Fast & Furious: Crossroads was released on August 7, but reviews have not been received – it seems that very few media received code for the game, and those who really did not have them in time for launch. GameSpot has not reviewed the title, but unfortunately the websites that have covered the game have few good things to say about it.
In the lead up to the launch, Crossroads seemed like a potential winner. The game was developed by Slighty Mad Studios (Project Cars 3) together with Tigon Studios, the Vin Diesel-owned studio behind The Wheelman. It has Diesel as the series’ main statistician Dominic Toretto, along with Michelle Rodriguez and Tyrese Gibson, who rehearse their roles. The Fast & Furious saga has struggled to produce a good game, but it seemed to have a chance.
The game, which was originally scheduled to be released in May with F9: The Fast Saga before its delay, is out now, and the few reviews have not been kind. Common complaints cite poor mission design, horrible handling and lousy image, although the plot has received some mild praise for feeling more or less, like a typical Fast & Furious story. There is at least one positive review so far as well ̵
The reviews are at least more positive than the ones Fast & Furious: Showdown received. But it seems that the best Fast & Furious game ever remains Forza Horizon 2 Presents Fast & Furious, which has long been delisted and was not exactly heavy on the Fast & Furious flavor.
- Game: Fast & Furious: Crossroads
- platforms: PC, Xbox One, PS4
- The developer: Lite Mad Studios
- Release Date: 7 August
- Award: $ 60 / £ 50 / $ 90 AUD
Player – 8/10
“I can understand why some people can bounce from Crossroads. Its history is campy, its driving unrealistic and its physics and graphics a bit on the beautiful side. This is the longest from a polished AAA experience, and it’s very clear that Bandai Namco does not market it much because of it. But here’s the thing – I appreciate creativity, fun and focus on Polish, to some degree. For me, Crossroads is bursting with those things. Yes, it’s janky and a little silly, but what else games this year will let you chase a space shuttle through New Orleans? ” – Bella Blondeau [Full Review]
Game Informant – 5/10
“Many of us lived through a time of video games that were overflowing with bad movie-to-game adaptations, and Crossroads is a clear reminder of those days, showing how far gaming has come since then. It’s a movement of a game. as Hones on why the fast movies are good, but will make you want to shut down the regulator to watch one of these movies instead. ” – Andrew Reiner [Full Review]
Xbox Hub – 2/5
“The controls in Fast & Furious Crossroads are terrible, with as much emotion as a dead trout and as much effect on how your race goes as rubbing your lucky rabbit’s foot. A mission sees Cam try to win a race on a narrow track in Rio. and without a light language, it took me about 15 tries to get around the track without crashing into every corner. Handbrake turns do not work, slow down does not work – you can just as easily close your eyes and mumble a little prayer every time you get up to a corner, and I feel that you would not do anything worse than if you tried to compete properly.The secret of hitting this level? Wall grinding – just let the track take you where you need to go.Even if the obstacles seem strange magnetic, because when you hit them is it’s hard to drive them away. ” – Paul Renshaw [Full Review]
Push Square – 3/10
How Fast & Furious Crossroads is being phased out as a full-price edition will forever remain a mystery. It is missing in every possible department, from shallow and repetitive games to abysmal visuals that belong to the previous console generation. Not even the most engaging Fast and furious fans should submit to this monstrosity. That’s if you do not want to laugh with Vin Diesel. ” – Liam Croft [Full Review]
Metro – 2/10
“Fast & Furious Crossroads is an unwanted reminder of the bad old days of movie bindings, when cheaply made games were thrown out as fast as possible (or not in this case) to make money on name recognition, before words I came around that the game did not “It seemed like such days were far behind us, but it’s as bad as any other Fast & Furious game, if not worse considering how it wastes the talent of the scenery.” [Full Review]
Eurogamer – Avoid
“Perhaps the biggest frustration, which comes to Crossroads as a fast and furious fan, is these glimpses of what could have been, and to see a nice enough part of the series lore that is so seriously understaffed by the game behind it. Less cruel world Crossroads may have rested when it became clear that it just would not work – as it is, it has just been left to limp in this sad, sad state. What a disappointment. ” – Martin Robinson [Full Review]
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