Game of the Month
If there’s one thing next gen gaming is demonstrating nearly a year into this latest cycle, it’s that the leaps forward aren’t necessarily coming from the way games look. Sure, things have got extremely pretty, but that’s not where the evolutionary leaps are being made. Instead, the changes are happening in how we play and who we play with, as more and more games offer always-online options that place willing participants at the mercy of, well, anyone who fancies a pop. The Crew – a massively multiplayer action/racing RPG/sort of – is a good example, despite mixed reviews that point out its intentions may not be met all of the time. The game sees you take centre stage as Alex Taylor; infiltrating criminal gangs by, well, racing. And people wonder why there have been seven Fast and Furious films to date… With players able to drop in and out of others’ games as they see fit, The Crew offers a solid 20-hour campaign which takes in a huge array of locations across the USA, and limitless opportunities to have your ass handed to you by online rivals. While many would claim there are lessons to be learned from the execution, The Crew nevertheless impresses with its ambition.
Out now on Xbox 360 and PS4