Visceral Games registered the cries following the original Dead Space's downloadable demo, really. Steve Papoutsis, Executive Producer on Dead Space 2 had quite the earful for G4, saying, "[The demo was] one of the things that we did ourselves a disservice on the original game. A lot of people played it and our demo was not received as the super awesomest thing ever."
It is a great shame not to be the awesomest thing ever, but Papoutsis exclaimed how things will be different with Dead Space 2 when he announced the game will receive a demo,"That's one thing, again, we want to make sure this time out we deliver a demo that lets people understand the flavour and experience that's at the heart of the Dead Space universe."
Good stuff, that's exactly what a demo should do. Instead of serving up a game's tutorial level as a demo, a solid slice of "awesomest" would do well for first impressions. Papoutsis added that "there's a lot of people that seem interested [in Dead Space] and we just want to give them an opportunity to check it out and get into it."