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Defiance: A Disconnect Between Game & Show

Gamer Euphoria writes:

''The TV show Defiance has recently hit Syfy channel after months of hype. While it may look like yet another run of the mill sci-fi show, it’s relationship with it’s licensed video game is what makes it stand out….sort of.

The video game itself released a few weeks back, in a bit of a messy manner. The MMO has been marketed as a link between television and video games in one neat bundle. The events of the TV show will be reflected in the game and vice versa. We’ve been covering the our experiences within Defiance (the video game that is) in a number of pieces, which can be found here. The general feeling on the game is that it’s rather bare bones, maybe even rushed. A number of theories could be chosen as to why the game may have been rushed to the market. The most likely reason would be for the game to be launched in time for the premier of the show.''

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Linko641167d ago

Did anyone like the show? it all seems to be rather 'meh' reactions from people

Cirehpsa1167d ago

It's bad.

Really bad.

It's supposed to be a scifi thingy but it just feels like you're watching a normal family sitcom in an scifi world.

SatanSki1166d ago

Yeah although i found it better then The Walking Dead where there is ten times more drama then actual zombies. Even my girl didnt like TWD, and mind you she watches Cardashians lol

MysticStrummer1167d ago

I liked it a lot. I'm loving the game though so my reaction to the show might be influenced by that. The writing and effects aren't the best but I'd say this trans-media experiment has lots of potential.

r211167d ago

Wasnt the best, wasnt the worst. I'll give it a chance though, really wanna see how it interacts with the game.

cleft51167d ago

The show had some high points, but it needs to get a lot better real fast. Hopefully the main character turns into something other than charming older guy that is hard as nail on the outside, but has a heart of gold. I get what they are doing, the problem is that it is kind of bland. If done right though this could reach Farscape level of good. Only time will tell, regardless the game is really fun despite what most reviewers are saying.

Ashunderfire861167d ago

O Shit Farscape!!!! Didn't see that show in a long time man!!! What great memories I had with that show. Heck i even remember that crazy sex Scifi Show called Lexx too.

GamerEuphoria1167d ago

I remember Lexx...it was really...really...really creepy

cleft51167d ago

I remember that show as well.

MysticStrummer1167d ago

There is definite room for improvement, but the second season is already in production so I think the show will have a chance to make those improvements and find an audience.

GamerEuphoria1167d ago

I honestly think the second season is where the game and the show will meet up in a much more convincing fashion. I just hope they add some interesting environments to the game first.

Rockefellow1167d ago

When will people learn to proof-read their writing before submitting it to the masses? Don't they want to save themselves the embarrassment of incompetence and stupidity?

GamerEuphoria1167d ago

That you offering to be our editor? It's a site ran by less than 5 people. All of which does this purely as a hobby and in their own time. No one is paid for their work, it's all on their time. This often results in a few typos and mistakes seeping into work. It's not a major problem as it's not a site run by people trying to be anything they're not.

Rockefellow1167d ago (Edited 1167d ago )

That's your excuse for not spending five minutes scanning articles for errors? That's laughable. I'm glad to hear it's just a hobby, because the "talent" on display won't be getting any of you very far in this industry.

You could at least edit the previews before posting them on N4G. That way, people won't realize they're going to a site run by talentless morons until after they've clicked the link.

I won't even bother critiquing the grammatical train wreck of a comment you left. Thanks for personally proving my point, though!

MysticStrummer1167d ago

I'm less concerned by grammar and more turned off by your opinions. Defiance the show and game are a pretty cool combo in my view, and I didn't have trouble with connections, other than a minor discrepancy here and there. Lots of potential in both, and the second season is already in production so the show will have a decent chance to find an audience. Trion has a good reputation for free content and fixes to I expect the game to improve quite a bit in the coming months. All DLC will have free parts to it so the future is potentially bright.

GamerEuphoria1167d ago

I think you may need a hug.

Rockefellow1166d ago ImmatureShow
Digimortal1166d ago

Funny how the connection to the game and show is shown right at the beginning of the show. I guess that crystal that Nolan had wasn't in the game and how the Episode Mission of them leaving San Fran had nothing to do with it after stealing it off Varus (Spelled his name wrong whatever). Yet lets also not forget that episode one gives a great idea on future content. Races, New Enemies, Weapons and hell even Vehicles we will be using as well. So the connection while they were a little weak in the first episode. It's a great taste of things to come for us who the play the game.