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: OverLord II goes forth to spread it's off beat humor along with a heaping helping of not so politically correct fun. The outrageously humorous plot is penned by Rhianna Pratchett and her tongue firmly in cheek humor is one of the magical ingredients that make the touchy parodies in the game so accessible, from political issues to the environmental activist hippy like elves. What other game can make clubbing baby seals so much wicked fun?
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: The adventure of Overlord 2 begins in the humble village of Nordberg, a pretty little place plunged in the middle of winter and enjoying a seasonal festival. As an infant foundling who was simply left near the city gate and not someone born in the village, there is somewhat of an animosity towards our fledgling delinquent, and in the main, most of the kids don't like him very much.
Pros: A genuine dark humour persists the adventure, Some neat animation touches, Being evil is fun
Cons: Not always clear where to go next, Exploring can get a bit tedious, Back tracking irritates
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.