What a load of shit. Far Cry 1 had a demo. Crysis had a demo.
Have you read anything about this game? The whole point is that it's one massive map with freeform gameplay - it plays more like Oblivion than Crysis. It's the same reason that Fallout 3 is not going to have a demo: they cannot represent the game by simply limiting the scope, as the scope of the game is what defines it. That and it takes time and money.
So yeah, it sucks that there's not going to be a demo but I understand why. However, everything about this game looks like it's going to be amazing. That was the situation with Oblivion and I went on what I'd read / seen and bought the game; it was even better than my high expectations. I would be very surprised if Far Cry 2 disappointed. STALKER was very different... I completely dismissed it at first but only recently (couple of days ago actually) discovered that it's an amazing game with really great graphics. STALKER: Clear Sky won't have a demo either but there's no doubt to me that it's going to be an exceptional game.
So yes, it's a bit of a bugger not having a demo but there's nothing we can do about it, though it's not the end of the world. It's the publisher that loses out if the game sells poorly because of the lack of a demo.
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