Ragnarok PSP Demo is 16 hours long

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  1. Guild McCommunist
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    The upcoming Ragnarok game demo for the PSP is said to be 16 hours long, according to Famitsu.

    The demo decides to take a different approach to letting gamers try out a game by offering one of the multiple endings as the demo, instead of a couple of choice levels. This means you can play through the entire game for free, but you won't be able to access the other endings unless you buy the whole game.

    Still, 16 hours for a free demo is hard to scoff at, and people who enjoyed the lengthy "first bite" of the game are sure to go for the full game.

    It is set for release on October 27th in Japan, although there's been no word of an overseas release.[/p]

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  2. lcleong

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    i thought la pucelle already released on psp long time ago?
    and this demo is Ragnarok the Imperial Princess of Light and Dark - The First Ending
     
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    Argh, fuck, I got my games confused. I searched "Ragnarok PSP" and all that came up was La Pucelle. Sorry for the misunderstanding, I fixed it.
     
  4. Arras

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    Oh, you might want to change Ragnorak to Ragnarok. On-topic: That's actually quite smart. People who played through the entire thing will know for sure if they like the game, and it's very probable they'll want to get the other endings as well. Plus, it's basically a free game.
     
  5. DxEggman

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    Guild, you sleeping well? You're not usually that careless!
    Ontopic, I love Ragnarok Online, but I have no attention span for MMOs lately....
    Will get, and likely will buy finished version.
     
  6. Guild McCommunist
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    I hardly know anything about Ragnarok, I just saw that the demo was 16 hours and felt it news worthy. Google deceived me and only brought up shit about the older SRPG game. Just a Googling mistake on my part, lol.
     
  7. prowler

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    PSP demos are awesome.

    Some people got 100+ hours out of the Phantasy Star Portable 2 demo.
     
  8. Gahars

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    It seems that they are kind of missing the point of a demo (a short, sweet segment of gameplay that conveys to the consumer what the game will play like/be about).

    But hey, if you don't care for multiple endings, you're basically getting a game for free (legitimately too, I might add). I can't complain about that at all.
     
  9. Pablo3DS

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    I'm curious to see the ghapics
     
  10. Joktan

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    I will deff have to get this demo when it comes out!!
     
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    I think this is a bad idea why would someone buy the full game for a alternative ending when they beat the full game/demo with another ending .
     
  12. prowler

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    Japan are different to the rest of us, they complete their shit and then complete it some more a few times.
    But I'm safely guessing you need to do the other paths to get the story fully.

    Demo download if anyone is interested.
     
  13. yuyuyup

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    I'd still rather pirate it, and I would still probably never get to playing it
     
  14. SifJar

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    That's an impressively long demo. Does it not require being downloaded via the PSN Store? That's handy for non-Japanese people [​IMG] Anyone tried it, is it playable or does the language barrier cause major issues?
     
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    HUGE LANGUAGE BARRIER.

    The entire game likes to focus a lot on the story, so without the story, it seems like a regular old, shitty RPG.
     
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    You could've at least spelled the name right, man.
    Warning: Spoilers inside!
     
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    I love the crap out of Ragnarok, but these handheld games are rather...odd.

    I'll give it a try because it's Ragnarok though, of course. But really the main focus of Ragnarok Online is its supremely awesome PvP. It's weird to turn it into a primarily singleplayer game.

    What needs to happen is someone should pick up RBO and make a new one for handhelds. God I would actually pay for that in a second.