Oh dear. Oh dear, oh dear, oh dear.

Just downloaded this demo for the 360. Now, it seems like it might be a nice straight up blaster, but it’s difficult to tell.

The single player doesn’t seem to allow saving and doesn’t feature check points. Which means that every time you die you have to do back to the beginning of the game… and watch the lengthy, unskippable, deeeply boring cut scene again. I sat through it twice before I just couldn’t stand it any more.

So I tried multiplayer. Jumped straight into a game, which took a while to set up and seemed to be over in seconds, but which was fun enough for a first go. And then the demo refused to connect to any more games and came up with annoying error messages which, helpfully, said “There has been an error” without giving any details.

So I quit out and turned the 360 off. As I said, then, Quake 4 might be decent, but the demo’s bloody rubbish.