Defiance - Starter Guide

We look at guns, dance, tackle an interface, throw a technical foul, and show you how to enjoy Defiance.

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74 comments
imhittgirl
imhittgirl

I agree with darkamor! I too am left handed and CANNOT play Defiance without becoming so frustrated I could scream. Trion added versatility when it comes to creating your avatar... yet the controll settings are set and unchangeable -HOW RIDICULOUS! Hope their sales on this game as well as reviews eventually reflect the HUGE ERROR they made in limiting their target market to ONLY RIGHT HANDED PEOPLE!

darkamor
darkamor

I beta'd & alpha'd the Defiance Game from Trion - my one & only continuous complaint never received an acknowledgement from the Game Developers in the Official Forums ... & that was to address an issue I have with the game controls. 


I am a left handed mouse users that enjoys a game which allows the arrow keys to be used with my right hand (or the numlock with the number keypad) and this game is not left hand friendly. 


If you are a Left Handed game player? Don't even bother downloading and / or buying the Defiance Game (if you're a Game Developer for Trion on this project? Then FUCK YOU for ignoring Lefties & ignoring my posts in the Official Forum) 


I will get into the show on Sci Fi / Sy Fy - because its one of the rare Science Fiction shows on the Network - but the Game is an epic fail (in my opinion) 


TrueGB
TrueGB

Well, the show was "meh" and the "making of" made it pretty clear it's very unlikely it will connect to the game.

LukeWesty
LukeWesty

Having some problems with the goals, really random. Goal of killing a boss in under 5 mins and even with my own timer set at us killing the final boss in under 4 mins still not giving us the goal, gets quite annoying and hope its fixed, other than that brill game.

Ovirew
Ovirew

Looking at some of the comments, I guess no two gamers really can agree on anything, which just goes to show that people will have to try this one for themselves.

Personally it doesn't really look that interesting to me, but then it looks like most modern third-person shooters.

solidsnake50
solidsnake50

All this time i thinking this is completely unrelated to the Tv show. Interesting, i wouldnt play it but interesting.

JonC666
JonC666

This game has 61/100 from journalist and a 6.8/10 from user and the user score keeps going down the game is fun for a couple of hours only. Questing is incredibly repititive go there kill guy press E all the way, the covering system is really bad, the PvP is ruled by bunny hopin shotgun and its been that way since beta so they knew and didnt do a thing about it. This game is a money grab that goes with the show its been rushed out so your paying 60$ for a beta who may never get out of beta. There is free to play game a hundred times better than that. At least wait before buying this it will go down in price really fast.

Heshertonfist
Heshertonfist

Defiance Starter Guide - Play something better.

Jamoid
Jamoid

Why do most of the women look like vampires from shit late 90's tv shows?

midnight_trashh
midnight_trashh

Hmm let's see how many scifi games are more indepth then Defiance... Firefall, Hawken, Mechwarrior Online, Planetside 2, Tribes: Ascend, Dust 514, Global Agenda, and Warframe. 

Yeah that sums it up.

Tripwolf
Tripwolf

It could have used some more WoW influence. Then maybe there would have been something to do.

Conan1985
Conan1985

Its actually pretty good, I have played loads of MMO's so i have a fair base to compare to others. Firstly thank god its not other wow style game where you have 50 special abilities and have to mod and macro and all that crap. Its simple FPS shooter style so skill is important and the learning curve isn't huge. The game has loads of potential to grow, yes it has bugs but every MMO has been buggy on release.

StaticPenguin
StaticPenguin

A technical foul for not using sci-fi gear? Isn't one of the deals with Defiance is that they don't have that much sci-fi tech which is why Ark gear is so precious?

infinity_
infinity_

Defiance Starter Guide:

1.: Uninstall Defiance

2.: Play another good mmo.

3.: Profit.

Scorpid77
Scorpid77

It's not a bad game at all, just needs (a lot) of developer support.

MaP_Hagmen
MaP_Hagmen

Was really not sure about this game at first but it growing onto me the more I play, it still not  a super game but there is a lot for enjoyment to have and I still in the early part of the game and it keep getting better.

BlackBaldwin
BlackBaldwin

I feel sorry for the guy who had to make this video I mean the game is fun but to have to make a guide video for it would be pretty dull.  Oh well thats the life of a game journalist I suppose..

Syrlink
Syrlink

Hmm...seems like impressions of this game are changing over time...it does look interesting, but early on a lot of impressions were negative...have they fixed these problems? I wanna get it but I just can't decide.

Iceman228433
Iceman228433

Thank you for this, this will help me quite a bit.

Avenger1324
Avenger1324

Pretty good summary video - but from how it started out - watched the first 14 mins online, watched Firefly, played too much Borderlands 2 - am I really that predictable? :P

OurSin-360
OurSin-360

I don't know what to think of this game and don't see any actual reviews of it around yet.

LukeWesty
LukeWesty

Finished the campaign and side quest's etc, going through all the goals with a friend, half way through and think it's great. Through enjoyment alone this is the best most enjoyable game I'v played so far this year.

Yodake
Yodake

This game is awesome

EvilShabazz
EvilShabazz

Having gotten to about EGO 275, I'm finding it to be a good first draft of a Borderlands/Planetside hybrid.  The graphics on the PC could use a little love - they're console quality, but the gameplay makes up for it - at least for the first hundred hours.

DeKuip
DeKuip

How much real money you have to pay in game to open lockboxes and other stuf to so you get the full experiance?

RubberStrig
RubberStrig

@JonC666 wait, there's a cover system? I just stand or crouch behind whatever.

I quite like the game - gunplay is fun, grenade timer is a little to long early on, and having enemies spawn right next to you sucks when you are using your scope and don't notice they are there until you are almost dead, the quests are repetitive, BUT I am still having fun with it. If more interesting content is added I'll stick around and buy cool junk in-game, otherwise I'll just bail when I max out .. I get bored doing multi-play-through's of the same content ...

LukeWesty
LukeWesty

@JonC666  

Couple of hour only? bollox. Me and my friend are now going through all the goals toegther and been at it since the game was released on a daily basis, maybe me experiencing it with a good friend enhances the experienced but I'v had hour of fun on this game, always after the goals for the xp and unlockables, awesome.

tharionwind
tharionwind

@midnight_trashh 

Defiance does things that Planetside doesn't.  More fun than most of the others.  To each his/her own.  

Carpe Diem and bring extra ammunition clips!

ghstbstr
ghstbstr

Who cares about all those other games? I know I don't, but I do like Defiance and it is a great game to.

Gamespot has time to make this video, but they won't do a review.

EvilShabazz
EvilShabazz

@infinity_ Name a better sci-fi themed MMO shooter where a headshot is actually a headshot.

Not being sarcastic - other than co-op Borderlands 2, what is there?

ShinjiEx
ShinjiEx

@infinity_ PC players are spoiled 

But we console gamers needed this game

MMO's are very rare for us

EvilShabazz
EvilShabazz

@Scorpid77 Agreed - but that can be said of any game that's come out in the last several years.  What it needs most at this point is some PC-quality graphics.

BlackBaldwin
BlackBaldwin

@Syrlink 

It depends on what system your gonna go with Syrlink.  The worst system right now is xbox and pc seems to have issues as well but I'm on the ps3 and I haven't really had too many problems really.  The games pretty fun its really easy to burn alot of time in it but if you expect a mmo then your gonna be disappointed its more like a third person shooter open world type of game with social elements thrown in for good measure..

LukeWesty
LukeWesty

@EvilShabazz  

No they are a lot worse than the normal console game but I have no problems with this and it was expected from an mmo.

wdma
wdma

@DeKuip you don't need to pay real money to open lockboxes, but the option is there for those who don't have time to play much and get in-game resources. 

Lambchopzin
Lambchopzin

@DeKuip That was something the person speaking in this video was mistaken about. You *can* buy lockboxes with bits, but you can also buy them with in-game currency. Frankly, buying them with bits isn't worth it because the chance that you will actually get something good is fairly low, and buying them with bits is expensive. Buying them with keycodes/scrips however is not that expensive.

Marshydude1
Marshydude1

The answer is nothing because if you play the game you unlock it for free but if you had the game you would know that

JonC666
JonC666

@EvilShabazz Dust 514 for console Planeteside 2 for PC both are free to play both have better graphics less bugs, better PvP balance and yes planeteside has better PvP balance then this tough to believe but true. I will give you its the only one with PVE but at this point wait for Destiny or take a break. The problem is not that much the game but its the price its not even worth 15$ and they have a cash shop on top of that.

midnight_trashh
midnight_trashh

@EvilShabazz @Scorpid77 Graphics mean absolutely nothing in making a game good. What it needs is too more indepth then what it already is. Borderlands 2 has more depth then this game and that's a single player game with multilayer capability.  The Metric score is only 65 - 69 for a reason. Because it's an "ok" game.

Syrlink
Syrlink

@BlackBaldwin @Syrlink That sounds really cool actually...I'm on ps3 and I'm kinda kicking myself for passing on the beta, but betas  sometimes ruin games for me so maybe it was a good thing.

wdma
wdma

@Yodake @LukeWesty there is no end for the campaign they will keep adding story missions, episodes missions, side missions weekly with show.

The game is just brilliant and absolutely enjoying it to no limit 

LukeWesty
LukeWesty

@Yodake

About 6 days but I was doing all side quests and other stuff 

JonC666
JonC666

@LukeWesty @EvilShabazz DC universe(free to play) and Final Fantasy XIV had really good graphics for console and both are MMO so i dont see why it was expected if both of those game had good graphics 2 years ago.

Scorpid77
Scorpid77

@midnight_trashh @EvilShabazz @Scorpid77 uhmmm, I'm actually playing it on PS3 (and it looks bad). More than the graphics, in an MMO I'm looking for a reason to invest my time, so I hope they deliver content and they support they product beyond technical support, there's a lot to add.