"Trion’s next MMO is here. Defiance is a post-apocalyptic, third-person shooter MMO set in the San Francisco Bay Area. Here, genetically-enhanced guns for hire known as Ark Hunters (which come in Votan and Human flavors at the moment) are sent out across the ravaged and deadly lands in search of the coveted alien technology known as arktech. Following under the orders of Karl Von Bach, of Von Bach Inudstries, players set out to aid him and the Earth Republic in obtaining arktech while dealing with the ever-evolving issues that constantly present themselves. So is the life of an Ark Hunter.
Trion is hoping to take the world by storm through tight shooting controls and transmedia storytelling — SyFy hosts the TV series counterpart also titled Defiance. The question is: Have they successfully crafted and combined the elements of their ambitious MMO?" - JPS