Conclusion: Overlord II initially appears to be a worthy sequel, but the reality soon dawns on you that it’s not really all that different to its predecessor. Bugs and glitches still pervade much of the game, with graphics and animations that are rough and unrefined. None of these issues break the game, but they do make for a sequel that fails to be what it potentially could have and should have been.
Excerpt: The impish minions of the Overlord universe haven't been idle in the two years that have passed since the first game and have emerged with a host of new tricks in Overlord II. The evil little scamps have used the time off to learn how to operate machinery, wear disguises, sail the open seas, ride mounts, and get possessed by their evil master, as well as develop an uncanny talent for attacking baby seals.
Pros: Varied gameplay, Minions have cool new abilities, Lengthy campaign, Good sense of humour
Cons: Camera gets in the way, Targeting system is broken, Minions can still be a little dumb
Conclusion: Overlord II is a definite improvement over the first installment. With co-op and online multiplayer added into the mix, Overlord II is an engaging experience that’s befitting all those who strive for evil supremacy. Though there are a few issues with gameplay mechanics and character A.I., nothing if it keeps you from enjoying every minute of this epic title.
Summary: While there are only some minor and progressive improvements over the first title, there's a lot to love in Overlord 2 for fans of the first and newcomers alike. The humour and style that Triumph Studios have blended together with the gameplay is a great combination that will soon make you forget that being evil is a 'bad' thing.
Excerpt: We have a soft spot for the original Overlord and its expansion pack, Raising Hell . Never taking itself too seriously, Overlord played a lot like an elf-hating version of Pikmin , while liberally ‘borrowing’ elements from a number of other genres and mixing them together with enough offbeat humour for a satisfying experience.