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 Second, the graphics are OUTDATED.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.
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. ;)
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.
Customization and looks is all this game has.
As far as vehicle customization and audio/visual performance, this game is good. However, as a racing game, the most important part is the ability to actually race. The vehicles do not handle well, and many of them rebound hard in the opposite direction after you stop turning. This makes avoiding traffic while trying to stay in first almost impossible. The upgrade system is decent until the end game, where it is excessively expensive or difficult depending on the method you take. You can buy them or do the skill challenges, as when you are leveling, but when you complete a challenge there is an apparent 80% chance of getting lvl 40-45 parts, and 20% of getting anything higher than that. This makes the game not only more difficult than any racing game I have ever played, but also the most repetitive. NFS has gone downhill since Pro Street, but I would say the newer games still handle significantly better than this one. If you want an open world racing game, pick Forza Horizon 1 or 2 instead. One more note, Raid vehicles are the most pointless spec in the game for the endgame. Offroad is better in all aspects aside from sheer durability.
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.
Its a great game but needs improvement
First of all why does this game require online to play?!?!!? That to me is so stupid. Cars are nice but need more import and tuner cars. Handling could be a little better cuz it gets kinda hard. The open world is awesome and I like how you have to go to certain areas in order to buy certain cars. Make car prices a little more realistic and offer more parts rather than winning cars. Its a pretty legit game thus far, the whole "crew" thing is pretty dumb because if you don't have any friends online and ask people to join they can still do there own thing. Make it to where we can choose to be online or not. I would recommend to others.
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.
This Game is a waste of money. Terrible Racing
Bought this game 4 days ago. Worst Idea for racing game ever. It is just like gta but you cant get out car ever, Only to get in other car which you have to drive long distances to race. The challenges are terrible, and you cant do anything semi cool till have way threw game. You don't want to buy this game....
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.