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.
Summary: Amidst a slew of initial connectivity problems, an inordinate number of pirated copies, and a broken street date, Gas Powered Games has finally released Demigod , their take on the immensely popular DotA (Defense of the Ancients) . For those not in the loop DotA is to Warcraft 3 as Counter Strike was to Half Life , which is essentially a highly popular mod made using the built-in map editor.
Excerpt: Though Demigod is an exceptional offering with unique strengths, one that does a fantastic job of straddling the genre fence and moving gaming forward, the multi-player headaches beg the question: is it ultimately worth buying?
Conclusion: Demigod has had quite a rough time since release but it's a superb achievement, taking a concept from Defense of the Ancients and creating a deeper and more polished experience around it. As long as you have a good Internet connection, some buddies to battle with or against and wish to customize a Demigod in a myriad of ways, you can safely buy it.