Slightly Mad Studios' Fast & Furious Crossroads was quietly released last Friday to almost no reviews whatsoever, and unfortunately what we've seen since suggests it's a bit of a car crash.
Let's start with our friends over at Push Square - they've given the game a 3/10, stating that "not even the most committed Fast & Furious fans should subject themselves to this monstrosity."
"How Fast & Furious Crossroads wound up as a full-price release will forever remain a mystery. It is lacking in every department possible, from shallow and repetitive gameplay through to abysmal visuals that belong on the previous generation of consoles."
The folks over at Eurogamer have also rated Fast & Furious Crossroads very poorly, calling it a "disaster of a game", and making the assumption that "something here has gone horribly, horribly wrong."
"In a saner, less cruel world Crossroads might have been put to rest when it became clear it just wasn't going to work - as it is, it's just been left to limp out in this sorry, sorry state. What a disappointment."
There still aren't many reviews at the time of writing, but the game also currently holds a 'Mostly Negative' rating on Steam based on 27 user reviews, which suggests these aren't one-off criticisms. Such a shame!
Have you played Fast & Furious Crossroads? Let us know what you think of it in the comments below.
[source pushsquare.com, via eurogamer.net]
No surprise here. They released the game with no publicity at all. I didn’t even realize it was coming out until it actually came out.
I think I read somewhere, they pulled review copies last minute. This didn’t look good at all, and it was suppose to be a Movie Tie-in that’s not out til next year now.
That’s obviously gonna happen when your standards are as premium as a two years old graphics and gameplay masterpiece Forza Horizon 4.
A movie tie in game that’s not any good? Well I didn’t see that coming
yeah I saw it appear in the new releases at my local library. put it on reserve, then saw youtube gameplay video. promptly canceled my request.
haha, won't even try it for free !
It's a shame this will forever be a blotch on Slightly Mad's otherwise impressive track record.
Not that I think Fast & Furious was crying out for a tie-in, but games like Batman: Arkham Asylum, Alien: Isolation and Spider-Man prove that licensed games can be good if given to the right team with a decent budget and enough time in development to experiment with tech and ideas (Arkham Asylum was in development for 4 years I believe). Slightly Mad are a great racing developer - although perhaps not the obvious choice for F&F - so I suspect they had a low budget and tight deadline to work to.
In a way, I am curious to check this out just to see how bad it really is. Maybe when it becomes super cheap, I'll consider it.
I didn't even know a Fast & The Furious game was in development!
I can't believe this is the game that closed out the game awards..
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