Patapon demo gives players exclusive weapon
This is an incredible bonus for a game you were going to buy anyway. According to the PlayStation.blog, the demo discs should arrive to your local retailer in the next week or so. Happy hunting!
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Reader Comments (Page 1 of 2)
1-26-2008 @ 3:45PM
I just tipped this to you guys a minute ago, I thought you guys would never post this! ISN'T IT AWESOME?!?!?!
1-26-2008 @ 3:46PM
They're in next week, huh? Well that's good, because I have semester finals this week so this can be my reward :D
1-26-2008 @ 4:04PM
Anyone know if this demo will be disk-only? I really want to try the game, and it would be great if i could just download it instead of finding a retailer with the demo. Even if the weapon is disk-exclusive, it would be nice if sony used their pc-store to distribute more of this stuff. (The God of War Demo would be nice too...)
1-26-2008 @ 4:48PM
It will be alongside the pre-order, so it will most likely stay disk only. I doubt a download will come out because of its bargain price as well.
1-26-2008 @ 4:55PM
I never understood making a demo part of a pre-order deal. Isn't the point of a demo to market the game to a larger audience rather than give it to someone who already bought the game?
1-26-2008 @ 5:22PM
It's a motivation for people who are curious about the game, to go and pre-order, duh.
1-26-2008 @ 6:46PM
Well he brings up a good point, they should release more demos for free. The pre-order demo deals are kind of useless.
1-26-2008 @ 7:56PM
Someone will upload the files for highly anticipated games(Silent Hill: Orgins and God of War), especially if it contains game a bonus item.
1-26-2008 @ 7:57PM
I meant demos instead of files
1-26-2008 @ 6:48PM
Now for what a great advertiser would do:
Release the demo at no cost digitally. Then release the special weapon (or whatever else) as a preorder bonus, thus attracting new potential buyers and increasing the value of preordering simultaneously.
A game this quirky and different really needs a free demo to get me off the fence. Too big of a chance that I'll pata pata pata hate it.
1-26-2008 @ 6:51PM
Exactly, both appeal to those who pre-order as well as advertise to those who know nothing about this non-mainstream game
1-26-2008 @ 11:14PM
Well, maybe what they will do is release the demo digitally after the pre-order window is closed.
1-26-2008 @ 11:15PM
You are right, but then again since the game is only $20, if I were a developer I wouldn't see any reason to release a digital demo.
(I wasn't done with my comment and it just sent it)
1-27-2008 @ 9:56AM
Wow , this is actually a cool idea :) I would like to see this at more games :)
1-27-2008 @ 10:17AM
Not saying I *plan* to do this or anything, but AFAIK you can cancel a GameStop pre-order for a full refund at any time, even after the game actually shipped. So couldn't you basically consider this a "free demo with $5 deposit"? Even if they make you return the disc to get your money back, you still get to try it and see if you like the game. Can anybody find out for sure?
1-27-2008 @ 1:22PM
You could always just download the save file. Someone will eventually upload it.
1-27-2008 @ 7:24PM
damn andrew, you must really like patapon considering that whenever i come here i see news of this weird looking game
1-28-2008 @ 5:44AM
Does anyone know if this will be available in the UK? I have had a good look at the internet and found nothing.
Is this going to be another one of those situations when the US and Japan get preferential treatment from Sony..?
1-28-2008 @ 9:21AM
Just checked a couple of Gamestop stores in the Southern Worcester (MA) area and none had the disc yet.
1-28-2008 @ 6:08PM
So I is this exclusive to Gamestop or are other retailers participating?