I personally liked what The Crew had to offer, its been awhile since there was a really good game with good free roam and great car customization. Only games I know to be really good in both fields was the Midnight Club series. I am thinking of preordering it next paycheck if I don't end up buying a car from a neighbor. New thing came up, he's selling his 1973 Mercedes SL450 and I really love that car.
TheCrew, hmm, i dont know, ofcourse, as always before i pre-order it, because i think its should be racing blockbuster. Before i was play all nfs, ColinMacrae, dirt, grid series, but no one not alike TDU2, tdu are UNIQUE, till this moment. I not try beta, only reading forums and gamers review's, but i think crew will be more like nfs than tdu(game concept/mechanics etc.).
If you have the chance to cruise with your friends. The sessionmanagement was horrible. It looked like you can drive with everyone except your friends. You don't even have an option to invite players from your friendlist or join them. It was pure luck when we met in the same session.