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Submitted by acronkyoung 770d ago | opinion piece

Get your video game demo right

A good demo can sell a good game, but with Mass Effect 3, Bioware demonstrated how to make a great video game demo. (Asura's Wrath, Industry, Mass Effect 3, PC, PS3, Xbox 360)

THR1LLHOUSE  +   770d ago
Best demos of this gen off the top of my head:
-Bioshock
-Just Cause 2
-Crackdown

The ME demo was good...I think my problem with it is more that the beginning of the game isn't all that exciting (which seems like an odd thing to say, considering what is happening during it...)
Tolkoto  +   770d ago
Hell yes on Bioshock. Best demo ever.
Blacktric  +   770d ago
I disagree about ME 3 demo being a great demonstration of the retail game. It just isn't. It shows the action aspect more than the RPG one thus making newcomer RPG players think twice before even consider buying it. Same thing happened with Mass Effect 2, especially with its PS3 launch since a lot of PS3 gamers haven't experienced the first game, they had major doubts about it and some even got bored.
ljh217  +   770d ago
I think the free unlimited multiplayer demo is what made it great, not the single player component. I think the best demo for me was Transformers: WFC multiplayer demo, was a great demo that sold me on the game.
Blacktric  +   770d ago
Oh I totally agree about that. I've played more than 20 hours of MP and still didn't get boredom. I was talking about the singleplayer portion of the demo.
KumaKreations  +   770d ago
I agree so was Kingdoms of Amalor, Crackdown 2, Naruto series, and Gears of War beta!
SybaRat  +   770d ago
I preferred Crackdown 1 to Crackdown 2. Man, that's a lot of crack.
ArchangelMike  +   770d ago
The ME3 demo had so much replayability, I put more hours into it that some full fledged games.
honkyjesus  +   770d ago
I didn't care for the demo at all. I am really looking forward to a BioShock Infinite demo.
stonepaintings  +   770d ago
I actually decided to not purchase ME3 based off the demo. And I am a huge fan for ME1 & 2. The demo really just told me to not even bother with 3.
Kakihara  +   770d ago
Same here. I think it was mostly the insanely low framerate on my PS3 (which I've seen people say clears up after the start of the game but it still wasnt completely gone in the second half of the demo from later in the game for me) but overall nothing about it grabbed me. It's not even that I hated what they've done with the series or anything, I just can't get excited by it.

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