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C/D You can't blame people for not wanting to buy a game because the demo sucked

#31Raven_CyarmPosted 1/13/2013 11:15:38 PM
You can and should blame them. If you read two pages of a book and say "Oh, well the rest of the book sucks too" then you're quick to judge with no real evidence.
#32Nightmare637Posted 1/13/2013 11:16:35 PM
depends on the game and the demo.
#33JuanZoloPosted 1/13/2013 11:18:33 PM
Deny. I played the demo of DQVIII and HATED it. I then received it as a gift and it is now one of my all time faves.
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#34gamestop27Posted 1/13/2013 11:18:41 PM
Raven_Cyarm posted...
You can and should blame them. If you read two pages of a book and say "Oh, well the rest of the book sucks too" then you're quick to judge with no real evidence.

That's not the same. With a demo you're getting the base gameplay and if that doesn't hold your interest then you're not under any obligation to buy the whole game.
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#35Ryphis_DemeanorPosted 1/13/2013 11:24:52 PM
Demos aren't really so great anymore. An average game has a 15 hour completion time. That is a huge story arc and a huge amount of gameplay elements and upgrades coming into play across that time line. I hated Valkyria Chronicles demo and dismissed the game for a long time. By the time I finally got the game and beat it, it became one of my favorite games for the system. Demos are misleading and especially frustrating now that they are huge full game downloads that try to force you to buy it now. They also spoil later levels because most demos don't even try to show you the beginning of the game because no one wants more training levels.
#36agrissaPosted 1/13/2013 11:54:58 PM
Absolutely confirms. I've never played a demo that wasn't just like the final product.
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#37Xenesis XenonPosted 1/13/2013 11:56:53 PM
While I certainly miss the shareware era, I don't see that time returning.

And yeah, a game with a demo, if the demo sucks then someone is absolutely justified in not buying the full product.
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#38TehRYNOLPosted 1/14/2013 1:44:10 AM
99% of the time, yes. Although there are those odd cases where the demo is not representative of the final game at all.
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#39Bancario51Posted 1/14/2013 1:48:20 AM
I know man, I mean these foos defending a game. The whole purpose of a demo is to see whether or not you like the gameplay and its figure if its worth buying. Otherwise
A It fails as a demo
B. the game just isn't for you

I don't understand why people go out on a limb to defend a game after that. To buy or not buy. Demo is the answer to that question.
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#40OrangeSchweesePosted 1/14/2013 1:52:52 AM(edited)
Only going by the demo when there are tons of reviews out there is just willful ignorance on your part.

Does this have something to do with DmC? I noticed a lot of haters judging it as harshly as possible by the demo, so that they could have another dumb reason to hate it.