I got The Crew for free, otherwise I probably wouldn't have been willing to play it for very long, but it was an undeniably fun game.
it could've been a lot better in several ways so hopefully they get it correct with the 2nd try.
the handling is way too arcade. I want a simulation mode. at least optional.
also optional? give us an offline mode. sometimes I just want to crawl around the map and explore and take pictures but you have no choice but to appear consistently online. eventually you will always come across some lonely insufferable cünt who has nothing better to do than follow other players around and grief them to no end; ramming and blocking and disrupting. there's literally no way to deal with this other than relogging the game.
normally I'm not one to complain too much about graphics, but for a 2014 game The Crew looks like it was made in 2007.
they desperately need to update the visuals of the map, textures and details within cities, and overall geometry of the game world. I understand it's just a facsimile of the United States and that it's hard to create a sense of scale with one gigantic and seamless map, but there are ways to get more detail out of large space without destroying frame rates. some areas of the world are just annoyingly bland and sparse. speaking of sparse? add more traffic. I want more traffic on major highways and inner cities.
if they could promise me these things I'd happily pay the entry fee.