Yes, please send me death threats for wanting to try out a game before dropping $40 on it, especially in a crap economy that we live in now a days. I would have gladly made a judgement on the game if there was a demo but unfortunately there isn't one and the only one's at fault for not supplying a demo is Stardock.
On top of that, Demigod's metacritic score is only a 77. If I'm going to spend $40 then I'm going to make damn sure I get my $40 worth. But of course, I must just download pirated games because I'm out to rob a developer of their money. It's completely inconceivable that I would torrent a game to determine if it was worth my paycheck in the first place.
Anyone who is willing to drop any amount of money on a product or service without fully evaluating it's value is an idiot or just has plenty of daddy's cash to blow. As far as I'm concerned Stardock should be on their knees thanking me for going out of my way to download the game, try it out, and am now giving them the $40 I consider they have earned.
If the Demigod community is really as conceited as half the posters in this topic then I might have to pass and take my money elsewhere. Jumpgate's only a 2 or 3 months away so I might just save my $40 for that instead.
Another retarded pirate trying to justify his actions. Sighs...
Look, we don't care. You don't need to announce to everyone that you pirated the game. What.. are you expecting some kind of standing ovation for purchasing the game? I mean yeah it's great to see you supporting a developer who spent years making the game and needing to make some money themselves.... but uh... we don't give a shit that you pirated. There's nothing good about that and it can't be justified. A thief is a thief. The reason I say this, is because just by admitting you pirated one game, we know you're admitting to pirating other games... and those developers and creators weren't not recieving money, because you stole it from them.
Regardless, I hope you enjoy the game. It really is a good game... but why can't you just support your favorite muscians, game developers, filmmakers, artists, poets, so on and so forth... they what they do because they love it, but is a little coin so much to ask?