As a sprog replaying demos again and again to draw out the stretches between getting new games, I loathed timed demos. I’d happily replay the same two or three levels over and over. As a growed-up, mind, I’d much rather have a one-off timed chunk to explore a game and see what it’s really about. It’s especially handy for open-world games – difficult or pointless to section up.
It’s high time that Dragon Age: Inquisition [official site] got a demo, and I’m glad that it’s a timed one. It’s on Origin. Six hours of singleplayer isn’t bad, and it offers unlimited multiplayer time too.
What can you do in Dragon Age: Inquisition in six hours? Well, have a look at Alec’s Dinq diaries. You’ll surely get through the first day’s stuff, and perhaps the second and even third. No one will force you to stare at Freddie Prinze Jr.’s nipples for that long. Or maybe you’ll scamper off over the hills and frolic in the forest for six hours.
Progress will carry over if you then buy the full game.
I skipped Dinq when it came out and am deep into The Witcher 3 at the moment, but I’ll certainly have a look at this demo once in a bit.
Maybe in these days of honking great sales and F2P games, kiddywinkles are less starved for games. Heck, I have a job and everything and still mostly play Dota 2.