Originally Posted by Dolnor
I hope the Defiance game fares better.
I think it will for three reasons:
1. The TV show, that will accompany the game, and will provide constant advertising and reasons for players to log in. Already I'm seeing TV advert slots that promote the game, and recent interviews with developers/cast members hint to having things from the TV show, being directly ported into the game.
So even if the game tanks, on its own merits, there will always be people who will watch the show and from that, want to log into the game. Even it's just to see place "x" or character "y" in the game world.
2. The game isn't riding on the over-inflated ego, of a pompous arse game developer.
Richard Garret = Tool in SPAAAAACE!
3. Trion do have a few moderately successful MMO's (e.g Rift) under their belt, so they should know what they are doing by now.