I just finished playing 3 new demos from the market place. All pretty disappointing.
First I played Bladestorm which...well, not much to say about it. The demo starts with some really bad voice acting that you have to sit through. Then the gameplay consists of mashing the Right Button. Attacking with the Right Button? Really? No thanks. Not my type of game anyway. It's a bit like...Dynasty Warriors I suppose?
Then I moved on to The Simpsons Game demo. I've been waiting to try this game out for a while now and I was a bit disappointed. This is by far the best quality Simpson's game ever produced though. The cutscenes and everything are really well done. The gameplay isn't bad but personally I found getting used to the controls pretty difficult. They just don't seem super intuitive. As far as I could tell it seems as though the gameplay could get repetitive pretty quickly. And something I found really strange/disrupting was the EA logo pasted all over the place. Wtf is that all about? The mini-krusty dolls that attack you have "EA" on their bellies, and I saw a bunch of other EA logos in various spots. That really takes you out of the Simpson's world and seems to be some sort of horribly-blatant ad placement. I have no idea why they did that. All in all I think this will be a rent. It's hard to judge how good the full game will be, but it'll still definitely be the best Simpson's game.
Finally, I played the Conan demo...for about 2 minutes. The graphics in the first cut scene are pretty repulsive, for some things either the textures didn't load properly or they're just super bland. The dialogue and voice acting is also pretty bad. But once you get into the actual game well...I'm sorry but I couldn't handle how much of a blatant rip-off of God of War this game is. I mean it's...horrendous. It is EXACTLY the same...except it sucks. They should be sued.
And that's my round up of my demo experience today.
Edited by G MONEY $$$, 09 October 2007 - 12:20 AM.