Summary: The download that is required, "the patch", would not download. I waited an hour and forty five minutes and it just stated that it's still downloading. I tried again, same problem. I didn't have this issue with Titanfall. When I checked it stated the "the Patch" was corrupted. It may be the server, I don't know. My Xbox and high speed internet connection are fine. All I know for sure is that I wasted my money.
Don't buy Defiance "With latest update, it is NOT FUN!"
Paul Spencer, Amazon
25 March 2014
Summary: With the latest update,I would no longer recommend buying or playing any version of this game. They introduced a new "Scaling" system and the lower ranked player can not compete with higher ranked players. The cap is set at over 5000 and I am 4037. Even with my ranking, I can no longer compete fairly in this game. When they make it "free" the only way you can do anything in the game, is by buying their add-on packages to be able to play some of the missions...
Summary: This "game" will have a distinguished place in history for me as being 1 of the only 2 games I have ever put into a console and simply could not play it, the other being Game Party: In Motion (a Kinect game in which we couldn't get past the main menu). I would also compare it to Sims3 -- a game I suggest EA rename "LOADING" because that's most of what the game did (on the console version).
Summary: First the good...........The soundtrack is awesome. Bear McCreary (Battlestar Galactica) does an excellent job of creating music to kill by. Waypoints in this game are also done right. The Vehicles are also pretty cool. That is all the good. The Bad........ Buggy as all get out. Bugs in the game 5 months ago are still in the game. Some so game breaking that not only does it crash the game it can also crash your console.
Summary: Defiance is first person shooter (FPS) with a Massively Multi-player Online (MMO) component. It has four basic parts; a single player FPS story mode, an open world MMO mode, a co-op map mode, and a player vs player (PvP). I do not recommend this game. After completing the very short and poorly done single player story line, with the worst boss fight ever, your motivation is to accrue EGO (aka experience points) to buy Perks (aka power buffs) for your character.