GameDemoReviews in review

October 4, 2008

After two years, 11 demo reviews and a couple of news posts we can come to some conclusions. First, we aren’t very diligent: averaging about 4 words a day – and I hope no-one was waiting for that Micro Machines review we promised in our first post. Second, most demos aren’t that good: we have two 2/3s, eight 1/3s and a zero. Third, not many people are paying attention; despite a fair amount of “how do I know if this demo is worth a 1.5 GB download” comments in places like Rock Paper Shotgun most of the traffic this site gets is people looking for system requirements. Also, not updating for 18 months apparently does something pretty nasty to your search engine ranking. Oops.

So, it’s time for a change. We’ll keep on throwing up demo reviews of games as and when they catch our attention, but we’ll be adding a new format (maybe even two) that ought to address at least some of the problems we’ve had so far. Probably not the diligence problem though, so make sure you have a free half-hour some time in 2011.

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