The Crew Motorfest beta proves it can go toe-to-toe with Forza Horizon | VideoGamer

Odhran writes: "With The Crew Motorfest closed beta now concluded lets take a look at where this new Ubisoft entry shines and what lets it down."

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Computersaysno47d ago

I played the beta and it came across as a poor man's Forza Horizon unfortunately. It has copied FH nearly play for play. They say imitation is the sincerest form of flattery. It's a very beautiful game with great lighting, immaculate car models and nice detail.

However it comes up short in most key areas that really matter, particularly the handling model. The handling in the end made the game feel more like an Outrun than a modern racer. You do not feel real weight transfer. Cornering hard tends to have the car stick like a limpet until a certain speed is reached, causing it to suddenly break into something akin to an exaggerated drift mode. There does not feel like anything subtle or in between.

One frustrating aspect was that despite the game encouraging open world play, the way cars traverse off road environments still feels awkward with strange physics.

The map design does not lend itself to exploring in the same way Horizon has perfected the past few iterations. You're more likely to smash into small terrain and halt unconvincingly or have your car crash strangely off a cliff than flow over sections that are clearly carefully curated to not do this in the Horizon games.

It is slightly more arcade orientated than FH with the nitro feature in all the vehicles that does create some strategy when to deploy, this was quite fun.

Becuzisaid47d ago

Is the Crew actually going for Forza though? It's never been sim or sim-lite or anything. It was always loose and arcadey like you're describing.

crazyCoconuts47d ago

Forza Horizon isn't anything like a sim either

RaiderNation47d ago

I've always found Forza Horizon's handling to be too "floaty". This may actually be better suited for me mechanically.

purple10147d ago

I may be a known ps fan.. but let me say I played Forza 3,4,5 and played demos of Forza horizon and I can say the handling is horrible. No feeling. Its like lane changing on the modern need for speeds.

Yes there is timing, but feeling, none to speak of.

The rumble in the Xbox controllers is also subpar.

Altogether the graphics on the tracks are very impressive but that's about it

I played crew 2 demo and found handling better than both versions of Forza and need for speed, while still having good graphics.

GhostScholar47d ago

Agreed. It’s not even close to being as good as horizon.

AmUnRa47d ago

The CGI trailer looks good but...the gameplaypart is only a handfull of seconds.
I wait till i have seen more gameplay....

Elit3Nick47d ago

There's tons of gameplay from the closed beta

AmUnRa46d ago

Not in this trailer......

crazyCoconuts47d ago

If it could ditch the horrible character models and dialog in Forza Horizon it could be even better. Got tired of hearing over acted lines about the amazing chorizo soup grandma used to make

boing147d ago

Loved it. Super cheesy story/ dialogs but a definitely an improvement over TC2. I just hope the map will be bigger in the full version.