When you compare this to the other free MMO, play-for-free on playstation(Dust514 or Free Realms) or PC... This one isn't no winner to any achievement.
If you love gamer interaction with others and like to be more social then competitive orientated, you probably will enjoy the game.
In Defiance you create your own character and mesh into the online population of the internet.... Lots of patch downloading required at first.
You are an Ark Hunter on a Terraformed Earth. An alien species comes to Earth... Not all of the aliens are hostile though... Even though the imperial minded side of the aliens has ravished the Earth... You still find one or two good aliens that will aid you.
You search for arks... Meteorites that constantly fall to earth with rare materia... You harvest that rare material and sale it for other treasures.
If you are thinking the game sorta sounds like Borderlands... You are right... However, the map is far larger and not as many loading screens, unless you play the deathmatches and other shooter gameplay elements. Also the game is still on Earth, not an alien planet.
Its not a bad game.
It has a lot to offer but, is pretty story lacking and some of the visuals... SHOULD HAVE been tweaked. Not all of the visuals is bad though. Some parts are very nice and well detailed... Other parts of the game world look like it was made by Dr Seuss--All round and odd shapped terrain that seemed to be thrown together. The science-fact, geography aspects to how land formations is created is vacant. Very Unrealistic terrain.
I like detail... I like seeing things and seeing all the tedious details perfect.. It shows that the artists put a lot of effort into the game. You may not care about that detail and able to look past it.
In all its an OK game with a few major flaws, but it plays?? If you love online multiplayer co-op, social interaction... You may love the game... If not you will just see all the flaws.
This game is great, but extremely repetitive. Its a great rent, gets boring after a day or two. There is zero difference between the starting classes, races except for the ascetic aspect. Missions (both side and main) are also very repetitive.