camer823 May 29, 2013 @ 12:47pm
It really needs a demo.
I dont know why so many games dont have demos. Isnt it easier to let us play skirmish with all but the basic units locked off so we can get a feel for the game rather then try to explane it to us? After the first game and the mixed reviews I have seen I would love a demo to I could try it for my self rather then take my chances with buying it. If a demo would come out I know more people that are on the edge with this game would buy it. So without a demo I'm not buying it and I know my $40 means nothing to the people selling thousands of copies of this game but as I said earlier a demo would get so many people to buy this game.
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hangfire May 29, 2013 @ 1:56pm 
Simple answer is that they think it increases sales. With a demo, people will get to try the game and they might not like it, so no sale. I've also heard the argument that with a demo, some players will be satisfied with "trying" the game, but not think its compelling enough for a sale. No demo means that there might be players who will gamble on buying the game.

I guess marketing studies have convinced publishers that games with flashy trailers and no demo sell better.

Its a sketchy business practice, and given how misrepresentative screenshots and trailers are of the final product usually, there are many players (like me) who are extremely reluctant to purchase a game until I've played it.

But yeah.. a demo would be nice. Gameplay videos from other people that went ahead and purchased a game can help a little at least.
Hiten May 29, 2013 @ 2:08pm 
Here's a very good quality (in 1080p) vid I partly used to make my decision to buy both ALB and the original EE. Hope it helps.

It's from the beta, but since the game was just released today...yeah. :)
http://youtu.be/qFuIqfTftfI
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camer823 May 29, 2013 @ 2:25pm 
No offence and thanks for trying to help but I could have looked a video up my self. I want to try the game and see if I like it. I want to face the AI and see if its something that will whip my ♥♥♥ every time or if I can crank up the difficulty. Plus I want to try out the controls and the gameplay and see how the game "feels" when I play it and a video of another person playing wont help me with that. But again thanks for trying.
=BAD=CorruptGIJoe May 29, 2013 @ 3:00pm 
I had the first one. It was pretty good but got very boring very fast. I am a huge RTS fan and I was looking forward to this game. I was sad once I played it about two weeks.
Malicar May 29, 2013 @ 3:22pm 
Cool vid thx for link. Lots of potential in this game. I really like the idea of dedicated servers. I don't know how many times I've asked for an RTS with some real servers. Definantly keeping an eye on this game. One of my buds already picked it up. Love to try some big bot stomps before moving up to real opponents. Either way this game looks good.
Ulcerus May 29, 2013 @ 3:30pm 
I agree. Needs a demo! Back in the days there were demos for everything. Wish it could go back to that way of thinking...
TENGU May 29, 2013 @ 3:50pm 
I am in the same boat, looks promising, but I need DEMO before I can spend 40.
radek Dec 17, 2013 @ 8:11am 
I'd like to know, if this game will run on my laptop.

If I do not decided to buy it, I will not buy.
Demo will help me... so, why no demo?
Weard politics...
OpusTheFowl Dec 19, 2013 @ 8:53am 
Originally posted by radek:
I'd like to know, if this game will run on my laptop.

If I do not decided to buy it, I will not buy.
Demo will help me... so, why no demo?
Weard politics...

http://systemrequirementslab.com/cyri
Adaptive Manipulator Dec 19, 2013 @ 12:23pm 
Originally posted by OpusTheFowl:
Originally posted by radek:
I'd like to know, if this game will run on my laptop.

If I do not decided to buy it, I will not buy.
Demo will help me... so, why no demo?
Weard politics...

http://systemrequirementslab.com/cyri

Being able to check the performance of the game on your PC along with the graphics settings that you would be satisfied with is a lot different than just seeing if your specs goes over or under some specified requirements.
OpusTheFowl Dec 19, 2013 @ 12:30pm 
That's not what radek asked so...thanks just the same...

The_Muppet Dec 19, 2013 @ 12:53pm 
Damn, hard Necro.
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