5 Reasons The Crew 2 Lost So Many Players So Fast
1. The Early Beta
The Beta gave so many of us access to so much of the game so early on. We already had a chance to play the most interesting events and to drive the cars for free before the game even launched. I probably spent as long playing the beta as I did the full game. There just wasn't much that was added to the game after the beta.
Those of us that took part in the beta were also asked our opinions but as far as I can see nothing was changed so I think they just completely ignored our feedback. For example I wanted to be able to remap buttons as the default layout on the controller made it almost impossible to run manual gears, absolutely no sign of what would be a simple fix for this!
2. The Repetitive Events
another race, exactly the same as the last one
As mentioned above we had all already played the most interesting events in the beta. After this every single race was the same within each discipline! Yes there were different routes and difficulties but the vehicles weren't particularly good to drive and the difficulty just involved higher class opponents which you could beat by upgrading your vehicle!
I got bored of events very quickly, after the beta I only played them for credits and to be honest they became a chore to complete just to buy whatever car I happened to be after.
3. The Handling/Physics
I know so many people have already complained about the physics and handling in the game. Some of you will probably say that it is supposed to be arcadey, and yes I would agree however the car should still at least feel like it is connected to a road! Take Forza Horizon 4 for example, it is also very arcadey, but at least you can feel the car and at least the vehicles have different characteristics!
A lot of people have said it is better than the first game, but having never played it I cannot comment on this. All I can say is it is a pretty difficult feat for it to be worse.
4. The Lack of PVP
Almost everyone complained about this! No PVP at launch in 2018! Everything is about online gaming these days, every game manages it well (apart from Need For Speed who forgot to add online freeroam) but The Crew 2 failed to add this fundamental feature of any racing game (or any kind of game) these days. I know they have since fixed this in the update that also added the surprisingly fun demolition derby expansion but its just too late. Everyone has already stopped playing and lost interest.
5. The Irritating Characters
just one of the many characters we wish weren't there
Make them go away! The terrible acting, the cheesy lines, what were they thinking. Pretty sure we all cringed during any of the dialogue, eventually I stopped listening all together, turned the voice volume right down! One for every discipline, not to mention that annoying guy that is supposed to be helping you, he is the worst!