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2Dshmuplover 30-03-2013 20:12

Defiance (360/PS3/PC)
 
So anyone else excited for this game? I'll be honest I never even knew about it until recently since there's been a distinct lack of hype for it, I guess that might be because there's been so many high profile releases these past few weeks.

So for those that don't know here's a brief rundown. Defiance is a very rare breed indeed, a full blooded MMO on consoles! It's been five years in the making, no additional subscription fees are needed to play and it supports over 100 players at any one time in the game world. It's an open world TPS with RPG elements and is tied to the upcoming Television series, it features multi-objective on-foot and vehicular combat.

IGN gave a great one hour run-through with the developers on the 360 version which does good job of filling you in on what to expect, you can watch it HERE

I personally think it's looking pretty swish, one great point is that the while the game supports voicechat it also supports full text chat too (via wireless k/bs or the chatpad etc), this is great because the game will retain atmosphere and judging from those who have been taking part in the Beta, nearly everyone is using this method of communication.

Release date is this coming Tuesday April 2nd. I think I may even pick this up before Bioshock Infinite tbh, I really didn't see this one coming but I like it! :)

The Special One 30-03-2013 20:48

I was looking at this today in Asda and didnt realise it has been released yet?

2Dshmuplover 30-03-2013 20:52

It's no supposed to be till Tuesday. Naughty Asda.

Bester 30-03-2013 21:03

Probably one of the 5 pre-order placeholder cases.

I'll definitely be giving this a look, but I've no idea when I'll actually get to it. Currently in the middle of a Mass Effect trilogy play through, and then onto a Bioshock trilogy play. Defiance will probably fit in after that, before Fuse comes out.

The Special One 30-03-2013 21:05

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Originally Posted by Bester (Post 65084270)
Probably one of the 5 pre-order placeholder cases.

Nah it said nothing about pre ordering and it was in the Xbox chart. Didnt notice it in the PS3 chart though.

Bester 30-03-2013 21:08

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Originally Posted by The Special One (Post 65084337)
Nah it said nothing about pre ordering and it was in the Xbox chart. Didnt notice it in the PS3 chart though.

Looks like someone jumped the gun! :D

Unfortunately my local ASDA were not as thoughtful. Tvvats.

barracuda91 30-03-2013 21:09

Been looking forward to this for a while because I'm really interested in the TV show. I think it's really cool to have a game that supplements a show and vice versa, looking forward to see how they work with that.

My boyfriend got into the beta for it a couple of months back so I got to play it and it was really fun. I'm not really an MMO person, but I'm definitely picking this up, perhaps not straight away though.

2Dshmuplover 30-03-2013 21:33

Yeah people who have played the beta said it's very addictive, it's a lot of this gamer feedback that's got me quite excited for it.

It's worth mentioning the game does require a HDD for the Xbox 360 version (or you can use USB sticks, though HDD is recommended) if anyone is stuck with a basic model. There's no exclusive DLC hidden behind paywalls either aside from optional XP boosts, all loot in the game is available to earn which is refreshing for this type of game where you would think in this day and age micro-transactions would be a prominent feature.

There's some major DLC expansions planned for the future too. Defiance really could be a more underground hit of 2013.

MartinImber 30-03-2013 21:48

This is an interesting idea, it could be really good, or it could bomb, and what about non US players for the TV show, or is it a web show?

Seawolf 30-03-2013 22:27

Really hope they have improved it since the beta as it was not good - good idea, not well implemented.

barracuda91 30-03-2013 22:46

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Originally Posted by MartinImber (Post 65085278)
This is an interesting idea, it could be really good, or it could bomb, and what about non US players for the TV show, or is it a web show?

The show is aired in the UK the day after it airs in the US. I'm not sure about other countries though.

2Dshmuplover 30-03-2013 23:21

It's confirmed that Asda broke the street date.

There are 1000's of guns in this game and are all customisable, it's similar to Borderlands in that respect. Here's a really good trailer that explains some of the weapons and environments. [link]

Ladyxxmacbeth 31-03-2013 08:46

I would buy it but lack of cash prevents me (damn merlin passes)!maybe I'll see if the rental people will lend it too me

2Dshmuplover 31-03-2013 14:52

We could form a DS clan, it allows up to 50 players but it is limited to each platform. I'd be up for that, could be good fun. I won't be picking this game up for a couple of weeks as I'm a bit strapped for cash myself.

Ladyxxmacbeth 31-03-2013 18:23

i'd be up for that !

Speedloafer 31-03-2013 18:47

Any early reviews?

seanf 01-04-2013 04:15

I think ill be getting this so add xbox tag DI sittingduck if you like

XxBlaKOuTZxX 01-04-2013 15:05

Yeah I'm interested in 'Defiance'. Although I won't be getting it for a few weeks. Spent too much on games already but i'm def getting it :)

I saw an advert for the series that's starting soon. Play the game and watch the series lol :) gonna be good.

TOONARMY12 01-04-2013 16:49

Is this game online only?. Can you play offline like Borderlands etc?

2Dshmuplover 01-04-2013 17:37

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Originally Posted by XxBlaKOuTZxX (Post 65112791)
Yeah I'm interested in 'Defiance'. Although I won't be getting it for a few weeks. Spent too much on games already but i'm def getting it :)

I saw an advert for the series that's starting soon. Play the game and watch the series lol :) gonna be good.

We will definitely play this online together! :)

Reviews should be coming out tomorrow, I don't see how it's possible to fully review games like this since this is something that will evolve over time (they recommend 10gb HDD space on day 1, some large patches/updates included). I don't expect high scores but I don't care. There's something about this game I love the look of.

2Dshmuplover 01-04-2013 17:39

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Originally Posted by TOONARMY12 (Post 65114852)
Is this game online only?. Can you play offline like Borderlands etc?

You can play single player but afaik it is online only, you have to connect to their servers for it to work.

TOONARMY12 01-04-2013 17:42

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Originally Posted by 2Dshmuplover (Post 65115933)
You can play single player but afaik it is online only, you have to connect to their servers for it to work.

Bugger :(

Speedloafer 01-04-2013 19:33

An MMO has been badly needed on consoles. Lets hope it works. No reviews yet

2Dshmuplover 02-04-2013 13:44

Oh well, caved in and picked this up at lunch. HMV weren't even selling it! so it doesn't seem like there's too many copies about. I nearly bought the collectors edition since it looked so cool but at 65 it's too much of a risk in case the game isn't all that great, and might not have much resale value. I settled for the limited edition with some extra weapons.

Speedloafer 02-04-2013 13:47

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Originally Posted by 2Dshmuplover (Post 65132858)
Oh well, caved in and picked this up at lunch. HMV weren't even selling it! so it doesn't seem like there's too many copies about. I nearly bought the collectors edition since it looked so cool but at 65 it's too much of a risk in case the game isn't all that great, and might not have much resale value. I settled for the limited edition with some extra weapons.

I was thinking of getting it, but the lack of any review at all anywhere, after its release date is a huge warning sign for me.


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