To remind you:
Just downloaded it, gonna play later and report if there is anything to report. What interesting is, that Nintendo is surprisingly good with demos. They kinda only company that consistently does them.
Do you like demos? Would you prefer free trials? (difference is that demo specifically constructed, and trial is a full game but with some limitation) Are you using Steam refund system as substitute? Any particularly good demos you remember?
Rob’s article reminded me of a demo we played a lot in a computer club: “SiN”. It was just one multiplayer map, gameplay was kinda similar to then popular Quake II, but something grabbed our attention. I can’t find gameplay video from that specific level: it was pretty big and open city with skyscrapers. Game was futuristic, but way closer to our world, it was full of color, and it was, well, fresh. Not sure if it holds up or anything, but I don’t remember spending so much time and having so much fun with just a demo. Also, because of that I totally get why some games have just one map.