When i was watching E3 i saw the game being played. It looked so awesome. I always loved mmo's but they got boring eventually, but now that its a shooter it will have long lasting appeal. The idea of a tv show / video game combo is a incredible idea. I hope it is good
Played the Beta, excited to play the full release
I recently played one of the closed betas on 360 and greatly enjoyed the game when it was working properly. I'm optimistic that the full release will be on point. I'll be completing a full review once I finish the game. You can see the review in progress at the link following - http://alloyseven.com/component/k2/item/123-defiance-review-in-progress
Fun and addicting
Defiance is one of the most addicting games I have played in awhile and the game really is not as buggy as some say it is, at least from what I have played so far and I have spent well over 60 hours so far playing this game. The world is huge and there is plenty to do outside of the main quest from side quests to different goals and pursuits. If this game was as bad as they say it is there wouldn't be near as many people on this game playing it, and there are people everywhere. Anytime I have gotten on day or night there are always enough people to play co-op with or pvp and I constantly see people walking around. Anyways,I really do believe people who have not bought this game yet need to pick this game up. They are constantly updating it and adding new things in the game and it really is a lot of fun to play.
Fun at first...
When you first load up Defiance, it's a blast to play, especially if you enjoy MMO's. After a while though, the enemies get a little boring to fight, as their isn't too much diversity in their actions. Also the many side missions you go on are VERY bland. Most of them go like this: You get an objective, go to that objective location kill some enemies hold X on something and revive XP. It's fun at first but gets very boring. Also, the world may be huge, but I never felt the urge to explore it. Everything in the world has the same post-apocalyptic feel to it so when I travel through the whole world, everything looks and feels the same. Also when receiving a side mission, you go up to a floating blue orb floating throughout the world. These orbs have mission varying from races to scoring the most kills. They are fun but every side mission is given in the same way without any dialog as to why you are doing it. Overall it is fun to play with friends, but I lost interest after a while.
Knocking Down Originality's Door
This game has it all; addicting game play, open world, fun multiplayer, massive opportunities, ridiculously entertaining co-op. The campaign in this game is surprisingly really interesting and addictingly fun being that its the first real MMO on console. The game has endless amounts of stuff to do and an immense amount of side objectives. The greatest thing is they constantly add, update, and improve the game constantly. Running a clan is fun as well and trading is an awesomely unique experience too. Don't let me forget the best thing about this game ARKFALLS!!!! I've fought along side 500+ people in an arkfall with NO LAG!!! Also Shadow Wars are extremely ground breaking the PVP is just amazing....This game is worth the $60 and then some and I would greatly recommend getting ASAP!!!!!
To clear everything up the game takes 10GB of space, you need xbox live gold, and it takes about 45-60 minutes to download the first time. It is one of the best games i have played in a while. you can complete main missions that relate to the game, side missions, and story missions that relate to the defiance t.v. show. There are minor and major arkfalls that 30-100 people attack at one time the minor ones are small and the major consist of 5-6 minor's then a boss arkfall appears. the game has a unique leveling system and what makes the game fun is that you can customize your own weapon with mods to make it better and the more you use a certain weapon type the more perminate boosts you get for it, for example if you are proficient with bolt action sniper rifles you may get a +2% fire rate boost this makes it so the more you use a weapon type the better you are with it. The game lags here and there but usually just logging out of the game fixes that. overall this has the be one of the best games in a long time due to its uniqueness and ability to play with 10,000+ people on one server at one time.
Not bad but not good either.
The game is really glitchy and it has a tendency to boot me from game play. There is tremendous amount of lag too especially when it comes to the arc falls. Game play is simple like any other MMORPG equip and rank up. There isn't a lot of personalization in the game and the classes are pretty standard solider, sniper, close quarters, and heavy. There isn't to much on the tutorials except combat and movement. Nothing on how to use chat, forming clans or modify anything. The powers are simple but kind of useless since no matter what you use the enemies come charging towards you. I use the cloak just to escape combat but I always just end up taking cover. No cover system what so ever. If you duck behind a wall you can't peak over to shoot you would have to stand straight up or come out from behind the wall. Graphics aren't bad but I think they could of been better. Sound is glitchy when ever I fire my weapon the sound goes in and out.
what game comes out and has no server problems im sorry I cant think of any that have came out and worked perfecly right from the start. Now this game is not like many others its huge. Your not paying 60 bucks for some 5 or 6 hr campaign this is idk how long because im still playing it but I can tell u for sure its longer then 6 hr. Ive been told this is dedicated servers so im not sure but I think they did this so after 5 months everyone dosnt start hacking their game now thats just what i heard up on online. Im not too sure if this is trions first 360 game but give this company some time to patch it up. For as long as I can remember all 360 games lag or something with it for the first week so give it some time ya if it keeps happening in week or so then ya this game is dead but hey give it a chance if u feel like suporting this company like me i went out and bought it not caring if it was good or bad but to support the company for no 6hr bull 60 dollar game but a game worth the money im glad I bought this.
Middle of the Road......Not for the Hardcore!
This game is not bad, but its nothing special either. The graphics are horrible for this day and age. The sound is out of sink either from lag or just bad programming. Im not even going to talk about the server side because if you love it or hate it, one thing everyone can agree on is the server issues......and I mean ISSUES!!!! With that being said, it is a nice shoot'm up bang bang game. Run...shoot....mash buttons. The weapons have some variety but not enough to make this a stand out game. The biggest let down was the advertising. This game was nothing like the advertising. I researched the game and was aware of what I was getting. I was just looking for a little (little) fun to pass the time so i knew what I was getting into. If your looking for a class a game, Defiance isnt for you. If your just looking to pass the time until a title your really want comes out, then it wouldnt hurt give defiance a shot.
Spectacular game for first of its kind.
Defiance gets some bad reviews simply because graphics are not perfect, well the truth is they're great for a open world mmo first on the 360. Graphics need to be turned down to allow for optimal gameplay.The gameplay is awesome it takes a little while to get used to it, but from there in its no problem. It has a similar enemy style and loot system to borderlands, loot drops alot less often but that's not a problem. If you worried about not liking it because you play games like cod, halo, or even nba if you like shooters you'll like this game. Unfortunately there is some bad, if you go to the hive fights which are random but if there is over 50+ players fighting it will lag the gameplay. Possibly even disconnect you from the server. But this is very unlikely. I would suggest this to just about anyone, if its to expensive for you wait till the price drops it is awesome. And finally ign is giving it a half-a** review simply because they weren't paid for it.