Should more games offer a free demo version ?

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  1. Max_TO

    Max_TO Well-Known Member

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    Everyone at one point has bought a game , tried it , and instantly regretted buying it . The same can also be said for the other side of this coin , a person bought a game , played the game and instantly loved it . That being said , those first impressions are very important :cool:

    Would you like to see more developers release a free demo / lite version of there respective games to help you decide as to wether or not you should be forking out money for the game ?

    Would this also help improve game quality if a free demo was expected with every new game release ?
     
  2. CaptainAwesome

    CaptainAwesome Well-Known Member

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    That definitely wouldn't be a bad idea. The experience that a demo provides can certainly be the deciding factor in whether a game would be worth the money.

    But I would be a lot happier about current Lite versions if the iTunes Store had a section dedicated to them. The free apps section is a little cluttered with all the game demos.
     
  3. dyscode

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    #3 dyscode, Oct 17, 2010
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    YES, totally!!!

    And Freemium etc. with DLC is NOT the answer because everytime you reinstall the game you need to wait for your f++++++ DLC to load from the internet.
    If the company withdraws the game or something you are left out in the cold also.
     
  4. MidianGTX

    MidianGTX Well-Known Member

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    Not if the demo is the same size as the full game. If it's crap I don't want to waste my time downloading 200MB of it.
     
  5. f e a r l e s s

    f e a r l e s s Well-Known Member

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    Yes they should.

    Why many don't or wait a while:

    Advertising + hype + etc = Sale

    So, if they release a demo, lite, etc. first or alongside... That = not as many sales.

    Do I make sense? :confused:
     
  6. RttaM

    RttaM Well-Known Member

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    No one likes Freemium. It's a waste of time.
     
  7. f e a r l e s s

    f e a r l e s s Well-Known Member

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    I like freemium. Can't speak for everyone. Ha! :p
     
  8. sammysin

    sammysin Well-Known Member

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    Every game should.
     
  9. lord-sam

    lord-sam Well-Known Member

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    Yes demos are important. But it is a must that it's a true representative of the game. For example Prince of Persia lite was terrible, it just had loads of cut-scenes and very little interesting gameplay. That instantly put me off of a probably good game
    Good kites have include Aqua moto Racing, Skate It and Let's Golf 2, all of which give a full level(s) to play around with.
     
  10. RttaM

    RttaM Well-Known Member

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    I like the fact that when I purchase a game I get what I paid for. If a DLC comes out (and it interests me enough) - I'll pick it up. Otherwise no.
     
  11. dyscode

    dyscode Well-Known Member

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    which takes about 2 minutes for d/l to itunes?

    you are a VERY busy man.:rolleyes:
     
  12. RttaM

    RttaM Well-Known Member

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    That's on your internet connection. Your forgetting that we all don't share the same download speed. :rolleyes:
     
  13. sammysin

    sammysin Well-Known Member

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    Midian does have pretty slow internet from what I remember!
     

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