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.
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.