Defiance is unlike anything that has ever hit the world before. It’s a television show like any other, but isn’t. It’s a Massively Multiplayer Online shooter, but it isn’t. I don’t really know how to describe the concepts at play to someone that isn’t at least sort of familiar with it already – but I’m going to try. Basically, Syfy, the TV channel, partnered with Trion Worlds, the game studio, to release this cross-media experience they like to call Defiance. Both the game and the show take place in the same world and are supposedly going to impact and influence one another, but that remains to be seen.
As of the time of this writing, I’ve had a good deal of time with the game and seen the shows double-length pilot episode and I have plenty to say.