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7.7 out of 10

Defiance

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You Got Your Multi in My Singleplayer!

GameCritics.com
12 June 2013
  • Conclusion: Twenty-five hours and not a single machine gun better than my first one?
  • Pros: Getting caught in a jam and getting unexpected backup.
  • Cons: Getting caught in a jam and not getting unexpected backup.
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Expert Review

CVG
20 May 2013
  • Excerpt: To tie in with the release of the new Syfy television show, Defiance, Trion has released a game of the same name that will tie into elements of the show as each episode is released. So when something happens in the show, it will change the world of the game and vice-versa for events in the game changing the show. Sounds impressive, on paper. But how does this work in a real, live, game and TV show?
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Overall 7
7.0
Gameplay 1
0.6
Graphics 1
0.7
Sound 1
0.8
Versatility 1
0.8
Funfactor 1
0.7

Defiance (Xbox 360) Review

411mania.com
18 May 2013
  • Summary: Overall, is a good foundation for a console MMO. It’s a decent experience, but doesn’t break the mold in any new ways and actually doesn’t capture the full charm a PC MMO has. That being said, it is enjoyable to run around with a friend in to see the war-torn world of San Francisco. If you’ve seen the series it’s also worth a look to get more of a look into what happened before the show started.
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Overall 6
6.0

Defiance

Thunderbolt Games
1 May 2013
  • Excerpt: On paper, Defiance is a peculiar game. An MMO on consoles; one that favours lead and burning rubber over swords and sorcery, third-person shooting over strategic role-playing. Set against the backdrop of a SyFy TV show of the same name – a collaboration that hopes to engross you in more mediums than one. On the screen, however, familiarity lies at the heart of the experience, with a sprinkling of ambition tying it all together.
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Overall 8
8.0

Defiance

BioGamer Girl
19 April 2013
  • Excerpt: Defiance is easily the most ambitious title of this generation of gaming. A video game that would tie-in with a brand new SyFy series while offering an online world where hundreds of players could play together and even team up for massive 64-player matches sounds too good to be true, but that's exactly what Defiance is offering players.
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Overall 6
6.0

Defiance

oxmonline.com
18 April 2013
  • Excerpt: Hard to believe it’s been seven years since the debut of Final Fantasy XI , the 360’s first — and last — massively multiplayer game. The genre’s finally returned with Defiance , a persistent online shooter with some interesting and innovative concepts, plus no subscription costs in sight. Massively multiplayer novelty aside, what really matters is whether this expansive experience warrants the considerable time and energy needed to tap its promised riches.
  • Pros: + Arkfalls and the overall persistent nature of the game are great.
  • Cons: ? Will the game live up to its potential in another year’s time?
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Defiance Review

GameSpot
17 April 2013
  • Excerpt: Defiance is a difficult game to wrap your head around. That's not because it's all that complicated, but rather because it's just so much fun, even though none of the elements are done particularly well. Defiance is a massively multiplayer shooter in which every aspect is merely decent at best, yet it somehow pieces the jagged elements together into an entertaining picture as you pursue one challenge after another across its postapocalyptic landscape.
  • Pros: Exciting arkfalls capture the sense of a population fighting for riches, The lure of interesting new weapons is irresistible, Well-paced co-op missions, Great scaling and progression have you exploring the world early on
  • Cons: Depressing array of bugs intrude on almost every aspect of play, The shooting lacks a sense of power, Wonderless world and story, Unbalanced difficulty in story missions, Jumpy frame rates, Unbalanced difficulty in story missions, The shooting lacks a sense of power, Wonderless world and story, Jumpy frame rates, Unbalanced difficulty in story missions
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Defiance Review

VideoGamer.com
15 April 2013
  • Excerpt: In the initial impressions bit a few weeks ago, I said Defiance, for all its jank, had something. It had problems, too, but the game has grown on me during the weeks I've been playing it. Trion Worlds have been humble enough about all the problems too, sending out lovely personable emails saying they’re very sorry, giving out free XP boosts and all that. Everyone likes an XP boost.
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Overall 7
6.5
Playability 7
7.0

Defiance

Xbox 360 achievements
10 April 2013
  • Conclusion: Defiance is a mixture of one genre that is amazingly popular on consoles and one that isn’t, but perhaps should be. But the marriage is one that never quite seems to work as the shooting aspects feel far too underwhelming while the questing and side missions are too bland to keep you hooked. With weapons just being very slight variations on each other you never feel obliged to forage for loot, so the gloss soon comes off.
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Overall 6
6.1

Defiance Review

Hardcore Shooter
9 April 2013
  • Conclusion: Rift’s developer Trion has a decent second outing here with their TV tie-in. If only it had been released as an open world instead of an MMO.
  • Pros: Having access to a fully developed TV show lore bible has its perks, Gameplay is not bad at all
  • Cons: Good luck getting past the server queues, patches, and other MMO gatekeepers, Frequent disconnects, lag, and bugs, oh my
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