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I don't know anything about video games, but I'm addicted to the Syfy show. So everybody should buy this game so that I can get more seasons of Defiance.


Some people do like the show, but the game is awful and should be avoided at all costs. IGN gave it a 5.9 out of 10 and the first line reads "I didn’t hate the dozens of hours I spent shooting generic aliens and mutants in Defiance, but I know I’m not going back to it, either." and goes on to mention "the dullest and most repetitious quest design I’ve experienced in an MMO" and "major framerate problems, lots of pop-in, and regular lag."

There's so many better games out there, MMO and otherwise, that there;'s just no reason to let yourself be bored by this.


@starblind: What do they expect. Its a game made after a show. Games made after movies suck nuts, so i didnt hold anything for a game made after a show.

Interesting concept, but i think it was more of a media stunt than anything.


@bayjacob: Well, yes and no. As far as I can tell Defiance was built from the ground up as a TV/game experience, rather than either being adapted from the other, so it arguably at least had a chance to be good.

That said though, you're right that most TV & movie based games really suck. Even classic source material like The Godfather, Doctor Who, Fight Club, Cowboy Bebop, and Game of Thrones all ended up as games that were mediocre at best.


I actually enjoy playing the game. I think if you like Borderlands, Mass Effect, there's no reason you shouldn't like this game. I've logged 60+ hours and enjoy this MMO shooter, that's nothing like other MMOs where you have to grind or do the whole tank/healer/dps configuration. It's a mindless shooter, sure, but it's fun.


Defiance has been picked up for a second season of 10 episodes, starting June 2014.