My New Favorite Game: Defiance
Posted 08 April 2013 - 03:57 PM
I just had to pop in and say that I picked up Defiance for the PS3 - and I am AMAZED. I went in with low expectations, and quickly had them blown away. This is the game I have been looking for, for so long. To me it is essentially Fallout 3 + Mass Effect + Borderlands wrapped into an MMORPG. It is made by the same people who made Rift (which I also played, but this is far better). It has an arguably better UI, and similar inventory (and targeting) mechanics as Borderlands, the feel of Mass Effect 3, and the Mad Max style of Fallout.
The most important factor to me is the immersion - the world feels alive. You start out the game with an ATV you can summon, and you can get other vehicles as well (I'm riding around in a Twisted Metal-looking Dodge Challenger R/T atm ). There are world events (just like Rift) that turn into huge player-driven battles. The quest system works great (similar to Farcry 3, but better - you have a main quest and you can pick up other ones randomly around the world). It is just an all-around immersive and incredibly fun game.
TL;DR: Defiance is an MMORPG version of Fallout/Borderlands/Mass Effect all wrapped into one. It is a revolutionary step forward in console (and PC) gaming, and is an absolute blast to play.
Just my 2 cents.