April 15, 2013 at 5:37 pm #84772
My DVR is set for Defiance tonight. I like the concept of a ravaged Earth with different alien races mixing with humans. SyFy has proved (to me at least) that they can do a decent show with Continuum so I’m hoping they can strike gold twice.
I’m a little more worried about the connection with the game. My issues are:
- Full price, $60. It’s an MMO (yes, with microtransactions). If they’r'e really trying to encourage adoption, why not make it lower price, or even freemium?
- It’s another freaking shooter. After experiencing the excellence of Tomb Raider and BioShock Infinite (and Gears of Wars Judgement to a lesser extent), I’m not convinced that this does anything difference.
I’m optimistic, but cautious.April 15, 2013 at 10:10 pm #84833
I don’t think there’s a monthly fee for the MMO, so it’s one time pay then micro transactions like Guild Wars instead of WOW. I think the idea seems interesting, and I liked Trion’s other game: Rift. At this point though I’ve been bitten by far too many MMO launches to ever buy one right when they come out though. I’ll give it a month and see what people are saying (unless someone has a code or something, I’ll take a code!). Also I’m a little wary of multi-platform MMOs, I like my keyboard!April 15, 2013 at 10:29 pm #84838
Yeah there’s no monthly fee but I still don’t think it should be $60. It’s tied to this unproven show and I’m worried if they don’t see quick adoption of both that this wont have the time to grow into something cool.April 15, 2013 at 10:45 pm #84839
Agreed. I’m not trying to pay $60 for any game unless everyone I know says it is awesome, and Defiance is not in that category.April 15, 2013 at 10:51 pm #84840
I played the beta and it was actually decent. Of course didn’t expect a lot since I have played MMOs on my computer (I miss Eve Online sometimes) but I liked how random people assisted me during my missions. But the lag got bad when there was 20+ players on my screen but that’s to be expected.
In the end its about how many people actually got the game for it to be enjoyable.April 16, 2013 at 12:59 am #84850
I’m interested in the non-WoW business model, but I was immediately put off looking at the game’s listing on Steam, which in addition to the standard edition offers a “deluxe edition” for $99.99 that includes some free fake digital items. I’m really not a fan of games that offer paid gear that alters your performance in it, and $40 extra for a couple additional weapons, skins, decals, and what have you seems like blatant money grubbing.
Plus, I’m really not into MMOs at all, and the reviews have so far not been kind. All this combined with the fact that Sony already has released a free to play MMO sci-fi shooter in Planetside 2… yeah. That kind of makes the decision pretty easy (even though Planetside 2 is not without its problems).April 16, 2013 at 1:35 am #84851
I’ll have to watch my recording of it later. But I’ve watched some play videos–doesn’t seem my thing. And even if it was, that nonsense $60 tag is like driving into a brickwall at full speed. Especially for an mmo. And what are the microtransactions going to be like? Shortcutting? Gamebreaking? Unbalancing? You can’t continue any further/play this quest unless you pay?April 17, 2013 at 10:20 am #85099
I was interested in purchasing this game until I found out the online code was broken. The servers couldn’t handle the pressure of separate but equal MMO duties. I was talking with a Gamestop fellow yesterday (as painful as it was) who gave me a ton of information about the upcoming patches and what the game offers in addition to the base story. The extra $40 grants you access to 5 upcoming DLC packs and updates that mirror the television show as it progresses. You also have the opportunity to have your character appear in the series if you climb the leaderboards with the new packs. I don’t know if that is enough for someone to invest money into a television/game series with no history. I’m on the fence as well.
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