Elder Scrolls V Skyrim: Does franchise need demos, new players say yes

Product-Reviews writes: We’re not too bothered about a demo release for Skyrim. A lot of gamers are used to the typical Elder Scrolls format now, and many will buy the game regardless of if there’s a demo or not. On the hand, gamers who are new to the franchise may argue that a demo is needed before forking out $60 for the game. Should Bethesda cater to all types of gamer or just stick to keeping their current fanbase happy?

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TheDareDevil2685d ago

I'd definitely like a demo, considering the fact that there are so many games releasing in October/November, this game may be overlooked(by me). It looks really exciting, and I've played a bit of Oblivion and liked it, too. They could just give us a demo of a dungeon and I would be happy.

DarkBlood2685d ago

but what could u demo from a game like elder scrolls other then gameplay? to me sounds like they would have to make a specially made demo to give you the idea of the full game

danswayuk2684d ago

You're right, we would need something that gives us a good idea of what you'll be getting in the full game.

Hozi892683d ago

Simple. Just give one interesting Quest at a certain lvl of char. or they could put a time limit on it. It's not that hard ya know, but I will buy this game regardless because I know it will rock.

tr00p3r2685d ago

A one dungeon Skyrim demo..excellent idea. I played Oblivion too, and loved it.

ryhanon2683d ago

Eh, I don't think that's a very good idea. In fact, I'd go so far as to say that's a horrible idea. *You* think it's a good idea because you've played Oblivion and mostly know what to expect from Skyrim. New players though? They're going to play a one dungeon demo and think "uhm... really? this crap is what people are excited about?" and pass on the game.

The Elder Scrolls games are not the sort of thing you can condense into a single dungeon or city or whatever and still hope to give an accurate representation of what to expect out of the full experience. It's just not going to work.

Cerberus292683d ago

I agree. One of the biggest draws to the Elder Scroll series is the freedom to do what you want and to build your character how you want. If they released a demo (which they won't) and gave you a pre-made character in a single dungeon, then you're missing the entire appeal of the game.

Solidus187-SCMilk2685d ago

If i was making a game that I thought was really good then I would want to release a demo for sure. Seems like it would be a great way to get new people hooked and wanting more.

It would be cool if they had a fun first mission for the demo. I think it would be awesome if they had a demo that let you create a character and play the first few missions. And when you get the full game you could continue in the full game where the demo left off with the character you created in the demo.

that might be a little far fetched for a demo, but I think it would be awesome. Especially if it came out a little before the game. They would probably get alot of people excited for the game that way if they did it.

tr00p3r2684d ago (Edited 2684d ago )

thats a thought..the whole process of choosing a character takes ages anyway, maybe that's what is putting Bethesda off from making a demo.

Alternatively, they could just give everyone a set class, from a choice of two for the demo.

Chop chop Bethesda.

dorron2684d ago

Demos are always welcome!

danswayuk2684d ago (Edited 2684d ago )

The demo is needed so we don't waste our money, and with so many games coming, it would be good to make sure the games we buy are not left in the drawer.

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