Trion is a Joke
the game as of february 10 2014 has several dlcs and its just a huge mess.server instability,chat broken,system freezes on almost a daily basis by players in the dozens,and the company pretends none of this is happening dspite their OWN forums ablaze with complaints.the DLC'S themselves are pathetic is its just the same stuff in the game with a different packaging.do yourselves a favor and avoid this game and trion at all cost since they care very little for making quality product
the game itself is a good game, but it constantly disconnects during the arkfalls and sometimes even in single player. so if you are patient and don't mind getting disconnected before getting your rewards then by all means have at it.
Good game, needs some help though.
I bought this game at the lowest price its been since release, and frankly, Gamestop should keep that sale going. With the proper MMO's firmly entrenched in peoples hearts and minds, and new Free to Play games flooding the market every day, I don't see a place for a mid-priced, solidly good MMO like this one. I mentioned the game to a friend who is even watching the show, and his response was "They sell that for PS3..?" Yeah... And It's a shame too, cause I'm really digging the game. I don't play PC games, and I'm not really big on online PvP or even shooters... so to get drawn into a game like this says a lot. But with all the bad buzz and very valid points about lag and other network issues, this game needs good publicity, and the best publicity so far has been a severe price cut. So, get it, if you can find it cheap, cause it's worth a look.
Had my doubts but turned out great
The game was $10 new so I figured, ehhh it's just $10 let's try it out. I know the game received negative reviews from critics because it was highly glitchy and needed a lot of patches upon it's release. They patched most of it and even though it's still a little glitchy, it;s a fun game. It's not perfect but for $10 it's a great deal!
Vast Open World Multiplayer
Loved Defiance, it didn't keep me playing all the time once I got bored of it I stopped playing however some people may say differently, you may be able to play all the time depending on how you game, which games you find interesting and if you like third person shooters, overall the TV Show is great I tune in every monday to watch it but I liked the game a lot and I personally played the game before I even started watching the show however I wish I would have watched the show first because I like the show better than the game, the game is of course very fun, I got it at GameStop for twenty bucks as well as Doom 3 BFG Edition and Tekken Tag Tournament 2, Out of all of those I play Tekken more but Defiance is a great game, I wish I would have waited for the Collectors Edition to drop down to sixty bucks because I would have picked that up instead of the twenty dollar standard version, I am not hating on defiance, I loved it for a while but like a lot of games after a little while the game goes stale and it just either sits on the shelf or you sell/trade it back in at your local GameStop. Overall I will recommend Defiance to anyone who likes Third Person Shooters, also don't forget to check out the TV show, Mondays at 9AM.
Getting better with time
Those that bash this game have clearly never played World of Warcraft and thought it was ready in one week. Trion Worlds has tried to do an MMO FPS on 3 different platforms at the same time. And while there are bugs, they consistently try to fix them. No one hides behind forums, the Devs and Community managers appear live via Twitch or on KTAM radio to talk about the game. To me the game has a great single player story line that some are sayign is pretty hard, which to me is great for staying power and future storyline. More guns, weapons, events, are released on a weekly basis. The people really complaining are those with 2000+ EGO. The pvp maps and balancing makes more sense now than at launch. As the show progresses so will the game
It is NOT an MMO
Defiance is not an MMO and that is my biggest gripe since it is being advertised as such to lull MMO players into it's environment. Defiance is a shooter with an open world environment. Every single quest is exactly the same with very little differences. There is a total lack of imagination as you do the same exact thing over and over and over again. Arkfalls cause major lag issues and many times you will get booted off the network near the end of the arkfall and you will not get the rewards for the time spent doing the arkfall.
The chat system is broken and nothing has been done in the time that the game has been live. It should have never left Beta with the chat issues that this game has. It was rushed to meet the TV show release.
There is no levelling, no spells to learn, no classes to learn, no playstyle to learn (other than point and shoot), and no role to play. Everyone has access to everything and you get perks (and you can only use a very very very limited few at a time) that increase your shielding, damage, etc. You earn nothing of significance during the gameplay and the way to acquire better weapons is to put out more money through lock boxes. The game claims that you can get good weapons with ingame items used to buy lockboxes, but after buying well over 100 lockboxes I have gotten nothing decent to use.
By EGO level 800 (and lower for hard core gamers) you can have every single quest done--the EGO levels go up into the thousands, but there are no more quests and you basically are a full time farmer for reputation (dailies). You can have every single quest done in the first few days and that is disappointing.
The game is very lacking for an MMO player and not worth purchasing. This is a game for the shooter who wants an open environment to explore.
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.