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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Conclusion: All in all, Dark Legend gets a lot right, and as the Wii missed out on the well-reviewed original Overlord, gamers who own Wiis but no other gaming platforms should definitely give it a shot. The clever plot, the funny dialogue, and the ease of control all make for an experience worth having, and how does one say no to Pikmin with a touch of evil?