Rise of the Video Game Demo

In the 1990’s, the popular method of distributing a video game was shareware, a business model that blew up within the PC gaming market. It allowed players to receive a portion of a game, free of charge, and then pay a small fee to receive the full version. Developers would encourage their fans to shareContinue reading “Rise of the Video Game Demo”

Prey Demo: Opening Hour Impressions – A Good Scare, but Slow

I decided to play through the demo for the upcoming video game Prey, a re-imagining of the original Prey from 2006. Although I left ultimately satisfied, there were a few aspects of Prey’s demo that gave me pause. I saw enough to warrant adding the full game to my ever-growing list of titles that I amContinue reading “Prey Demo: Opening Hour Impressions – A Good Scare, but Slow”

Dark Souls 3 DLC Gameplay Demo Released

FromSoftware announced their first DLC for the brutally difficult RPG Dark Souls 3 last month, but at 2016’s Tokyo Game Show, FromSoftware released a gameplay demo for Ashes of Ariandel. Some of the demos features may be a bit spoilerous in terms of bosses, but the trailer can be seen below. The DLC will release on Xbox One,Continue reading “Dark Souls 3 DLC Gameplay Demo Released”

The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild Second Demo Analysis

Day 2 of the show floor experience for E3 2016 has ended, but coverage for the expo has not, and will most likely not end anytime soon. Earlier today, I took a second gander at The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild, with about an approximated 90 minutes of demo play. Following up from theContinue reading “The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild Second Demo Analysis”

Odin Sphere: Leifthrasir Demo Lands on North American PlayStation Store

For fans of Vanillaware’s particular brand of action-platforming, a demo for the upcoming Odin Sphere: Leifthrasir has landed on the North American PlayStation Store. The demo includes all 5 playable characters and a single, lengthy stage to help familiarize yourself with the intricate gameplay mechanics. After spending some time with the Japanese gameplay demo, LeifthrasirContinue reading “Odin Sphere: Leifthrasir Demo Lands on North American PlayStation Store”

Valkyria: Azure Revolution to Undergo Redesign Following Fan Feedback

It’s been a few months since Valkyria Chronicles Remastered landed in Japan, where it was packaged with a playable demo of the upcoming Valkyria: Azure Revolution. The demo was met with mixed reception, with the revised battle system bearing a range of negative feedback. Director Takeshi Ozawa has since stated that this feedback will formContinue reading “Valkyria: Azure Revolution to Undergo Redesign Following Fan Feedback”

Bravely Second Collector’s Edition Headed to America

The upcoming RPG Bravely Second: End Layer is set to receive a special Collector’s Edition bundle, as confirmed at the ongoing Nintendo RPG Showcase. This bundle was previously confirmed for a European release, but this marks the first mention of a North American release. The Collector’s Edition bundle comes complete with a 250-page art book,Continue reading “Bravely Second Collector’s Edition Headed to America”

‘Rise of the Tomb Raider’ Demo Available on Xbox Live

Microsoft has released a demo for the Xbox One version of its holiday title Rise of the Tomb Raider. We here at Gamer Professionals previously reviewed Rise of the Tomb Raider and gave it a 9 out of 10. Rise of the Tomb Raider is a timed-exclusive for Microsoft and released on both the Xbox One and theContinue reading “‘Rise of the Tomb Raider’ Demo Available on Xbox Live”

Indivisible Prototype Hits Steam

Indivisible, the Action-RPG developed by Lab Zero, has made it’s way to the Steam storefront with a free playable prototype. This prototype is identical to the version over on the game’s IndieGoGo page, but it stands to reach a wider audience by tapping into the Steam market. For those unfamiliar, Lab Zero recently brought usContinue reading “Indivisible Prototype Hits Steam”

Valkyria Chronicles to Receive Sequel and Remaster

In what appears to be an emerging trend, SEGA has unveiled both a sequel and a remaster for the tactical RPG series, Valkyria Chronicles. Both titles were revealed in the latest issue of the Japanese gaming magazine, Famitsu. Valkyria: Azure Revolution is an entirely new entry to the franchise, following an escalating conflict over theContinue reading “Valkyria Chronicles to Receive Sequel and Remaster”

Monster Hunter Cross Stream Reveals Demo, New Details

To celebrate the upcoming Monster Hunter Cross going gold, CAPCOM has held a special news stream for the much anticipated title. With the release only three weeks away, the biggest reveal of the stream was a playable demo, to be distributed via the Nintendo eShop on the 19th of November. This was accompanied by theContinue reading “Monster Hunter Cross Stream Reveals Demo, New Details”

All Aboard the Monster Hunter Cross Hype Train

In the lead-up to the Tokyo Game Show later this month, CAPCOM has been teasing fans with short snippets of gameplay for the upcoming anticipated title Monster Hunter X. Each day for the past week has seen CAPCOM upload demos for two of the 14 weapons, with the final release taking place today. If youContinue reading “All Aboard the Monster Hunter Cross Hype Train”