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Submitted by doctorstrange 700d ago | news

Naughty Dog has “No Plans” to Release The Last of Us Demo Outside of God of War: Ascension

The Last of Us demo, which caused us a very busy Friday with the constant updates regarding the download issues, which then spawned a Daily Reaction, came out to all God of War: Ascension owners, allowing them to get a taste of the game ahead of the June 14th release date. - PSLS (God of War: Ascension, PS3, The Last Of Us)

Wedge19  +   700d ago
People should just be buying this game anyway. No demo needed. I hear that the demo is out of context anyway, and better experienced with the rest of the game as a whole.
TrendyGamers  +   700d ago
I skipped it altogether.
cleft5  +   700d ago
Thats fine for me. I didn't want to be spoiled anyways and this is definitely a game I will pick up.
blitz0623  +   700d ago
This isn't one of those games where you "try and buy" with a demo. First of all, it's hard to demo it without spoiling a certain part of the story.

2nd, no matter how long/short the demo is, it will leave that feeling that you want to play more!

Kind of like watching Game of Thrones every Sunday...
ltachiUchiha  +   700d ago
I dont see the need for it since we all know the game will be awesome. Theres only 2 modes from these previews but it sounds so much fun.
DaReapa  +   700d ago
And honestly, I'm fine with that. Makes it less of a chance for the risk of potential spoilers.
ftwrthtx  +   700d ago
I think that's a bad decision. Demos should be released around launch in order to help promote the game. What is ND afraid of by not releasing it on the PSN?
colonel179  +   700d ago
They are not afraid of anything, on the contrary! It is a marketing decision. Since the game has a lot of hype, people interested will impulse-buy the game, instead of downloading the demo. That way if they didn't like it for a reason, they already bought it.
Ducky  +   700d ago
... then they're afraid that people will not like the game based on the demo.

That's basically what you've said.
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ftwrthtx  +   700d ago
My point exactly, Ducky. If they know they have a great game, and I'm sure it is, release the demo for everyone.
Clover904  +   700d ago
I'm going to get a lot of disagrees, but didnt someone claim during a developer conference that studies showed that demos hurt potential sale more than help?
GraveLord  +   700d ago
It's great promotion for God of War. Besides, all the game previous on websites are promoting the game just fine.
diepdiep  +   700d ago
I never play demos of games that I plan on buying anyway.
Riderz1337  +   700d ago
Does it really matter if you get to play the demo. The game is like 2-3 weeks from launching and we all know it will be a quality title, don't need a demo to prove it.
Convas  +   700d ago
You don't need a demo to prove it? Yeah, we can see that.

But the hundreds of thousands of potential customers Naughty Dog and Sony are counting may not share your "faith".
Riderz1337  +   700d ago
I never base the quality of a 15 hour game on a 20 minute demo.

LOL
Heisenburger  +   700d ago
Eleven days actually.

It's very exciting.
VonBraunschweigg  +   700d ago
Played it, liked it, didn 't need it to convince me. Just a little sneakpreview of good times coming.
dbjj12088  +   700d ago
Glad I held on to my copy :)
Koyes  +   700d ago
I want to play it :(
Corpser  +   700d ago
What not even for ps+?
WeAreLegion  +   700d ago
Face it. Anyone who has PS Plus is going to buy The Last of Us, anyway.
Corpser  +   700d ago
Why be such a fanboy and defend everything Somy does? I will get the game when it's $30, I want a demo
WeAreLegion  +   700d ago
Um...

What?

I wasn't defending anything. I was just saying that anyone who actually pays to get PlayStation Plus has heard of The Last of Us and is definitely getting it. No fanboyism was intended.
IcicleTrepan  +   700d ago
What does having PS+ have to do with anything? The game is displayed on my screen as soon as I start my PS3 without having PS+ because it's on the PS Store.

And I highly doubt every person with PS+ is going to buy The Last of Us. Not to say the game isn't very good, but guess what? Some people don't like zombie games. Some people don't like survival horror at all. Some people only play FPS. What a silly assumption you made.
vishmarx  +   700d ago
good man on the internet shred the demo with me =SUPERWIN
Game0N  +   700d ago
Demo is literally like 25 minutes long, possibly shorter if you know what you are doing. Probably not worth the work to release it widely.
Tzuno  +   700d ago
Is kind of greedy coming from them anyway i finished gowa and all that i say is that is not worth a full price i had always that feeling that i play prince of persia. To much platforming and so little fight. Shame, the game still looks good and deserves at least a try.
HarryMasonHerpderp  +   700d ago
It's kind of greedy? wut?
Anyway I just finished GOW Ascension and I thought it was great, easily one of my favourites out of the series.
e-p-ayeaH  +   700d ago
oh pity the gameplay videos alone arent enough i wanna give it a try then i might buy it.

reviews and fanboys opinions arent enough
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bluetoto  +   700d ago
And that's why I joined Gamefly all those years ago, no demo is a non-release day buy for me, I don't care who made the game, I've lost hundred's on "can't miss" games, not anymore...

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