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EvanVolm 19-01-2009 01:32 PM

Has a demo ever convinced you to buy a game?
Or perhaps kept you from buying a game you planned on getting?

lloyd 19-01-2009 03:31 PM

Now that you mention it only one demo convinced me to but the game; Call of Duty 2. I played the demo on the 360 just before the console came out and feel in love with CoD. I played that demo so many times. :P other than that a demo hasn't convinced me I need to run out and get whatever game. there have been a few instantiates where a demo has made me think twice about getting the game, then again I don't play many demos

EIN 19-01-2009 03:32 PM

Actually, I bought The Force Unleashed after playing the demo. Before that I had absolutely no interest in the game, but after playing it, I figured it was fun enough to buy. But that is literally the only time I can think a demo has ever been the deciding factor to buying a game for me

Nick 19-01-2009 04:18 PM

Condemned 2 is my most recent purchase after the demo. I just finally picked it up at Best Buy this past week for $9.99.

SaintAvi 19-01-2009 06:44 PM

I bought Pure after trying the demo

Joshua 19-01-2009 07:03 PM

I actually bought Pure on a leap of faith since I was aware that Blackrock was behind that game and I was not disappointed.

I can't think of a time where a demo has swayed me towards buying a game, but if I already have confidence in the game and the demo turns out horrible it will sway me towards not buying the game.

SaintAvi 19-01-2009 09:56 PM

yea I figured with its SSX style gameplay and the decent tv spots it would have garnered
a wider following

Dustin S. 20-01-2009 11:46 PM

Just recently really. Fear 2... Wasn kinda iffy on rather or not ill be getting it but the demo blew me away and i want it badly now lol.

inferno1321 21-01-2009 08:57 PM

The first game I went out and bought after playing the Demo was Bioshock. I knew it had gotten fantastic reviews but I was never really into the horror genre. The demo was simply amazing though. It is such a great game.

I actually havn't played the Fear 2 demo yet (not a Quore subscriber), but I have seen a lot of footage of the game and I am really looking foreward to it. It looks like a good mix of shooter and horror. I'm glad to see you liked it.

PS3 Guy 31-01-2009 11:22 AM

Motorstorm Pacific rift is great. i loved it after playing the demo.

ZeroXin 31-01-2009 12:40 PM

Um there are a few games I played the demo then Bought the next day..Folklore was one which I haven't even started damn better games

inferno1321 31-01-2009 03:59 PM

Metal Gear Solid 4 was another one for me. All the stuff about the hour long cut scenes scared me off for a while, but playing the demo so fun I restarted it when I finished and played it again ...and then went out and bought the game.

Reno 06-02-2009 11:53 AM

ive had a couple of games i bought because of the demos but its mostly from word of mouth from my friends on the PSN you all should add me Panzerdemon on the psn we should play sometime or chat it up with mics

machado4 06-02-2009 01:32 PM

I bought Mercenaries, after trying the demo and now i love it!

inferno1321 06-02-2009 05:48 PM


Originally Posted by machado4 (Post 35851)
I bought Mercenaries, after trying the demo and now i love it!

I was going to buy that game but then the demo put me off it. I just didn't like the game play that much.

SaintAvi 07-02-2009 01:40 AM

add uncharted to the list

TacticalSiN 18-03-2009 07:38 PM

Pure got me to get the game. Countless times though the demo has made me not get a game. I am glad too.

CASTR8R 31-03-2009 05:06 AM

After playing the Toy Home demo, I could not wait to purchase the full version.

m0tl3sl4y3r 30-04-2009 07:00 PM

honestly, a demo has never convinced me to buy a game, so far, but after playing the WWE Smackdown vs Raw 2009 demo, I might buy that game.

alcatraz06 04-05-2009 08:33 PM

BioShock demo did, Killzone 2 demo did (even though I had already planned to get it).

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