Chains of Olympus draws nearer -- have you given it a play yet? The demo disc has started popping up everywhere, giving gamers that missed a chance to get a demo disc from Sony another shot at giving Kratos' latest adventure a try. Best Buy is offering the demo disc with every pre-order. But why are demo discs becoming a pre-order incentive? What if you don't like the demo? Wouldn't you become more inclined to cancel your reservation? Perhaps the game is so good that canceling a pre-order of God of War would be downright ridiculous.
[Thanks, J sax!]
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2-11-2008 @ 10:23AM
Yeah, showing up everywhere... except my mailbox!
2-11-2008 @ 10:27AM
whoever plays GoW and says they don't like it has no soul.
2-11-2008 @ 11:07AM
[email protected] said...
Why instead of a demo disc.....they made a PlaySatation Store demo??????...O____o
2-11-2008 @ 12:51PM
I'm hoping they put it on the JApan store like they did with patapon.
As long as its free to download somehow, someway, I'll be happy.
2-11-2008 @ 11:42AM
Ok. They did this with Patapon too. Why give a demo disc to folks who already will own the full version. Tis very much preaching to the choir.
2-11-2008 @ 11:51AM
Why isnt there a downloadable demo ? Man , even though I wanted to wait with the game untill July ( to finish my studies ) I know I wont resist to buy the game :D
2-11-2008 @ 11:52AM
What the hell is the matter with the publishers?
A demo is supposed to entice you to order, not pre-order. With that said I'll be at Best Buy on lunch break.
I'll be really upset when the downloadable version come out on PSN.
2-11-2008 @ 12:16PM
I'd preorder it if it came with an actual bonus of some sort. A demo is not enticing at all, as it's completely pointless once the game launches. Also, who approved this demo distribution method? It's hands down the worst marketing strategy I've ever seen. All in all, no preorder bonus just means I can wait, there's too many other games on my plate anyhow.
2-11-2008 @ 12:37PM
Sorry, guys. I preordered Patapon from GameStop for the demo. Hope I didn't help set up a stupid precedent... If GoW for the PSP was also $20, I'd do it, but.. hehe.. without a demo, I don't know if I'd put $40 down on it.
Really, I was going to buy Patapon anyway, but I don't really feel like buying a game like GoW for that much without a demo. Ex: I will be buying N+, but I've played N on my computer, so I know it'll be good. (Also, don't hit me too hard and please don't banish me from the site... but I have yet to play any GoW game. It's true.)
Sony better work on this demo crap or else I may not be a good PSP game buyer this year.
2-11-2008 @ 12:37PM
Tanya, I dont like GoW that much. Its not necessarily a crappy game, its just not my thing. I found it kind of boring.
2-11-2008 @ 12:54PM
GoW is boring? I question your grasp of the meaning of boring.
You may not like the game but boring it is not.
I agree that pre-order demos are stupid. In this case there was an opyion to get the demo for free months ago. I did, all you had to do was sign up on a website.
2-11-2008 @ 1:00PM
Jay, yes there was an option but from what I've heard (and experienced) only about half the people that ordered one actually ended up getting it. I got all the emails including the one telling me that my demo had shipped and I may already be enjoying it. But months later, still no demo.
2-11-2008 @ 3:10PM
This may be common knowledge by now, but GameStop is doing the same thing. I was a bit shocked to see a shelf of them when I went there the other day.
2-11-2008 @ 5:41PM
I don't know about common knowledge... I kept asking and asking my local GameStop about the Patapon demo ever since it was first announced on the PlayStation.Blog, and they just now got it in a couple days ago. They still kinda seemed like they had no idea what it was.
I'd ask about the GoW demo, but they're probably tired of me harassing them over PSP preorder demos. Lol.
2-11-2008 @ 5:03PM
Jason B. said...
I'm still waiting for my Special edition GoW demo that I was promised.
2-11-2008 @ 6:20PM
i got one for free at gamestop even though the guy said he shouldn't because I didn't order it.
So that one goes to my my bro, while the limited edition one i got stays with me. :)
2-11-2008 @ 8:54PM
yup, i got my copy of the demo, along with a demo of pursuit force when I picked up a copy of Disgaea for the psp yesterday at EBGames. Btw, the demo is pretty awsome. Never played GOW, or GOWII, but this def makes me want to.
2-12-2008 @ 1:18PM
I just picked mine up at EB Games in Canada, so those of us north of the border who seem to have been shafted for the limited release demo can get a copy now.
2-19-2008 @ 6:36AM
you can get it at gamestop because i got it wen i was reserving it
also reserved patapon.