I think Crackdown just had a lot of stuff going against it in general
-We are DEEP into what is probably the driest spell for quality exclusives since the 360 Kinect dark era.
-Tons of good to amazing games in general have come out over the past few months.
-Even in it's genre, you have people coming off of both RDR2 and Spider-Man, which are both top of their class in the genre in polar opposite directions.
-The series that are from the same era have generally tried to evolve their gameplay, specifically Assassins Creed is coming to mind here.
-The one feature that really looked great that MS heavily advertised for a while is the building destruction, and now it's only in multiplayer?
-This is the one game that managed to survive the early generation purge that killed Fable Legends, Phantom Dust, and Scalebound.
-Microsoft believed in this project enough to allow it to change developers and stew for an extra couple years over the other games they canceled, really?
At the end of the day it is fine, but it feels like it could have come out shortly after CD2 and would have been more or less the same. The real problem continues to be the lack of other exclusives placing a magnifying glass on each game the comes out.
One other thought. How many of you are playing it without directly paying for it, through GamePass? Getting the game for free instead of $60 can have a big impact on opinion.