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?


  1. I haven't been able to try the demo out yet ( I bought Epic Mickey finally and have been plugging away at that as well as another game), but I did download it. I'm unsure if I'd want to spend the $50 MSRP Capcom wants for the game even if it isn't one's typical hand-held game.

    As for demo limits, I understand the need for them (though I wish they weren't there), but I know Japan has the Ace Combat demo. The limit on that is only three. THREE! That is ridiculous, in my mind, and I can't support that.

  2. Yep, this is a good start. Since it's already saved me from buying a game that I might have wasted money on otherwise (Resident Evil. Didn't do it for me). :P

  3. I think this is a good start.  My son actually downloaded this last night - he's been eying this game for quite a while now, and was *this close* to putting a pre-order on it but decided to pick up a couple of other titles instead (he got a Pokemon game and Devil Survivor for his 3DS for the same price).  He was playing the Demo last night, chilling out next to me on the couch and he seemed to think it was pretty cool.  He's someone who will burn through his 30 pretty quickly, but he's got a fairly short attention span.  He'll wind up jumping games pretty frequently though.  In an hour he might play 3 or 4 different games.

  4. To be fair though, Phillip, three plays is enough to finish Ace Combat. :P

  5. Still haven't made it back for another round of demoing, but overall encouraging nevertheless.  Regardless of the game I think it looks really good and should be what others strive for.

    As for the 3 demos on Ace combat, that does seem painfully low.

  6. I haven't tried the demo personally, but it seems all upcoming Resident Evil titles are receiving huge buzz. And that's something awesome, I must say.

  7. Resident Evil looks really good I think, though I'm still enticed by Kid Icarus: Uprising! I really need to get a 3DS this year :D

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