Love It Or Hate It: Defiance
Some free-to-play games are more polarizing than others, with some sides taking the stance of "great, totally non-exploitative implementation" and others thinking "total pay-to-win trash." We'd like to see on what side of the spectrum the gaming public -- and by that, we mean you guys -- think of certain F2P games, and so we've invented something new called Love It Or Hate It?
Every week, we'll present a new F2P game and give you the option of passing judgment on it. Then we'll look back at it the next week and see what people thought. There are no prizes, except for the satisfaction of knowing you clicked on a button and made something happen. Really, what else do you need?
Last week, we asked for your opinion on TERA and the response was overwhelmingly positive, with 52% choosing "Love" with only 10% in the "Hate" territory. It's probably best that I don't state my own opinion on the game, so MOVING ON...
Let's try something a little different this time: Trion's open-world shooter TV-show-made-buy-to-play-gone-free-to-play game Defiance!
Pros: Open-world action, solid voice acting and cut scenes, variety of gameplay modes
Cons: Ties to show can be restrictive, questionable enemy AI
Tell us what you think of Defiance, and leave a comment below to expound upon your views!
About the Author
Jason Winter is a veteran gaming journalist, he brings a wide range of experience to MMOBomb, including two years with Beckett Media where he served as the editor of the leading gaming magazine Massive Online Gamer. He has also written professionally for several gaming websites.
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When you do things together, communicate constantly, use the clan and friends teleport system and trade or give guns to your lower peeps, this game rocks.
If you are a alone and not so sociable, then it is still fun, but not for long, unless you are a 100% achiever, then you will have a lot to do.
I am still not level 6000, but almost...
This game gots alot of good content that nobody cares about. The most run Arkfalls or doing deathmatch mode.
Basically this game have a lot of good times with me. I ve started playing on Pc and enjoyed it. After a while i changed to go to xbox 360 and i am loving it more.
The graphics are terrible on xbox but i feel more comfortable to hang on couch and playing it.
The population on xbox is recently high after went to free to play.
Weekends there is alot of people playing various of content that can be played well. And i found alot of cool guys online to play alot modes now. I am still active playing and i cant wait to see the 3rd seasson of that Series too.
I dont know what you guys think but i dont like perfect games. They lose their charme as well as i dislike the lags on defiance.
Lag killed it for me
Every time I think "Man I want to go back and play this game again" - I do and you know what I end up doing? Running around to arkfalls and doing nothing else, because arkfalls are simply the best way to level up by far, so there's no reason to do anything else, which is why nobody is doing anything other than arkfalls...
So... good game for a while, but not really playable for a long time.
I did enjoy the storyline missions though I found it odd that various elements seemed to conflict with the TV show. In the game E-Rep is portrayed in a positive light where as in the show they're mostly seen more in a more negative light. In the show the Irathient are portrayed as misfits or outcasts from society where in the game they're very much integrated into society. Also the Castithans don't quite match up between the show and game either. You could explain a lot of this due to the fact that the town of Defiance isn't on the front line and the Bay Area very much is but it still felt like a jarring disconnect between the two.