Do NOT waste your money
This game is simply not fun. Quests pretty much must be done as you get them and there is no multi-questing. The bad guys in the game resort to zerging you melee rush you and your dead in 2 swings. You can be working on a swarm boss almost have them dead and game wipes your efforts to start an arkfall. You try an ark fall complete it be in top 3 and get nothing in loot. You will die constantly costing you money each time and because you die so much you don't make much money.
(some can claim its my poor skill so be it) Frustration is what game should be called.
If you decide to get this just remember you have been warned. I was in the beta in which their last beta they didn't even bother to have a current version running just an older build so we couldnt help to improve the game which was unfortunate. The game had to be rushed because of the TV show release. I had heard they improved many things and a friend wanted to play it so i tried the release too. so i have beta and release experience to the game and wouldn't recommend this game to anyone.
Ask the person behind the counter what is being said about this gaem before you buy it and you will hear more negative info.
Overall a great game
When I picked up Defiance I wasn't really sure what to expect. I love MMO's but I always just played the conventional ones, ones like WoW. To say the least I was pleasantly surprised! Its a slick fast moving game with some really cool moments. Its hard not to stay on the main quest because you want to know what happened next!
Now the only complaint I have on the game are the graphics. I wouldn't really say compared to the big block busters, they are up to par. I feel like if they put in just a little more time in the graphics they would have made this game as close to perfect as anyone could have gotten.
Other then that little issue the game is great and definitely worth the $60! Lots of replay value, good game to play with friends, and an amazing game to blow off some steam when you just want to blow something's head off with a shotgun!
I really like the play style of this game.It is however a little ruff around the edges as far as graphics but overall i enjoy it.
I am hooked on this game!
Okay so this is the first time I am writing a game review. I was a little worried about getting this game because of the reviews about the servers. I haven't run into any of those problems yet. I'm only a few hours into the game so things may be different later. After getting past all the downloads of updates I finally got to play. I'm really enjoying it and love that you can be moving along and see people battle to the side and choose to help them or not. I wish I could get some of my friends to get the game as it would be more entertaining. I do get confused trying to follow where the story line is to choose from the map but that's probably because I'm old. I would recommend this game to anyone. I can't wait to start playing again. Maybe my kids need to watch a movie so I can play. PS thank you to the person who sold it back so I could get a used copy and you didn't use the code.
A flawed MMO for your local console
While they are labeling this as a MMO there are quite a few diffferences between it and what you may consider your normal MMO. The lack of any type of auction house really pulls away from the in game community and relegates it back to the days of Diablo 2, where word of mouth or posting on websites outside of the game itself is required to find what you may be looking for ( good luck with that on the console side with few even having mics hooked up much less kb's). Beyond that while there are "instanced maps" there is no loot table for the mini and end bosses in them. Beyond these two issues there are many more small things that just marr the experience. From the world map not labeling locations after you discover them ( makes dailies for rep a pain in the butt trying to remember where to go to farm the req. items), to terribly slow support staff ( I've had an open ticket for 10 days now about a missing lockbox that was never recieved).
The graphics while less than flattering wouldn't be such an issue if the gameplay just didn't grow stale and repetitive after a few days. While this game isn't terrible by any standards it really just doesn't live up to what Trion is capable of as they have shown with Rift.
In conclusion, if you haven't experienced any sort of MMO in this day and age you will likely find some joy in this game. For those of you who are familiar with the genre, I'd suggest sticking to PC for your MMO needs as there are just much better and more polished games out there.
A Must Have!
I love this game it is so addictive. There are so many things you can do so you will never get bored. I recommend it to everyone.
Best MMO ever. If you like online muitplayer this game is for you. This game is fun to play with friends. If you don't have friends that play this game you can meet up with other player to play to help you with your mission.
This game is great fun, i had my doubts but i downloaded it the night it came out and i've had no regrets since. My only concern about it is that when you join an Arkfall battle with 30 other players it can get pretty laggy, but it makes sense when theres dozens of human players attacking something in the same spot. Overall this game is addictive, fun, and just a great gaming experience. A little hard to get used to everything at first, but once you do it's simple to know what to do, the best part..the game gets harder as you get better! I suggest to anyone contemplating to buy this..do it.
This game is perfect for hardcore gamers because of three things its online, its competitive, and lastly its a shoot em up. This game is a mixture of a mass effect type of atmosphere with a looting system sort of like Borderlands, as you've probably heard.
High Quality Console MMO
I had my doubts when I first heard about a video game that wanted to integrate with a TV show. I have seen many a game fall prey to it's own audacity and grim thoughts oft crossed my mind; but after playing Defiance I can honestly say that Trion has shown that innovation CAN be paired with quality and entertainment to create a reality from a vision. I cannot wait to explore more of the Defiance universe.