Rick Lane of Bit-Tech writes
"Within a couple of hours of launching The Crew I realised it wasn't going to click for me. It took considerably longer to figure out why. I like racing games, and I love open-world exploration games. Since The Crew brings these two genres together in a pretty spectacular fashion, it should have been a delight to my senses. Instead, within a few races I was growing bored, and spent much of the remaining time playing in a sort of numb trance. Then, as I entered Miami, the game's third area, it occurred to me what was wrong."