Demigod

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Description

The all father has vanished, creating an opening in the pantheon. To fill the void, Demigods from across from the mortal world must wage war against one another in a bid to ascend to true godhood.

Set in a magical world where gods walk among mortals, Demigod blends action, strategy and role-playing elements into a thrilling new experience. Select the Demigod that will lead your minions into battle and unleash the dogs of war against your rivals. Your Demigod will do whatever it takes in order to ascend to true godhood.

Once in the Arena, each Demigod will be joined by support troops that fight to the death as you struggle to seize key control points and slowly turn the tide of war in your favor. And your Demigod will level up during the course of each battle, becoming even more powerful as you unlock new abilities and powers. It's a brutal conflict of Demigod versus Demigod, where the very ground beneath their feet will tremble and quake.

Demigod is a real-time, tactical strategy game that includes extensive role-playing elements. Choose from several Demigods, each poised for battle with their own unique capabilities and awe-inspiring powers. Vanquish other would-be gods as you gain levels, increase in power, unlock the power of mystic artifacts and slowly battle your way closer to joining the Pantheon.


Key Features:

  • Revolutionary strategy/action game that combines tactical prowess with role-playing depth.

    Your Demigod is the focus of your power in the arena. Each of the 8 included Demigods has unique powers and abilities.

    Like a role-playing game, players can purchase equipment for their Demigod, add new powers to their Demigod as it gains experience, acquire artifacts that remain persistent between games. Each Demigod plays differently enough that it provides a diverse gaming experience.

    Like a strategy game, players have strategic objectives in each arena that, when captured, provide resources that give access to better units and some Demigods have the ability to summon their own minions that they can individually control. There are gold mines that can be captured to give more resources, artifact shops that, if captured, make their resources available to your team.

  • Battle in a persistent online world in multiplayer or play single player either in a skirmish or in the virtual tournament.

    The on-line pantheon allows players to "skirmish" against other players of similar skill or take part in the on-line Pantheon tournament where players choose the path of light or darkness and earn favor points to help their faction win the tournament. Players can also play on the LAN or play custom games with friends on the Internet.

    Players earn favor points through victory with different awards given for different achievements during the game. These favor points can be used to purchase special items that exist from game to game.

  • Increase your Demigod's powers and abilities by leveling up during each battle.

    In each game, your Demigod will start at level 1. As you kill enemy grunts and Demigods and capture flags, you gain experience which will cause your Demigod to gain experience levels. When a new experience level is gained, the player can add new skills and abilities to their Demigod to make him or her more powerful.

  • Wage massive, earth-shattering battles across a series of awe-inspiring Arenas.

    Demigod makes use of the same awesome technology as Supreme Commander. However, it has been greatly enhanced with Gas Powered Games' new "mesh" technology that allows the game to have incredible visuals even on older video cards. The arenas in Demigod are not your typical "maps". Instead, they have each been crafted as a full blown 3D model unto itself in which players battle on the surface of them.

  • Seize key, strategic positions on the map and turn the tide against your enemy. Push deep into their base and destroy them once and for all.

    Key resources in an arena are controlled by capturing the flag associated to that resource. When a player controls that resource, the entire team benefits. Controlling flags also generates war points which are added to your team's war score. When enough war points are collected, new upgrades in the team's Citadel become available for purchase.

Customer reviews

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.