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Shadow of the Tomb Raider Playable Demo Is available

Discussion in 'Frontpage news' started by Hilbert Hagedoorn, Dec 10, 2018.

  1. Hilbert Hagedoorn

    Hilbert Hagedoorn Don Vito Corleone Staff Member

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    If you are still unsure whether or not Shadow of the Tomb Raider is a title you want to purchase, you might want to go and have a try with he newly released a demo. It's a thing I personally do miss...

    Shadow of the Tomb Raider Playable Demo Is available
     
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  2. m4dn355

    m4dn355 Member Guru

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    One would say - a bit too late for a demo release.
     
  3. fantaskarsef

    fantaskarsef Ancient Guru

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    Better now a demo than never, it's not en vogue anymore to let people try out and not like a game.
     
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    This is something I've never heard before from a demo. So top marks for them for doing this, that way when I buy the game at a ridiculous sale for a tenner I can just continue my progress.
     
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    BlackZero Ancient Guru

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    Have downloaded this, and will have to give it a spin.

    Would be nice getting back into the genre.
     
  6. Dragam1337

    Dragam1337 Maha Guru

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    I think anyone trying it will be pleasantly surprised :)
     
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    bjornland New Member

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    Tried it last night and was pleasantly surprised.
    It ran at 4k 60fps with no dips on my system, so now i might end up buying the full game.
    Reminds me of the stone age, when we got demo disks with our favorite PC magazines. And could try the games before we bought them:D
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    Just realized I'm old.:(
     
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  8. BlackZero

    BlackZero Ancient Guru

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    Yes, PC Gamer comes to mind. Of course, slow internet speeds also made it necessary.

    [​IMG]
     
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    fantaskarsef Ancient Guru

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    Indeed my friend, indeed... like I said, it's not popular to let people try games anymore, they want those 60$/€ and then only give you 60% of a game's contents from back in the day.
     
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    bjornland New Member

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    Now they call it early access and make us pay for the demo
     
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    m4dn355 Member Guru

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    In the past many demos made me buy full games
     
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    yasamoka Ancient Guru

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    This is a great move.
     
  13. Darkiee

    Darkiee Master Guru

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    Steam does give the option on refund, if you want to "return" the game. But i find that 2hour limit retarded, as it starts to count from the launch of the game.
    (Once returned a game, it worked as it should)

    With todays tech and etc, it should be sort of easy to start the time counter from the gameplay itself, not from idling in menu.

    But, i do also miss the real demos, where you can try the game, and get a feel about the game. Oh those cd days.
    I still have few cd´s from Finnish mag, with includes demos and test programs...

    Edit: 14.6GB Demo... Geesh...
     
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    Rich_Guy Ancient Guru

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    'All full up, can't carry anymore'
     
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    Ahhhhh the good old days....

    Yeah it can make one feel a bit old.
     

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    Petr V Master Guru

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    I already played cpy demo :p
     
  17. Agonist

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    This is why I am thankful I have many drives and at least 350mb internet. I used to have 1GB fiber but I had to move where its twice as much for it, so I dont have it anymore. Took 8 mins to download the demo to my Steam SSD.
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    I am just glad there is a demo of it. Its a game I will buy anyways, but I love trying games before I buy them. We should not have to resort to piracy demos TBH.
     
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    lol sure after the game was cracked... they are desperate....
    BTW game currently has an annoying bug and the developers dont give half a frack about fixing it - when walking between small areas the sound suddenly stops/cuts out...
     
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    Therefore, to maximise sales the last resort is to provide demo.
    If the game had not been "reversed engineered"....i dont think the demo being present right now.
    But good to see demo from AAA titles.

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  20. Alex13

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    It's a shame a game has to badly tank in order for a demo to be a thing. Feels like that one last thing before they give up on the product after all the massive discounts since week 1.
     

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