Friday, January 20, 2012
3DS Game Demos
With the release of the RE: Revelations demo today and talk of other titles (mario & sonic, Metal Gear), is Nintendo on the right track? Here's one hint: don't prematurely remove the demo from the shop so people can continue to check it out regardless of when they visit. With their limit of 30 launches (for RE at least) I get the feeling that the demos will stay since they have a measure to prevent perpetual demoing.
I've read a number of complaints on this, but honestly 30 is plenty. Hell, my most launched game (Mario Kart 7) is only at 37 followed by Link's Adventure DX at 27. Plus you can play as much as you want while it's launched and it doesn't decrease your demo count. If you don't know if you want the game by then or feel entitled to perpetually demo then that's just sad.
Though with that said, what about RE? I've only had a few minutes to look around and get a feel for the game and controls. Immediately I was struck with how good it looks (i've yet to try the "extra" 3D modes) and how polished everything is. I suppose the controls are ok as they're making sense and there are some alternate button schemes as well. As for everything else: I haven't much of a clue as I'm not that far along yet and have no experience with other RE titles. Perhaps that's a good thing to take a fresh look without the baggage.
For now I think $50 is a bit much for me so while this looks very enticing, I'm probably going to wait.
Are you looking forward to RE Revelations and/or have tried the demo?