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Defiance

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80
WindowsAtomic Gamer
Defiance is neither pretty nor charming, but it's got a scrappy quality that can be very appealing, and its gunfights and reward systems do a great job of keeping you playing. And then, surprisingly, the game gets just that little bit better every time you get a new gun, fight a new enemy, discover a unique tactical option, or travel to the next zone. I won't speak much about the potential excitement of the simultaneous TV show tie-in, mostly because the show has yet to premiere on SyFy, but I'd be lying if I didn't say that playing the game makes me at least a little bit more interested in the show. Either way, Defiance gives off a bad first impression, but it still holds up well on its own with continued play.
80
WindowsEurogamer.de
Der MMO-Shooter braucht zwar eine Weile, bis er in Fahrt kommt, doch der Waffen-Sammel-Sog und die Massenkeilereien hielten mich auch abseits der Haupt- und Nebenquests in Atem. Beschäftigungsmangel herrscht jedenfalls nicht so schnell, wenn man alle Missionen konsequent ausreizt und gelegentliche Archenfälle mitnimmt. Langfristig müssten die Episodenmissionen, sowie neue Hauptquests, Koop-Karten und PvP-Maps die Spieler bei Laune halten. Da sind die Entwickler gefragt. Trion Worlds hat einen überraschend vielschichtigen Titel hingelegt, der mich nach anfänglicher Skepsis umso heftiger gepackt hat. Es gibt derzeit zwar noch Macken und Ärgernisse, aber die positiven Seiten überwiegen. Wenn sich die Macher in den nächsten Wochen und Monaten nicht auf den Lorbeeren ausruhen, hat Defiance immenses Potenzial - auch ohne die TV-Serie im Rücken.
80
Xbox 360Game Critics
I may not know what other MMOs offer, but something that feels like a single-player game where other people just happen to show up is just about the best possible thing I can imagine. Coming from this perspective, Defiance delivers.
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PlayStation 3GamingXP
Die Grafik ist gerade einmal zweckmäßig, die Geschichte hat im Moment noch nicht allzu viel Gehalt und die KI könnte dümmer kaum sein. Trotzdem macht „Defiance“, wenn man erst einmal über die vielen Schwächen hinwegsieht, Spaß! Uns als großen „Borderlands“-Fans hat es nach ein bisschen Einarbeitungszeit sichtlich Freude bereitet, die Mutanten über den Haufen zu schießen und Beute zu sammeln, sowie Quests zu erledigen. Auf der Haben Seite steht dieses unverwüstliche MMO-Feeling und ein toller Soundtrack, auf der Gegenseite alles andere. Trotzdem schafft „Defiance“ es, dass man ihm Zeit geben möchte und geduldig abwartet, bis mit folgenden Patches die Unzulänglichkeiten ausgebügelt werden. Fans von „Borderlands“ und MMO-Enthusiasten werden „Defiance“ mit Sicherheit etwas abgewinnen können!
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WindowsGameStar (Germany)
Vielmehr beweist Defiance, dass Online-Shooter durchaus wie Online-Rollenspiele funktionieren können. Battlefield oder Planetside schicken mich in kompromisslose Teamschlachten, in Defiance hingegen kann ich in Ruhe eine Welt erkunden, Missionen erledigen oder Koop- und PvP-Partien bestreiten. Insofern hat Defiance auch ganz ohne TV-Serie seine Daseinsberechtigung. Flotte Quad-Fahrten, zahllose Aufgaben, viel Action und dynamische Events mit Dutzenden Archenjägern entfalten einen angenehmen Spielfluss. Doch Defiance hat auch noch klare Schwächen. Die durchschnittliche Technik ist dabei noch am ehesten zu verschmerzen. Vielmehr stören das umständliche Menü, die lächerliche Gegner-KI der, die ewig gleichen Level-Bausätze, das generische Missionsdesign und vor allem: der derzeit noch magere Umfang. Mag sein, dass sich das im Laufe der TV-Serie oder mit DLCs noch ändern wird. Aber als Momentaufnahme reicht es noch nicht zum Hit.
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Xbox 360Cheat Code Central
As an MMO, though, Defiance does alright for itself. It gives players a massive world to explore and do quests in, as well as co-op missions and Deathmatch/Domination PvP modes. It’s jam-packed with content, and it gets more interesting once you’ve invested several hours into it.
75
PlayStation 3InsideGamer
Technisch valt er het nodige aan te merken op Defiance. Zo lopen ondertitels en dialogen vaker niet dan wel synchroon, verschijnen wegblokkades soms pas in beeld als je er al tegenaan geknald bent en kan de vijandige AI soms maar moeilijk overweg met de vele menselijke tegenstanders. Desondanks heeft Trion een levende, intrigerende en boeiende wereld neergezet, waardoor het gemakkelijk is vele uren door de post-apocayptische Bay Area te scheuren, schieten, slenteren en avonturieren. En of de game dan wel of niet samenhangt met een tv-serie kan ons eerlijk gezegd gestolen worden.
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WindowsActionTrip
The biggest stumbling block to Defiance’s success has to lack of game feature information in printed form or in game help forcing players to ferret out the details online. For some people this may be too much of a barrier to continued play and they will drop the game entirely. This is too bad but even with the drawbacks like some missions having to be dropped and reaccepted, the ugly character faces and the shameful lack of documentation, Defiance is fun. The fact that it is available for the PC and gaming consoles (although with no cross-platform play) makes it an enjoyable title that anyone who enjoys fast action shooters with copious amounts of loot drops should like. Only time will tell if the game linked to a TV series shtick will pan out, but for the time being, I am glad Trion is taking the risk.
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PlayStation 3Digital Chumps
The MMO and RPG veins are evident, and cannot be completely disregarded in favor of straight action. There is a good amount of "management" to be done if you want to be an efficient character. Gameplay is basic, but not in a devastating way. The few Matchmaking options offer a retreat from the norm and could be valuable to the title's longevity. The worst part of the experience is the inconsistent presentation. But as I said, in the current state of gaming hardware, to hold an MMO to the same presentation and gameplay standards as "less expansive" triple-A stuff is just setting yourself up for an unattainable standard. Defiance is far from perfect. But it gets enough stuff right, that fans of action RPGs should find solace and have a really good time on this sci-fi excursion.
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PlayStation 3PSX Extreme
Defiance is a persistent experience, which means it’s also a persistently changing experience. What we see now could be drastically different even a few months from now, so keep that in mind. For the time being, Defiance has started off on a relatively good note. The depth and longevity will undoubtedly cater to the MMO aficionados, the speed of the action-oriented TPS gameplay will interest some of the shooter fans, and sci-fi followers will definitely like the style and ambiance. There are several clear issues that plague an otherwise enjoyable experience, and microtransactions could be almost required in due time, but much of the drawbacks can be addressed in future patches. And I do expect the game to be well supported.
70
WindowsHardcore Gamer Magazine
It’s bland to the point of becoming mundane at moments and hard to be interested in for a long time. It’s a competent shooter and MMO with an appropriate amount of content, and will probably find its largest playerbase on consoles, but there are a number of technical issues, especially on that console side of things, that could keep people at bay. Aside from the unimaginative visual flair and overall concepts, the frame rate issues, poor AI and graphical deficits don’t help to off-set the game’s list of modes, adequate shooting mechanics and solid storytelling. That being said, as a unique media endeavor, Defiance will probably gain more steam as the television show goes live and as Trion tweaks and implements more features down the line. As far as MMO launches go, though, Defiance has been surprisingly smooth for the most part. In the end, the game is off to a decent start, but it faces some inherent hurdles that could hold it back from being what one can tell it’s meant to be.
70
WindowsNowGamer
Defiance does enough new that you won't be disappointed providing you know what you're in for. There's something compulsive about it's quest grinding, but at the same time they do lack the variety and depth of world necessary to make an MMO everlasting.
70
WindowsSpazio Games
Defiance è uno shooter MMO da un lato molto classico e stravisto nelle ambientazioni, nel design del mondo del gioco e nel tipo di quest (e in fondo anche nella trama). Eppure il suo approccio così "leggero" al genere, la sua componente PvP fluida e naturale, la vastità della mappa e il suo non voler essere social a tutti i costi lo rendono un titolo piuttosto atipico e per questo interessante. Con un comparto grafico più curato, meno bug e una IA migliore, avrebbe potuto ambire a traguardi ancora più ambiziosi. Forse ci arriverà a breve con i giusti aggiornamenti, ma al momento bisogna accontentarsi di un MMO imperfetto ma in fondo coraggioso e soprattutto divertente.
70
WindowsHooked Gamers
Defiance lacks the humor of Borderlands but retains all of the gun-hunting and combat that made that game great but the bugs and interface issues are a problem. Patches will surely address these but that does not take away from the fact that the game suffers for its week-one presentation. Even with the solid core to pick it back up, it may be difficult to convince people to come back. If you can get through its shortcomings, Defiance is well worth a look.
70
WindowsZTGameDomain
The game has a special charm to it that is hard to describe. I was never bored while playing, but I was never blown away either. It’s very standard in most aspects, but the dynamic quests and Shadow War PVP really help the game shine. I am surprised at how much I enjoyed Defiance. It has that “just one more quest” feel to it, even if those quests had me doing the same thing again just in a different location. People looking for a decent time with their friends can definitely get it here, and players looking for a simple concept with some fun player interactions will get their fill.
70
WindowsIGN Italia
Concludendo, dopo l’avvio deficitario, Defiance non desiste. Messi parzialmente a posto i prevedibili (ma non per questo giustificabili) bug che appestano il lancio di tutti gli MMO di questo mondo, ora è finalmente possibile atterrare in relativa sicurezza sul nuovo pianeta Terraformato e multiformato appartenente alla galassia Trion Worlds. Un mondo perennemente connesso e combattente, nel quale sguainare un armamentario d’armi FPS e tutto il proprio incontenibile Ego, collaborando e combattendo in modo competente, anche se apparentemente semplificato. Un mondo nel quale PvE e PvP non si pestano i piedi, ma convivono in modo conveniente, anche se fin troppo immediato.
70
WindowsXGN
Defiance is een MMO met veel potentie maar nog even opgepoetst moet worden om echt te stralen. Defiance komt wat traag op gang maar werpt na enkele uren zijn vruchten af. Het schieten werkt heerlijk en met tientallen andere Ark Hunters missies voltooien is erg leuk om te doen. De verbinding met de serie moet zich op lange termijn nog bewijzen, terwijl we bij de serie zelf nog vraagtekens hebben. Trion Worlds heeft al aangegeven goed naar de community te luisteren en Defiance gaat blijven updaten, als dat waar blijkt kun je gerust een punt bij het cijfer optellen.
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Windowsvideogamer.com
Despite the tedium of the missions, Defiance has a ‘one more go’ thing going for it that other shoot and loot games (COUGHRiptideSPLUTER) don’t. It’s a grindfest, but one that becomes pretty immersive, should you be willing to give it a go – particularly if you’re of a derivative sci-fi bent. Although we still advocate the systematic punishment of the person that wrote ‘saucy little vixen’.
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Xbox 360Console Monster
I find myself thinking about the game and wanting to play when I am not at my Xbox and I am enjoying exploring the world so it’s obviously doing something right. I just hope that now we have seen the first episode of the show (which in my opinion was a good start to a TV series) that this and the show continue and live up to their potential. This is a great starting block for what future MMO gaming and online gaming could be like on consoles and while some seasoned MMO players may be left wanting more, for me it’s enjoyable enough.
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Xbox 360Gamer.nl
Misschien moeten we het als volgt uitleggen. In de wereld van Defiance hebben een aantal buitenaardsen een enorm lelijke neus. Deze neus is echt heel prominent en je kunt er gewoon niet omheen. Je kan denken: dit is verder een heel interessant persoon met veel diepgang, maar allemachtig wat een lelijke neus. Het spel Defiance op de Xbox 360 heeft hetzelfde probleem. We hopen dan ook van harte dat toekomstige patches (die al zijn aangekondigd) iets aan het uiterlijk van de game kunnen verbeteren. Nu doet het spel, net zoals de grootneuzige aliens, soms zeer om naar te kijken.
70
Xbox 360The Digital Fix
Despite the ropey opening few hours Defiance settles into its rhythm very nicely and becomes a game that is so easily picked up and played you cannot help but fall for it a little. Yes for every positive there are at least two negatives but ultimately it’s light, fun and most of all an experience that console players currently do not have. Never write an MMO off because of first week issues and you’d be a fool to think that Defiance wasn’t going to get better.
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Xbox 360Gaming Nexus
Giving credit where it's due, Trion Worlds took a huge risk with this hybrid MMO and spanning it across the Xbox 360, PC, and PS3. Beautiful scenery and plentiful missions provide a backbone for the game, and there is a huge world to explore and enjoy, but lag issues cause some of the enjoyment to change to frustration. The 360 version limits interactions with other players and turns it into a glorified standard multiplayer title. If that's what you prefer, the 360 title is for you. However, MMOs should stay on the PC, and that is exactly the case with Defiance.
70
PlayStation 3PlayStation Lifestyle
Overall, Defiance is well worth the base price for players looking to find a great third-person shooter with a good deal of ever-evolving content. While it is far from perfect in its current condition, and the possibility for it to improve is a great incentive, the reality of it as it now stands is that it still is a very competent game that fans of the genre should check out—so long as they understand from the beginning that patches, updates, server downtime, lag and/or general internet problems are going to be an issue periodically through its life. These issues are commonplace with MMOs, so PC gamers are used to such problems, but with MMOs being relatively new to consoles, this is something to keep in mind if considering making a Defiance a purchase.
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PlayStation 3Gamereactor (Sweden)
Det blir en svag sjua. Jag är nyfiken på att se hur spelet kommer att integreras med TV-serien. Binder man ihop det snyggt och åtgärdar en del teknikstrul så har Defiance potential att växa till något större. Just nu känns det något för oslipat.
70
WindowsPC Games (Germany)
Eine frei erkundbare Welt, in der es viel zu entdecken und noch mehr zu tun gibt, schnörkellose Shooter-Action, eine große Waffenvielfalt, ein umfangreiches Skillsystem und eine Story, die dank der engen Verbindung zu einer TV-Serie zum Weiterspielen animiert. Klingt vielversprechend, nur mit der Umsetzung hapert es. Der Einstieg ins Spiel ist recht lahm, das Tutorial lässt viele relevante Details einfach aus, die auf Controller ausgelegte Benutzerführung ist auf dem PC unkomfortabel und die Story schwankt zwischen wirr und uninteressant. Die Kämpfe funktionieren ganz gut, bewegen sich wegen der künstlichen Dummheit der Gegner und fehlender Abwechslung aber auf einem durchweg anspruchsarmen Niveau. Was Defiance fehlt, sind Höhepunkte. Das Spiel plätschert auf einem ordentlichen Niveau einfach so vor sich hin, nicht zuletzt weil die Item-Hatz nicht das gewünschte Suchtpotenzial entfaltet.
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WindowsGameTrailers
Defiance has its rough spots and it can get monotonous at times. Despite the updates, the Xbox 360 version is still running a bit ragged, but don't write off the PC game just yet. There's a lot to partake in, and with some major patches already in place, it's a game we expect to continually improve -- or at least change. The core shooting mechanics are engaging enough to keep you coming back, and its intriguing episodic ties have the potential to keep ark hunting interesting in fresh, original ways.
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WindowsGamingTrend
Defiance may have functioned as an interesting way (read: gimmick) to promote a series on SyFy that may have a shot at stabilizing the network’s bipolar ratings, but as a game, it’s barely playable. Perhaps those people (and I’m sure there will be many) who become dedicated aficionados of the show will in turn find this game to be a treat, as often happens with TV series based on games, and vice versa (although, now that I mention it, has that experiment ever been really successful? Anyone remember Survivor: The Game? Look it up, that thing was a disaster), but for people who are willing to shell out $60 of their hard-earned paychecks to download this problematic title, the price is far too high, and the payoff meager. Check out the show, by all means – it looks like a refreshing, shoot-‘em-up romp through the distant future – but at the end of the day, I defy you to play this thing and enjoy it for more than fifteen minutes.
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WindowsGameSpot
Constant notices that you have unlocked new co-op missions even though they were long ago unlocked. Mission progress lost and weapons gone missing. Frequent server downtimes. A messy interface that buries options in menus within menus. These are some of the obstacles you must circumvent to enjoy Defiance to its fullest, and even then, nothing Defiance does is best in class. Yet it has that special spark that ignites the desire to press forward. Defiance's merely acceptable systems are deftly assembled in a way that allows you to spread your proverbial wings and offer your gun-wielding talents to those who need you most. Much like its own arkfalls, Defiance offers treasure, but you have to battle an array of bugs before you can reap it.
65
WindowsMeristation
El lanzamiento no ha sido un éxito dado los graves problemas vistos en los primeros días, pero el masivo parche de 10 gigas que ya está activo parece haber mejorado la estabilidad y haber limpiado una buena cantidad de irritantes bugs, lo que es una buena señal. Pero más allá de eso, los fundamentos esenciales de Defiance son sólidos y cuando realmente funciona cumple bien su objetivo de ser una especie de Borderlands masivo, con decenas de jugadores usando las más variopintas armas contra enemigos que apenas caben en la pantalla. Con esa base, a Trion sólo le queda seguir haciendo su trabajo y aportar optimizaciones y nuevo contenido de calidad para conseguir que Defiance termine de despertar todo su potencial. No ha sido el mejor de los primeros pasos, pero es un paso del que Defiance se puede recuperar.
65
WindowsEveryeye.it
Duale non solo la natura del gioco quanto quella dell'intero progetto quindi, sicuramente troppo ambizioso per poter essere realizzato senza un soggetto che possa funzionare ugualmente bene sia sullo schermo televisivo che su quello videoludico, due mondi simili ma ancora distanti. Defiance è disponibile al prezzo di 49,90 € e non prevede canone mensile, due elementi che potrebbero accendere l'interesse del giocatore in cerca della novità: ma il mercato del massive gaming offre di soluzioni decisamente più interessanti, divertenti e anche abbordabili. Considerate invece l'acquisto del gioco, qualora foste alla ricerca di uno shooter fuori dagli schemi.
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PlayStation 3Playstation Universe
The successes of Defiance are quickly overshadowed by its flaws. Trion Worlds promises that Defiance will continue to evolve and improve. I hope so: beneath the muck is a game that deserves better.
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Xbox 360Xbox360Achievements
Defiance is a mixture of one genre that is amazingly popular on consoles and one that isn’t, but perhaps should be. But the marriage is one that never quite seems to work as the shooting aspects feel far too underwhelming while the questing and side missions are too bland to keep you hooked. With weapons just being very slight variations on each other you never feel obliged to forage for loot, so the gloss soon comes off. Sure you can enjoy hanging out with friends but even that side of the game feels like it has been abandoned on the 360 rather than properly integrated. Defiance may have you wasting away the hours, but this is not going to be the game to draw in new fans to the genre.
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Xbox 360Canadian Online Gamers Network
If you can look past its technical flaws, Defiance does have something to offer. Though many of the features found in Defiance aren’t new to PC gamers, it is great to see a developer share the MMO genre with consoles. All in all Defiance can be a fun game, though it is difficult to enjoy its many features when so many bugs run rampant. The visual slowdown combined with the Internet related issues creates quite a mess at times, but when the game is working I can appreciate its uniqueness. The game is expecting several updates in content, and DLC is certain. One can only hope the game receives some much-needed polish and fixing via updates to further progress against the current issues that are prevalent.
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Xbox 360MondoXbox
Defiance è un gioco dall’ottimo potenziale rimasto però quasi totalmente inespresso. L’idea di unire le meccaniche di uno sparatutto in terza persona a quelle di un MMO è molto interessante e gli sviluppatori di Trion Worlds meritano solo elogi per aver avuto il coraggio di lanciare il gioco anche su console, ma in ogni caso sono convinto che il risultato sarebbe potuto essere migliore con solo qualche accorgimento in più. Defiance è tutto sommato in grado di divertire soprattutto quando ad entrare in gioco è il fattore co-op, ma nel suo complesso non mi ha conquistato come speravo: già dopo poche ore di gioco la ripetitività delle missioni e le varie lacune evidenziate sono venute a galla e il fattore noia è esploso fragorosamente. In definitiva si tratta di un gioco che personalmente trovo adatto solo per gli appassionati degli MMO e dei titoli fondati sulla collaborazione con altri giocatori: tutti gli altri probabilmente troveranno pochi motivi per acquistarlo.
62
WindowsPC Gamer
A competent MMO shooter marred by a lack of polish, whose TV tie-in ambitions only seem set to cause problems.
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WindowsEurogamer.it
Defiance si presenta quindi come un prodotto a due facce: da una parte abbiamo una scarsa rifinitura generale, soprattutto dell'IA, un lato sociale appena abbozzato e un'offerta che non sembra più ricca di certi prodotti free-to-play, che oltretutto non vi chiedono di sborsare dei soldi per la scatola del gioco. Dall'altra è indubbiamente un titolo divertente, vario, ricco di cose da fare e di modi per farle, in cui il minuto prima state cecchinando da una collina e quello dopo siete nascosti dietro un muretto, cercando di capire come sbarazzarvi di un gigantesco mutante armato di minigun.
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WindowsGameblog.fr
Defiance débarque sur Terre avec une quantité non négligeable de défauts : PvP Pay to Win, techniquement moyen, répétitif... Mais la base semble solide et si vous le trouvez pour pas trop cher, vous en aurez pour votre argent. Surtout si vous accrochez à l'univers, via la série du même nom. C’est un aspect important qui ne doit pas être oublié. Pour le reste, il faut attendre un peu et voir si Trion arrive à finir son jeu. Ce n'est pas gagné, mais pas perdu non plus.
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Xbox 360Official Xbox Magazine (UK)
There aren't any games like Defiance available on Xbox, and that's to its credit. And the thing about games like Defiance is that they can change and evolve over time - like the beasts prowling the forests of this brand new earth. Still, Defiance has quite a few mutations to go before we can thoroughly recommend it.
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Xbox 360Official XBox Magazine
And yet, after powering through dozens of missions, blasting thousands of foes, and weathering frustrating flaws, we remain curious. We see Defiance’s potential in the little interactions and grand moments alike, and while our first impression has been rougher than hoped, we’ll be back in six months or a year to see how the concept has been expanded and refined. It’s just unlikely that we’ll spend much of the meantime watching Defiance struggle through its growing pains.
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Xbox 360GameSpot
Menus taking many long seconds before the screen populates with any information. Mission progress lost and weapons gone missing. Frequent server downtimes. Delayed or failed attempts to break down your items into resources. These are some of the obstacles you must circumvent to enjoy Defiance to its fullest, and even then, nothing Defiance does is best in class. Yet it has that special spark that ignites the desire to press forward. Defiance's merely acceptable systems are deftly assembled in a way that allows you to spread your proverbial wings and offer your gun-wielding talents to those who need you most. Much like its own arkfalls, Defiance offers treasure, but you have to battle an array of bugs before you can reap it.
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Xbox 360Thunderbolt Games
Defiance remains at its best when you can interact with other people, be it thirty players during an Arkfall event, or with two or three as you find yourselves seamlessly coming together during a side quest. It has ambitions of shaking up the monotonous MMO formula, speeding up progression with freedom and dynamically handling the way you interact with quests. Those elements work with aplomb, but they’re disrupted by a litany of glitches and enemies that aren’t particularly fun to fight, embroiled in an undefined world. To their credit, Trion Worlds’ support has been admirable so far, and there’s hope for growth, but in its current state Defiance strikes a precarious balancing act between fleeting enjoyment and impeding flaws.
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PlayStation 3GamesRadar
This is a whole new IP, tied into a promising TV show, trying to bring an exciting, novel kind of gameplay to a mass audience. It’s a game you want to see succeed, and a game you want to want to play. One can hope that coming patches will add more to the game and give players something to look forward to. Until then? Well, if you’re patient, there’s plenty here to kill--time included.
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PlayStation 3GameSpot
Menus taking many long seconds before the screen populates with any information. Mission progress lost and weapons gone missing. Frequent server downtimes. Delayed or failed attempts to break down your items into resources. These are some of the obstacles you must circumvent to enjoy Defiance to its fullest, and even then, nothing Defiance does is best in class. Yet it has that special spark that ignites the desire to press forward. Defiance's merely acceptable systems are deftly assembled in a way that allows you to spread your proverbial wings and offer your gun-wielding talents to those who need you most. Much like its own arkfalls, Defiance offers treasure, but you have to battle an array of bugs before you can reap it.
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WindowsJeuxvideo.com
Selon les personnes, Defiance pourra être vu comme un MMO moyen, mais original, ou comme un mauvais TPS avec quelques fonctionnalités multijoueurs sympathiques. Dans tous les cas, le constat est mitigé. Ainsi, entre un éditeur de personnages incomplet, un gameplay mou, mal équilibré et frustrant et une aire de jeu un peu décevante, il n'y a clairement pas de quoi s'extasier. Reste que l'idée d'associer TPS, MMO et série télé est bonne et donne lieu à quelques phases pour le moins intenses. Malheureusement, un bon concept ne fait pas nécessairement un bon jeu...
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WindowsIGN
As a huge science-fiction nerd and a fan of shooters, I went in really wanting to like Defiance and its new universe. Thing is, it’s just not very good. Rare well-designed quests are overshadowed by a host of others that feel phoned in, and though the fundamentals of shooting are competent, weak enemy AI makes the PvE combat a bore. Respectable PvP combat goes a long way, but not far enough to make Defiance a recommendable experience.
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WindowsVandal Online
Se agradece el intento de hacer algo nuevo, aunque en líneas generales parece más bien una especie de monstruo de Frankestein para el que se han usado elementos de varios juegos y géneros distintos. Si simplemente buscas un juego de acción que sea largo y con un fuerte componente multijugador, lo nuevo de Trion puede darte algo de diversión y entretenimiento, aunque si lo que buscas es un MMO con un sistema de combate típico de un TPS, lo mejor será que lo evites para no llevarte una decepción.
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WindowsGame Front
The more I think about Defiance, the more I mull over my time in the game and muse about what makes it good or bad, the angrier I get. The most disappointing thing is that I know Trion can do better. Defiance is a game that actively flaunts bad gunplay in the player’s face, has no real progression to speak of, lacks cohesion of design in both mechanics and art, and is missing the most important part of an MMO: variety. It’s simply not interesting. Defiance is a collection of good ideas done poorly. Arkfalls and the open-world system have some serious legs, if Trion decides to flesh them out, but for the most part Defiance is either mediocre or outright bad. Here’s hoping — and I’m optimistic, given their track record — that Trion can shore up the problems and craft a truly fun shooter with future patches and expansions. In the meantime, wait for a price drop before considering jumping into the world of Defiance.
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Xbox 360IGN
As a huge science-fiction nerd and a fan of shooters, I went in really wanting to like Defiance and its new universe. Thing is, it’s just not very good. Rare well-designed quests are overshadowed by a host of others that feel phoned in, and though the fundamentals of shooting are competent, weak enemy AI makes the PvE combat a bore. Respectable PvP combat goes a long way, but especially when the performance issues rear their ugly head, it's not far enough to make Defiance a recommendable experience.
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Xbox 360Jeuxvideo.com
Selon les personnes, Defiance pourra être vu comme un MMO moyen, mais original, ou comme un mauvais TPS avec quelques fonctionnalités multijoueurs sympathiques. Dans tous les cas, le constat est mitigé. Ainsi, entre un éditeur de personnages incomplet, un gameplay mou et mal équilibré, une aire de jeu monotone et des bugs graphiques à la pelle, il n'y a clairement pas de quoi s'extasier. Reste que l'idée d'associer TPS et MMO est bonne et donne lieu à quelques phases pour le moins intenses. Malheureusement, un bon concept ne fait pas nécessairement un bon jeu...
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PlayStation 3Jeuxvideo.com
Selon les personnes, Defiance pourra être vu comme un MMO moyen, mais original, ou comme un mauvais TPS avec quelques fonctionnalités multijoueurs sympathiques. Dans tous les cas, le constat est mitigé. Ainsi, entre un éditeur de personnages incomplet, un gameplay mou et mal équilibré, une aire de jeu monotone et des bugs graphiques à la pelle, il n'y a clairement pas de quoi s'extasier. Reste que l'idée d'associer TPS et MMO est bonne et donne lieu à quelques phases pour le moins intenses. Malheureusement, un bon concept ne fait pas nécessairement un bon jeu...
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PlayStation 3IGN
As a huge science-fiction nerd and a fan of shooters, I went in really wanting to like Defiance and its new universe. Thing is, it’s just not very good. Rare well-designed quests are overshadowed by a host of others that feel phoned in, and though the fundamentals of shooting are competent, weak enemy AI makes the PvE combat a bore. Respectable PvP combat goes a long way, but especially when the major performance issues rear their ugly head, it's not far enough to make Defiance a recommendable experience.
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WindowsEdge
It’s early on in the game’s life, of course, and we’ve yet to see to what extent it will interact with the series in future. But at present, the tie-in feels more like themed bonus content in a generic shooter rather than an attempt to build a coherent world.
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WindowsINC Gamers
The good news is that the game is better than the TV show, the story has been slightly more interesting from the start, and at least if you play the game you actually get some solid third-person shooting action.
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WindowsLevel 7
Jag skrev i början att jag förstås inte kan ta i akt hur Defiance kommer att vara i framtiden, men jag kan i alla fall ge en prognos om att det ska mycket till för att jag skall rekommendera det till någon.
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Xbox 360Eurogamer.net (UK)
There's certainly a worthwhile game in here, teasingly close to the surface. Maybe in 12 months' time the TV show will be a big hit and the game will have been patched and updated into the experience it was clearly meant to be. If that's the case, it'll be a hard-earned and well-deserved victory. For now, proceed with caution.
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PlayStation 3The Escapist
If you're really looking to play a sci-fi shooter, there are worse choices out there, but you'll probably want to hold off to see if you like Defiance the TV series before jumping into Defiance the game.
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PlayStation 3Impulse Gamer
Online connection is required so if you lack that you’ll lack any chance of playing. But is that really a bad thing? While it has some minor redeeming qualities Defiance is just too bland and unoriginal to recommend. If you’re done with Borderlands and want more this might interest you, but it’s a step down. A really, really big step down.
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PlayStation 3Official UK PlayStation Magazine
You certainly can’t fault Defiance for lack of content, then. Sadly, what you can fault it for is being an ugly, buggy and monotonous shooter with a tenuous link to a mediocre sci-fi TV drama.
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PlayStation 3Eurogamer.pt
No meio de uma produção conjunta que pretendia proporcionar algo mais do que a soma de duas metades, a menor coordenação entre ambos os projectos e a necessidade de conciliar os lançamentos, terão condicionado o resultado final. Deafiance não é um mau jogo, mas também não oferece mais do que uma solução satisfatória para um universo de MMO's onde existem pesos pesados dotados de ulteriores argumentos. Se o argumento para convencer potenciais entusiastas do jogo é a série televisiva, é melhor não depositar grandes ilusões. E como shooter na terceira pessoa em forma de MMO, revela demasiadas fragilidades e erros impossíveis de perdoar. Dando-lhe uma oportunidade, haverá quem possa penetrar neste território e acumular horas de intensos combates, mas serão sempre um desafio à paciência.
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Xbox 3604Players.de
Dabei rechne ich es Trion sogar hoch an, dass sie Onlinerollenspiel und Shooter so umfassend verbinden wollen. Dass die große Welt durch dynamische Ereignisse mit ein wenig Fantasie lebendig wirkt. Dass ich schnell mit Gleichgesinnten zusammen-, Einzelgängern aber nie in die Quere komme. Dass ich meine Ausrüstung verbessere und meine Fähigkeiten durch Learning-by-Doing stärke und mit aus dem Nichts gegriffenen Erfahrungspunkten lediglich meine passiven Fertigkeiten erweitere. Doch das sind nur Bausteine eines gut gemeinten Fundaments, das als halbfertige Ruine stehenbleibt. Die Geschichte ist trotz ihrer Anbindung an eine brandneue TV-Serie furchtbar uninteressant, das Erscheinen vertrauter Gesichter nichtssagend und jede einzelne Mission ideenlos als Ballerbude konzipiert, dass die Luft schneller raus ist als man "Konservenshooter" rufen kann.
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Windows4Players.de
Dabei rechne ich es Trion sogar hoch an, dass sie Onlinerollenspiel und Shooter so umfassend verbinden wollen. Dass die große Welt durch dynamische Ereignisse mit ein wenig Fantasie lebendig wirkt. Dass ich schnell mit Gleichgesinnten zusammen-, Einzelgängern aber nie in die Quere komme. Dass ich meine Ausrüstung verbessere und meine Fähigkeiten durch Learning-by-Doing stärke und mit aus dem Nichts gegriffenen Erfahrungspunkten lediglich meine passiven Fertigkeiten erweitere. Doch das sind nur Bausteine eines gut gemeinten Fundaments, das als halbfertige Ruine stehenbleibt. Die Geschichte ist trotz ihrer Anbindung an eine brandneue TV-Serie furchtbar uninteressant, das Erscheinen vertrauter Gesichter nichtssagend und jede einzelne Mission ideenlos als Ballerbude konzipiert, dass die Luft schneller raus ist als man "Konservenshooter" rufen kann.
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PlayStation 34Players.de
Dabei rechne ich es Trion sogar hoch an, dass sie Onlinerollenspiel und Shooter so umfassend verbinden wollen. Dass die große Welt durch dynamische Ereignisse mit ein wenig Fantasie lebendig wirkt. Dass ich schnell mit Gleichgesinnten zusammen-, Einzelgängern aber nie in die Quere komme. Dass ich meine Ausrüstung verbessere und meine Fähigkeiten durch Learning-by-Doing stärke und mit aus dem Nichts gegriffenen Erfahrungspunkten lediglich meine passiven Fertigkeiten erweitere. Doch das sind nur Bausteine eines gut gemeinten Fundaments, das als halbfertige Ruine stehenbleibt. Die Geschichte ist trotz ihrer Anbindung an eine brandneue TV-Serie furchtbar uninteressant, das Erscheinen vertrauter Gesichter nichtssagend und jede einzelne Mission ideenlos als Ballerbude konzipiert, dass die Luft schneller raus ist als man "Konservenshooter" rufen kann.
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WindowsQuarter to Three
Defiance is mostly lacking meaningful connective tissue. It fails at the fundamental task of feeling like a thoughtfully designed and polished game. It fails at feeling like a world. It fails at giving you much to look forward to once you’ve realized you’ve seen most of what it’s ever going to do. You can only get so far with “it’s fun to shoot stuff”. About Defiance far.
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Xbox 360Metro.co.uk
A mix of low budget, (relatively) high ambition, and mediocre execution, Defiance is a hard game to hate but an easy one to lose interest in.
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Xbox 360Game Revolution
It doesn't hurt to give a low score to games that have no effort put into them, but it breaks a reviewer's heart to do so fora game where you can see the hard work and potential. Defiance is full of good ideas and a bevy of solid MMORPG systems, but it's all buried under a messy-looking, shoddily designed shooter that you'd never enjoy on its own merits. I applaud Trion for attempting something so ambitious; I really do. But ambition is no substitute for solid core mechanics. If it were, Defiance would indeed be a rare jewel, rather than the chintzy rhinestone it turned out to be.
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Xbox 360Gaming Age
So no, I don’t really think Defiance is worth picking up or checking out in its current state. There are a lot of things about the game that I enjoy despite the flaws, but until some of the things mentioned above get ironed out, it’s certainly not something that begs to be played. Defiance can still get its hooks in you in the addictive way that most MMO’s do, but there’s a point where frustration with the various issues will continue to build, and make you put the game up for good. Once those issues are fixed, assuming they will be, then I imagine we’ll have a decent experience on our hands, especially for console gamers that don’t get a lot of MMO love. But until then, I’d suggest saving your time and money for something that actually works and feels complete.