I think Nintendo finally understands the need for demos.

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3 years ago#11
I would have never bought Sonic All Stars (Wii U) without the demo. Hadn't given it any thought before, loved the demo so much, I bought the game.
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3 years ago#12
masterduelistky posted...
The Resident Evil: Revelations demo definitely helped me make my decision to buy it.


Same here.
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3 years ago#13
for niche games like fire emblem, yeah

but mario games don't need demos
3 years ago#14
I think demos are wonderful!

I was skeptic about getting EO4 but as I'm still playing this demo I realize this is a must have. I hope more game demos in the future start at the games beginning and then allow for the save to be transferred to the full game.
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3 years ago#15
dominatinggamer posted...
I'm all for demos but in all of my gaming years I don't think a demo has ever swayed me towards a purchase I wasn't already set on making. More often they deter a purchase.


This is why I think demos are a bad idea. Notice the extermely high ratings on games with demos, only people that loved it bought it.
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3 years ago#16
I'm hating the Monster Hunter demo, but the Resident Evil one totally sold me.
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3 years ago#17
To be honest, I think demos actually make me not buy a game, rather than me buying the game
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3 years ago#18
Demo sold me on Fire Emblem: Awakening, but killed my interest for Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate. Kind of a mixed bag.
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3 years ago#19
JDTAY posted...
Demo sold me on Fire Emblem: Awakening, but killed my interest for Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate. Kind of a mixed bag.


the Monster Hunter ultimate demo what is not for people who have never played the game more for people who are awaiting the game. A demo for Monster Hunter could never do any justice. it is not a game with instant gratification it is a very deep game that requires patience and practice. if I were you I wouldn't make a decision on Monster Hunter about a demo that only shows you 2 monsters and nothing of what comes with preparing to even fight monsters of that caliber.
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3 years ago#20
Godstriker8 posted...
Sometimes demos can suck though. I hated the Dead Space demo, but when I got the game for cheap years later, I loved it.


That's a problem with the developer then. The point of a demo is to sell a game. Or at least it was. Demos are pretty lazy these days because consumers are less wise with their money now.
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