Demo for The BIGS coming next week

Posted June 22nd, 2007 at 8:03 am
The Bigs: Ryan Howard 2

Expect a demo for The BIGS to make its way to the Xbox Live Marketplace next week according to xboxdomain. It is unknown whether the Playstation Network will see one also.

It would've been nice to have the demo prior to the release date (Tuesday the 26th) but it is a good move to put it out there nonetheless.

While there has been overwhelmingly positive things said about this game from the media (and personally I'm very excited for it) it doesn't feel as if there is much buzz out there surrounding it. There is very little discussion and the media on the game has practically ceased over the past couple weeks.

Word of mouth may be what carries this title to sales and a demo could help in that regard. It actually is the perfect type of game for a demo. All it has to be is fun and it could hook people in. NBA Street: Homecourt is a good example of that working out well.

The "arcade" style games have that advantage over the "simulation" games. People tend to nitpick the sim ones and there are different factors (such as the difficulty level they are set at) that influence how the game plays. The "arcade" games are just there for people to jump in and enjoy.

This is a game that I have been looking forward to for a while as a great change of pace and a bridge to the football games that kickoff in mid-July. Hopefully people give it a chance and at least try the demo out.