I didn’t expect cosmic body horror when I booted up The Crew Motorfest, Ubisoft’s new racing video game. Yet, that’s what I find each time I start the game. Every time I play Motorfest, the pulsating blob of humans is there, waiting for me. A horrific entity trapped inside my Xbox, unable to speak and unwilling to leave.
The Crew Motorfest--out now after a brief period of paid early access—isn’t as good as Forza Horizon, but it’s still a solid open-world racing game with fun events, cool ideas, and a gorgeous digital recreation of Hawai’i you can fully explore via car, boat, or even plane. But while Forza Horizon 5 might be the better game, it does lack something: A sickening blob of digital human flesh whose very existence mocks humanity.
It’s hard to not sit and watch the blob. I fear that’s its true goal. Soon, you may wish to join the blob after watching it shimmer and gyrate. Be careful.
I’ve loaded up Motorfest multiple times and each time, I discover the blob and its broken pile of limbs and shorts. It’s always waiting for you. On my last encounter with the blob, I realized that I had never entered first-person mode when I spawned into the blob itself. (Yes, you always start the game in the blob, only able to play once you rip yourself out of its mess of flesh.)
So, I decided to take a look at what was inside the blob.
I will never make that mistake again. Instead, I’ll watch the blob from outside for a few moments before remembering this isn’t some new Silent Hill game and jumping into The Crew Motorfest to actually drive some cars or whatever.
But I know, no matter how fast I drive or how far I go, when I come back, I’ll be greeted by the blob once more. Forever waiting. Well, until Ubisoft kills the servers one day.
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