waste of cash
Well going with my title, I'll start by saying microtransactions! microtransactions everywhere! To even get a chance at decent loot, you must spend money to increase your luck for a predetermined amount of time. If you are lucky, some buddies can help you out so you get all stat buffs purchased for self/group/clan. Now the game itself was a total waste. The problems that plagued the launch were never corrected with subsequent patches. Eventually after 3 weeks of giving it a chance, I traded it in when the final boss guy was glitching so bad that I could not avoid his attacks....even when I had a wall in the way and he was facing the other direction! The weapons don't scale, even though they state higher levels might be needed (how does that make sense?), yet enemies get tougher. How does that work? Stronger enemies, yet weapons as weak as when you started. I actually never changed my shield given at game start since not a single "high level" shield was better. They were all par or worse. I'm not going to bother listing off the rest of this game's negatives. Suffice to say that I was first one in my group to trade it in, and now I notice not even the friends that bashed me for not giving this game a chance play it anymore. their reason? Lack of re-play value and the glitching. Gee sounds like the same reason I gave them.
Solid game play.
I'm new to the FPS/shooter genre and this game excellent. Story-line missions draw you into the game. The MMO concept is solid. People are friendly online and are willing to help you when in need. Game is easy for a novice like myself to enjoy. Addictive game play. I wouldn't recommend this game to children due to strong profanity that in game characters use. The game has cartoon like violence. The only thing I would change is the NPC profanity.
Quick hit of fun, but no lasting appeal
Defiance succeeds at being an MMORPG; however, its instances, leveling system, enemy variety, and length are far from deep or rewarding. Additionally, the leveling system provides no benefit beyond granting new perk points. Despite bearing progressively higher ratings, gear does not scale upward in any way shape or form: An ego rating 1 weapon is as effective as an ego rating 2000 weapon of the same quality. It would be nice to recommend the game, but the RPG elements and halfhearted dungeons seem to have been spliced on with Duct Tape at the last minute and do not add to the short, shallow experience.
AMAZING! ADD ME ON XBOX AND WE'LL PLAY: AUSTIN8ER
Amazing game! HUGE open world, lots of players, great variety of enemies and weapons and armor. It's great as an mmo and shooter game!
I Have been playing this game since beta stages. It has grown a lot since then and with every patch continues to do so its a never ending game that shouldn't be rated based on a 1 day play through it warrents multiple plays because with patches coming out for this game it changes constantly making it just that more addicthing.
One of the best games in the last 12 months.
This is one of those games where you cant put the controller down and you just want to keep playing. it has a great combination of warfare and thinking, also with great teamwork with it being a MMO. I recommend this game and recommend watching the TV series
Not a bad attempt at a MMO for consoles
The game is not a bad game if you remind yourself that it ultimately is a MMO for the console market, so it will have some growing pains as trion gets used to the new demand and new arena it has found itself in. The gameplay is not too bad with gunplay and driving pretty tight to controls. Graphics are original and follow the show pretty closely, but the game does suffer from serious clipping and frame rate issues from time to time. The ability to constantly upgrade weapons and character helps to even off the plateau often associated with many games, and it has allowed many to constantly change my play style through the game.
Read This Review, I Promise it will Help.
I purchased this game new on April 15th, the same day that the corresponding television show premiered. I have yet to watch the show, so if that is the content that you are looking for in a review, I'm sorry but that isn't what you're about to get. So this game drops you into a large scale server on a good sized map. This map is large enough to not want to travel across, but it is very possible to do so in a few minutes. The first thing you will notice after your entertaining character creation is the sub-par graphics. This isn't very annoying unless that is the kind of thing you care about. I'm in it for the game play. Your class determines what your starting weapons and outfit (Which you will end up wearing for a long time) are. You can add perks to your character as you level up. As you start in the actual game after your mini tutorial, the first thing you will notice is the abstract scenery. It is based in San Francisco after some sort of apocalypse and now an alien species known as the "Votan" and Humans live together peacefully. You will find loads of random mini mission things popping up everywhere as well as loads and loads of enemies to fight. This would be annoying except you are fighting to get pursuits which can unlock more clothes and "Titles" for your character. Honestly, the missions lack any sort of creativity. Every mission involves you protecting someone not good enough to protect themselves while they set up, disarm, or locate some sort of thing. This is basically just a 2 minute timer for you to fight off hordes of enemies. With such horrible mission value, you will need a friend to enjoy yourself in this game. The reason why I've had so much fun with it is because I have a few friends who picked this up around the time I did. We do missions together and enjoy the fruit of the open world on nights when we want to stay up. It's good fun. The guns in this game seem endless. Most of them are just variances of themselves. Your EGO rating increases and you will have more access to equipment that you can utilize. Often I will find one nice gun and chill with it for a very long time. You can also trade and stuff with friends to get what you need to get. Also, this is sort of bothersome, you need to pay extra to use the "Defiance Store", which is basically a store for those to lazy to get good at the game. Not very many people use it, so whatever. As for matchmaking, it is a very enjoyable aspect of the title. There are a few different modes. Co-Op, Shadow Wars, and Death matches. (They may not be called Death matches...) I LOVE Shadow Wars. These are huge scale objective based battles that take place on the open world map while other people are doing their thing. This is also the only time you can PvP on this open world. With a few friends, Shadow Wars can keep me occupied for hours. It's so fun. I am glad that I purchased this game. I have never gotten into an MMO like this. I would recommend this to anyone with friends to play with... If you don't have any friends to convince, then I am sure you can make some once in the world. Good luck, Ark Hunters, and goodnight.
This game gets old way to fast. Wait till the dlc is out and then still its a maybe on this game. If u have the cash then ya buy this and try it out but if not wait till another game is out because as of now the game is bland.
Game fell WAY short of expectations
Reading the description for Defiance, it really sounded like a good story line. To add to that the concept of playing the game online only was an interesting concept, although terrible marketing-wise considering this game only speaks to online gamers. I figured I'd give it a try, just to start the game I waited 30-45 mins just to start playing. The game had to install updated software and patches to my xbox 360. After waiting that long just to start the game, I figured the graphics should be amazing....disappointing is more like it. Graphics for the games like "Rage" and "Boarderlands" were better, oh and you can put the game into your console and start playing (no ridiculously long wait) Playing the game, it started out cool where you can create your own player (minimal creation, but still lets the gamer feel like their character is unique) Once you kill enemies you can loot items they drop. The controls on how to add perks, upgrades, attachments to weapons were in no way spelled out. So some game play and stumbling is required until you can get to enjoy the game and it's interesting qualities. By that time, you killed the same spawning enemies a couple dozen times and you're perks are minimal, at best. If you're into games that take a lot of play time to get barely anywhere rewarding through a game, then you'd probably like this game. I'm just glad I rented this game, and didn't buy it. Defiance is definitely not worth more then $5-$10. Don't waste your money, rent it first to see if it's lack luster game play is something that would pique your interest.