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FTP / 3rd Person shooter / MMO RPG / Mostly Open World - sort of post-apocalypse meets zombie killer.
Ok, first thing you need to know about this game is that it is a THIRD PERSON SHOOTER (a la Warframe and Firefall). Most of the time, you're sort of looking overy your character's shoulder. It's a little different, but it is fun, fast, player-skill included action.
It is also an MMO, no limit on players...you can play co-op (PVE) or competitive (PVEverything).
As FTP, you only get two characters, which is kind of good--the classes don't seem to make much difference.
It is also an RPG--so, ok on a small scale, with VERY GOOD if a bit limited graphics, 3rd person shooter version of WoW. You level up. You have abilities you can customize. You can group with others. You can solo.
Gear - Gear matters. But it is pretty easy to come by. At least so far, all that matters are weapons and your shield (very important). Your clothing does not affect your shield/armor at all as far as I can tell.
Money - comes relatively quickly for your needs
Vehicles - you start with a 4 wheel ATV bike--absolutely fine for all the FTP content--took it all the way to San Fran as a noob. However, you can purchase cars and trucks in game for MORE MAYHEM. Running mobs over happens often, and damn if that's not fun.
Combat - ranged matters for sure...your sniper rifle can make encounters much easier, but sooner or later, you WILL NEED close combat weaponry--shot gun, smg...something that you don't need to aim too much. Mobs are not entirely stupid. If they are getting sniped, they charge you. I would say the AI is very impressive.
Overall, I'd say the game has the makings of something great. I have not purchased a thing, but the FTP makes for a very tempting, extensive demo for further content. I've been looking....well, really for open world/1st person shooter/mmo/rpg gun game be it zombies or steam punk or cyberpunk or post-apoc--this is the ONLY game I've found that does all that (ok 1st/3rd person shooter is a little different, but it WORKS). Warframe is kind of close--great action, even better melee imho, but all small maps (that I saw) where Defiance is open world. You feel like you're there.
I have a feeling I'll be playing this game until somebody makes Fallout 3 Online or GTAV online or Deus Ex MMORPG or some such. If I'm missing one, I would love to hear about it.
Just remember though, FTP is...it's good, but I can see it being kind of small long term. Playable and fun for now, eventually, people are going to want to pay for DLC packages as the California Bay Area at this scale is a bit small. The one CON is it needs more content. But I guess they have to make their money somehow.