Defiance, the game that is supposedly linked to the on-going television series of the same name. Things that happen in the game MAY affect the television series and vice versa. However, that "MAY" word is the caveat here. The game was a huge launch disaster with many players not being able to get in on all of the available consoles and PCs it was launched on in the entire first week of post-launch. For the record, I still have trouble getting on this game at times. I've been asking this question for a long, long time, especially with massively-multiplayer game types, but what the hell are beta periods for anymore? If you hype a game this big, with a big appeal like TV-Game interactivity, prepare for insane amounts of people wanting to log in and play the game at the same time at launch. I also have a huge problem with paying for the game for the tv-game interactivity function and then being told, "Well, if you want that feature, you have to pay extra for the downloadable content." If you market a game for something and don't tell people during that marketing that the interactivity does cost extra in addition to the purchase of the game, it's going to piss people off and turn them away.
Finally, the gameplay itself, once I got in, is decent, but it's not extraordinary. There are exciting moments and you get to drive one of those cool "roller" vehicles very early on in the game, but there's a lot of the "same-old, same-old" here. Yes, I know the "same-old, same-old" is a guaranteed money-maker, but honestly, if I wanted that, I wouldn't be shelling out $60 for your game expecting something new. I'd just save my money and stick with what I already have.
Can it be saved? Yes, it can, because it is an MMO and it has the possibility of being updated. Make some cool interaction happen for EVERYONE, do something awesome, out of the norm, and fix the connectivity issues, and this game can become game of the year. But this all needs to happen pretty quick as we're already half-way through this year.