View Full Version : Would you rather have the game sooner, with no demo, or later with demo?

02-14-2002, 03:13 AM
I'm not saying that this is how it would have to be, but if it was, what would you choose?

Would you rather have the game come out on say, March 28? And no demo made untill after the game.

Or would you rather have the demo released on say, March 5, but have the game delayed untill April 12?

02-14-2002, 03:38 AM
Ill be one of the only ones, but I'd prefer a demo and a leter release. :D

02-14-2002, 03:42 AM
Originally posted by GonkH8er
Ill be one of the only ones, but I'd prefer a demo and a leter release. :D

behind u all the way Gonk, i need a demo. c'mon, a demo wont hold back the Jedioutcast release that much.

02-14-2002, 03:50 AM
Well 1st off the game is basicly done, sure the PC gamer UK reveiw may be a LATE beta but it is complete never the less, it's just a matter of bug fixing which, if they released a demo/beta, we could all help out with.

And i don't think that release a demo 5th march and wait till april is eerrr....realistic. i would think the delay would be more like a week or two, not a whole month.

I personelly would like a demo to get a feel for the game, spot any bugs and report them to RAVEN so we get the best game possible, i'd rather wait for a bug free game then get the game early with a few bugs and then have to d/l a 20mb patch or more. :rolleyes:

02-14-2002, 03:57 AM
I went with the Game first, demo later option. That way it will be all fresh and new, unless they make some seperaate level for a demo that is not in the game of course

02-14-2002, 04:02 AM
funny enough.
id prefer the demo first.

the demo would hold me out for that extra 2 week delay plenty..and would get me even more excited for the release of the full game.

I need a demo!!

02-14-2002, 04:02 AM
A least a demo would help the JO Team make sure that it will work on most systems and iron any post release bugs and problems on any systems.

02-14-2002, 04:09 AM
It wouldn't hurt that much to release a demo when the game is nearing the "gold" stage...

After all they would just send the game into mass production and
the game will still arrive in time...;)


02-14-2002, 04:11 AM
Ok first of all i thought we were getting the game early in march like on the 5th or something and second of all i would love a demo first, cause that will be available to download cause i live in middle east and i won't see the game (if at all) until like summer so PLEASE DEMO FIRST!



Ham Yoyo
02-14-2002, 04:19 AM
I would rather have the game first. I only get 28.8 connections. If a demo is 50 megs I can forget it. :(

02-14-2002, 04:26 AM
I'd like to have a demo and a later release. The time between the demo release and the full release will seem much shorter(even if it is longer than it would be with no demo) because we've got something play with, especially if its a Multiplayer demo. A Multiplayer Demo wouldn't give anything away from the plot, plus Multiplayer matches are different every time, where as Singleplayer is usually only minor differences between different times you play it.

Making a Demo should cause Jedi Knight II to be delayed at all anyways.

02-14-2002, 04:45 AM
Originally posted by Ham Yoyo
I would rather have the game first. I only get 28.8 connections. If a demo is 50 megs I can forget it. :(

LOL :D 28.8k connection......get yaself a 56k, u can pick one up for less then 30 quid (British Sterling). :)

02-14-2002, 05:04 AM
I'll take a demo and a later full release, over no demo and an earlier release.

Besides, if it's too hard to download the demo, you can always get it on CD packed with a magazine...

02-14-2002, 05:07 AM
I rather have the game. Raven/LEC say that everything is in place and is all ready to go, why slow the game release with a demo. I could be wrong.

02-14-2002, 05:38 AM
I said Demo, if have something to do other than chat on these forums (I'm not saying these forums are boring, just they make me long for JO:) ) the wait until the game will seem much shorter:p

02-14-2002, 06:32 AM
I say sooner with a demo!!!!!!:D

02-14-2002, 06:40 AM
I say release it on march 28th. I can play other games until then

Sarcastic Saint
02-14-2002, 06:53 AM
I voted for option numbero uno....why??

Why spoil the fun for a game you're gonna be playing anyway a few weeks (if not less) later...

02-14-2002, 07:14 AM
A Demo woud still help promote the game, and sure as hell increase magazine sales, I cant think of a game that hasnt been released RECENTLY in the past 2 years, with a demo, well maybe, Loita, and 'Pleasere Island'.

But It has been knowen for demos to come out after a game release, ie Max Payne.

The Demo would also allow potential buyers to purchase the mag, play the game and also make sure thier PC is upto it. Im sure both Devs and Us would find it useful.

Jinn Tar-Nesh
02-14-2002, 11:00 AM
Hmm..let me think...have the demo on March an the game in April??

:D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D

02-14-2002, 11:12 AM
Welcome to the forums Jinn Tar-Nesh :)

I thaught I was going to be the only vote for demo first!
I want it that way because whatever happens, Ill get the game late, so if they release a demo I could at least play the demo while you all finish the game and Im still waiting for the game to arrive :(

Sarcastic Saint:Its numero, not numbero

Jinn Tar-Nesh
02-14-2002, 11:20 AM
Thanks for you're lovely words....I'm touched...really I am...:amidala:

02-14-2002, 01:41 PM
I would prefer the demo first. They could release it when the game goes gold so as not to hold back the release of the full version. Also I would like the demo because I want to make sure that it workson my computer and that I like it.

02-14-2002, 02:06 PM

Nuff Said

02-14-2002, 02:22 PM
I went with the first option. I have more than enough work and games to keep me occupied if I don't get a demo.

02-14-2002, 02:40 PM
Demo because that's the quickest way (in this cercumstance, that is) to play the game.

02-14-2002, 03:04 PM
i think its jsut dumb to get the demo and hold back the game, i mean why get the demo 2 days earlier just to hold the game back a week or more, cuz if they get ademo released then theyll hold it back cuz there waiting for feedback, but if u want the game soo much that u want it asap why hold it back for jsut ademo instead of waiting afew more days for the full thing? just sounds dumb to me....

The Truthful Liar
02-14-2002, 03:22 PM
woh... Trueforce - I compliment you in posting the longest sentence ever :p

- Down with the Demo (j/k) But still, I would prefer to have the game early. No sense in getting the demo to ruin the sabering ;)

Cheers :D