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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.


Coming up

May 10, 2008

In the proud GDR tradition of teasing reviews and never getting around to most of them, you can now begin looking forward to pieces on:

  • Trackmania Nations Forever
  • Crysis
  • Kane and Lynch: Dead Men

in decreasing order of likelihood. Also: a demo scoring over 1/3 that isn’t for a 4X game.

We are on hiatus

September 10, 2006

Back… eventually.

In the pipeline

August 16, 2006
  • Demo review of Darkstar One
  • Demo review of Bad Day LA
  • About us page

Coming soon

August 7, 2006
  • Demo reviews of Sword of the Stars, Micro Machines V4, and Need for Speed: Hot Pursuit