Excerpt: Every now and then a developer takes the risk to break the mold of tried and true designs and ventures off into the unknown. Sometimes these experiments succeed and catch on, other times they go unnoticed and a unique creation gets forgotten. One such company that pushes beyond the confines of typical design is Gas Powered Games, makers of the wonderful Supreme Commander and Dungeon Siege series.
Summary: Parents need to know that this Teen-rated game does contain some fantasy violence, but it's light on blood and not very graphic due to the top-down view of the action (more of a bird's eye commander perspective as opposed to a fighter's view from the front lines). A few sexual and alcohol-related remarks or written words are in the game but nothing too risqué at all. A female warrior wears a very skimpy outfit.
Unleash a God's Wrath in This Smartly Designed RTS
22 September 2009
Conclusion: Concept: Turn the tide of battle between two AI-controlled armies with a massively powerful hero unit
Graphics: Unique art and impressive technology make this a gorgeous title
Sound: The worst voiceovers I've heard in years hurt the presentation
Playability: Odd interface oversights make playing the more complicated heroes harder than it should be
Entertainment: It's all about the online.
Summary: Demigod eschews many RTS conventions to mold itself as an experience based on a single hero unit, and it's better for it. The game puts its weight on your combat prowess ? the ability to capture and maintain control of flags, accruing gold via kills, and honing your Demigod appropriately through upgrades. It's satisfying to build your hero into an ass-kicker, but you're never fully in control over your destiny.
Conclusion: strength of the game: as a would-be deity, you look damn good. But while the demigods look fantastic, the minions which serve as your cannon fodder suffer a distinct sameness to them. The minion models are diverse, but they only come in two flavors when it comes to their textures, and that feels like an opportunity missed. Good creatures could have been more luminous and vital looking while evil creatures could have been more twisted and corrupted. That same sort of...
Excerpt: Demigod is the latest game by developers Gas Powered Games which boasts an impressive RTS engine that is set in a world of epic battles and ancient gods. It’s the classic tale between order versus chaos and from the very first moments of the game, you immediately know that you are in for a treat thanks to the meticulous commentary by Christopher Lee (The Lord of the Rings, Star Wars).