I don’t know what all the fuss is about. The game is stupid fun, runs smooth and bug free, and stuff blows up and the audio is perfect. There’s hardly a story (which I like), the environment is vast and gorgeous (especially at night), and the narrator is entertaining. Online is a blast and you just have to stand back once in a while and gaze at the buildings crumbling. Orb collecting gets addictive.
My gripes are that the driving takes a bit getting used to (coming off Forza Horizon doesn’t help), multiplayer could use more modes (like CTF), and missions can get repetitive (but that’s the norm in open world games I suppose).
Solid 8/10. Mindless fun and stuff goes boom. It’s what Crackdown has always been!