So there I am, playing The Crew. I’m driving along, minding my own business, when all of a sudden this message pops up. “Quick! Jump over that bridge!” So I jump over the bridge. Another message pops up. “Good job, silver medal. Here’s some new tires.” And I’m all like, whaaaa?

You may have noticed a common theme on Bukkhead’s Boring Gaming Blog.

I’m not very good at video games. I have no idea what I’m doing most of the time.

But I’ll never complain that games were better, back in the day. That’s a bunch of crap. We’ve got games nowadays that would have been 10 different games, way back when. And The Crew is an example of this. There’s so much going on. I’m jumping over bridges, I’m getting into races, I’m driving to different cities…

Most of its over my head. I watched my brother get shot by someone in his own gang, and then a crooked FBI agent pinned it on me. 5 years later, I’m helping some lady cop get the goods on this bad agent, by doing odd jobs for the gang’s lieutenants so I can move up the ranks. Meanwhile I’m buying cars, kitting them out with different performance packages suited to street racing, off-road racing, and I don’t even know what else.

I guess when this game came out a few years ago, the reviews weren’t all that great. But I don’t know. Maybe by now it’s worked out the kinks. One thing that is pretty crappy is that while this was a “free” download via Xbox Live Games with Gold, you don’t get the whole thing-- you have to pay for the “Wild Run” DLC if you want to do a bunch stuff, like stunt challenges or buy motorcycles or participate in some of the multiplayer content.
But oh well. Beggars can’t be choosers. Not that I’m doing a lot of begging here-- there’s too much free stuff out there these days. I can’t keep up!

Which means, more or less, if I play a game more than twice, then it must not terrible. That’s what passes for high praise, these days.