There has been a pretty good deal of hype for this game. I must admit, I have gotten a bit caught up in it myself. I decided I wanted to buy this game the moment I heard it was announced.
Not because I played it and thought it was good, but because I believed it would offer an experience in gaming second to none. Now, Im not so sure about that. Sure it will be cool the first few times I chop off some limbs. Im sure there will be moments of joy after succesfully defeating large groups of enemies with my deadly ninja attacks. But after that, what will I be left with? Not too much im affraid. I can admit it. I doubt I will even be compelled enough to finish the game at all unless there is something there that can manage to hook me in. I didnt find it in the first game, although it was fun in short burts. I was looking forward to this game noentheless.
Enter the case of the mysterious demo.
I was under the impression we could have had a demo for this thing weeks if not months ago and yet, here we are today, the day the game ships and nothing for us folks here in the States. As much as I want to blame the lack of a demo stateside on the weak US Dollar part of me knows the truth. The truth being this game is crap. I know its crap, I still want to play it, I still want to pay 60 bucks for it, but I know its crap.
I guess I just want a new game to play and this fits the desription, but at this point I am almost tempted to spend my 60 bucks on something else. (kung fu panda anyone?)
I mean, that Bourne game might not be the best game ever, but at least they let us try it ou before they released it. Even "Hour Of Victory" had a demo.
How bad does a game have to be to avoid the release of a demo until after it hits retail? I dont think it has to be "bad" per se, but I think when a game is sure to dissapoint based on either
a) lack of innovation
b) lack of polish or
c) lack of being good
there is a chance a demo will be held off to avoid turning off those people who will buy it day 1 before playing it (like myself). These people know there are many folks who will buy a sequel based on the love for the IP regardless, in fact I bet they are counting more on fans of the franchise to purchase this game than new people, people who have never played a NG game. So at the end of the day, I think they know that they have more to risk, then they do to gain and thus no demo.
I also think that the governement rigged the towers with explosives to bring thm down after the planes hit on 9/11 and that America, Canada, and Mexico will join forces and currencies bringing in the "amero" any day now. If you dont, thats your probelm! ;)
Also, r6v2 matchmaking STILL sucks.