The good people over at Activision have graced the world of the Xbox Live Arcade with a brand spanking new demo of the month-old Guitar Hero 5. Jam-packed with over 2 songs (3 to be exact), it gives players a taste of the new Party Play mode, allowing for jump in/jump out gameplay. The announcement of the demo doesn't include a track listing, but having downloaded it I can say that the first song is Blink 182's "The Rock Show".
While I think it's great that Activision decided to hook the world up with 3 songs out of an 85 song track listing, is there anyone out there who hasn't already made up his mind about whether or not to buy GH5? Again, the game has been out for over a month and it's not like it's vastly different from Guitar Hero 1-4, which leads me to believe that anyone who wanted it already has it. One can't help but notice a trend of developers releasing demos for games a month after the game goes on sale. While it's great to get a taste of a game before making a purchase decision, in a world when first and second week sales seem to make or break a franchise, wouldn't it make more sense to release demos before a game's release?