Excerpt: Since I myself have written a few game books and comics based on future worlds where things have gone very wrong, CrimeCraft kind of drew me towards it. I tend to like that kind of premise, couple that with some of the most creative artists around like Tim Bradstreet and that is enough of a sell for me to check it out at least.
Conclusion: Despite having reasonably good shooter mechanics, decent AI, and the occasional well-balanced firefight, CrimeCraft is simply a poor value compared to other multiplayer shooters on the market. You'll pay less and have more fun with Team Fortress 2, Call of Duty, Battlefield 2, or any of a dozen other games out there. In fact, you would likely get better mileage out of a free title such as Combat Arms, Battlefield Heroes, or Quake Live.
Conclusion: If you're an avid FPS gamer, CrimeCraft will deliver what you'd expect, albeit in third-person. Whether it is worth the hefty price tag considering most shooters deliver their multiplayer free of charge, is another question entirely. It might be advantageous to sit on the sidelines and see how well the game develops before taking the dive.
Summary: Plenty of 'Craft', but not so much 'Crime'
Pros: Combat aspect of the game is practiced and fluid; crafting aspect will hold some interest for the hardcore gamer.
Cons: In-game advertisements are extremely prevalent and only serve as a distraction for the player; monthly subscription isn't really worth what the game has to offer; promises of RPG elements practically go unmet; world feels more like a standby station than an open environment.
Summary: Vogster Interactive's CrimeCraft, powered by the Unreal Engine 3, is an MMO that combines the action of a tactical shooter with the strategy of an RPG. Set in a modern world you take part in the political, economical and social life of a big city.
Conclusion: There are fun moments to be had, but it feels like a combination of different games forced together. There isn't anything terribly unique about it, and frankly, it really needs more game play content outside of the instances.