The Crew Review kukugames

  •  Genre: Racing
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  • single and multi player
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  • Games from the same developer: Test Drive Unlimited 2, Driver: San Francisco
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  • Offer: CD Media
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Story


positives
natural movement of characters in cinematics
satisfying story for a genre that is not needed
video graphics are way better than gameplay

Design


positives
open world full of content
good map
long enough single player for its genre
no delays from loading
missions variety
many race types
single and multiplayer is one thing
negatives
map takes too long to load
more car models needed
farming needed after the main mission to progress
we need internet connection even when we play alone
we are motivated to join a crew too late in the game
we can see few player, when we are in online missions
boring upgrades

Gameplay


positives
many road terrains with different feel
despite the game complexity we dont see bugs
worth trying internal view
negatives
not realistic enough
no crash damages

Graphics


positives
draw distance
variety of background graphics
negatives
vehicle polygons(model complexity)
car destruction is harder than it should
sharper graphics needed

Sound


positives
good soundtrack
voice acting
sound effects

Οnline Competitive


positives
usually good connection
we can find people online
we get more rewards from online
variety in game modes

Cooperative online against CPU


positives
people available online
there is usually good connection
big mission in end game
mission variety
Conclusion - Rating

equal with the best games of its genre in
few sections


wiki


The Crew features an open and persistent world for racing and free-roaming across a scaled-down recreation of the contiguous United States. The map is split into five regions: The Midwest, East Coast, The South, Mountain States, and West Coast. Each region has its own unique geographical features. Six main cities (one in each region, two in the Midwest) are featured in the game: Detroit and Chicago in the Midwest, New York City on the East Coast, Miami in The South, Las Vegas in the Mountain States, and Los Angeles on the West Coast. Various other cities, such as San Francisco, Seattle, Salt Lake City, Santa Fe, Dallas, New Orleans, St. Louis, and Washington D.C., are also featured in the game (other major cities such as Boston, Atlanta, Portland and Philadelphia are not included, however). Over thirty smaller cities and towns line the countryside like Nashville, Norfolk and others. It takes approximately 45 minutes in real time to drive from coast to coast in-game.
The single-player campaign is 20 hours long, and entails infiltrating criminal groups with protagonist Alex Taylor (Troy Baker). Players can also participate in mini-games called skills challenges that are peppered across the world. They are triggered when a player drives through them and it involves completing challenges such as weaving through gates and staying as close to a racing line as possible for a period of time. Players scores are automatically saved so friends can try and beat their scores, in similar fashion to how Autolog works in games of the Need for Speed franchise. Missions can be played alone, with friends, or with online co-op matchmaking. The multiplayer mode lets a maximum of eight players to compete in races and other gametypes. There are no in-game loading screens or pauses. Players can also build cars with a tie-in app for iOS and Android.
The Crew creative director Julian Gerighty has called the game a role-playing game with large-scale multiplayer elements. The multiplayer is not separate from the single-player. Players can form "crews" to race together or against ghost records.
Though the player can play alone, the game requires a constant internet connection to play.

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