Reviews for Demigod

65

An enjoyable MOBA

Sganotak | Jan. 22, 2014 | See all Sganotak's reviews »

Demigod is not just another MOBA. It focuses more on strategic thinking and co-operative play, since team and base development is just as important as character progression. Does it hold up though with other games of the genre?

There are a total of eight Demigods you can choose from divided into 2 categories. 4 assassins and 4 generals. Generals require more strategic thought as they control their own personal army. They also focus on supporting allied Demigods and controlling the battlefield. On the other hand assassins have more devastating moves and focus on all out damage and destroying the enemy structures and Demigods. Unlike other MOBAs Demigod offers 8 unique maps, which is pretty good and adds a layer of variety to the game

Although the game is extremely fun to play with friends and even against the AI. It lacks many vital components. For example there is no tutorial on how to play the game. Many single player practice games are needed just to get the hang of the basics. After this your will have spend a lot of time to become familiar with the advanced features of the game. Such as helping and upgrading allies, buying units, armor and items, and advancing stages in your own technology tree.

The number of Demigods is also very small compared to the hundreds of characters other MOBAs offer. In addition, the balance of the game is questionable. This restricts multiplayer games as teams often consist of the same Demigods.

Demigod suffered from a lot of bugs at launch, many of which have yet to be fixed. The community is also pretty dead for a MOBA but you still can have a lot of fun if you pick this up with friends. However, keep in mind that there are other games that do everything Demigod does better and for free.

70

Fun with Friends

Stuman31 | Nov. 26, 2013 | See all Stuman31's reviews »

With DOTA 2 now out and free, it seems like this could be a hard sell. However this game does have its place. If you are one for having LANs with groups of friends this would be a great game for that - better than DOTA 2 in the same situation. Demigod allows you to spend your money not just on your own advancement, but also to further the betterment of the team. This aspect makes the game more playable for less hardcore players. For example, your best players can advance themselves while the less experienced players can improve the team behind them. Its fun and you can definitely get your moneys worth out of it.

82

Excellent game a Wasteland

CappinCanuck | Nov. 12, 2013 | See all CappinCanuck's reviews »

The game that never was. Demigod came out at the height of MOBA popularity soon after Warcraft III popularized the genre with it's custom maps.

Demigod was plagued by bugs and sloppy netcode which made it largely unplayable for weeks if not a month. The problems stole all the attention from gorgeously epic maps and extremely unique heroes. There was significant work put into balance as well which made a fairly level playing field. The heroes are also fairly unique. You will not find just different names, or effects, for the same abilities offering each hero a very different playing style.

The bugs however crashed the community from the start which never recovered and you will be hard pressed to find anyone let alone a league. If you're interested only in multiplayer, and to capitalize on an older cheap game in the genre, this may be for you.

Overall a fantastic MOBA title but fixed too late to keep the community alive.

78

Good Game, which never made it.

dreadxp | July 8, 2013 | See all dreadxp's reviews »

The Good: Demigod has beautiful maps and yes there are in fact eight maps to play this MOBA on. Each one has a stunning visual design and interesting map elements like different heights.

Another strong point are the unique heroes. There is Rook, a massive walking castle, who you can actually equip with things like a catapult tower. Also the Unclean Beast, a large monster relying on stealing life and using it to fuel its abilities is very interesting to play. Let alone the whole category of Heroes called Generals, who focus on healing or enhancing your creeps.

Demigod also adds some classic strategy-elements into the game with capturable buildings like gold mines and the ability to actively upgrade the strength of the AI-controlled minions.

The game offers a signficant single-player portion including a torunament mode and full AI-Bots of every hero.

The Bad: Demigod essentially has two weaknesses. First is the very limited amount of available heroes: only 10 (8 on release). There are only few possible team combinations. Second, while there are several maps, all are fairly small and offer little room between the lanes. This makes most games quite predictable. Demigods biggest weakness however lies in the fact that nobody is playing it. The game suffered severe server problems on release. This combined with the small amount of heroes put many buyers off the game.

Conclusion: If you are looking for a single-player moba experience Demigod is a great choice and will provide quite a few hours of fun. However, always keep in mind that multiplayer will, at best, be very limited due to the low amount of players and there is fairly little to discover in this game compared to the big names of the genre.

66

Quick MOBA

travistravis | July 5, 2013 | See all travistravis's reviews »

AI bots of varying difficulties and still incredibly fun. The game is very quick to learn, and games can be pretty short. Longest I've had is about 45 minutes. So it's a nice game for jumping into for a quick gaming session.