Let Me Tell You About The Crew 2
With the recent launch of The Crew 2, Gamers Heroes has put in a few hours to test the waters. So sit back, relax, and let us tell you about The Crew 2.
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I played a bit of the original release, but only the base version (no DLC or updates). The Crew 2 starts off differently than the first game, in that you get to pick your character from a few different randomized characters. You can’t make your own, but there are a number of choices. The story is simple: you’re a racer, and you need to race well to get more fans. Getting more fans leads to access to new races and new types of races. Everything about the game has been simplified, and that is for the better.
The most significant difference in The Crew 2 comes in its different vehicles. You now switch between ground, air, and sea, with a variety of cars, boats, bikes, and planes. When I first played The Crew 2, I thought this would be annoying. As I kept playing, however, I was more than happy to switch things up. I’m not a great street racer, but I do well in the boats and the backcountry. Not being forced into something I didn’t want to do was a huge bonus for me. There are individual races where you switch and don’t have a choice, but those are few and far between.
When you aren’t racing, there is a ton to explore and see in its world. Of course, if you have played the first game, this might not be true. There are photo ops and treasure boxes to be found all over the U.S. Photos give you extra money and fans, while treasure offers car upgrade parts. The Photo mode takes a little too long to load, but it is optional. The treasure chests are randomly placed on the map. When you are close, your radar beeps and you know that you should start looking. When it stops beeping, you are going the wrong way, and when it beeps faster, you are getting closer. It is just another thing to keep you busy in its world.
I’m not a car buff, but I can tell you there are a lot of cars to choose from. All the big guys are in, and some of the smaller guys as well. Boats and planes have a more limited selection, since not all these companies make ships or aircraft. They all have their own stats as well. You can easily see their top speed and how well they handle before buying them. You can also test drive anything before you purchase it as well. Money comes in at a steady pace, and so far, I’ve been able to afford a car whenever I wanted one.
The Crew 2 is a significant improvement from the original game. Check back soon for our full review of this title.