This week I shockingly play more WoW, finally get around to the Mirror’s Edge demo, try Halo Wars’ demo, get sucked further into the Puzzle Quest trap, save the world yet again and rediscover a game I keep thinking I’ll break free of eventually.
One thing I didn’t do was play Flower. Don’t get me wrong, I wanted to try it but I don’t understand why Sony doesn’t have the same policy as Microsoft for their downloadable games and mandate a trial download. I can’t say I’m universally happy with the game trials on XBLA (I’m looking at you, online-multiplayer-only HD Street Fighter II) but at least there is something there for you so you can make informed decisions. Unlike full game purchases that can be rented or are ubiquitously reviewed, some of these little games fall through the cracks. I think especially for something like this game that has some unusal elements, it feels like such a risk to drop $10 on something that you may not care for. I don’t know about you but my gaming budget is ultra thin these days and I don’t have the patience for stupid marketing decisions. So way to go, Sony. You just cost yourself $10.