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No Skyrim Demo Planned

A video interview posted a couple of days back talks with Craig Lafferty at E3 about The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim, the next installment in Bethesda's epic role-playing series. The discussion covers a few general topics, and along the way Craig admits there will be no playable demo: "No, we won't be doing a demo. With a game of this size and complexity, it's really hard to do a demo that represents the game, you know, truly. And we have to... and you know, it would be a giant demo as well, so we won't be doing a demo." Thanks Eurogamer.

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58. Re: No Skyrim Demo Planned Jul 18, 2011, 15:13 descender
 
Wouldn't exist? Or wouldn't be able to rape people for $60 games anymore... plus an extra $20 for DLC.

Buying and supporting these systems only keeps them in place. After seeing Oblivion, FO3 and FO3:NV... there is NO WAY I would buy any game on any of their open world engines. They just flat out do not work right for months.

If they want $60 + MORE for DLC, they can release a working game.
 
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57. Oblivion Demo.? Jul 17, 2011, 17:31 Ant
 
Was there ever an Oblivion demo?  
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56. Re: No Skyrim Demo Planned Jul 17, 2011, 06:48 Eldaron Imotholin
 
venomhed wrote on Jul 15, 2011, 15:41:
Im a douche for:

1. Not buying a game day one that will be buggy.
2. Not buying a game that will have about 10 DLC'c, each charged $.
3. Not buying a game that in 6-12 months will have a Game of the Year edition with all the patches, bug fixes and DLC's in one.

To me the above shows that I am smart, way fucking smart, for not buying day one.

Thank god we're not all that smart, way fucking smart, for then the game industry would not excist and you wouldn't be able to silently praise the awesomeness of a game you stole.
 
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55. Re: No Skyrim Demo Planned Jul 16, 2011, 11:04 Pankin
 
entr0py wrote on Jul 15, 2011, 06:52:

Yes, that couldn't be more wrong. A quick google search shows that EVERY previous Elder Scrolls game has had a demo.

The part of Entopy's brain that conducts Google searches is in atrophy.
 
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54. Re: No Skyrim Demo Planned Jul 16, 2011, 03:33 Jerykk
 
Yes, that couldn't be more wrong. A quick google search shows that EVERY previous Elder Scrolls game has had a demo.

I think you need to do that search again. Morrowind and Oblivion did not have demos.

In any case, I don't think Bethesda's RPGs really need demos. They all have the same strengths and weaknesses:

Strengths:

1) Huge, detailed world to explore.
2) Lots of things to do.
3) Nice graphics (from a distance).

Weaknesses:

1) Poor balancing.
2) Poor writing.
3) Lack of actual role-playing.

The only significant difference between games is the settings. I enjoyed Morrowind more than Oblivion because the setting was more interesting. There was a bit more role-playing as well but not enough to really qualify as a good RPG.
 
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53. Re: No Skyrim Demo Planned Jul 15, 2011, 15:41 venomhed
 
Im a douche for:

1. Not buying a game day one that will be buggy.
2. Not buying a game that will have about 10 DLC'c, each charged $.
3. Not buying a game that in 6-12 months will have a Game of the Year edition with all the patches, bug fixes and DLC's in one.

To me the above shows that I am smart, way fucking smart, for not buying day one.
 
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52. Re: No Skyrim Demo Planned Jul 15, 2011, 12:39 avianflu
 
these days your can view 60 minutes of gameplay of major release games on yootube. no install of demo needed. For me these work pretty well as "demos" and take no effort to see.
 
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51. Re: No Skyrim Demo Planned Jul 15, 2011, 10:17 InBlack
 
I loved Morrowind, I didnt really like Oblivion though, except for the Black Brotherhood quest line. That outshone the entire rest of the game. After finishing it I sort of grew bored of the game and never bothered to finish the main quest.  
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50. Re: No Skyrim Demo Planned Jul 15, 2011, 09:41 Alamar
 
Veinman wrote on Jul 14, 2011, 10:59:
Does anyone really not know what they are getting with an Elder Scrolls game? I don't see a demo really being necessary.

I haven't met anyone that likes both morrowind and oblivion... And I have met many that loved one and not the other...

So no, we don't know what 'we're' getting... Not me though, didn't like either : )

-Alamar
 
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49. Re: No Skyrim Demo Planned Jul 15, 2011, 08:28 briktal
 
entr0py wrote on Jul 15, 2011, 06:52:
D4rkKnight wrote on Jul 14, 2011, 20:33:
mag wrote on Jul 14, 2011, 10:30:
Elder Scrolls games never get a demo.

Daggerfall had a demo. You got to play on one tiny island separated from the mainland.

Yes, that couldn't be more wrong. A quick google search shows that EVERY previous Elder Scrolls game has had a demo.

I would bet that the Oblivion demo did a lot to bolster sales, especially among console gamers. Even though it was just the first tutorial dungeon, the visuals, story telling and gameplay were all impressive. They would only need to duplicate that success with a Skyrim demo.

All I could find were people asking if demos for Oblivion and Morrowind existed and being told no.
 
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48. Re: No Skyrim Demo Planned Jul 15, 2011, 06:52 entr0py
 
D4rkKnight wrote on Jul 14, 2011, 20:33:
mag wrote on Jul 14, 2011, 10:30:
Elder Scrolls games never get a demo.

Daggerfall had a demo. You got to play on one tiny island separated from the mainland.

Yes, that couldn't be more wrong. A quick google search shows that EVERY previous Elder Scrolls game has had a demo.

I would bet that the Oblivion demo did a lot to bolster sales, especially among console gamers. Even though it was just the first tutorial dungeon, the visuals, story telling and gameplay were all impressive. They would only need to duplicate that success with a Skyrim demo.
 
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47. Re: No Skyrim Demo Planned Jul 15, 2011, 03:14 Tony!!!
 
Well, that's because you're a Douche bag Surf.....  
-Tony!!!;)
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46. Re: No Skyrim Demo Planned Jul 15, 2011, 00:15 MoreLuckThanSkill
 
No demo needed, day 366+ buy for sure, once a few patches/mods/GoTY with all the bullshit DLC rolls out, making an actual game out of it.

 
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45. Re: No Skyrim Demo Planned Jul 14, 2011, 23:22 Stormsinger
 
Beamer wrote on Jul 14, 2011, 11:45:

Since the world is so "huge and complex", why is it that every Elder Scrolls game has been simpler and more "streamlined" then the one that preceded it?

Because it would take two decades for the Skyrim team to make a world the size of Daggerfall in the level of detail they work with.

Or they could just recycle the same dungeon map over and over and over as DA2 apparently did (I'm still baffled by this.)

Bah! There were at least three dungeon maps they recycled over and over (and over and over)...
 
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44. Re: No Skyrim Demo Planned Jul 14, 2011, 22:26 Surf
 
No demo needed!
Day 3 Bit Torrent Download!
 
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43. Re: No Skyrim Demo Planned Jul 14, 2011, 21:17 Tony!!!
 
No demo NEEDED!!!
Day one purchase.
 
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42. Re: No Skyrim Demo Planned Jul 14, 2011, 20:33 D4rkKnight
 
mag wrote on Jul 14, 2011, 10:30:
Elder Scrolls games never get a demo.

Daggerfall had a demo. You got to play on one tiny island separated from the mainland.
 
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41. Re: No Skyrim Demo Planned Jul 14, 2011, 19:51 SM0k3
 
I'm buying this right off the bat based on reputation of Bethesda and Elder Scrolls but why not just give them a fraction of the world to explore with limited quest.

This comment was edited on Jul 14, 2011, 19:57.
 
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40. Re: No Skyrim Demo Planned Jul 14, 2011, 19:46 Eldaron Imotholin
 
space captain wrote on Jul 14, 2011, 19:16:
Silicon Avatar wrote on Jul 14, 2011, 19:04:
That's the ultimate demo.

wrong.

a pirated version is the ultimate demo

I agree! An honorable pirate buys the stealed stuff he likes

Did that with New Vegas, Deus Ex 3, Crysis 2 and tons of other games.
 
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39. Re: No Skyrim Demo Planned Jul 14, 2011, 19:38 Pankin
 
No demo? No problemo!

This was a day one buy from the start.
 
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