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This is the wrap up of all my content on the Defiance weekend. It was fun more fun then I at first realized. Because when you’re reviewing sometimes it’s just not fun. But I enjoyed myself exploring this games world.
Story is the first thing I’ll touch on the game has a secretive feeling to its story. Most sci-fi games have this feel like a bomb is going to fall on you. This one is no exception to the rule on that. Put that together with the fact you’re following the TV show. They have a good chance to do something special with this.
Guns and gun play in this game is in a weird spot. I like how many guns they have and how you can customize them. What I don’t like is the lack of finding upgrades and gun play on certain guns. You see me use the electric automatic shotgun a lot. Main reason is it’s as accurate as the pistol at medium to close range. Now that is weird and just one of the issues I did a bug report on.
The games graphics are nice nothing I was blown away about. It’s a dying world setting not much cuteness and flash you can give it. With that said we turn to character customization. Which totally turned me off are the choices you have. I mean come on this is Trion Worlds makers of Rift. You seriously going to tell us this are the best they can do on character looks? It’s unforgiveable how bad that is I hope a miracle patch comes to fix that. Because everyone no matter what you choose even with the top icons looks old and washed up lol.
Quests were many and varied some fun some a pain in the ass. The rampage mission was loads of fun trusts me you want to do that. Meanwhile some side missions to save guards would make you throw a key board because of aim bots. I didn’t see any quests structure I haven’t seen in other games before. But it was solid and not a lot of bugs with them so that is excellent for a closed beta.
Trade skills seemed a bit lacking drops for it even more lacking. I’m assuming they just want you to salvage for all your trade skill items. I do like all the mods you can make to your guns to make for very unique guns. And I did like the clothes that came along once and awhile. Especially the cop uniform you get a few hours into the game.
Sound really was solid nothing really to go on here. The music seemed fitting for what action was going on in most cases. Except in pvp in most games pvp has a set music this game really doesn’t.
Speaking of pvp omg bunny hopping rockets everywhere oh my. Yes you can do that in this game and it’s lame. That without a doubt needs to be patch fixed or pvp will be a joke after thought in this game. You have a few pvp modes it can ruin. Those modes are Battlegrounds 8v8 and 16v16. The shadow war pvp instance is basically set in a phased real world. So when the fights over your back in the real world like nothing ever happen. In a way I liked that made it seem like a fight broke out real time now back to business.
I like to next point out a quick few things. Raiding I have no idea if this even exist yet or is everything zone events or instance. With that said team play doesn’t really seem encouraged or engaged at all. You don’t really have to. Which makes you feel like this game is almost like Borderlands. That isn’t a bad thing considering the fame BL has nowadays. I still like to see more out of teaming or at least the game influencing you to do so.
My last bit and my final opinion on this game is this. Trion world if any company out there has at least earned a little trust in my opinion. They made constant updates to rift and listen to people. You will need constant updates to follow a TV show. If any company can pull that off they can. So with that said I give this game a 7.5 it has a lot of work left to do. But it is worth buying and has potential to be great. Do you believe is all up to you and your funds situation.
This was rather hard because I was forcing using a weapon. I made it harder then it had to be but still fun. At any rate I'm winding down on my content left. I'll be wrapping this up soon and give my honest opinion of things.
Here is a Arkfall event that i was rather late too But I still had fun with it and it was very similar to Rifts in Rift Online. My one gripe is more ammo should drop for all the shots we needed to kill everything. I was ill prepared and had a electric shotgun. That put together with my sniper rifle means lack of instant impact damage.
Here is 3 of the side missions you can do in the game. All 3 are fun with in reason of what they offer.
Hot Shot: Gives you a shotgun and says go wild and live to tell about it. Goal is the high score and live long enough to get it.
Rampage: Is similar but you get a mini gun and a smaller space to work in.
Time Trial: Is a speed run on your atv not hard at all a cool diversion from normal play.
This second look is more in depth all about the nuts and bolts of the game enjoy.
I did not speak in this one due to not feeling well. It's definitely me playing and giving you guys a quick look. Well to start NDA is over as of right now so I can post all my Defiance related material. I'll start by saying the game is fun and reminds me a lot of Rift and Firefall smashed into the same game. Is that a good thing I don't know it could be? I like both Rift and Firefall for what they are.
It still seems like a lot of the game is still under wraps. We will see what the patch brings in a few hours from now. From what I have witnessed while playing around is. The gun play seems at least legit in how it works. No wonky Apb gun physics that makes you run away.
If you like cyber punk themed games this may also be up your alley. The game basically is set in an end of the world cyber human sort of tone. That comes complete with a Ghost in the Shell typed AI you get. Also making its appearance for you is an ATV you can ride. The fun of that alone is well worth at least looking at the game. Not to mention the mini games spread all around the zone. A few are actually directed at using the ATV correctly.
The mission system doesn't seem that different from your normal mission system out there. You have pick up quest kill quest you walk into an area and get hi-jacked quests. It also has a similar Rift event alert system when something big happens. I have no complaint on that I am used to missions by no.
The looks of the world seem to be a drag. But I guess that is to be expected at the end of the world. The character customization seems well lacking...Considering how much you could custom things in Rift. I'm wondering what happen there in this game. Again the next patch may address that we will see.
For no enjoy and if you were invited to the weekend beta see you inside.
Later Be Legendary