I’m so annoyed at the reviews for this game, essentially punishing it for a) not being exactly what they originally said they wanted to deliver five years ago, and b) not being Spider-man.
It’s another Crackdown game. It’s polished and good looking for what it is. I’m enjoying my time with it, even though I’ll readily admit it’s not a masterpiece that’s going to clean up on awards or something. It’s the quintessential 7/10 game, that picks up a few 8/10s and a few 6/10s depending on personal taste. But the 4’s and 5’s? Get out of here with that noise. You’d think the game was fundamentally broken or something, based on some of the scores I’ve seen.
And there’s just outright misinformation swirling around about the multiplayer, and the extent to which things are destructible. I’ve seen one person say it’s restricted to “punching holes in walls”; I’ve seen another say that buildings all have a metal endoskeleton that prevents them from actually collapsing, and so the “cloud physics” are a big scam. Both of these assertions are utterly false, and smack of skeptical reviewers who were winding up to dunk on this game before it even came out.
I played it for 4-5 hours today, and I’m enjoying myself. I’ll finish it, see if the multiplayer grabs me for any length of time, and move on, satisfied with my “purchase” (via Game Pass). It’s definitely not worth $60 though.