Jade has confirm there wont be a demo for LIVE or PSN and explains why...
Lots of hopes went down after her cruel words. very sad.....
this game is the next big flop
I guess that she is somewhat right, how can you make a demo of a sandbox game? I guess I'll just have to read a review.
yep it was a bit like asking for a GTA4 demo but you know when you are hype about a game you really hope for a demo no matter what.
There have been demos for similar titles before. Just Cause anyone? Often such reasoning for not having a demo is common sense. You can either have the demo or the game. The team is in crunch phase and concentrating their efforts on the full game. But I suspect something else here...
There have been disturbing reports surfacing recently that the game isn't all it is cracked up to be and the controls are horrendous. An initial bad reception for a demo could severely damage sales. Severely damage. Particularly in one of the most heavily competed quarters in gaming history. All it would take would be a little negative community rumble for people to run off to CoD4, Incharted, or some other likely better game.
How? What was played at E3? A demo. that's how. This is the one game that I actually feel I NEED to demo first, because I was a little turned off by that E3 stage demo. I don't by any means expect a game to run perfectly months before its release, but if it's NOT, you have to deal with people making impressions off of it none-the-less.
Crackdown was a sandbox game and had a very good demo. It just gave you a small portion of the map and some simple objectives to do to let you get a feel for the game. Theres no reason why assassin's creed can't do the same.
They probably haven't released a demo for the same reason there was no lair demo, they want to hide a subpar product behind the tons of hype its getting and sell as many copies as possible before people find out it sucks. I hope I'm wrong but thats what this seems like to me on the surface.
All I heard was music.
Who cares about a demo? Remember the days when you would just buy a game because it looked interesting to you?
I <3 Jade when she speaks.
How young are you? I remember browsing the folders on Origin games and finding plenty of extra demos. In the early days, a lot of games were shareware. That is a demo if there ever was one. So when you say 'back in the day', the rest of us say you mean 'yesterday. WE MEAN BACK IN THE DAY THERE WERE DEMOS.
It's all BS. I'm guessing the real reason they don't want a demo is because it might turn people off from the game, or it might get bad press, etc. They're just not confident with it basically. Dead Rising was a sandbox game and there was a well done demo released on marketplace, which was pretty popular by the way.
That is true, hmm but also I dont think the game will disappoint at least me
" we uh... ummmm... didnt.... uh.... put.... the .... ummm.... uh.... in... uhh..... hahaha..... ummmm... because.... uhhh...."
"hahahaha.... uhh.... its..... what... ummmm....."
and so on!!
i wouldn't mind demo-ing her...
hahaha.... I knew someone was going to say that.
Back to the game it would have been cool to have a demo but but no big deal. I'll still check out the game. Rent it first though.
I'm not paying 60 bucks for a multiplatform game that I didn't even have the chance to *test*. You don't know how to do a demo? How about... giving the player 10-15 minutes with the game? Is that too much to ask? There will be better alternatives for this game on both consoles anyway...
I love when people make it seem like $60 is their life savings, funny stuff.
60 bucks oh the sky is falling.
Games are a hobby. If you cant afford to play, maybe you should trade your ps3 in for a snes?
The game looks great. I'm buyin it.
60 euros for a game isnt too much,... but it isnt spare change. i think that the demos should be mandatory, remember the bioshock demo effect ? btw the last game i heard the devs stating that no demo was planned was LAIR and everyone knows how that sucked.
First, Lair should have a demo and pretty soon. I rented this game, and it's awesome. Sure, it's not a 10, but it's easily an 8. Flying is very easy and intuitive. Fighting on the ground is just great. Aiming from the air is super easy. Only bad thing is the air fighthing, that's why I'm giving it only an 8. If they make a demo of this game, it will help selling it for sure. I wasted some money renting it, because I simply think I should have bought it from the start.
As far as paying $60 for a game, yes it's expensive... But do you have any other hobby?? I cannot get out of the house without spending $30 if I want to have any fun. Only bad thing about Heavenly Sword is that it's short. Yet people pay $15 (ticket, gas, popcorn, etc) to go see a one hour an a half movie? Add those up, and suddenly, Heavenly Sword is not that expensive... For me, entertainment is $10 an hour. So if a $30 game entertain me for 3 hours, I'm happy. Even better, I can then sell it on Ebay and get some money back. Sure, I played likely 300 hours of Motorstorm, so some game have a much better value ($0.20 an hour for fun, yeah). Resistance came in cheap too... But somehow, I those 12-15 hours on Heavenly Sword (yes, I'm bad, but I also took it slowly to admire it at the same time) were absolutely worth it as well. And eventually, I'll give it a shot at hell mode for some more fun.
So is $60 a lot? Yes, because there's way too many great games coming out, and obviously, we will have to only pick a few. Sure enough, I wish they were only $6, I would buy them all. But hey, pick the best ones you can afford and rent the others. Or, like a do, swap with your friends.
Any one who complains about paying $60 for a ps3 game should come live in australia i am gonna buy this game day one but guess how much it is here like most xbox and ps3 games $120 thats double what u guys pay in the US i think its just plain wrong that we pay double if you go by exchange rates we should be paying a maximum of $80 but still ill pay cos i love to game
*edit p.s is it just me or is she freakin hot
360 Conference back at E3...maybe it's a good call? I mean the game looked really promising about a year ago, but I wonder if it's actually coming together correctly. -crosses fingers-
Bugs are common for a game before the polish stages, and there were 5 months before the game is scheduled for release.
Whatever. Saints row had a demo. It was a section of the city that had invisible boundaries. It was fine.
haha i`v played it for 5 minutes..take that!
I just dont want them to release the game knowing it got glitches and want to patch it VIA Live/PSN. thats very laze and unprofessional
Interviewer - why no demo?
People who make Assassin's Creed - didn't you see the game at E3?
Interviewer - you have a point, sell as many copies as possible before the word gets out!
this game better coming together correctly. I'm buying it for both my PS3 and 360. ;)
As for the demo. Do we really need one for every game under the sun? If you're interested in a game buy it.
This game is going to be broken.
What a lame excuse
a Jade Raymond playable demo? wow :)
After the E3 demo and so many other great titles coming out, I'll be passing on this one-- no demo, no buy (Crackdown's demo persuaded me to buy it, Saints Row not so much). Perhaps later when the price drops. She's still hot, and at least the best way to deliver bad news. Morgan Webb interviewed her during TGS and I thought my tv would melt with all the hotness in one frame... gCM
They could do a sandbox game as a demo.Set a timer. Do whatever you want to do for a certain amount of time.
Have one mission that takes up most of that time.
It could be done.
This just became a rental before buy.
$60.00 is a lot of money that could go towards another game.
I've been burned too many times.
Another person who believes $60 is a lot of money. You people really need to get better jobs, $60 is like 90 minutes of work for me.
Blood_Spiller you are an idiot!
With so many games coming out in the near future I am looking at spending over $600.00 on games before the end of the year so every $60.00 not waisted on a sub par game adds up.
My list of games:
Ratchet & Clank
Simpsons - maybe
Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare
Army of Two
Assassin's Creed- maybe
Kane & Lynch: Dead Men
Uncharted: Drake's Fortune
BlackSite: Area 51
Again I will say idiot!
I'm an idiot cause you don't make enough money? How does that work? Anyways, being the humanitarian that I am allow me to help you save some money so that you'll have heat this winter.
Your list of games:
Stranglehold <--don't bother, crap game.
Ratchet & Clank
Simpsons - maybe
Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare <--Beta was crap, pass on this one.
Army of Two
Assassin's Creed- <--You already made up your mind on this one
Kane & Lynch: Dead Men
Uncharted: Drake's Fortune
BlackSite: Area 51
There you go, $180 saved and you won't go hungry this year and have to beg me for money when I pass by.
lmao I would have to say tethered is the "idiot" in this situation. People need to stop taking games as their life and realize it's just a form of entertainment. And yes, get a better job if that $180 is needed for this form of entertainment you seem to take as life.
No, you are an idiot because you don't care about spending $60.00 on a game that you end up not liking and not playing instead of trying it out first as a download demo or by renting first.
I don't give a damn how much money you make or how much of that money you waste on games you play only once and never play again.
That is the reason you are an idiot.
By the way, I also don't care about what games you enjoy or didn't enjoy. Everyone has their own idea of what is fun and what isnt.
Why would I listen to you?
Because you make so much money?
Because you spend all that money recklessly instead of investing wisely?
That my idiot friend is a great reason not to listen to you.
Oh look, another idiot.
I'm beginning to believe this place is full of them.
The man who sweats about spending $600 on video games is telling me I don't invest my money wisely? If you're so hard up for cash maybe you should think of investing your money in something a little more profitable, don't invest in an American company though, that economy is going no where fast.
This has been your daily market assessment by the people with money association.
Once again Mr. Idiot.
This isn't about $60.00 being a lot of money for a video game.
Its about $60.00 being a lot for a piece of crap video game.
Why is that so hard for you to understand?
Oh thats right.
You are an idiot.
Are you dyslexic? I said you sweat spending $600 on video games, not $60.00. On a side note though, what's with you calling me an idiot in every one of your replies? Did the public school system tell you that it's ok to communicate with other people in that fashion?
If I had dyslexia that would mean I saw $600.00 as 00.006$ not $60.00.
You really are an idiot.
Thank for your that intelligent reply, you're my humor on a slow afternoon. Judging by your understanding of what dyslexia is it would seem the public school system in your district is a real winner, kudos to them. Since this is my last bubble I'll close with the following - If you're in school drop out and go work on an oil rig, it's your last hope. If you are by some chance out of school well then, your welfare cheque is in the mail and should be arriving in 2-5 days.
The Demo is possible no doubt about it, the dev team does not want people complaining just weeks b4 the launch that the game is not ready and needs more time. That = no money. I will get the game and if is not a good game then ill go on with my life. theres better games to play like UD:F and R&C so dont depend on a Demo peeps.
If 60 bucks is to much for ya then why you get a Nexgen console?
I have a strong feeling this game will end up dissapointing but thats jst me. I definetly have to try it my first before playing
£40-50 is still money which I could spend on some clothles or music or something else for example. I don't want to waste that money on a crappy game which will not keep me intersted. Of course they can do a demo, I just suspect that the game is pretty crappy.
I won't be buying this game , it's just too meh
Crackdown had one, why not Assasin's Creed. Just sound's like she's making exscuses to me.
You hear that Saints Row, Dead Rising, Just Cause, and Crackdown? You guys don't exist!!!
One game that really needs a demo doesn't get one. I'm on the fence on this game after the poor showing, IMO, at E3. A demo would have helped me with a decision to buy the game.
i guess there will be a demo after release if sales were not as expected
Was this recorded off a hidden camera? the black outlining during the first part tells me so. I thought Bangbros was going to come through the door at any minute. Which I wouldn't of had minded. Would of made this video a million times better.
lol kydrice i was thinking the same thing as soon as that black circle came on screen.
as for a demo it would be nice but i doubt the game will come out this year( especially on ps3)
those damn french with there hot porn.
not buying without trying
Jade spent the entire interview flirting with the camera, she had them eating outta her lovely little paws.
so...can i get a jade raymond dashboard theme instead?
Same video was posted a day before.
a perfect C#m shot right there.
I'm pretty sure after the interview they threw that B!tch on the couch like if she was just a rag doll.
seriously i would.
No demo means what a bull of crap to tell ppl about it and look at that lady face telling us lame excuse.
And yes, I would love for her to swim in my sperm as if she were trying out for the Beijing Olympics!
That is the longest title for a comment that I have ever seen. You probably should have made "Gears of War didn't have a demo" the title.
Your title is actually longer than your comment. Nice touch.
True GeOW didn't have a demo but i don't remember seeing anybody floating in the air like in the Assassin's Creed demo whenever a Gears demo was shown. It makes me wonder if the game is going to be buggy and half-a$$ed or not. I'm still interested in the game but i think it'll be a rental first.
*LOL @ And yes, I would love for her to swim in my sperm as if she were trying out for the Beijing Olympics!*
I just didnt want to ruin the punchline, so I played role reversal putting my title as the message and the message as the title. Please forgive me....
This was reported on back at E3. Jade was interviewed then and said there would be no demo.
prior to E3 2007, Ubisoft Montreal were saying how they had a demo planned for the game, and were really excited about it. they were coy, but it was implied that it would be a PC, Live, and PSN demo release.
flash forward to E3 2007, and the Microsoft press conference, when Jade Raymond and her pal demoed the game live. the floating guy glitch happened, and the *GAMING PRESS community at large pounced on it, and it was all "is there something wrong with Assassin's Creed?" stories *EVERYWHERE. Assassin's Creed related posts after that, even the glowing ones where those that have played it have said it was really cool and a lot of fun, had extremely *LOW hits and comments. basically, after that glitch at E3, and the resulting media abusing of Assassin's Creed, almost *ALL of it's hype and buzz went out the window.
as a result, Ubisoft has been on the defensive, doing damage control like mad. they're *AFRAID to release a demo, because, what if the glitch happens again? that will just reinforce the ridiculous notion that the game is flawed, despite the fact that that E3 build was old cold, incomplete code, and buggy code. which is why most live demos are only done when a game is so close to completion that that sort of thing rarely, if ever happens.
Ubisoft was *SO confident in their game prior to E3 2007, now, PR and Marketing have stepped in the way, and i'm sure that *THEY are the one's behind snuffing the demo, as i'm sure the actual devs are confident that a demo will speak well to gamers (i mean, it's made by the Prince of Persia guys. i don't expect this game to be anything less than fun. it doesn't have to be AAA, just fun).
so, thank you gaming media, for freaking out Ubisoft, and denying me a chance to play Assassin's Creed before it's release.
oh yeah, and how do you do a sandbox demo? did they not play the Crackdown demo?
it was timed, but it was plenty enough to introduce the game and it's concept.
all they'd have to do for the demo to work is this:
1.) give the player one target to eliminate with a clear focus (ie, don't bother with the gathering of evidence portion; at the start of the demo, tell the player where the target it, then challenge him/her to eliminating that target and escaping). they could have it that after the target is dead, there is a specific point the player must reach to finish the mission, thus ending the demo.
2.) close off town entrances/exits, with a simple invisible wall. gamers understand that it's a demo, and the whole game won't be unlocked.
keep everything else about the game intact (ie crowd interaction/help), but make it more focused. by keeping it focused, it will simply make the player even more excited about what it's going to be like when they have the full map and world to explore. hell, it worked for me with Crackdown.
30 to 45 minutes should be plenty enough time for a gamer to see what AC is all about. reading between the lines, Ubisoft is scared that it will do more harm than good, mainly (i'll take a stab and say 100% because of), the fall-out the game had at E3 2007, despite, overall, positive impressions of the game from *NUMEROUS gaming publications and sites.
You speak the truth. That is almost definitely why there's not a demo.
Why does everyone seem to think no demo = bad game?
if you want people to read your comments keep them short and sweet, theres just to much there to read.
im sure you've got some nice info in there but im just to damn lazy... sorry
lets be honest - $60 or £40- 45 here in uk ($80 -90) all adds up when you consider how many great games are coming out soon. my current estimation is about £500 if i buy every good game coming out.
im not too bothered about a demo for this though, ill either wait for reviews or just buy the game coz it looks pretty sweet