Defiance 2050 – Review

Defiance 2050
Our Rating:
Console: 9/10

Price:
Free to Play

ESRB Rating: M- Mature 17+
(Violence, Blood and Gore, Sexual Themes, Strong Language)
Developer: Trion Worlds
Publisher: Trion Worlds, Inc
Official Website: https://www.defiance2050.com

Genres: Massively multiplayer, Shooter, Adventure

Platforms: PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Microsoft Windows

Description:

Originally Join your friends and become an Ark Hunter in a massive cooperative online shooter like no other. Choose from an array of fully customizable weapons and classes, explore a unique futuristic open world, and engage in epic fast-paced third-person shooter combat.

Pros:
* Engaging with dynamic role based gameplay
* Well designed inventory management
* Heavy emphasis on co-operative gameplay, yet still playable solo
* Weapon customization
* Leveling is fun and engaging, it does not feel like a grind
* Best graphics I have seen in a console based MMO.
* Huge open world map
* Classes feel different and relevant, the class system gives a completely individual feel with each class you play.
* Smoothest launch/ prerelease I have seen in many years

Cons:
* Server connectivity a bit buggy
* At initial release, enemies and quests glitched out quite a bit. This rendered the game almost unplayable. This has since been fixed.
* Randomly crashing when in the bigger events, or when near a large group of players.
* 4 player instance REQUIRED to continue progression through the storyline
* vehicles are quite hard to control properly

Gameplay features:
– 5 classes (Assault, Combat Medic, Assassin, demolitionist, and guardian) that bring the true MMO feel.
– The classes are completely hot swappable on one character.
– Clans allow for another level of progression and immersion into this title
– Co-op maps and PvP maps also give the player get another way to play
– Arkfalls and random events keep the player on thier toes and break up the questing
– Scavenging – search the world for the guns, melee weapons, tools, armor, clothing, and more.

Again this is the most promising MMO on console I have seen to date. This is the first MMO that has come even close to capturing the magic of the PC MMO culture that I grew up with. I see a bright future ahead for this title and definitely recommend checking it out upon release on 7/10!

Additional Note: Many of the glitches and disconnects were repaired – it seems – in a hotfix update overnight.

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Dungeon Defenders 2 – Review

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Dungeon Defenders 2

Our Rating:
7/10

Price:
Free

ESRB Rating: Rated “E 10+” (Everyone 10+)

Developer: Trendy Entertainment
Publisher: Trendy Entertainment

Genres: Action role-playing game, tower defense, survival
Platforms: PlayStation 4, Xbox One, PC

Description:
Etheria is under attack! Build mighty defenses to freeze, burn and disintegrate your foes, then grab a sword and jump into the action! Level up a team of heroes, deck them out in loot, and destroy the hordes by yourself or in four player online co-op!

Pros:
* Ease of play — Easy to learn controls along with a fairly easy to understand and straight forward tutorial
* Both Single and Multiplayer options (multiplayer up to 4 players and allows for either online or local multiplayer)
* An interesting mix of both a Tower defence and RPG gameplay
* Every character type is relevant and useful
* Plenty to do at End Game

Cons:
* Only a few characters available without earning a lot of in game premium currency or spending money.
*Matchmaking can be quiet slow
* End Game upgrades are quite time consuming

Some Key Gameplay features:
* Both static and randomly generated map rules and objectives
* Unique ability to switch between characters mid game and mid battle.

Overall a fun game! And at the low price of Free-fidy, there is a lot to do in this title. Although grinding new characters is time consuming there is not any dull moments in the gameplay. The towers and skills unique to each character are all worth using, it is very hard to pick a “main character” and with this game, you don’t have to. If you enjoy tower defense and RPG games, this is a title you may definitely want to give a try.

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