best game demo
Posted 14 December 2004 - 11:18 PM
Best game demo for the Mac?
Old School = Tie ---- Myth 1 / Diablo 1
Current Day = Call of Duty
If I find myself playing a demo over and over, that is usually the hallmark of a great game worthy of purchasing the full version.
Posted 14 December 2004 - 11:39 PM
Actually, all Blizzard demos are brilliant. I still have a copy of the Warcraft I demo on my computer.
Recently, though, I'd have to go with Burning Monkey Solitaire. I just love how the monkeys pester and guilt you into buying the game.
Posted 15 December 2004 - 10:39 AM
Warcraft 3 is also good for a quick 1 on 1 skirmish.
Multiplayer demos are cool, because unlike single player demos, they rarely play the same way twice.
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Posted 15 December 2004 - 10:52 AM
Posted 15 December 2004 - 11:17 AM
Posted 04 January 2005 - 06:34 PM
Posted 04 January 2005 - 11:07 PM
Mordok, on December 14th 2004, 10:39 PM, said:
Seconded, they even came up with a new single player campaign (well, 3 levels at least) just for the demo. The fact that all terran units were available for multiplayer was great too, as you could play a full uncrippled game against someone.
Posted 05 January 2005 - 06:42 PM
In no particular order:
1) Civilization 2.
2) Myth 1.
3) Jedi Knight 2. (The demo level is not in the game and does not require a CD, so the demo is still on my Mac)
4) Call of duty.
Posted 05 January 2005 - 07:12 PM
Another good demo was Fallout since it actually was a completely different story in the demo compared to the full game. It made the demo fun even when having the full game if you just wanted to go mad.
Oh and yeah, the JKII demo. Really sweet one. Thanks for reminding me Chris.
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Posted 05 January 2005 - 11:45 PM
Whaleman, on January 5th 2005, 05:12 PM, said:
Except in the demo you start with force capabilities, and in the actual game you have to muck along without them for practically half the game. What a downer. That really embittered me toward the demo, that slick misleading little piece of software.
Posted 06 January 2005 - 09:50 AM
George the Flea, on January 6th 2005, 06:45 AM, said:
Ohh, it took me a while to discover that. Got killed after 2 seconds running about 10 times over and was about to throw the demo away "How do you survive this thing?". Then I discovered the lightsaber....Ahh, "Playing pong with the Jedi". Stormtroopers lose.
And it also took me a while get good enough with the saber to kill the dark Jedi (Reborn), my trick here was to run back to the central platform, jump onto it and hide behind the column. For some reason the Reborn seemed to be unable to land safely on the plattform and instead went spiraling down the chasm.
It's also possible to kill stormtroopers in the end cutscene, using termal detonators.
Yes, I played that demo a LOT of times.
Posted 12 January 2005 - 09:52 AM
On Mac OS X, the Warcraft 3 demo was really cool, because you got to play a completely differenct story line. I had already beat the game, and had received the demo on a CD from a movie theater.
Posted 17 January 2005 - 06:57 AM
The RtCW demo was super-sweet as well, and the level set in the crypts was actually quite scary – the first time those zombie monster things appeared I almost jumped out of my seat!
Other than that, Diablo 1's demo was awesome; I also thoroughly enjoyed the Myth and Oni demos.
And you can't forget the two demos that made buying the full version unnecessary: The original Worms game demo and the Unreal Tournament demo – both offering free unlimited multiplayer!
Posted 17 January 2005 - 08:20 AM
Recent(ish): Deus Ex
Way back: Command HQ
Posted 20 January 2005 - 03:13 PM
Call of Duty had the best single player mission in the whole game for their demo which was just kickass.
Starcraft gave you a nice taste of the game, and I remember playing it on and on and on.
I may vote for BF1942 if this MP demo runs well on my iMac. The SP demo was just horrendous. I'm hoping MP is less demanding, but I doubt that.
Posted 20 January 2005 - 05:50 PM