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1.) MMOTPS with RPG elements.
2.) Large open world
3.) 8 vs 8, 16 vs 16, 64 vs 64 Epic PvP battles with numerous game modes and maps.
4.) 20 Guns all capable of having random stats which change the way they are used.
5.) Skill based game where high levels don't have an edge in PvP.
6.) Clans (All boosts bought from the store are shared among your clan and friends if ONE person buys them)
7.) Buy to play. One price (59.99) and you never have to pay again. DLC is optional and so is the cash shop. Some of the DLC's are also going to be free.
8.) Emerse yourself in the Defiance world and story and go even further and watch the T.V. show starting April 15th.
9.) Dynamic events which rewards exploration and encourages teamwork!
10.) Challanges with leaderboards such as racing with vehicles.
11.) Made by Trion Worlds. Known for consistent updates for there games. Rift has more updates in a year than Blizzard has with WoW. Trion listens to there playerbase and fixes/changes things based on player feedback.
12.) Customization in the form of perks and skills. You can equip one skill and 9 passive perks.
13.) Further customization in the form of two weapons you use primary/secondary and what mods you equip to each one. Combine that with your perk choices and everyone will be unique. Play how you want to play.
14.) Highly optimized graphics. No lag even on lower end systems.
15.) Loot drops from monsters/bosses/events are unique to you. You don't have to compete with stangers or with your friends.
16.) Tons of achievements to work on.
17.) EGO (Level) cap of 5000. This will keep you occupied for a long time.
18.) Chance to change the direction of the show. (Rumor has it, this applies to season 2)
19.) Chance to be in Season 2 of the show. (Rumor)
20.) Play competetive or casual. Each dynamic event and co-op mission has a leaderboard. If you get #1, you get more loot, more exp, and more money (scrip). If you don't get 1st, it doesn't penalize you.
21.) Tons of room for new content. What we get is a base game. Everything is setup to be customizable by the developers. In the future, expect a larger world, more perks, more skills, more guns, more co-op missions, more events, more playable races, more more more. This is Trion Worlds, they update there games fast and efficient.
22.) Hunt down key fragments to unlock lockboxes which contain random loot!
23.) Choose from 3 base types of vehicles with tons of different sub-types of each!
24.) All monsters have a critical weakness point such as a headshot or a huge boss having a weak abdomen and you deal bonus damage.
25.) Interact with characters from the T.V. show!
26.) Find rare loot! (Rarity is color based: White > Green > Blue > Purple > Orange)
27.) Dismantle weapons you don't want for crafting material used to create mods for weapons.
28.) Better than Planetside 2 which is made by $ony.
29.) Play it on PC, XBOX360, or PS3! Whichever one you prefer!
30.) Make a name for yourself! Top the leaderbboards consistently in dynamic events and show the world you are the greatest!
31.) Love dungeons? Queue up for a 4 player co-op mission from anywhere in the world!
32.) Love PvP? Queue up for a 8 vs 8 or 16 vs 16 or 24 vs 24 battle on various maps!
33.) Love large scale PvP? Queue for the SHADOW WAR! 64 vs 64! Bring it!
34.) Tons of costumes and skins in the cash shop if you don't like the look of your character.
35.) Be a part of something brand new and special! Game with a T.V. show! What if it's epic? Be a part of it from day 1 not day 361.