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Hun Hunter
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posted 10-25-1999 11:07 AM     Profile for Hun Hunter   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message   Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote
I know you chaps must be busy right now, but have Microprose/Hasbro made any noise about you realeasing a demo prior to the shipping date?
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Dingo
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posted 10-25-1999 01:47 PM     Profile for Dingo   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message   Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote
I think we can be pretty sure that there will be no demo prior to release. Wayward specifically said they would not release a demo before shipping because it would delay development of the actual sim. Besides, do we really need to play a demo to know that we want this sim?
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Hun Hunter
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posted 10-26-1999 03:40 AM     Profile for Hun Hunter   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message   Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote
I guess you're right. I'd rather they concentrated on shipping than a 5 minute demo. But after watching those AVI's, I NEED to get a "hands on" test of it!
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Shere Khan
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posted 10-26-1999 04:55 AM     Profile for Shere Khan   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message   Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote
I don't know about that. Before WWII Fighters (janes) was released I downloaded the demo and couldn't wait until the game was released (a long time over here in Oz!) The demo sold me the game.

At the time it was a choice between EAW and WWII Fighters. I didn't have the money to buy both and I went the Janes route. And even now I don't think I made a bad descion. (Trying to fly a multiplayer game over the internet is a bummer in Australia. The ping rates are so low people laugh at you if you ask to join in.)

I flew the EAW demo first and it was fantastic, then I got the WII Fighters demo!

I recently upgraded my PC and I've started to go through the campaigns again. Whoo Hoo its like a whole new game with 3d clouds and 30FPS.

B17 sounds like a great sim and I want to get it... but a few other sims are comming out roughly at the same time (Fighter Nations for example) Now I can't affort to buy too many games(Too many small noisy mouths to feed! The 'Trouble and Strife' is already giving me stange looks! "Nothing dear just writing a letter about flower arraging! Nothing to do with Flight Sim's...")

So I wouldn't mind trying the game before I fork out the cash. (Unlike America, we don't have shops that'll let you return a used game over here!)

Anyway the whole point of this letter is... If the game is really good then releasing a demo is a great way to cut through all the hype and show the people what their buying.

It's a great way to sell sell a game!

(you don't buy cars without test driving them. Sims should be the same!)



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posted 10-26-1999 10:08 AM     Profile for SkoolD   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message   Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote
90 percent plus of the time we Americans can't return them either.....

Tim


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Hun Hunter
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posted 10-27-1999 02:35 AM     Profile for Hun Hunter   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message   Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote
Good point Mr Khan. Unfortunately, although I'm not an expert, I believe that releasing a demo is not a quick "cut & shut" operation. The game will speak for itself when it's released, and at this late stage it would be impossible to effect any monumental changes to the game as a whole. Magazines (paper & online ones) will carry the review before it gets released to us lot, so we'll have a good idea what it's about. Personally, FWIW, I'd love to play a demo, but not at the expense of waiting until the following quarter (or whatever) to get my hands on the real deal.
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posted 11-01-1999 01:31 PM     Profile for pops   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message   Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote
Shere Khan,

Be a MAN! Sneak 'em in while the Misses is asleep.

That is when I do all my upgrades.


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