I didn’t count on cosmic physique horror after I booted up The Crew Motorfest, Ubisoft’s new racing online game. But, that’s what I discover every time I begin the sport. Each time I play Motorfest, the pulsating blob of people is there, ready for me. A horrific entity trapped inside my Xbox, unable to talk and unwilling to go away.
The Crew Motorfest-–out now after a quick interval of paid early entry—isn’t pretty much as good as Forza Horizon, however it’s nonetheless a strong open-world racing sport with enjoyable occasions, cool concepts, and a stunning digital recreation of Hawai’i you possibly can absolutely discover by way of automobile, boat, and even airplane. However whereas Forza Horizon 5 is likely to be the higher sport, it does lack one thing: A sickening blob of digital human flesh whose very existence mocks humanity.
For some unusual cause, I actually don’t know why, Motorfest at all times forces you to begin the sport within an odd hub-like space stuffed with parked vehicles and different gamers strolling round. All of them look simply as confused as me, questioning why a sport about quick vehicles, cool boats, and over-the-top motion is making them play as boring people in a boring room. Nevertheless, many individuals appear to not instantly go away this space, and in addition don’t begin taking part in or strolling round immediately. And since everybody spawns on the identical precise level, this results in an odd blob of people.
The blob strikes and pulsates merely due to idle animations clipping and slipping between one another. Shirts, pants, glasses, faces, palms and denims seem after which disappear as new people enter the blob. Bits of 1 individual smear into components of one other, again and again, creating one thing disgusting and oddly fascinating.
It’s exhausting to not sit and watch the blob. I worry that’s its true aim. Quickly, you could want to be a part of the blob after watching it shimmer and gyrate. Watch out.
I’ve loaded up Motorfest a number of instances and every time, I uncover the blob and its damaged pile of limbs and shorts. It’s at all times ready for you. On my final encounter with the blob, I noticed that I had by no means entered first-person mode after I spawned into the blob itself. (Sure, you at all times begin the sport within the blob, solely capable of play when you rip your self out of its mess of flesh.)
So, I made a decision to check out what was contained in the blob.
I’ll by no means make that mistake once more. As an alternative, I’ll watch the blob from exterior for a couple of moments earlier than remembering this isn’t some new Silent Hill sport and leaping into The Crew Motorfest to truly drive some vehicles or no matter.
However I do know, regardless of how briskly I drive or how far I am going, after I come again, I’ll be greeted by the blob as soon as extra. Eternally ready. Nicely, till Ubisoft kills the servers at some point.