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Defiance gets 5.9 ( Mediocre ) from Ign.com

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  • IsturiIsturi Phoenix, AZPosts: 1,509Member
    I personaly dont care who gives what kind of score to this game. I play the game I love the game. End of story and if a person wants to stay away from the game because of someone else is review and dont want to give it a try and see what the game is really about then it is their lost. MY score 10/10.

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  • LiddokunLiddokun San Francisco, CAPosts: 1,665Member Uncommon

    I'm giving the game around 65 / 100. I barely login nowadays. I really wanted to like the game. I liked the show altho it is kinda cliche and predictable but that's cool. Unfortunately the game just can't hold my attention much longer. The fetch/fedex quests are boring. The only saving grace is that the few main storyline missions / dungeons are interesting enough and it's the game's only saving grace. I haven't tried PVP yet or the shadow wars then again I'm not a big pvper. I'm not quitting (since there's no subscription) but hopefully future content patches will fix things up. Did I mention the perks are boring too and lacks synergy with each of the 4 main skills. I do love the weapon choices. Maybe in the future we can get melee weapons - like a charged blade seen in the show - since there's a whole bunch of perks that relates to melee.

  • daltaniousdaltanious waPosts: 2,144Member Uncommon
    Originally posted by GrayGhost79
    Originally posted by VastoHorde

    Looks like we got our review and honestly I think its a good review. If you people continue to support these poor excuses for mmos then thats all we are going to get.

    http://www.ign.com/articles/2013/04/18/defiance-review-pc

    This poor excuse for an MMO has already given me more entertainment and enjoyment than the following MMOs combined... 

     

    SWTOR - IGN gave them a 9.6 and of course the game was a massive flop

    AoC - IGN gave it a 7.9 and of course the game was a massive flop

    Aion - IGN gave it an 8.5 and of course the game was a massive flop

    Fallen Earth - IGN gave it an 8.1 and of course the game was a massive flop

     

    I'll gladly continue to support a poor excuse for an MMO that I enjoy rather than the "True" MMOs out there that I find boring as hell. 

     

    Currently I play APB, Rift, GW2, Defiance and PS2. There are some games like WoW and EVE that simply aren't my cup of tea but most like TERA and FFXIV simply aren't worth my time. 

     

    When giving 9.6, 7.9, ... they do not care if will/could be big flop. 

    About Swtor .. net really. Did not live up to expectations, but is still 2nd for stable sub number (I do not care if lagging lot behind Wow which is game not even Blizzard would be ever able to repeat its success). And is still my best game along with Wow. And Swtor had great  start, no bugs (could not care less for pvp and Illum however), incredible story, ... 7.9 is also imo ok for Aoc. Great, fun, original game, ... but BUGGY. However I do not think bugs count in given number. Aion good game I will never play again. But not because game itself but because terrible infestation from boots and alike and because I had to change my MasterCard to stop them charging me over and over every month .... Etc.

  • RobokappRobokapp Dublin, OHPosts: 5,205Member Uncommon
    Originally posted by kaiser3282

    This should be good for a laugh from some of you:

     

    http://www.ign.com/articles/2013/04/...nce-review-ps3

    http://www.ign.com/articles/2013/04/...ance-review-pc

    Notice anything?

    Same EXACT review by the same person. Word for word.

    PS3 version:

    5.2

    +Fun deathmatch

    – Performance issues
    – Lackluster graphics
    – Poor AI

    PC version:

    5.9

    +Fun multiplayer

    – Bad quest design
    – Polish issues
    – Poor AI

    Again, it is the same review article posted for both versions. Yet somehow.... 2 different scores and 2 different lists of pros & cons for the same game...

    because one is in a market with lower standards than the other ?

     

    what's so hard to understand ?

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  • BigdaddyxBigdaddyx California, WAPosts: 1,985Member Uncommon

    Before patch 5/10 but after patch i will give it 4/10 and i am still being generous because blowing things is fun but bugs are really spoiling that too. I lost my purple and orange weapons, progression on my LMG and roller got reset back to 0 from 18, voice chat is still bugged and chat box now stays on for whole 10 secs instead of 3. And this is just handful of problems introduced by latest patch.

    I guess if critics had reviewed the game after latest patch the scores would have gone down even more.

  • cyriciancyrician perthPosts: 161Member Uncommon

    Personally I dont put much stock in reviews done by ign. I have been playing defiance and enjoying it . The tv show also is a nice change.

     

    The thing about defiance I have worked out is its not  like other mmos witch is a good. It's different and people hate difference .

     

    The story is good and I enjoy playing . 

     

    Its not totally perfect and the reliance of the cash store is a little disappointing . 

     

    But it's better then the mmo crap that seems to  be cropping up.

     

    Its young and trion are good at taking what's young and making it better.

     

     

    Current games;
    Star treck online
    Rift
    Eve online
    Firefall

  • PhryPhry HampshirePosts: 6,289Member Uncommon

    Well if the episode on tuesday of Defiance is anything to go by, then if that is their best, then i don't think there will be a second season, i'll probably watch the next episode to see if it improves, but by the sound of it, even a Mediocre scoring from IGN, means the game is probably better than the TV show image

    Maybe they should have put Trion in charge of the TV show production image

  • KaeriganKaerigan None Of Your BusinessPosts: 689Member
    Originally posted by Bigdaddyx

    Before patch 5/10 but after patch i will give it 4/10 and i am still being generous because blowing things is fun but bugs are really spoiling that too. I lost my purple and orange weapons, progression on my LMG and roller got reset back to 0 from 18, voice chat is still bugged and chat box now stays on for whole 10 secs instead of 3. And this is just handful of problems introduced by latest patch.

    I guess if critics had reviewed the game after latest patch the scores would have gone down even more.

    I haven't ran into to any such bugs (yet?) thankfully, but I do have to agree about the chat window. What gives, Trion? How hard is it to let the chat box stay up long enough so I can see if someone writes something? As it is now someone'll write something during an arkfall, a time where I'm very busy, and I won't notice someone has written something until long after.

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  • DreskestDreskest El Paso, TXPosts: 69Member

    I couldn't care less what IGN gave to Defiance. I have always played games and decided for myself if they are good enough and provide the entertainment I am looking for.

    In the case of Defiance, I found the game to be rather simple, after all it's mainly just a shooter, but it's a fun shooter.

    It's also not the only game I play so my shooting sessions there are always welcome for a change of pace.

     

    As stated before, I decide for myself, and I feel sorry for those who follow advice of morons on the internet like Angry Joe or gaming sites like IGN or MMORPG.

     

  • ThaneThane berlinPosts: 2,232Member Uncommon
    Originally posted by birdycephon

    Yeah I'm not surprised.

    I mean, if a SyFy show is better than the game, that should tell you something.

    i knew this would happen sooner or later.....

     

    a) SciFi : http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Science_fiction

    b) SyFy : http://www.syfy.com/

     

    science fiction is a genre, syfy is a tv station canceling all the good scifi shows they had.

    don't mix those 2 up pls. there is no "y" in science OR fiction

    "I'll never grow up, never grow up, never grow up! Not me!"

  • RedMachine72RedMachine72 Turney, MOPosts: 86Member
    After reading the review, gotta say on some points it's spot on, on others he is way off as well as others on this site. I have been playing since launch and have encountered no real problems except the fiasco with the new patch. But then again, I have also been playing SW:ToR since prelaunch and it had more problems than Defiance has had as far as I have seen. Servers have been up more than ToR at launch and they were at 95%. Have people had problems connecting, sure, but don't always blame the game without looking at your ISP first. Sometimes buggy AI, well duh, same as I have seen in almost all the others MMO's I have taken part in at launch. The first 6 months of most MMO's are the toughest when it comes to bugs and things that need patching. IMHO, no MMO should have a full review until after 6 months have gone by and a lot of stuff has been dealt with already. Shooters are some peoples cup of tea, others not so much. If you like shooters it can be fun. If you like swinging swords, you won't like Defiance.
  • AZHokie54AZHokie54 Phoenix, AZPosts: 275Member Uncommon
    Remind me again what score IGN gave SWTOR... Oh yeah, 9/10. They're spot on with their reviews.
  • AerowynAerowyn BUZZARDS BAY, MAPosts: 7,928Member
    Originally posted by AZHokie54
    Remind me again what score IGN gave SWTOR... Oh yeah, 9/10. They're spot on with their reviews.

    agreed they overscore all their reviews:)

    I angered the clerk in a clothing shop today. She asked me what size I was and I said actual, because I am not to scale. I like vending machines 'cause snacks are better when they fall. If I buy a candy bar at a store, oftentimes, I will drop it... so that it achieves its maximum flavor potential. --Mitch Hedberg

  • RictisRictis UnknownPosts: 1,222Member Uncommon
    Originally posted by Damedius

    You mean the same IGN that gave Bioshock Infinite a 9.5/10?

    I'll take whatever they have to say with a grain of salt.

    My time played for Bioshock Infinite is 5 hours.

    My time played for Defiance is 120+ hours.

    Well, I tend to use IGN but change their score by 2 - 3 points usually. So if something is a 9.5 i assume its an 7.5 etc... that has generally helped out quite  a bit. Very Rarely are they right on the mark.

     

    Bioshock Infinite for me was a 9.0. It was a game that was very well made, and had a great and engaging story. Albeit some of it was a bioshock rehash, they did a very good job with what they had for a current gen game.

    I played and beat Bioshock within 10 hours and that was exploring everything, I feel that if you only played it for 5 hours then you missed out.

  • aesperusaesperus Hamshire, NVPosts: 5,128Member Uncommon
    Originally posted by Aerowyn
    Originally posted by AZHokie54
    Remind me again what score IGN gave SWTOR... Oh yeah, 9/10. They're spot on with their reviews.

    agreed they overscore all their reviews:)

    Aye ^

    Honestly this is probably one of the few honest reviews IGN has done in a long time.

    I guess Trion forgot to send them free swag.

  • vmopedvmoped Athens, GAPosts: 1,708Member
    Originally posted by Aerowyn
    from a review site that overscores most all games and especially MMOs this was pretty surprising

     Exactly my thought!  I think in fairness it is a good game for Xbox and PS3, but mediocre at best for the pc.

    Cheers!

    MMO Vet since AOL Neverwinter Nights circa 1992. My MMO beat up your MMO. =S

  • MargulisMargulis Glendale, AZPosts: 1,614Member
    Actually Defiance scored between 5-7 from close to 20 professional reviews now so it really doesn't matter what IGN says
  • fantasyfreak112fantasyfreak112 Orange County, CAPosts: 499Member
    I think we all saw this game geting low scores coming.
  • LaserwolfLaserwolf Oklahoma City, OKPosts: 2,383Member

    To each their own. I've been playing MMOs since the early days of UO and have found few of them enjoyable. WoW and LOTRO were exceptions, but even those didn't last too long. The highly praised Guild Wars had me bored in a day. I'm enjoying Defiance. I also bought it knowing full well it wasn't an MMORPG. It's feels a lot like a multiplayer version of crackdown (loved it), which I expected it would.

    As for reviews, if you want to know where to find them done right, check out shacknews.com and their podcast Weekend Confirmed. They're honest, provide a number of viewpoints (on the podcast) and don't throw out meaningless numbers and stars. They tell you what the game is like, it's pros and cons, and then throw in a little of their personal opinion.

     

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  • TheKrautTheKraut Tampa, FLPosts: 48Member

    Can agree with everything in the review.

    This game is as much a MMO as Battlefield 3 is.

    Hell, in BF3 I at least have a team/group that I am working toward an objective with.

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  • GoldiusGoldius CoorparooPosts: 38Member

    A percentage on the review score would be based on the amount of advertising the developer spent with the site. Less money= slightly lower score than sites where the developer spent more.

    The consensus of 5-7 in scores shows the reality though.

     

    Based on my theory MMORPG will give Scarlet Blade will get a higher score here (mmorpg) than other sites even though its real rating should be 1.5 )

  • grimalgrimal Stamford, CTPosts: 2,873Member Uncommon
    Originally posted by TheKraut

    Can agree with everything in the review.

    This game is as much a MMO as Battlefield 3 is.

    Hell, in BF3 I at least have a team/group that I am working toward an objective with.

    I bought the game when it was on sale a week or so ago for $33.

    I haven't played it much, but the amount that I have played, I do not like.  It feels like a very cheap 3rd person shooter to me.  And the focus on PVE seems like a step backward if you have played any online first or third person shooters (APB:R included).

    Not sure why but there is absolutely 0 falling damage in this game.  Not sure why that's a choice?  Did the Earth's gravity change or something?

    For those that like it, good for you.  I'm not saying it's a bad game;  I just do not like what I have played thus far.

  • Eir_SEir_S Argyle, NYPosts: 4,623Member
    Originally posted by Goldius

    A percentage on the review score would be based on the amount of advertising the developer spent with the site. Less money= slightly lower score than sites where the developer spent more.

    The consensus of 5-7 in scores shows the reality though.

     

    Based on my theory MMORPG will give Scarlet Blade will get a higher score here (mmorpg) than other sites even though its real rating should be 1.5 )

    I don't know, the dialogue and the combat were still better than Forsaken World and that got a 7.3 somehow even though it was like playing with a Chinese finger trap in the dark, underwater.

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