@Renoo27 That was almost a year ago lol. Took me a sec to figure out what this was till I saw the date.
@Toysoldier34: They usually make a note in the written review section about if a patch improved a game. They should do that with this.
I've always been curious about this game.I downloaded the demo and I love it.I will buy this game.I think it is a lot of fun.
they should do a kind of re-review but not replace it, but just put up two scores, because say they change a games score but then someone may not be able to get patches and is stuck with the original, like socom on ps3 is a great game but had bad server issues and almost made it unplayable for first week since its only online, but it runs fine now and deserves better
@Unetteh @kiblespoop Sorry, but they won't re-review Demigod. Gamespot doesn't re-review games. Everyone else, just take this review with a grain of salt. Demigod has been patched up plenty since release - even the demo is stable. By the way, check out the demo. If you want to see how good this is, play that instead of looking at reviews - the game's improved markedly. Also, League of Legends is a good alternative. It's made by Riot Games, the same people who made the old DotA maps for Warcraft 3, but it's a standalone game with a LOT more content than Demigod. It's still in open beta, but it's a viable alternative to this if you're interested.
They should really re review this. I just got it, and it really surprised me. To me, it looked very dull and cluttered. I was wrong. I've been playing it almost nonstop for the past few days. The internet issues weren't present. The only issues I had was lag. I highly recommend this, but get the demo first, I almost abandoned it at first.
So are they going to update the review at all or are they going to keep a score that was based on the game at launch?
What moron warcraft 3 geek did seriously think that basing an entire game off a scripted map could be a succes? If i'd want to play DOTA (which i wouldn't anyway because i think it suck) i would play it via. my warcraft 3 game, and not spend 40-60$ on something this limited
This game has addictive elements and is fun to play, but the online play for automatch is terrible, and doing local hosted custom games can sometimes drop people in the game. Nevertheless, the game takes on all the good from dota and throws away the bad. The comments about this game not having enough content is really true but I think they are probably going to release more heroes :P
This game is awesome... played it all night/today :P Please dont compare it to dota, yea its the same type of game but I find this much more fun as it requires less WTF AM I DOING HERE while playing.
i am so looking forward to this game but might just end up disappointing me, but i hope they release a patch for this game, i mean the game has no campaign story, wth is that? it looks like they almost abandoned this game but release it despite that just to break even the finances or something.
I'm still wondering when game developers start taking the art seriously again like Black Isle did. Now they're just looking for a nice formula that sells. Demigod obviously went with the DotA concept for its popularity, but they're not the only ones guilty. Think of how Crysis is almost similar to Halo and the political theme is starting to appeal to people (Mirror's Edge, Bethesda's sudden interest in the Fallout series, Bioshock)... Back when Interplay made Fallout, they didn't really care what the players would think, they just wanted it made. It was a B-project, not aimed for money, but simply to give a shape to an idea. That's what made it great.
This game was reviewed early when Gamestop broke the street date. Thousands of people were trying to get online and the online infrastructure was not in place because the game wasn't supposed to be out yet. Supposedly the MP connection issues are resolved. I just wish there was a SP campaign.
sorry, you release a game half-finished.. .. be prepared to eat it. Game producers need to realize they have to stop doing this a 6.5 is a generous score, I might look at this game next winter once it's finished.
He really Talked good about this game. Should had been a 7 highier. I think they should review PC games over time so the Patches come out and DLC and such
So you weren't payed enough to make a good review i see. Maybe because it is such a bad game lots are buying it.
lol, talking of online play. very similar to DOTA which when there are like 200++ players in a room but barely 10 games are waiting to be started. plenty of leavers and remakes which is a 'demigodly' annoying thing.
i have been playing dota for almost 3 years+ now and i never bored with it. when i heard that this game was release i immediatly bought but only....to be disappointed with no freaking single player campaign! the skirmish, tournament, multiplayer mode is well done but seriously, if this game would have a single player campaign, i would probably give a 9-10 out 10.
Its a word DEMIGOD born_lucky, that doesnt mean GOD that means a "semi-god" or lower god... Dont judge words you dont understand.
That's a deity? Wow - the word "God" is being applied to, apparently, 20 foot tall weaklings. Besides that ridiculous aspect of the game - this lazy trend to put everything online, so developers don't have to create an actual game, is ruining the industry.
I hope they release an expansion that gives the great multiplayer component a correspondingly good singleplayer story!
the thing that needs to be done to this game..is a fkin story!! the heroes must have an epic background and when playing, memories should rise in one's mind, anyway..good game with a huuge potential
hey, i almost understand. sucky economy, they just need to get some revenue from the game. in reality, they can fix the connection problems quickly, and if this game has DLC capabilities, they can quickly make new upgrades, new demigods, new maps, and most importantly, a story mode. and really, who plays the tutorial anyway? i sure as hell dont.... =P
I think this game is a multiplayer must-have , I hope they will patch it soon and maybe even release some new maps....
Considering it uses Impulse, I bet this game will be patched up relatively quickly. Well, I hope it does, anyway. It has so much potential...
why the hell does this game doesn't have a story... i've longing a great story from the beginning i heard bout this game... ok it have great online features but it still suckcs without the story... just hope that some programmer out there made a great story... disappointing for a great masterpiece
This game is a blast and most of the multiplayer issues have been resolved or will be in the next week. I love WC3 and DoTA and most RTS games and this is a refreshing and addictive version to the genre and it should be considered a steal at $40. Yes, there isn't a single player story but this game was built for online play and is great fun. Don't let the technical issues they had the first few days deter you from an awesome game.
http://arstechnica.com/gaming/news/2009/04/demigod-hit-by-massive-piracy-review-scores-take-beating.ars - very good post. its pretty lols
Read this before posting. http://arstechnica.com/gaming/news/2009/04/demigod-hit-by-massive-piracy-review-scores-take-beating.ars
I read article about this, told that ONLY 18 000 of 140 000 players have bought the game. Good example how pirating games may harm games. But also otherhand it does help it by bringing more players to play with. That caused connection problem. I'm not intrested of this game though, just said...
Just because Unreal Tournament didn't have a singleplayer story doesn't mean it wasn't a great game. Same thing applies here only instead of guns and soldiers you get to control powers and gods :P Pretty entertaining and I will definitely check it out.
meh... looks neat and i like DotA once a while... unlike those nerds with no life that knows where to buy the epic items and stuff like that... anywho. i couldnt really care about a story for this game... i mean... its a DotA? its not about story... but i guess it would be neat... but i think gamespot rented a bit much on the online thing instead of the game it self... but yes... it is a superlight DotA but some may like that over the DotA map mod for war3. im not supporting this game because the online suck! xD