Thought I'd start a thread for the Defiance game.
So heres the basic plot:
Your an ark hunter that is hired by Von Bach Industries, a weapon and tech manufacture, to accompany Karl Von Bach to the San Francisco Bay Area to help locate two piece of advanced technology - the Ark-cell and the Ark-matrix.
These two pieces work with the Ark-core (which Von Bach already has) to power the terra-spires, the machines which terraformed the planet. Von Bach wants to be able to power up a terra-spire so he can learn how to fix the planet. (Note: the core, cell and matrix are not the only ones in existance, there are several of them, but they may all be gone by now.)
So Von Bach and the ark hunters go aboard the stratocarrier EMS New Freedom with soldiers from the Earth Republic and go on their way. When they arrive the strato is hit with a blast from a Nova-Strike Orbital Defense System (a space based ion weapon) and crashes. Some people managed to jettison including Von Bach.
The ark hunter first searches for Von Bach. Once found you get the help of Lawkeeper Jon Cooper, a member of the Defiant Few like Nolan and discover that the Raiders, a violent group, has got the matrix and sold it to a group known as Dark Matter, a former Votanis Collective army unit that is now rogue. You eventually do find the ark-cell and Von Bach connects it to the core.
When he does this there is a flash of light and his eyes light up (but no one else sees this.) So you eventually make it into San Francisco, but are stopped by Dark Matter and their leader Nim Shondu who takes the core and cell. Von Bach's eyes light up again and he attacks Nim, who is barely phased by the attack and hurls Von Bach off the Golden Gate and into the water below.
So you are now in San Fran and finally come face to face with Nim who is using the core/cell/matrix to power a terra-spire and use it to reterraform the planet and wipe out the humans. You stop him but the core dies. Later the core gives a small spark and Von Bach's body, laying still on a beach, twitches and his eyes open and flash. (The theory is that the core's AI has taken him over.)
On the way you do some missions with Nolan and Irisa finding the Libera Nova Gem, that blue gem from the pilot, hired by Varus Soleptor who places a bounty on Nolan and Irisa for stealing the gem, as you saw in episode 6. Rynn from the show comes to the game where you help her fend off some rogue E-Rep soldiers and then stop an old EMC experiment to control hellbugs.
So I hope this gives some people a little clue as to what happened in the game.
Who has played? Plans to play? Wants more info?