Summary: I held off buying this game because of the bad reviews, but I should have been better at deciphering the complaints, because they are not things I would complain about. I think this game has everything the first one and they also improved some of the gameplay too by adding in fun features like the mounts, etc. The puzzles are just as fun, the game is just as silly, the playability is very similar. If you simply want more Overlord like I did, get this game.
Summary: I tried the demo of the original Overlord a while back and decided to buy it. I've finished the first Overlord game and I am now about 1/4 (or so?) through the 2nd game. The series is great. It does have some flaws which mar the experience, but only slightly. First the little nitpicks. I know people don't like the camera but it's no big deal unless you're big on action and this is more of a strategy game where you need to slow down and assess the situation anyway.
Summary: I purchased this game about a month ago and I have been playing this game religiously. Referring to other reviews, I don't see how anyone gets "lost" in this game if they're actually paying attention to what's going on in the game. On the contrary, if you look on the map, there's a little exclamation point that shows you where you're supposed to go. I haven't completed this game 100% but I'm almost there.
Summary: Highly recommend you play Overload 1 first. Overload 2 is even better than the first game, which was really good. Game has plenty of levels and game play, fun puzzles, and full of humor. Not for young children. It is the one game that I won't let my boyfriend play without me in the room to watch.