Overlord (PC): Hellishly fun strategic roleplaying game!
6 July 2010
Summary: INTRODUCTION Overlord is not a typical game of one specific genre. It could be described as an RPG with strategic elements. Thematically, you play the role of The Overlord, an evil ruler who seeks world domination. This all takes place in a fantasy world, featuring elves and dwarves and monsters.
Pros: Humour, unique gameplay
Cons: The game is so old that multiplayer is not supported any more
Summary: Overlord, as action games go, is pretty unique and offers an original experience. It is not necessarily totally innovative but it is a novelty and is not bad without ever being spectacular. You are master to a set of minions who you can control reasonably well and get them to tear things up and getting things for you that you are too lazy to go over and get. The minions and goblins are pretty funny within themselves.
Excerpt: "The game is evil alright ! you start from a destroyed castle with a side kick cute goblin, and another cute joker goblin to practice your fighting skills on even though later in the game you have access to gladiator arena. The story line is great and fun, basically you want to be EVIL ! but instead you help people in a evil way and people are the main source of your missions from time to time, not just that you can create armies of different kinds ...
Pros: You will keep playing it for healthy period
Cons: Very high requirements even though, in some countries its cover says something else
Summary: Simple game but nevertheless quite good. Overlord does not require much
concentration or a good graphics card. Its simple fun created by the
ludicrousness and the originality of it. It reminded me a bit of dungeon keeper.
It's the small things that make this game. Such as the bouncing sheep, the
kickable minions, the awesome dialogue with good voice acting, and at times, the
outright absurdity of the plot.
Summary: great game you are the new overlord control the world with your 4 minion
types (browns,reds,blues and greens). kill the 7 heros in a new fantasy land
including blood thirsty unichorns & demonic halflings you can also kill the
people of the village spree.
Summary: The concept of this game is simple, you are overlord with almost no power and
you are on the way to take your revenge and retake what is yours.
Combat system is a simple rock-paper-scissor style, as a supreme overlord, your
job is to order your minions and control the battle.
Red minion good for close combat, Green is fast but weak, Blue is healing and
long range attack etc. as you may guess, Green(speed) beats Blue (long range),
Blue Beats Red and Red beats Green.
Summary: Lots of fun and some laughs too.
I suggest you download the demo and try it out. If you enjoy the demo go ahead
and get the game. :) The demo got me hooked straight away.
Briefly though, eventually you control an small army of 4 different kind of
minions and use them to attack the opposition along with wading into the melee
with the Overlord using his assorted attacks.
Excerpt: "Overlord may be on of the most innovative games Codemasters have ever produced. The game is seriously evil, and you can choose to be more evil in the game as you are already the evil overlord, the leader of a number of goblins who await your commands. The fairy tales just seems to have taken a twist here, as you are to fight the "evil" halflings, elves and dwarves in their homelands, who were on the side of good in most of the stories and the ones ...
Pros: new concept, great graphics & sound, the kool goblins
Cons: complicated, too much controls confuse the gamer
Excerpt: "...where there once was an overlord (you) who ruled the land. but a group of seven heroes overthrew you and destroyed your domain. however there power went to there heads and corruption overthrew them, you must now awake and reclaim what was yours. many years later you are awoken by a group of minions lead by gnarl a character that helps you throughout the game. you are almost immediately taken straight out in to the twisted land of the halflings; ...