I've struggled to get into the TV side of Defiance, but with a dearth of new sci-fi shows these days, I've been sticking with it, fingers crossed it gets, well, good. Not sure if the game is worth firing up, but Grant Bowler, the Kiwi-born actor playing main character Joshua Nolan, thinks it's a bit of alright... though I doubt that comes as a surprise to anyone.
Obviously, Bowler isn't going to have any negatives to share regarding the game or the show, but he does let us know that he has the ear of developer Trion Worlds (this is assuming he's played the game at all):
I think it's awesome. I've discovered there's a little bit of a narcissist in me. I'm the only person on the face of the planet that has the ability to go up to the Trion guys at the booth and say "Hey, can you put my skin on it?" and my player character instantly has my skin on and I get to run around as me... which is epic. I've been playing games since I was 16 and nobody's ever offered that before.
Unfortunately, the poor guy struggles a bit when popped a question about "next-gen" (the interview was recorded during this year's E3), though he does apparently have a great love of mechs.
Actor Grant Bowler Talks Defiance MMO Game And TV Series [GamerHub.tv]