That's why I mostly love Fast & Furious Crossroads. I do think there's something questionable about it being a full-price release, and I do think the engaging multiplayer content (which I'll detail in a separate feature) will likely die on the vine thanks to that. But what's here is a sumptuous feast for franchise fans and adrenaline junkies alike - more than enough to whet your appetite for next year's F9.
The biggest sin that Crossroads commits is being boring; a sad take for a franchise that is definitively not. Whether you like the series or not, you can’t argue that the films are almost always bombastic and entertaining, whereas here it’s just really uninteresting and flat, doing both the Fast and Furious franchise and driving games both a disservice. There are some bad licensed games out there that I could still recommend to the hardcore fans out of love for the series but Fast and Furious Crossroads is so bad that only the absolute die-hard fans will get any enjoyment out of this one. And even then, you may want to strongly reconsider this stain on an otherwise loved franchise.
The creators of Project CARS won’t want to remember this failure. The story in the exact mould of the movies is fine, but the graphics are woeful, the environments aren’t much better, the missions are boring and worst of all, the driving just isn’t fun.
Fast & Furious Crossroads is a serious disappointment. There’s a gleam of the franchise’s over-the-top action now and again, and some of the cutscenes hint at the cheesy humour the movies are known for. But those moments are few and far between. Underwhelming visuals and uninspiring mission design stop Fast & Furious Crossroads from being a good game – but it’s the terrible, terrible handling that relegate it into ‘bad’ territory.
Sure, the price point may be questionable, but still, it is a great game. It's fun to play and is perfect to just have fun and blow some **** up. The references to the films are great, and the cast does a great job.
I was sceptical at first, but I'm actually enjoying my time with F&F Crossroads. The storyline is canon and adds to the movie universe, the characters are great and the soundtrack is awesome. Cars and character models are nicely done, but the environments are a bland and empty, there is a lot of room for improvement. Arcade physics are pretty decent, but need to be polished: some cars are unresponsive or too lightweight. Gadgets are fun to use. UI design and camera position can be improved a lot. Collision detection can be improved as well. Overall, this game is better than any previous attempts to turn a franchise into a game. If you're a member of F&F family, you will definitely enjoy the game. If you came for a Split/Second-like experience, you can be disappointed with physics, but it can be worth the try. I really hope that SMS will improve this game in the second installment, it has a lot of potential.
Fast & Furious Crossroads
Its not that bad
Did this game crash my ps5 and force it into repair mode? Yes
But once I just bit the bullet and played patched, I was having a good time.
Fast and Furious Crossroads is not a racing game.. if youre going into this game thinking otherwise youll be disappointed, infact the driving mechanics in general are awful here and they couldn’t make a good racing mode out of it even if they wanted to.
Instead this a dumb fun 4 hour long cinematic driving game, youll be going through this story of stopping some terrist all while driving fast cars and looking out for family, taking life a quarter mile at a time, olive garden. You get it, it’s an action movie put into the form of a video game, racing through the streets like a need for speed game from checkpoint to checkppint, dodging cops.. each charcter in the story having a car that can do different things such as hacking or shooting rockets, all of which is used to complete the story, stop this speeding train, stop these guys before they get to the boss, get here before time runs out.. I actually had a really fun time playing through this game, im not even a fast and furious fan and I had fun…
I loved the variety here, dirving through a sandstorm, driving through underground tunnels, chasing a train, I felt like I was in an action movie…
And if you go into this game thinking okay this is a 4 hour long interactive fst and furious movie, its not bad, I promise..
Im not really sure why the internet hates this game so much, is it basically a ps2 game? Yeah, but it’s a fast one, and it’s a fun one..
But don’t geyt this expecting to play online, match making is impossible.
Fast & Furious Crossroads