However, I have many complaints about the races. The AI can catch up to you no matter how fast you are going, making the missions incredibly frustrating. The worst missions are the ones where you are supposed to destroy crates. There are crates scattered all around a certain area, and you are supposed to drive around and run them over. You have to destroy a large amount of crates in a short time period to win. I found the first couple of these missions relatively easy, although at one point I was completely stuck due to how imbalanced the mission was.
The story is weird, especially for a game like this. It involves you being falsely convicted of the murder of your brother, who was the founder of a motor club called 5-10. After spending a few years in prison, an FBI agent named Zoe lets you out so that you could arrest a corrupt agent and finding out the truth behind the murder of your brother. You infiltrate 5-10 and are supposed to climb up the ranks by doing missions.
To play the game you are supposed to have a connection, otherwise it will just crash. You are always in multiplayer, and there is no way to disable it. This causes plenty of issues. Even if you do not want to play with others, the game still forces you to.
Overall, The Crew is an amazing concept with extremely poor execution. The only thing that I like about the game is the huge and detailed open world. Everything else: the story, the physics and the difficulty is very poorly executed. I haven't played The Crew 2, but I really hope that it will fix all of the issues that the first game had.
As always, thanks for coming to my TED talk.