Conclusion: Even with the lack of documentation that tended to frustrate me to the point of logging out of the game, the fast gun play and loot drops keep bringing me back in. The missions that tie into plot lines of the TV show are interesting and have made me consider watching a few episodes (though I have...
Pros: Fast sci-fi gunplay in a massive online setting, free online play, lots of loot drops, lots of missions and challenges in game;
Cons: Lack of documentation makes parts of the game a mystery forcing players to search out details online, clunky facial animations, annoying bug sometimes forces missions to be dropped and rerun to be completed.
Excerpt: MMOs have always been a passion of mine over the years and I’ve seen many a franchise come and go including several that I’ve invested a lot of time in. Months ago, I heard about this MMO (Massive Multiplayer Online) project that almost sounded unreal and too good to be true.
Excerpt: It may not seem like it, but Defiance - the new MMO/action game from Trion Worlds (most famous for Rift and End of Nations) was one of 2013's most intriguing titles. The game made a lot of lofty promises - Defiance would finally bring a worthwhile MMO to consoles, and perhaps more importantly, it...
Review: Defiance is an ambitious MMO, that was clearly designed for consoles
20 April 2013
Excerpt: Defiance is an ambitious experiment, a crazy cross-media promotion that brings together a television series and a massively multiplayer video game. Still, regardless of the two mediums sharing the same timeline, they are, for the most part, separate experiences.
Excerpt: What Defiance does well, it does well enough. This is basically a wide open playground dotted with activities, almost of all which come down to shooting a bunch of dudes, and sometimes pressing a button once you’ve shot them. But lots of shooting.
Conclusion: I will start off by saying I enjoyed Defiance very much. The seemingly infinite amount of random loot and fast paced bullet slinging action had me hooked from the jump (the rocket-powered ATV that acts as your mount helped with that) and the near endless customization kept me playing well into the...