Neuronin wrote:If canon isn't twisting like a guest of the gallows, you're doing something wrong.
I've always been intimidated by the sheer number of big books you appear to need to buy for this game...is it kind of like Exalted and Aberrant?
It's pretty similar to 2nd ed Exalted, system-wise. I never got a chance to play Aberrant, so I can't really speak to that. Mikalyaran is right, though, you only really need Hero to play, it has everything you need; Demigod and God just deal with progressively higher power levels and Ragnarök is essentially Setting/Campaign splat.
I've only played a little Scion, so I can't offer a lot of comparative examples between it and Exalted/Aberrant. Hopefully, I'll get a chance to play my scion of Loki again this summer (I named him Lokison, working off the principle that nothing's more off-putting than a child of Loki being completely straightforward with you).