Remember this post when I became so enchanted with Demigod from the rich backstory?
I was so excited by it that I did something I never do these days. I bought the game at launch, rubbing my hands with glee at the thought of diving into that richly crafted world.
And, as is so often the case, got burned badly for rushing in.
Demigod is not a game that takes place in a rich fantasy world. It’s a tournament game… like a kind of RTS bloodsport. If you’ve played something like Unreal Tournament with a big announcer voice booming out “RAMPAGE!” and crap like that while you play, then you’ve got the feel of Demigod’s structure.
There is no campaign, no fiction… just “Pick a side… FIGHT.” Then get a score. There’s also no tutorial and the camera controls suck. It locks up if you try to skip the intro stuff, too.
If you’re primarily a multiplayer gamer, then it might be an excellent choice. But as a single player game, it’s… well, pretty damned non-existent. My fault for not researching the matter more thoroughly.