Excerpt: Open-world racing games are by no means new to the console gaming scene. Ubisoft Reflections introduced gamers to the open-world racing game with their classic Driver series, but it was really the GTA- spinoff Midnight Club franchise that gave gamers the thrilling sense of speed in an free-roam setting.
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 the missions, AI, upgrade path and car list are. It also doesn’t help that two weeks in, quite a bit of the server infrastructure still seems broken.
Excerpt: I remember the first time I drove through the outskirts of Los Santos into Blaine County while playing Grand Theft Auto V . The subtle transition from overpriced housing to scrubland filled me with anticipation of what else would be awaiting discovering just over the horizon. The Crew , Ubisoft’s recently released racer, had me experiencing this excitement every twenty minutes or so, as I worked my way across its representation of the continental United States.
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 lot of backlash flooded the interwebs regarding the releases. Now, we have The Crew and gamers may find that it just isn't as great as we were promised. Read on.
Summary: 'The Crew' is Ubisoft’s foray into the road racer genre. It was developed primarily by Ivory Tower with assistance from Ubisoft Reflections. Ivory Tower has a large number of developers from Eden Games, best known for the 'Test Drive' and 'V-Rally' franchises. Ubisoft Reflections is formerly Reflections Interactive, who worked on the 'Driver' racing series.
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. The story and racing mechanics are definitely from the last console generation.
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. That word has a double edge to it, though, because it can also inspire hope. Ambition can pay off. Unfortunately, thanks to an arcade driving model that's never less than frustrating, hope has little place in The Crew.
Conclusion: "The Crew" é uma boa ideia mal executada. A recriação de todo o mapa dos EUA que o game apresenta como cenário impressiona com sua atenção aos detalhes, e a variedade de estilos de carros também satisfaz. Mas erros de programação, uma inteligência artificial trapaceira e vários outros problemas em elementos básicos do jogo fazem com que ele seja uma oferta para poucos. Interface lenta, obrigatoriedade de conexão online, presença de microtransações...
Pros: Pontos Positivos, Enorme mundo aberto
Cons: Pontos Negativos, IA trapaceira, Física defeituosa, Missões de perseguição, Clichês de vingança, Online obrigatório
Conclusion: The Crew est un titre ambitieux, prenant pas mal de Test Drive Unlimited, un peu de Need for Speed et y ajoutant sa touche pour créer un univers à la fois grand, animé, un peu scénarisé et surtout connecté. Le terrain de jeu stupéfiant par son immensité sera forcément un régal pour les amateurs de freeride, loups solitaires ou en meute.
Pros: La taille de la carte, impressionnante, La diversité des environnements, Créer un groupe à la volée
Cons: Techniquement imparfait, Le système de progression très discutable, Manque de précision du gameplay