What's the point of a demo? To convince people the game is worth buying. Putting a fucking shit experience in the demo where I can't even fucking play it is not a good idea. It is a bad idea.
Back in the shareware days they used to give the first episode away for free to entice people into buying the full product, they always put great work into that first chapter so people would see how great the game was and buy it. I simply cannot fathom why you think it's unreasonable for me to expect a server browser in the demo, it's not even fucking content! It's functionality to help you play the game. Why they don't have it in the demo is a mystery because without it the game is shit. If I hadn't gone and read the steam forum I would never have even known there was going to be a server browser and I would have just assumed that the multiplayer was going to be broken if I had bought the game.
And no, I don't like the game mode because it's a defacto game mode that most people on the full release wont want to play. It doesn't give me any indication of how these new and unique gameplay modes work in the full game. Why bother if your only going to let people see the worst part of your game rather than the stuff that's unique.
All I'm asking for is a taste of the game, not some demo that is a distant cousin to the boxed product. Clearly you can see I'm fairly pissed off about this and is that what a demo should do? Annoy me to the point where I now no longer want to buy the game?
Well a demo isn't really there to make you want the game, it's there for you to try it and see if you like it. You (and many others) don't like it, I (again, and many others) do. The demo has shown us the gameplay on offer, again exactly what a demo should do.
How much do you think the other modes will change the actual gameplay involved in the game anyway? You are still gonna shoot/bite/slash everyone in a FPS, just in different play modes. The GAMEPLAY will be the same. I've said it a few times today, they are not letting people see the worst part of their game, they are letting you run around with all 3 species in a free for all to get a taste
Yes the touble with getting a game is a BIG embarrassment for Sega and Rebellion, but it's not the end of the world. The full game is 2 weeks away and like I said games can launch and are broken so we all know these things do happen (I'm sure someone said the other day Gears 2 is STILL borked). Sure if we are paying money then yes it's a disgrace, but on day one of a demo it is merely an embarring glitch, you've not paid anything, you've not lost anything get over it, as I said I bought games that were broke, personally I would be thankful they can iron out these problems now before you buy the game rather than winge you can't play the demo.
I do hear you on shareware, but games like Doom and Wolf 3D were different games to todays games, and I remember many people happy with just the shareware versions so it wasn't exactly as complete success. Besides something like AvP is about shocks and scares, do you REALLY want the SP ruined by play the opening levels?
TBH Human I get impression you don't like AvP anyway so anything I say will not matter.
I don't get the impression he doesn't like AvP at all. I get the distinct impression that he's pissed off with the frankly minimal content of a MP demo that rarely lets the player, you know, multiplay.
It's piss-fucking-poor, is what it is.