Excerpt: Why does Aladdin always win from Jafaar? Why does Cruella De Villa carry the nametag of a villain? Why does good always prevail over evil? Why are we sick and tired of the “and they lived happily ever after”-endings?
Conclusion: In short Overlord is a fun title that treads carefully on that fine line between suitable for both children and adults alike. The humour can wear thin at times, but the dialogue on the whole is very good as is the mischievous behaviour of your minions.
Excerpt: Being evil is often seen as a bad thing, but how often do we really get to see things from the other side of the fence? Take the characters in Codemasters' Overlord. These evil doers go about their daily life with a gleeful smile on their faces, relishing every moment of their frowned upon...
Summary: Sometimes Evil is just plain fun. That’s readily apparent in Overlord: Raising Hell, Codemasters’ expansion to last year’s Overlord, and the first appearance of those fiendishly delightful minions on the PS3.
Summary: “Overlord: Raising Hell” is worth buying only after trying the game out first to make sure it’s your cup of tea. If you can get into this kinda’ thing for hours on end, it’s an easy buy. Otherwise, move on to the next game.
Pros: -Somewhat unique minion-controlling system., -Pretty long single player game., -Includes all of the extra content from Xbox Live on the disc.
Cons: -Visuals are very, very “last-gen”., -Sound quality is pretty generic., -Not a whole lot of replay value.
Excerpt: Face it, deep down we all have a dark side. However, succumbing to it, or even embracing it, isn’t necessarily a decision we face on a daily basis. Not the case in Overlord: Raising Hell. Here you’re encouraged to be nasty.
Excerpt: Admit it: sometime during the course of watching “The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King” you wondered just how far Frodo would fly if someone hit him with a solid uppercut. Perhaps you pictured him slowly sailing through the air as the camera panned around his surprised face and paused for a...
Summary: Overlord and its mischievous minions fought their way onto the Xbox 360 in mid 2007. Almost 12 months and a downloadable content pack later, the game has finally arrived on the PlayStation 3. The question is, have the flaws that shipped the first time around been addressed in the meantime?
Pros: Great macabre dialogue, Controlling minions is fun