Let’s admit that the 8 hour Resident Evil Village demo period looks like a complete joke

1 : Anonymous2021/04/19 06:56 ID: mtv11t

I mean why only 8 hours? At least give people 24 hours so people with different timezones, who works in that hours, who is busy in that hours, who is sleepimg that hours....etc can play the demo. Is 24 hours an extreme amount of time for this timed demo? I mean I understand some points about having a timed exclusive demo but why the hell 8 hours? Why not a day? I don't get this. Such an odd number. Why Sony accepting this? ıt's kinda weird that Sony is paying for this but only certain amount of people who happened to be on their ps at that spexific 8 hour window can play it. Not even a day... not even a half day... Nice job Capcom

2 : Anonymous2021/04/19 06:59 ID: gv20lxb

I missed it, didn’t know there was an 8 hour window and I join you and say “WTF?”

ID: gv2fb57

I worked this weekend and was planning on trying it out while I was off this week...now I'm sad...

ID: gv2ghix

There's a 24 hour period starting on the 2nd where you can play it again along with the upcoming castle demo

ID: gv3rj47

I downloaded it last night and could only play a trailer with a countdown to next demo. Super weak.

ID: gv2r73w

Lol same, I thought maybe the demo starts after watching a trailer but nope. I guess I'm waiting til the next round.

ID: gv2s8ce

Once again, a Japanese dev does some crazy shit.

This is like a toned down version of Nintendo putting that Mario collection up for sale for a limited time. Why do Japanese devs think these are good ideas for gaming?

ID: gv3e9c6

Nintendo did this with 3DS demos. You could only launch them a set amount of times before you were locked out.

ID: gv41idp

For sales? It’s a great move, as it creates instant fear of missing out and a emotional sales incentive

For customers? It’s lame as hell

3 : Anonymous2021/04/19 09:17 ID: gv29knm

I missed the demo due to your exact reasoning. 🙁

4 : Anonymous2021/04/19 08:26 ID: gv26ch8

3am to 11am on a workday monday morning..

Some of their timezone/regional choices were quite questionable indeed. Luckily I was able to use one of my off-region alt accounts to play at a proper time on the Sunday, but still I can't at all fathom the decision.

ID: gv29r9s

Yeah that’s stupid. If they wanted to make it more interesting they could have opened it from dusk to dawn, wherever you’re located. At least that would have jived with the horror vibe. Playing it at 8:00 AM is kind of lame

ID: gv2bmb5

Yep same here. Got up half an hour earlier at 5.30 just so I could have a go before work. What a ridiculous way to do a demo.

5 : Anonymous2021/04/19 09:35 ID: gv2apss

Wait what, it was a limited window? That's nuts.

ID: gv36jf0

AND you could play for only 30mins too.

ID: gv3rvqv

I understand the 30 minutes as it was just a demo and there’s 2 more coming up, but the 8 hour window is just ridiculous, like what is the purpose?

ID: gv3wius

and it was extremely short. You can beat it in 8 minutes or less. Just wait for the full release.

6 : Anonymous2021/04/19 07:01 ID: gv20rq3

I don't plan to play this game, but I don't understand the logic of this extremely limited demo.

ID: gv26ifp

It's to make people want to play more after the time limit and entice them to pre-orde


ID: gv275oh

But then why make it an 8 hour window then?

ID: gv278p3

That's kinda understandable but why the hell it's on 8 hours time period? It's like they don't want people to play it almost

7 : Anonymous2021/04/19 10:37 ID: gv2ez1n

They did it to generate posts like these. It's marketing.

ID: gv30l9t

It feels like

and has been one giant commercial for RE8 the last couple of weeks.

ID: gv3odso

any big release is going to feel like that

8 : Anonymous2021/04/19 07:31 ID: gv22qco

Yep, I missed it. Was really looking forward to it, but I live in New Zealand and have a job.

ID: gv2imn3

Same here, mate. I'm in Australia, downloaded it yesterday and thought I'd have a go during the week. Didn't know it had a window, wouldn't have made it anyway.

9 : Anonymous2021/04/19 09:53 ID: gv2by5q

I think the timezones could ve been worked out better but in the end this is all just to create PR and streamer hype... which will probably work out considering how media and consumers work nowadays.

10 : Anonymous2021/04/19 08:33 ID: gv26s4k

At least the full demo (both 30 min previews) will be available again when it’s multi platform in early May. It is an odd release schedule but I guess the 8 hours is for it being the 8th main RE game. I didn’t quite finish the demo for the village in 30 min but it has me hyped for the full release at least. I do like that there is a demo, but it’s again an odd release format for it. I almost don’t want to play the castle demo so I can play the full game without spoiling anything else. I am a RE fan though so for many they want to check if it is worth buying, I already preordered after the showcase personally. I get it’s not everyone’s cup of tea but I can’t wait.

11 : Anonymous2021/04/19 07:59 ID: gv24noi

At least we got a demo.. Unlike most other games

ID: gv45wgz

This is the second demo. There's still 2 more to come.

ID: gv464jb

Yeah so it's not so bad.. People keep complaining no matter what lol.. But if I was on Xbox, I would definitely be upset hahaha

12 : Anonymous2021/04/19 10:58 ID: gv2gg8a

I also think the 30 minutes is kind of stupid, it has a set ending anyway. Rather than soaking up the atmosphere and exploring a little it makes you rush through everything

13 : Anonymous2021/04/19 11:53 ID: gv2kx5f

So few games have a demo at all, so I don't really feel the need to attack them over a timed demo

ID: gv2vcr0

For better or worse they’re putting out both demos combined later on a 24 hour timer, so more people can try it then too

ID: gv2pmgf

Yes. This. I was going to say something about how demos are so rare these days, why complain at all?

14 : Anonymous2021/04/19 07:13 ID: gv21kru

It really is ridiculous, why force us to rush through it with a 30 minute limit as well? I really wanted to take my time to soak in the atmosphere and explore the setting but I was worried about missing out because I ran out of time. I ended up finishing with 8 minutes left because I had no idea where the end was.

It basically removes all the advantages of a single-player demo with these restrictions, it’s almost like they want everyone to be speedrunners.

ID: gv2f5xb

Took my time took it all in explored and finished it within 27 minutes firdt try. Its a very small slice of the game.

ID: gv2jwnm

I finished with 20 seconds left. I felt like I took the time to explore all the locations they would let me into and I didn’t loiter. I had a great time with the demo.

ID: gv257qh

Yeah Capcom is known for this kind of shit. I remember the DMC4(? the one where Nero first poped up) had a demo that was on a 20 mins time limit. I mean, it was a limited level demo and it had a time limit lol...

I think I know what they are trying with this, but from my point of view, it is plain dumb.

15 : Anonymous2021/04/19 07:03 ID: gv20ve5

Dude I downloaded it like 5pm EST and took a nap until like 1am and I opened it and was PUMPED to play it and it just gave me a countdown to the next demo.. I straight faced my tv like never before.. so I just watched a play through lmao.

ID: gv21j9n

bro thats 8 hours, than aint a nap lmaoo

ID: gv22w4d

Haha I work nights unfortunately. It feels like a nap to me honestly.

16 : Anonymous2021/04/19 10:05 ID: gv2crg0

I didn’t even realise it was time limited. I’m playing through RE7 at the moment and was looking forward to playing this demo in a couple of weeks once I’m done.

17 : Anonymous2021/04/19 10:43 ID: gv2fczc

well that sucks, I knew there was a time limit on gameplay of 30 minutes but had no idea the demo was only playable for 8 hours what the fuck

18 : Anonymous2021/04/19 11:48 ID: gv2kjay

Also that it’s fucking only playable once for 30 minutes.

19 : Anonymous2021/04/19 11:49 ID: gv2kjhu

yeah timing was dumb, why not instead let people download the demo and play for 30 mins whenever they liked and then simply deactivate the demo on Monday?

I think that the online component was part of this, they wanted to ensure you couldn't simply delete the demo and replay it?

20 : Anonymous2021/04/19 13:28 ID: gv2uszv

I was playing directly on hardcore mode. I took too much time fighting the Werewolves, which btw, hs they look really good, and literally ran out demo time as the main gates open.

Went back into the demo believing I had missed something, and it turned out I could no longer play it wtf. I have to wait until the next cicle.
Edit: I just learned that there was even a fucking shotgun somewhere in the demo! I guess that explains the ammo I found.

21 : Anonymous2021/04/19 14:19 ID: gv315jx

i loved the demo. Next gen games are gonna be great

22 : Anonymous2021/04/19 16:09 ID: gv3gfjm

The way I understood it, this is replacing a physical event. I understand not everyone can play it, but you aren’t entitled to a demo.

23 : Anonymous2021/04/19 17:52 ID: gv3v46b

It’s a demo. If you missed it, look up a video or wait till next Saturday. Or the next. Or wait 2 weeks for the full game.

I understand it sucks to not get exactly what you want when you demand it, but sometimes that happens. Deal with it.

24 : Anonymous2021/04/19 14:55 ID: gv35y15

Who cares lol. The game is out in like 2 weeks with demos every week leading up to release.


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