Take Diablo's addictive combat, Warcraft's strategy elements, shake vigorously, cover the whole thing in a gorgeous graphics engine, and you have Gas Powered Games' upcoming strategy-RPG Demigod.

Previously I was wary of the game for its wildly derivative nature, but after playing the thing earlier today and experiencing its well-polished, deeply strategic gameplay, I find myself very excited for its February 2009 release.

I refuse to review anything based on pre-beta gameplay, but fans of any game created by Blizzard Entertainment over the last decade should be looking forward to the title.