I know today is Mega Man 9 day, and I'm enjoying it so far, but I don't know what the fuck Ubisoft was thinking with War World and the "demo" for the trial version! Here's a video and a screenshot to see the game...
I loved the original MechAssault on the old Xbox (the mute/drop bug aside), and I was thinking the other day about how I would love to see another MA for the 360. Then today I see something called War World on the XBLA and I downloaded the trial.
After booting it up, I see options for DM/TDM and Arcade under the single player menu, and that there is a pretty large online component for this as well...100 levels in single player is nothing to sneeze at, but sounds a little odd. I figure there will be a bunch of variations of the same few maps. No biggie...
I go into the single player, and see there are more than a few mechs to choose from, so I was looking at the specialties of each class and it seems interesting. I figured I wouldn't be able to choose every one in the trial, so I pick the first one, and jump into the game. This is where the demo goes wrong...
YOU ONLY GET 45 SECONDS TO PLAY THE GAME BEFORE YOU GET THE GAME OVER SCREEN. 45 MOTHER FUCKING SECONDS. 45 SECONDS. LESS THAN 1 FUCKING MINUTE.
How the fuck am I supposed to even think I might want to spend money on this if I'm not even given 1 minute to play it? It isn't like there is one thing you can do, and that is the breadth of gameplay. The first time I thought something odd happened, because I got a 'Game Over' screen after I pushed each button looking at the guns, and my shields. I didn't get shot, and didn't shott at anything else (other than some air when I was checking out my guns).
For a game that, from what I now understand, leans heavy on the multiplayer portion, I don't think many people will even buy it because you aren't given a chance to see the game in action for more than the shit-fuck 45 seconds I mentioned before.
Why, why, WHY would anyone think that 45 seconds is enough time to see the game, see the controls, and the cool shit I should be able to do? Then I'm supposed to decide I don't need a 46th second, I'll just buy it! WHAT THE FUCK?!
What I think is really the worst part is that, from what I've read on the internet (after I saw the demo and got my 45 seconds on...) is that the game is good on the PC, and the multiplayer is supposedly fun. I'll never know though, because I wouldn't pay 10 bucks to find out how they are trying to fuck me out of my money. There has to be something ridiculous lined up in the game somewhere, because I can't see how anyone could not be anything buy skeptical at this.
Bad job by whoever thought this up....Because they no doubt lost my sale because of this stupid idea of 45 second trial play...And I doubt I'm the only one...Which sucks, because that will mean less people to play online with for those who bought it.