Many years ago, probably 15 or so. My friend and I tried a lot of game demos. They had a subscription on some kind o PC magazine and each number came bundled with a cd full of game demos and useful apps. Trial of-course =P.
That's when we learned about Diablo, Tyrian, Populus and all those good old games. I didn't have a PC back then but I had recently got a Playstation and was really hooked with FFVII. Had never experienced anything like that before. Zelda: A link to the past was the last game that got me hooked but FFVII was so much more.
Those were the times when you only got one or two games a year and could play them for ages without getting bored.
Well enough with the back story. I remember that one of the demos we tried was almost like FFVII. The fights were turn based a lot like FFVII, with skills and stuff. Your chars used pistols and swords I think and the whole world were sci-fi'ish. The demo was really short but I remember that in the beginning you walked around in a small village and talked with some people. You got a "mission" about some thieves that you should kill or retrieve some stuff from. Later on you were walking down a narrow path beside a river I think. While walking there I think fights popped up like FFVII but I'm not sure. After a while you met some kind of bad gang that you fought and then the demo ended.
Last year I thought that it would be nice to know which game it was. So I searched around on google and some forums and found Septerra Core. The graphics were pretty close to the game I remembered so I got relieved that I finally had found it but while looking at a lot of pictures and watching videos I noticed that the fights weren't the same so it couldn't be it.
Does anyone have a clue what game this could be? Would be nice to download the demo and remember how you felt back then and maybe buy it if it's good. Though I really doubt it since I have searched gamespot for many years but never found out which game it is. And all the popular RPG's are pretty easy to find since they have a list of similar games at the left.