Played some of The Crew 2 beta last night. I’m not really digging it.
It feels like something I should love, given they basically took the first Crew game and pasted the Steep formula over top of it, but it doesn’t seem to get anything right.
The game doesn’t really look great for starters. That’s pretty I know, but I’m talking aethetically just as much as technically. The world in the first Crew game did so much lifting to support the faults of every other aspect of the game. It was this wonderful weird theme park version of the United States, but also important, every place had an incredibly strong sense of reigon. Every city felt different to drive in and the diversity of environment was exciting.
So far the map in the Crew 2 is lackluster. The sense of regon as you travel the map isn’t nearly as strong. Cities all feel the same, environments change slightly, but the fun dramatic changes from the previous game aren’t there. Part of it I think has to do with the lack of regional differences in season the previous game had (“seasons change everything” after all), so maybe that isn’t a fair criticism, but I just wasn’t having fun driving through different reigons because it all felt samey.
Oh and the driving is still bad.