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CrunchinJelly
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(01-17-2012, 11:07 AM)
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Up now on Xbox. Will update when up in more services.

http://marketplace.xbox.com/Product/...5-d80245418983

Share your impressions here!

UPDATE: PC DEMO HERE - http://store.origin.com/store/ea/en_...ee-games-en_US

And on STEAM : steam://install/203970
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Franklinator
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(01-17-2012, 11:09 AM)
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Awesome, didn't know a demo was coming. I've been pretty curious about this game, so I'm gonna go download it right now
daviyoung
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(01-17-2012, 11:09 AM)
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What's the news on the PC demo? Are we getting one? Where can we download it?
ShdwDrake
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(01-17-2012, 11:10 AM)
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Originally Posted by daviyoung

What's the news on the PC demo? Are we getting one? Where can we download it?

There is a PC demo and sometime today.
JaseC
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(01-17-2012, 11:12 AM)
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Bah, you beat me by seconds. :p I'm hoping for the PC demo to hit sooner rather than later; it's already 7PM here.
Sotha Sil
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(01-17-2012, 11:13 AM)
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Can't wait!
chris-013
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(01-17-2012, 11:14 AM)
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PSN / PC Demo please ; ; I don't have a XBL gold account...
Almighty
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(01-17-2012, 11:18 AM)
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Luckily my free month of XBL is still on so i am dling it now.

In all honesty I don't know much about this game. Pretty much going into the demo blind.
Acidote
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(01-17-2012, 11:19 AM)
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Bonus Mass Effect 3 Gear: The Demo.
enzo_gt
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(01-17-2012, 11:26 AM)
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Originally Posted by Acidote

Bonus Mass Effect 3 Gear: The Demo.

Only reason I'm downloading it.

1.9 GB? Damn.. I have only about 190MB free on my 360.
burgerdog
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(01-17-2012, 11:26 AM)
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Originally Posted by Acidote

Bonus Mass Effect 3 Gear: The Demo.

Bonus Kingdoms of Amalur: Reckoning Gear: The Demo.
Maleficence
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(01-17-2012, 11:27 AM)
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Just saw the Giant Bomb preview, looks like my kind of game! Could do with more polish as it looks rough around the edges, but the gameplay looks like a lot of fun. The PC version better be fucking good.
Kurtofan
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(01-17-2012, 11:28 AM)
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Originally Posted by Acidote

Bonus Mass Effect 3 Gear: The Demo.

Are the bonuses limited?Don't really want to download it at the moment.
chris-013
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(01-17-2012, 11:30 AM)
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Originally Posted by Acidote

Bonus Mass Effect 3 Gear: The Demo.

Originally Posted by enzo_gt

Only reason I'm downloading it.

1.9 GB? Damn.. I have only about 190MB free on my 360.

It's sad :/
Hasemo
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(01-17-2012, 11:34 AM)
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Hope the PC demo is released soon as well.
Carbonox
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(01-17-2012, 11:35 AM)
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Originally Posted by enzo_gt

Only reason I'm downloading it.

1.9 GB? Damn.. I have only about 190MB free on my 360.

You're not alone. I feel dirty.
burgerdog
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(01-17-2012, 11:37 AM)
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Playing it now.
glaurung
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(01-17-2012, 11:38 AM)
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Originally Posted by burgerdog

Playing it now.

Impressions, man, impressions!
Maffis
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(01-17-2012, 11:51 AM)
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omg where is psn demo?????????

does psn update itself around 18.00 CET?
Arabian Mage
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(01-17-2012, 11:51 AM)
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Originally Posted by Acidote

Bonus Mass Effect 3 Gear: The Demo.

I love how EA makes us download this demo.
Data West
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(01-17-2012, 11:53 AM)
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Originally Posted by Metalic

I love how EA makes us download this demo.

I'd rather people who are only downloading it for the gear not download it at all :)
goodfella
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(01-17-2012, 11:54 AM)
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I get the feeling the strength of this demo is going to be really important for this game.
GasProblem
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(01-17-2012, 12:01 PM)
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Hmm, the official site is giving me a 502 Bad Gateway error.
jediyoshi
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(01-17-2012, 12:02 PM)
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Download is taking its sweet time, lol xbl gold.
wwm0nkey
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(01-17-2012, 12:07 PM)
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Originally Posted by jediyoshi

Download is taking its sweet time, lol xbl gold.

I dont see how XBL Gold factors into this but ok :D
jediyoshi
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(01-17-2012, 12:12 PM)
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Originally Posted by wwm0nkey

I dont see how XBL Gold factors into this but ok :D

It's a Gold exclusive download for the 360. You'd think the amount of people that curbs already outside of the fact that bandwidth is usually the first thing cited for justifying a subscription fee would alleviate that.
CrunchinJelly
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(01-17-2012, 12:17 PM)
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After going through the 50 different privacy policies and terms of use... I'm in.
GlamFM
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(01-17-2012, 12:17 PM)
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Can we have a separate thread for whining ( about xbl gold or why this isnīt on psn yet ) and keep this one for impressions? Would be sweet.
Rahxephon91
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(01-17-2012, 12:18 PM)
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Originally Posted by jediyoshi

Download is taking its sweet time, lol xbl gold.

Demo took 10mins to dl for me. Maybe it's your connection. XBL is pretty fast.
AceLegacy
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(01-17-2012, 12:18 PM)
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Originally Posted by jediyoshi

Download is taking its sweet time, lol xbl gold.

Downloaded it in 10mins, Pretty fun so far.
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Rokam
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(01-17-2012, 12:27 PM)
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Played through the first little bit and unlocked my first set of cards. Pretty damn tired so this'll be short.

-Magic is nice so far, only have 1 spell, but two different weapons that cast spells as well.
-I like the UI easy to use potions/spells, healing and mana are hotkeyed to the directional pad, and then you have a bigger reticule to bind whatever you want to.
-Deathblow animation at the end of the first boss was awesome create a glowing trident and throw it right into the trolls face
-The little quicktime events for bonus experience is a good touch as well and look pretty awesome.
-Not going to comment yet on graphics as I'm playing it on an older tv, tomorrow I'll hook it up to the HD.
-Lockpicking mini game is basically Skyrim's except your pick location doesn't get reset upon failure. THANK FUCKING GOD.
-Minor sound bugs, music would cut out sometimes, not that big of a deal, you'll more than likely want to turn down music/sound as the speech can get hidden behind it during certain scenes. Some npcs speech doesn't seem to be working, and with subtitles on it still just flashes quickly on screen.
-I was on the fence about this, but it appears to have delivered on what their videos promised as far as combat goes. The very first boss has tells for you to know when to dodge/attack and he uses the abilities randomly.
-Found lots of hidden shit already.
-Completed a small dungeon no boss at the end, but did have a couple greens. I imagine since it's the first one they just wanted to give a taste. Like Skyrim there was a shortcut from the end leading back to the entrance.

More impressions tomorrow.
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burgerdog
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(01-17-2012, 12:28 PM)
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Just played through the tutorial. It teaches you basic things like equipping items, attacking, blocking with a shield(which you can still do with daggers or staves!), dodging, magic, etc. You find a surprising amount of loot in the tutorial dungeon and item pieces already have bonuses like +critical damage, increased critical rate, mana regen, armor sockets and the like. Combat looks like it's going to be dmc-lite, at least that's the impression I get from my very brief playing period so there's a chance it might even get better. You can dodge or pull out your shield to cancel any move that you are currently performing so that's very cool. I'm about to pass out so sorry for the sloppy impressions, I just made it to the meat of the demo, too. Will play more later today.
JaseC
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(01-17-2012, 12:29 PM)
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Originally Posted by GlamFM

Can we have a separate thread for whining ( about xbl gold or why this isnīt on psn yet ) and keep this one for impressions? Would be sweet.

Only one person is "whining" about slow XBL speeds, and the posts regarding the current lack of a PC/PS3 demo will subside when the aforementioned platforms get it later today.
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Rokam
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(01-17-2012, 12:29 PM)
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Originally Posted by burgerdog

Just played through the tutorial. It teaches you basic things like equipping items, attacking, blocking with a shield(which you can still do with daggers or staves!), dodging, magic, etc. You find a surprising amount of loot in the tutorial dungeon and item pieces already have bonuses like +critical damage, increased critical rate, mana regen, armor sockets and the like. Combat looks like it's going to be dmc-lite, at least that's the impression I get from my very brief playing period so there's a chance it might even get better. You can dodge or pull out your shield to cancel any move that you are currently performing so that's very cool. I'm about to pass out so sorry for the sloppy impressions, I just made it to the meat of the demo, too. Will play more later today.

Forgot to mention that. It's so nice!
Dabanton
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(01-17-2012, 12:35 PM)
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Got this and the Darkness 2 demo downloading should be a good afternoon of gaming.
chandoog
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(01-17-2012, 12:38 PM)
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1.9 gb for a demo ?
jesus H that's like 1/3rd of the 360 DVD :S

how many discs is the game on ? 1 ?
Rokam
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(01-17-2012, 12:39 PM)
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Originally Posted by chandoog

1.9 gb for a demo ?
jesus H that's like 1/3rd of the 360 DVD :S

how many discs is the game on ? 1 ?

In the interview Schilling did on The Instance, he was very hush hush about how many discs.
BrettWeir
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(01-17-2012, 12:40 PM)
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Originally Posted by GasProblem

Hmm, the official site is giving me a 502 Bad Gateway error.

Ditto. Maybe they took the whole site down so they can upload the demo?! (wishful thinking)
Micerider
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(01-17-2012, 12:42 PM)
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Good to hear that the combats could live up to the expectations.

Could anyone comment about the general "atmosphear" and the quality of the writting/dubbing?
Rokam
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(01-17-2012, 12:45 PM)
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Originally Posted by Micerider

Good to hear that the combats could live up to the expectations.

Could anyone comment about the general "atmosphear" and the quality of the writting/dubbing?

I won't speak to the story as I kind of skipped through stuff, but there seemed to be a lot of information for those who want to get immersed. I will say right off the bat you can tell they don't take themselves too seriously. Opening cutscene bit Gnomes taking your dead body to dump it off and they peek under the sheet and that's how you customize your looks, then one gnome asks the other if there's anything else and says something along the lines of "Not unless you want to give it a name" and then the xbox keyboard pops up :)

Your avatar reminded me my character looks like a blue Nathan Drake, and when he first stumbled around I couldn't help but laugh.
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The_Darkest_Red
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(01-17-2012, 12:53 PM)
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I am really excited for this game. It all happened in the last few days somehow. I can't wait to try out the demo later today.
TheSeks
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(01-17-2012, 12:55 PM)
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Originally Posted by Acidote

Bonus Mass Effect 3 Gear: The Demo.

Haha. Pretty much. Maybe the demo will sell me on it... probably not though.
Rokam
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(01-17-2012, 12:57 PM)
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I know some who are already getting the game might avoid the demo or just load it up to get the free stuff, but you need to get your first set of fate cards to get the last 2 bonus items. So be sure to do that.
Fjordson
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(01-17-2012, 01:00 PM)
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Just played through the demo. I definitely liked what was there. Combat was a little mashy, lots of pressing X over and over for melee, but this is literally the opening of the game so you don't have many skills to work with yet. It's fun, though. Feels very fluid, looks good, and chaining combos together is satisfying, whether you're using one weapon or combining all three (melee, ranged, and magic abilities). Some pretty sweet finishing moves for stealth characters as well.

The world looks great. I love it. Super colourful, lots of nice ambient sounds, animals running around, etc. It's actually a lot more open than I thought it would be so that's nice. I was expecting it to be as "open" as Fable, but areas seem way, way bigger than that. Definitely some exploration to be had. Though when I first stepped outside I did run into a few small barriers that were kind of jarring. After playing so much Skyrim, it was weird to not be able to bypass a knee-high fence, or hop down into a river, but you sorta stop running into that once you get a feel for how they've laid out the world.

Technically seems fine. No framerate issues, animations look superb, and the loading times are solid. 5-6 seconds at most to get in and out of a dungeon or building. I had seen a video for some press preview last week that showed a few load times up near a minute, but that thankfully doesn't seem to be present anymore.

The menus and general UI is fantastic. All information when you're looking at things like skills, equipment, and quests is concise and easily accessed. They did a real good job with all of that. Also love how quick and easy looting is. When I open a chest with armor or weapons I can, without pausing the game or opening up any additional menus, see how the loot compares to what I currently have, I can equip it and choose which slot for it to go into, or I can automatically send it to the trash pile (vendors have a handy "sell all junk" option). Couldn't be easier.

Originally Posted by Micerider

Could anyone comment about the general "atmosphear" and the quality of the writting/dubbing?

I was asking a lot of questions to NPC's for background info so I mostly got standard info dumps and whatnot, jury is still out on the writing I guess. The lore and setup for the game's story is interesting, though.

The voice acting I heard was good. That'll probably vary as it does in almost any RPG with a ton of voiced NPC's, but I'm liking it so far.
neoemonk
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(01-17-2012, 01:02 PM)
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I thought I remembered Giant Bomb making fun of this game a while back, something about the generic name of Reckoning. I was really surprised when they had a little mini-podcast about it suddenly.

I think the game comes from a decent pedigree so I'll check out the demo on PC when it hits.
glaurung
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(01-17-2012, 01:09 PM)
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Made my pre-order via Game. This is what it looks like on the invoice:



Stay classy, Game.
speedpop
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(01-17-2012, 01:09 PM)
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Oh boy~

Went from passing by Kingdoms of Amalur headlines to wanting to play the demo asap.
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Net_Wrecker
(01-17-2012, 01:12 PM)
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So, apparently the game thinks I'm mashing the A button and all NPC dialogue is getting skipped automatically. It's also skipping through all the story driven menus until I need to confirm with X like where you have to dump points or choose your fate. REALLY annoying. This is a glitch, not just the demo pushing me through, right?
Rokam
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(01-17-2012, 01:13 PM)
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Originally Posted by Net_Wrecker

So, apparently the game thinks I'm mashing the A button and all NPC dialogue is getting skipped automatically. It's also skipping through all the story driven menus until I need to confirms with X like where you have to dump points or choose your fate. REALLY annoying. This is a glitch, not just the demo pushing me through, right?

Either a glitch or your controller. Didn't happen to me.
Fjordson
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(01-17-2012, 01:15 PM)
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Originally Posted by Net_Wrecker

So, apparently the game thinks I'm mashing the A button and all NPC dialogue is getting skipped automatically. It's also skipping through all the story driven menus until I need to confirm with X like where you have to dump points or choose your fate. REALLY annoying. This is a glitch, not just the demo pushing me through, right?

Yeah, something weird happening, I didn't get that.

And the demo's timer pauses when you're talking to NPC's and stuff so it doesn't need to rush anything.

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