Demigod has been out since April 14th 2009 and some of my friends are playing it like crazy. Although I loathe strategy games this one fascinates me. Perhaps it’s those RPG elements or perhaps it’s the whole mix of RPG, strategy and tactic.
The game itself is not a pure strategy game. It has RPG elements where you can buy stuff and arm your chosen demigod and of course it has the usual strategy elements you’d expect, but not all of them.
Demigod plays different from your standard Real Time Strategy game like StarCraft, WarCraft, Company of Heroes, etc.
It plays different because you don’t control units. You control 1 single unit, your chosen demigod. Perhaps Demigod can be compared to Warcraft 3 with Defense of the Ancients (DotA). There are 2 types of demigods you can chose from: Assassins and Generals.
Assassin demigods are made to me more of an RPG character who fight on its own. While the General demigods are made to be for RTS play since they can summon units who help fight alongside the General.
The Assassin demigods are Rook, Unclean Beast, Torchbearer and Regulus and the Generals are Vampire Lord, Sedna, Oak and Queen of the Thorns. It’s been said on the official forums that 2 more playable demigods are coming out later in a content patch.
There is no campaign mode as most of you may be used to. This game focuses heavily on multiplayer. Although you can play a solo tournament, it’s pretty boring, even in its hardest mode. Multiplayer is where the fun is!
There are 4 different match modes you can play:
- Conquest, where one has to destroy the opponents citadel in order to win.
- Dominate, where one has to capture and hold flags in order to win.
- Slaughter, where one has to defeat a specific number of the opponents demigods.
- Fortress, where one has to destroy the opponents fortresses.
That being said, I played the Solo Tournament mode, 8 rounds. Recorded it, transcoded it to 720p HD and uploaded it on YouTube.Links to the HD gameplay clips on YouTube after the break.
Overview of all playable demigods including description and background (play in HD and fullscreen to read the text!):
Round 1 of 8, Destroy the enemy Citadel:
Round 3 of 8, Destroy the enemy Demigods:
Round 6 of 8, Destroy the enemy Demigods: