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.
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?
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.
Conclusion: Defiance is an underwhelming MMO at best, but it does have one or two moments of distinction. The TV and videogame tie-ins largely fall short of the mark, and there are better online shooters out there to choose from. A curiosity in terms of media convergence, but it rarely troubles the definition of 'groundbreaking'. Average from start to finish.
Summary: Parents need to know that Defiance is a massively multiplayer online (MMO) third-person shooter in which thousands of players explore the same world simultaneously while attacking human and alien enemies with a broad assortment of guns. Based on a TV show of the same name, the depiction of violent acts isn't as bloody as many other shooters, but it still involves blood effects, grunts, and screams.
Excerpt: Defiance officially launched last week and as seems to be the way with most online game releases, it’s been unstable and difficult to get a solid play session in with the shaky servers being a problem area. As the launch date passed, and some time went by, Defiance’s servers have became smoother and I have finally been able to give it more playtime resulting in what I think is a fair review. It is immediately obvious that Defiance is treading in foreign territory for...
A brave new world of inter-species co-operation, post-apocalyptic survival, terraformed habitats and transmedia franchise launches
8 April 2013
Summary: Defiance is a game. But it's also, simultaneously, a television show. NBC has pumped a lot of cash into this Western-feeling sci-fi franchise, in the hope that players will presumably play this Defiance game between episodes of the Defiance TV show whilst wearing their Defiance pyjamas and eating Defiance-branded junk food from their Defiance lunchboxes. The show and game are so closely entwined that we were sent a copy of the pilot along with our review copy.
Pros: Look, it's him from the telly!, An MMO on Xbox 360
Cons: Not that much focus on co-operation, Dull, treacly and unsatisfying combat, Horribly brown and uninspired world
Conclusion: Malgré de bonnes idées et une ambition évidente de proposer un contenu dense, Defiance rate le coche avant tout par manque de fun. Les plus exigeants passeront leur chemin devant une technique aussi peu maîtrisée, le jeu collectionnant en effet les bugs de collision et les impacts approximatifs. Les plus persévérants devront composer avec un gameplay qui manque terriblement de pêche et un scénario qui ne fait rien pour retenir notre attention.
Pros: Durée de vie énorme, Jeu en ligne sans abonnement, Un genre sous représenté sur consoles
Cons: Techniquement dépassé, Gameplay mollasson, Très répétitif
Conclusion: Sammanfattning: Med Defiance ämnar Trion Worlds att sammansmälta två mediala plattformar till något stortslaget. Den ena halvan som utgörs av ett dystopiskt MMORPG fungerar som mest som lättsam förströelse och bådar inte gott för den andra delen av projektet.