OXM: "Imagine a shooter that’s always online, its expansive open world populated by dozens if not hundreds of players who can organically influence each others’ experiences in any number of ways. It’s a shooter where you can casually partner up to tackle story missions, form an ad hoc militia to collectively conquer a dynamic event, and opt-in to the Shadow War to battle other players without ever leaving the shared world. Aside from the long-forgotten Final Fantasy XI, it’s the closest thing the Xbox 360 has to a massively multiplayer online game…and it’s not Bungie’s newly announced project, Destiny. It’s also not Planetside or Firefall or even Dust 514. It’s Defiance — a third-person shooter designed as a real-time narrative counterpart to a new Syfy television series — and it’s just about to land on store shelves nationwide."