Game Front: "The more I think about Defiance, the more I mull over my time in the game and muse about what makes it good or bad, the angrier I get. The most disappointing thing is that I know Trion can do better. Defiance is a game that actively flaunts bad gunplay in the player’s face, has no real progression to speak of, lacks cohesion of design in both mechanics and art, and is missing the most important part of an MMO: variety. It’s simply not interesting. Defiance is a collection of good ideas done poorly. Arkfalls and the open-world system have some serious legs, if Trion decides to flesh them out, but for the most part Defiance is either mediocre or outright bad."