OXM UK: "A dire warning from our reviewer."
dont no what to do now as I am currently downloading this
I think they may be right in suggesting if you are already excited don't download it. I played (just guessing) half way through the demo and quit because I was really liking it and didn't want to spoil any more for myself.
i think if you download it to checkout the gunplay of the game, you should be fine. I believe he is talking about the pacing of the story being messed up in the demo.
I wish demos would come out more. That way we can make our own choices as to which game to buy, since we played it and we don't have to count on listening to some critic who assigned this game a number to say how good it is. I hoped this was multi- plat demo, but it is ok. Starhawk beta today and Uncharted 3 map pack :D Its a good day for both xbox and ps3 owners
Then stop looking at the number and read the written part. If reviewers didn't put a number at the end of a review, 90% of the bitching would stop because people are too lazy to actually read. They just go by the score and instantly assume the review is trolling or paid off.
So wait...first Microsoft gets exclusive rights to this demo so other people can't try it out now oxm has the audacity to tell people not to play it if they are excited about the game...thanks oxm I wish I even had the chance to download it. This generation of gaming...I love it so... A good analogy would be like giving homeless people on one street taco bell while telling the homeless people across the street that the taco bell is exclusive to the other side of the street. Then some douchebag runs up to the people with the taco bell and tells them don't eat those burritos cause they'll give you wicked mud butt...yea that sums it up
Sad cause alot of people use demos to gauge their purchases
They are missing out in the end, I just played the demo and can see if you did not play the first one you would not like it. It was all set pieces when overall the game is half open word and presents the gameplay in a unique way. Seems to continue the fun darkness gameplay. It is a story I truly enjoy
I've never heard of The Darkness, until I saw some gameplay video just now. And then I remember playing The Darkness(First one) like 3-4 years ago. Either renting it or a demo. I'm pretty sure I rented it though. Only thing that makes me remember this game are the two tenticles :).
I beat the demo and can't wait to beat it again on the hardest setting win I buy it. I did not upgrade my powers I will wait till I have my copy.
The author of the article's reasoning to avoid the demo is pretty nonsensical to me. I was excited for the game before I played the demo, and now I want to get the game even more. I highly recommend that anyone who is on the fence about getting the game play the demo. It's a lot of fun.
yes, and sometimes demos don't reflect 100% of the final game. i remember god of war 3 demo, it was really cool, but there was a lot of aliasing, and textures weren't that great. i know a couple of guys who were disappointed with the demo, and didn't buy the full game. after playing the demo, when you played the full version, it was like "WOW, this stuff is incredible". maybe this demo isn't that great. often demos are still alpha code, and even if the story, combat mechanics and all the other stuff are present, graphics aren't polished, there's tearing, aliasing, textures have big compression and not optimized, etc. and since the first thing we pay attention to, in a game, are graphics, we tend to judge the overall quality of the demo, by it's graphics quality. bad graphics = bad game = no buy i remember when i tried the darksiders demo. i was disappointed by its graphics, animation, etc. and didn't buy the game. now, i just saw it on psn+, for about 15$. the deal is perfect, but i need to check some reviews. and realize it got many huge scores, great reviews, and even ign uk gave it a 8.9. if ign scores a psn game a 8.9, you can't go wrong :) once again, psn+ is awesome, and being able to buy darksiders this cheap, it's great. i won't download the darkness 2 demo, but will use the "try game" option, from ps+, and the day it's available there, i will download the full game, an test it during one hour.
"nd since the first thing we pay attention to, in a game, are graphics, we tend to judge the overall quality of the demo, by it's graphics quality. " This is nowhere near how I think when it comes to games. If anything recently games with worse graphics usually have better gameplay. Example: Rage or Fallout 3?
I agree with your opinion. IMO, graphics are a bonus unless they look like a PS2 game. If all I did was play the prettiest games, there would be MANY awesome games I would`ve never played. Rage's graphics are bad? The demo looked beautiful. Haven't played the full game yet though.
No, I was saying Rage is a very good looking game, but the gameplay is stale compared to a game that looks much worse, Fallout 3.
Sometimes no demos= hidden shit Sometimes bad demos= final game as bad as the demo Sometimes average demos=final game much better Perfect world: average demo, final product much better or perfect Unfortunately, the world is not perfect ;)
I played the demo, now I want it. I had no interest in it before. Am I doing it wrong?
No, you're doing right. And that shows exactly the benefit of demos.
wrong,you did it right :) i would say this: really, it's been 6 years since the first hd consoles were released. many games came out, good games, great games, incredible games.also incredible shits. thousands of reviews were written, games dissected, analysed, bought day one, or avoided like poisoned rats, forever. if you are a developer, and it's your first game on xbox or ps3, you don't know what to except from people, journalists, etc. but when you've already made a game, and saw all the critics, reviews, people comments, good or bad, you can't go wrong, when doing a sequel. you know exactly what worked well, or not, and you have the power to change it, adapt, correct all it's faults, so the game scores better in every aspects. consoles are powerful enough to make good games, and it shouldn't be an issue. 10 years ago, you could have said "well, few memory, low cpu, etc etc", if your game was bad. today, when you see the standard games, which is, imho, quite high, you have all the elements to make good games, and very good sequels, ironing out all the old faults. sometimes we scream, we're sad, we want to cry, because a game only scored a 8.5. when we should feel lucky, because most of the games released in one year get 8, 8.5, 9, etc. in 10 games, i would bet at least 7 are 8-8.5/10 games, which is already great. we don't realize the huge amount of quality games we have, and can buy, every year. i would say it's incredible, the huge amount of games that keep being released, and developers still find new ways to amaze us. making a good 9/10 game, isn't a simple task, anymore. all this to say the darkness 2 looks really good, and being able to grab the guy, and fire all the ammo over him, you feel like you're really a powerful badass.
When there weren't videogames there were hardly any demos.
Rage is a good game, even great at times. But you have to be a fps fan that likes mad max. Think about mad max. Nobody really knew wtf was going on other than survivors were trying to do just that...survive. It's like that....narrative is minimal. Racing combat is fun and tight. I really enjoyed rage for what it was. Exploration fps. Lol
This article is about The Darkness 2, not RAGE.
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lol grimhammer off topic much?
Quite liked it especially how well the cell shaded art style turned out. I hope borderlands 2 looks good like this. Hated the new jackie voice though.
I love the first one, I even bought an extra copy so one of my good friends could play it when he first got his PS3. I was really looking forward to this game, but after I watch the trailer. I did not like the art style at all, it feels like a different game now...
Its a demo
I really enjoyed the 1st Darkness game... never beat it though but got really far! Im definatley willing to check this game out, art style aside!
I didnt play singleplayer on the darkness i played multi first didnt take me long to return it lol.
You missed out on a great single player.
This game looked all-right. Then I saw a multiplayer preview on Gametrailers... and one of the characters...oh my. Are the "bad" guys Palestinians too? I'll pass the propaganda/stereotype train thank you very much.
Did you play the original? :/
So, for once we get a couple demos in advance of games that won't suck and the advice is not to play it? More excited for the Kingdoms of Amalur demo, but can't wait to play both.
I played this at PAX (same demo according to this story) and came away absolutely hating it. I put the controller down half way through and walked out. I really hope this story is right and it's just a bad demo.
I was shocked at how good the demo was. I didnt care for the first Darkness but this game is better in every way. Love the cell shaded graphics.
Same. I didn't at all care for the first Darkness and I found this to be a big improvement, speaking purely from the demo I mean. I may rent it, and if I like that, I'll probably buy it.
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