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3.0 out of 5 stars Great potential. Poor execution...., 4 April 2013
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This review is from: Defiance (PC CD) (CD-ROM)
Had high hopes for this game. After being let down by Guild wars 2, I tried to find a new multiplayer experience for my friends and my brother and I thought I had in Defiance.

The trailers and gameplay demos seemed good enough. Just goes to show that you can never trust publicity over your own experiences.

A few hours in and I wasn't best pleased. A day in, and I had to tell my friends I couldn't honestly recommend they buy it (my brother and I were already stuck with it).
The novelty wears off very quickly. The side quests are dull and repetitive and so are the mobs. Its more a sandbox of activities than it is an MMO. There doesn't even seem to be a chat function to coordinate offensives, unless I missed something.

We're going to finish the main missions in an attempt to get our moneys worth and then shelve this polished turd, most likely. I can't see how anyone could play this for longer than week without getting bored out of their mind. All I can say is I hope the content is added fast or San Francisco is going to be a ghost town real quick.
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Initial post: 5 Apr 2013 06:00:24 BDT
S. Nokes says:
how can you review a mmo after 3 days ? yes a-lot of things are broken much like Rift was but over time they will fix everything, i'm enjoying the game a-lot

In reply to an earlier post on 5 Apr 2013 18:10:24 BDT
Iain says:
Because its not an mmo; its an activities sandbox. And the activities are mostly rescue some nameless soldiers from one of the four generic enemy types. MMOs have huge worlds to explore. You can drive across Defiance's in about half an hour.

Posted on 7 Apr 2013 04:30:07 BDT
Last edited by the author on 7 Apr 2013 04:31:14 BDT
This is an MMO. It sounds as if you made your way across the first zone only; as you can see from the map the game world is huge. You can not review an MMO after a couple of days when masses of content has yet to be unlocked which will happen alongside the TV show which hasn't even started to air yet. You don't have to watch the TV show to get what's going on in the game but story elements will be shared.

I've only been playing it for 4 days myself and there is absolutely no way I would presume to rate it yet.

In reply to an earlier post on 7 Apr 2013 13:03:04 BDT
Taking 30 minutes to drive across the world sounds pretty huge to me..

Posted on 8 Apr 2013 14:26:30 BDT
Apparently they add content after each televised episode, but can't comment on what that content could be. It would be helpful if you could elaborate on why you feel the side quests are dull etc. etc. as your comments don't really tell us much...

Regards
Darren
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