Not much new in Overlord II but cult fans will still love it
10 October 2011
Summary: I was a huge fan of the first overlord game, other than the control issues of course. In overlord II the controls are pretty much the same, except for casting spells is a pain in the ass. As a big fan of the first installment I must say they could have done a LOT more with this sequal, but in the end I'm not totally dissatisfied.
Summary: June 24, 2009 - Sequels are a chance to right past wrongs and hone the gameplay into something that can establish a franchise's identity. Overlord II did not follow this path. Rather than address the major issues with the first game, Triumph Studios tried to cover them up by tossing in some new gameplay features and changing the focus.
Summary: The graphics are second rate. It is not that important because the game tries to be high in playability and just simple fun. The game designers had a lot of fun poking fun at fantastical worlds and have a morbid sense of humour. I really like these types of action/rts games, but the jokes are not funny. For instance to get like you have to club baby seals to death.
It was fun the first time around. Round 2 disappoints slightly.
T. Diamond, Amazon
28 September 2009
Summary: The first title in this series was fresh and fun. PS3 owners got a great bargain because the game and the expansion "Raising Hell" was included in a single PS3 title. By comparison, Overlord II seems a little boring and short. The story was mildly interesting but very sparse (mostly it just seems you were running around killing/dominating).
Summary: Sorry this is so long, if you want depth read the whole thing, if you prefer brevity then I would simply say for those who never played the first one you should play it, it is more fun than the second, and for those who did play the first, then rent the second before you buy, because it is less fun than the first. I really enjoyed the first Overlord. It was different and unique, and just a lot of fun.
Conclusion: After the original, this game is about on level terms with it, it is quirky, fun and you can have a good laugh with friends. But can get slightly confusing, and rather annoying pretty quickly. Just sometimes there is to much to do, to do it correctly, and you end up wasting endless minutes back tracking and searching for a lost minion or item. The story is rather good for this type of game, and it certainly will make you chuckle once or twice.
Summary: Nachdem ich von Overlord 1 sehr begeistert bin, stören mich am zweiten Teil sehr viele Punkte. Die Kameraführung ist ein Greuel. Die Sicht schwenkt unerwartet und oft ruckig weg, und man muß sich ständig neu orientieren. Auch mitten im Kampf dreht sich die Sicht auf einmal ganz woanders hin. Katastrophal. Macht man in einer Runde einen kleinen Fehler und wird daraufhin getötet, muß man den ganzen Level neu durchspielen. Es sind also zu wenig Speicherpunkte gesetzt.