Demigod Review

Demigod is a world where you are a powerful god, but you are not alone. You must battle other gods and your task is simple; destroy the other god’s base while purging the arena of your enemy and his troops. It won’t be easy though, each of you have your own strengths and weaknesses. Get your magic out, your weapons sharpened, and your mind ready, for the area awaits you.

Good

Similar to DOTA: DOTA seems to be the first thing that comes to everyone’s mind who takes a look at the gameplay. If you’re a DOTA fan this is the game for you. You play as one of 8 demigods of your choosing. The demigods are separated into two columns. The general’s column includes the Oak, Queen of Thorns, Sedna, and Lord Erebus. Generals are meant for defensive or healing abilities, but they can be altered with items purchased either in the item shop or artifact shop to be a bit more aggressive on the offensive side. The Assassins’ column includes the Torch Bearer, Unclean Beast, Regulus, and the infamous Rook.

Impulse: The game comes with an online client called Impulse, which is kind of like steam. You can play offline, but you must go online for updates. It is not that intrusive and it actually is a very good setup that they have going.

Another cool feature is that you can also access the impulse menu within the game. Like steam you can hit a few keys to open the menu. The overall client works very well, but it still has room for improvement in some areas compared to other services like steam. It’s a great start and it is already above games for windows live.

Bad

Lack of visual Customization: One disappointing aspect of the game is that each demigod does not display any of its items that it has equipped. It would have been pretty cool to see some of the items physically on the character instead of just adding attributes. This feature also could have varied the demigods on the battlefield a little bit more.

Only a few maps: There are not that many maps to choose from unfortunately, but each one has its own set of unique tactics. Maps like the prison are pretty straight forward, but the Crucible is a spiral that takes a bit more to navigate and formulate a plan of attack. Each map also has a set of flags. Usually there is one for experience, one for gold, and one for reinforcements. It is very important to maintain a hold over these flags so other demigods do not benefit from these flags. Sitting at your base or just attacking enemies to level up won’t cut it.

Conclusion

Demigod is a must have for those that are looking for a challenging game that brings RTS and RPG elements together that are easy to learn and hard to master. There are a few minor issues with the game, but it is easily overshadowed by the in-depth gameplay and highly optimized engine. You are cheating yourself out of a great experience if you do not give this game a try.

Demigod Review Review by FacTor-X