to do solo, but what more could you ask for in a game. Need for Speed better watch out for this game.
Feels like we are back on original Xbox.
This game may have alot of content, but you will have a hard time getting past the sub par graphics to even experience the immense world. The driving feels worst then games such as GTAV, and the car selection is pretty weak. Updated content might boost this review, but that's doubtful. If you want a racing game with next gen graphics look elsewhere, tis the season of expensive disappointments in the video game world.