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Submitted by lifesanrpg 517d ago | article

So how did Defiance the show connect with Defiance the game?

GameZone writes, "Last night was the premiere of Syfy's new original series, Defiance. This show is a companion piece, or vice versa, to the game Defiance, taking place in the same universe, during the same timeline. Before the show aired, it was unclear exactly how the game would meld these two mediums together and how they'd interact, but the Pilot episode certainly hinted at how it all comes together." (Defiance, PC, PS3, Xbox 360)

UnHoly_One  +   517d ago
I thought the show was surprisingly good, actually.

I'll keep watching it for sure.
cleft5  +   517d ago
I actually liked it and I don't watch tv normally.
Heisenburger  +   517d ago
I agree. I think it was very wise to go with a two hour premier.

It felt like an event, for lack of a better word. I let the cgi slide because it's the pilot. I'm just relieved that the show and the game are both things that I can get invested in.

Fun times ahead!
Parapraxis  +   517d ago
Glad i'm not the only one who thought the CGI was pretty crap.
nolifeking  +   516d ago
A two hour premiere with more commercials than show.
I will continue watching though.
3-4-5  +   517d ago
really? I saw there was a 2 hour special on last night but it was already half way into it, and I'm not about to start a series not from the beginning.
bluetoto  +   517d ago
They showed it 3 times back to back to back, sucks you couldn't catch it.
antz1104  +   516d ago
Me too, good show, great game.
Belking  +   517d ago
I liked the show. It's has a few hot women and that's all you need.
cervantes99  +   517d ago
I enjoyed the show too!
CJDUNCAN  +   517d ago
the show was dull so far, but it has promise. Maybe if I had the game I could get more of the backstory
ironcreed  +   517d ago
Liked the show as well. Decided to hold off on the game, but will be buying it soon. Flawed for sure, but still very fun.
Ron_Danger  +   517d ago
You should've gotten it day one. Everyone who did got a weeks worth of paid boosters from Trion just for playing it.
ironcreed  +   517d ago
Looks like I missed out. But better late than never, I guess.
Parapraxis  +   517d ago
Some of the CGI in the show was horrific.
Average show, might get better.

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BattleTorn  +   517d ago
You know what's retarded, players of the game have to play the 'TV' missions within time-contraints.

IOW, the 4 prequel missions that showed Nolan before leaving San Fran ARE NOW GONE.

If you buy the game late, you only get the episode missions that are currently available, and none of the proir-existing ones.

Again, IOW, you can't play (some) episode-missions after April 15th.
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cleft5  +   517d ago
Right it's about immersion and that means you are either on board or you miss out on stuff. It's a shame that people miss out, but maybe when the show starts airing re-runs, if hopefully the show gets a new season, then that content can comeback.

By doing it this way, they actually make the show content feel special. Only time will tell if they continue to do a good job of it.
BattleTorn  +   517d ago
Which I fully understand this was put in place to maximize the immersion of very active players..

But the thing is, letting late players play old episode-missions doesn't affect active players - where as the way it stands now it greatly affect late-players.

If people want to keep up, and view the game/show as a side-by-side universe, active are completely free to do so.

But this leaves late-player without completely.

It's "be active or the highway" - compromising and letting late players play old missions doesn't affect active player as much does the, current, reverse.
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pody  +   517d ago
The CG is alright for a TV-show. This isn't a full-blown Hollywood blockbuster guys, where they almost have an infinite budget.
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FamilyGuy  +   517d ago
No, there are plenty of tv shows with muuuuuuuch better cg scenes than this one. It's very low budget. A show with high quality cg scenes would be Game of Thrones (season 2&3) when they show their dragons.

Here's a few recent lower budget tv shows that all had better cg scenes as well.

Primeval (debatable)
Continuum
Terra Nova
MysticStrummer  +   517d ago
Yeah the CGI was quite a bit worse than I expected. I'd read a lot of these people were involved with Battlestar Galactica, but apparently that didn't include the effects team. I liked the show overall though.
thaguy  +   516d ago
I liked the it was pretty surprising to me.

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