Summary: " The Crew " is such a bizarre game. Almost every element is either horrendous or utterly brilliant, and it’s not often that you get games like this. Just driving around the open world makes it an easy game to like, but as soon as you actually try to make any progress you realise just how terrible...
Jack of All Trades, Master of None | The Crew Review
New Gamer Nation
19 December 2014
Excerpt: The Crew is an ambitious project that tried to appeal to everyone and while it sounds great in theory, things didn’t necessarily work out that great. On one hand, you have a game with an extremely varied terrain that can be accessed easily within a few minutes of driving.
Pros: Conceptually Interesting, Fun in Spurts Almost Exclusively With Friends
Cons: Muddy, Out-Dated Looking Graphics, Major Server Issues in an Always-Online Game, Finding Other Players to Play With is Challenging
Excerpt: Ubisoft has received some criticism this year for some of its most hyped games that included Watch Dogs , Assassin's Creed Rogue and Assassin's Creed Unity. While many diehard fans may have loved the new additions, many gamers found them to perform under the high standards that were set, and thus a...
Summary: 'The Crew' is a strained lovechild of 'The Fast & the Furious', a pay-to-win MMO, and the “always on and never alone” character of social media. Under the grimey physics, abusive AI, and lame story, there is almost a decent casual racer here.
Excerpt: The Crew is a video game with one foot in the past, and one foot in the future. Some of the technological achievements in this next gen video game are very impressive. Like mapping of certain cities. Getting to go to certain areas in the United States.
Conclusion: Take away its vast environment and The Crew is decidedly mediocre. But the enjoyable story and great sense of actually driving, whether alone or solo, means there's plenty of fun to be had all the same.
Pros: Absolutely massive game world, rich with variety and things to do, Always the option to play solo or in co-op, Lovely sensation of being on the open road, especially at night
Cons: No offline play, which means you'll get booted for dropouts, America's city streets are practically empty. Where are the pedestrians?, GTA 5 does pretty much everything better, plus much, much more
Excerpt: Ubisoft have had a busy 2014, haven’t they? 2014 feels like the year in which all of Ubisoft’s development arms have pushed out a game, covering the full spectrum of genres. The Crew is Ubisoft’
Pros: Massive world with loads to do, Lots of car customisation options
Summary: A little insight for you, readers: there's no greater euphemism for 'interesting but impotent' than the word 'ambitious'. See it in a review and you run/drive for the hills. The Crew is a textbook example of a really ambitious game.