1Th3solutionThu 24th Aug 2017 I wonder about the community's thoughts and experiences with game demos, like the kind you download to try a game before you buy. I have experienced demos and betas to be pretty helpful, but I also wonder if they could be harmful by giving you a false impression of a game. In my experience, demos have sometimes actually stopped me from buying a game that I thought I wanted. But also, sometimes they have absolutely convinced me to buy one that I may not have been planning to buy. For example, I was intrigued by Nier Automata and downloaded the demo a few months ago and (get your torches and pitchforks ready) ... I just didn't really like it. I couldn't really get into the story or gameplay and so I never have bought it. A keep seeing the glowing accolades and I wonder — what did I miss? Perhaps I would like the full game if I gave it a chance. But I just can't bring myself to buy a game that I didn't enjoy during the hour or so I played of it. An opposite example that I remember having was Bioshock. I had no I interest really in it (I'm not into FPS games), but I tried the Bioshock demo on PS3 and was so mesmerized by Rapture that I couldn't stop thinking about it until I bought the game. And now Bioshock and Bioshock Infinite are probably in my top 20 of all time. Edited on Thu 24th August, 2017 @ 00:05 by Th3solution The early bird gets the worm, but the second mouse gets the cheese.