Pros: You get to see the artistry of a new game, feel the game play, find out that it works on your computer, talk about the game, create excitement for its release, find errors that we can let the developer know about in time for release, and decide you want to buy the game yourself.Cons: You get to see the artistry of a new game, feel the game play, find out that it doesn't work on your computer, talk about the game, tell people you hated it, find errors that we still see once the game has been released, and decide that you aren't going to buy the game yourself.So focus testing, betas, and trials can do a lot of good or a lot of harm to a game. It seems like it must be a double edged sword for game companies to release even a bit of their game early to some portion of the general public.But should we necessarily make a decision on a game based solely on a 30-60 minute trial?What games have you played the trial and disliked, were unsure of, or thought it wasn't worth the money but then later found out that it was a great game? What games have you played the trial and immediately bought the game, only to be disappointed in your purchase?
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