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chautemoc Mar 10, 11
I forsee a terrible trend.

The demo should come exclusively with pre-orders, instead.
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ButchSmudge Mar 10, 11
Paying for a demo? Are you actually kidding? :3
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S-I-E Mar 10, 11
extra items, unlockable assist character...
it might not be free but atleast the buyers won't start empty handed once the real game is there. just looking at it from the other side of the coin.

still, i'm on my guard with this sort of stuff, if people start charging money for demos with succes i don't even want to know who else follows in their footsteps.
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Dark Dom Mar 10, 11
I was mortified, until I read it unlocks Aerith. That's fair enough tbh. You can pretty much consider this as DLC.
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Rabla Mar 10, 11
It pretty much is a seperate mini-game of sorts.

Its an original story that doesnt appear in the main game that serves as a, well, Prologue. Plus yeah, Aerith.
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Dark Dom Mar 10, 11
quote Rabla
It pretty much is a seperate mini-game of sorts.

Its an original story that doesnt appear in the main game that serves as a, well, Prologue. Plus yeah, Aerith.
Actually yeah, I overlooked that. No one complained about Dead Rising 2 Case Zero (pretty sure), since it was indeed a separate game. No one should really have a problem with this.
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Storm Mar 10, 11
Why would anyone complain about Case Zero, though? It was only 400 MS points, came out about two months or so before the actual game, had a good bit of replayability, features, etc., and things such as getting to level 5 carried over.

Most arcade titles/DLC are 800 points or so. Eh, I agree with this being a pre-order incentive. Perhaps 'demo' isn't the proper term for the 'DLC', heh.
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Northern49 Mar 10, 11
The problem is that it's double dipping. Generally when you release a demo you can expect sales of the full version to improve. Charging a fee on top of that is kind of ridiculous from a business stand-point, but if you're willing to pay for it then the question of whether or not this will be successful and become a trend just answered itself.
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RabidChinaGirl Mar 10, 11
Paying for a freaking demo???

Pretty sure someone already said that, but still...

Edit: Demo DLC... huh. Still wouldn't pay for that, because the name still makes me cringe.
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SPAZwazza Mar 10, 11
(Deep breath) FAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAaaaaaiiiilllllolololol

I'm gonna go door to door asking people if they bought this and headbutting them if they did.
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chautemoc Mar 10, 11
The press release doesn't explicitly state the content is exclusive, but we're trying to confirm with Square now.
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Redemption Mar 10, 11
Even if it is exclusive it should be free. There's a few precedents I remember from before where the demo is a totally separate level or intro to the game that doesn't show up in the final game.

In the end it only hurts the publisher though. No demo means some people may not buy it. Only big titles can really try to get away with it.
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Hellfire29 Mar 10, 11
I think you should be payed $2.99 for having to type the title in...
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RabidChinaGirl Mar 11, 11
Hellfire29 As if the game title wasn't awful enough, they had to go and name the demo DISSIDIA duodecim prologus FINAL FANTASY. At least they dropped the brackets and inane formatting.

Note to DISSIDIA fanboys (or girls): not dissing the game itself, but those titles... I mean, really.
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