Excerpt: An experiment to communicate with the Geth through untested technology has ended in complete catastrophe, unleashing a rogue virtual intelligence named Overlord on a distant planet. With the personnel brutally murdered and control over the facilities lost, it falls on Shepard and company to subdue the rampaging VI before it can beam its consciousness across the far reaches of the galaxy..
Excerpt: Overlord may allow you to play as a baddie, but whilst slaying sheep and taking over the world is pretty nasty business, rescuing people and doing other good deeds is certainly not, it’s just far too pleasant for an apparent cruel bad guy. The game has two alignments evil and very evil, but, in spite of the Overlord’s ultimate ambition, the game might as well have stuck with plain old good and evil.
Conclusion: Hooking up a compatible player with “open” song files enables you to search your device’s track list within the game and move selected songs into the “library” from which you’ll sing. Also, those songs play from the X360’s hard drive, so you won’t have to keep hooking up your MP3 player to include those tracks in your gameplay.
Conclusion: No, the average adult will be amused by the game’s wit for only so long, but the younger crowd is and has taken a liking to it, and for good reason. Snappy humor, easy gameplay, and the chance to control adorably sickening creatures. What more could a kid ask for? With a bit of work done on the controls and gameplay, this refreshingly different title could have hit excellence.
Conclusion: Finally something different turns up and it’s been worth the wait as we’ve been given a unique game that doesn’t take itself too seriously while at the same time offering up an innovative challenge. The multiplayer lets the side down somewhat, but to my mind this game was always meant to be best enjoyed solo, well, if you don’t include your devoted minions of course.
Excerpt: Overlord is a nice twist on the hero action game. Rather than begin as an eager young talent drawn into a quest to rid the land of evil, you instead begin as an ancient bringer of chaos bent on establishing your iron rule. So far, I like it.
Summary: Overlord, an original next-gen title from Age of Wonders developer Triumph Studios, is a groundbreaking action adventure set in a seriously warped fantasy world where players can be evil (or really evil).