GothicWizard wrote on Jan 17, 2021, 16:17:
He is not wrong. That expose was a equal mix of valid criticism and ignorant hate mongering. Especially the "fake" demo allegations. EVERY game at EVERY trade show a year+ out is going to be a tech demo/slice polished up for the fans. If it's 'fake' then fine, where was the outrage for EVERY other demo given a year+ out from release? Exactly.
I remember people being rather agitated after the Watch_Dogs 'demo', compared to what was shipped.
And if we go way, way back, the Duke Nukem Forever trailer [The 2001], compared to what we got. Some are still unhappy with that.
And then we had the No Man's Sky 'reveal' trailer... Which the planet that they showed, turned out to be scripted/pre-made, compared to what we were promised.
Essentially, devs/pubs need to stop showing or even MAKING these doctored/faker demos. If you show a video/demo of a game, like Cyberpunk 2077, then the whole damn game better elicit the same kind of response. They want to use a section of the game to showcase their stuff? Fine. Ratchet that down tight so we have an idea, and make the rest of it that good.
At this point, people are going to rather see playable demo like earlier computer games, rather than some video, so they can experience it. Kinda feel like we just need good demos back that will speak for themselves.
Hell, when Nightdive Studios released the reboot demo for System Shock, I played it like 5 times through, exploring what was provided. It showed me that they had a clear path on how they were proceeding and how the reboot would feel [hopefully...], so I'm definitely giving them my money for that game.
...I kinda wish I kept all the demo discs I used to have, now. Had a spindle full of them, all the way back to the mid90's.
Apr 14, 2022, 12:31
"i hope this ones good. I'm ready for the farts and dildos! "