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Overall 8

Overlord: Dark Legend: Reviewed (Wii)

7 September 2013
  • Excerpt: Overlord Dark Legend, exclusively built from the ground up for the Wii by Climax, and published by Codemasters finally gives Nintendo fans the chance to rule, order and destroy an army of minions. For this version they have decided to set the story in a time before the original Overlord game to put you in the shoes of a new younger Overlord who is out to seek revenge on his older siblings.
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Overall 6

Overlord: Dark Legend

24 June 2012
  • Pros: A handsome looking Wii game, Well designed gameplay with decent controls, Richly imagined world
  • Cons: Core concepts feel under-explored, Too short, Some of the cutscenes lack flair
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Overlord: Dark Legend Review

4 February 2010
  • Excerpt: Overlord might seem like an ideal fit for the Wii, with its cutesy graphics and lovable minions, but under its niceness lies a game packed full with evil intent. Far from being a game for the kiddies, with Overlord: Dark Legend Codemasters has attempted to create a game for the Wii's hardcore gaming audience and hasn't pandered to casuals' demand for mini-games and simplified control schemes.
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Review: Overlord: Dark Legend (Nintendo Wii)

Diehard GameFAN
31 January 2010
  • Summary: If you don’t own an Xbox 360 or even if you do, Overlord: Dark Legend is one of the best games I have played on the Wii and should satisfy any gamer seeking a “Core” gaming experience. It may not be as difficult as other Overlord games, but it’s also not nearly as frustrating and much more fun than the rest of the series.
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King Arthur: The Role-playing Wargame

Hooked Gamers
29 December 2009
  • Conclusion: It is difficult to convey the full richness of the gaming experience that King Arthur: The Role-Playing Game’s offers. I hope my review has given you some idea of what to expect but even after several days of playing I have the sense that there are many things still to discover. At this point, you may wonder why I did not award the game a higher score.
  • Pros: Refreshing new take on the Total War formula.
  • Cons: Much of the difficulty is factored in through a cheating AI.
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Overall 5

Overlord: Dark Legend

Thunderbolt Games
18 December 2009
  • Excerpt: When playing a videogame with the goal of ultimately conveying your opinion to an audience, it’s usually fruitful to consider what game developers make of the consumers who play their product. When attention to the most minor of details reveals a palpable love of the craft, or when series in-jokes uncover that rarest of gaming treats, some genuine wit, it restores some much-needed faith in the relationship between game creator and game player.
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Overall 7

Overlord: Dark Legend Review

16 October 2009
  • Summary: Overall I was pleasantly surprised with " Overlord: Dark Legend " and how the game translates to the Nintendo Wii particularly through it’s use of the controls. In addition the fact that the game is more of a prequel is a very welcome inclusion which should encourage new players of the series to give it a try.
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Overall 6

Overlord: Dark Legend Review

13 July 2009
  • Summary: Dark Legend possesses all the sly wit you'd expect from an Overlord game. Too bad the action and the once-engaging puzzles are all dumbed down.
  • Pros: Funny and charming dialogue, Intuitive controls, Varied environments are pleasant to explore
  • Cons: Much, much too easy, Simple puzzles rarely take advantage of minions' abilities, Lame boss fights, Bugs and glitches
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Overall 9
Gameplay 9
Graphics 8
Sound 8
Control 9
Addiction 6

Overlord: Dark Legend

Nintendo World Report
3 July 2009
  • Summary: A from-the-ground-up Wii title that still shines despite its technical faults.
  • Pros: A focused and fun experience, Lots of personality and humor, Solid gameplay
  • Cons: A few annoying bugs, Some minor control issues
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Wii Review: Overlord Dark Legend

Video Games Reloaded
1 July 2009
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