Summary: When I ordered this game I had already played through several years earlier and knew it was a fun game, what with all of the pillaging and slaying of FAT STINKING HARFLINGS, but I had forgotten how pathetic the graphics were when it came to movements of NPCs and their mouths, where they would say something and their mouth would move in a weird way, taking the entire jaw for a single word.
Summary: I bought this game a few weeks ago and it wasn't what I expected it to be. I like playing a lot of RPG's and shooters but this game was not my type. The game had good advertisement and I thought the concept they grasped onto was a brilliant idea with controlling hordes of minions and taking over land. But there wasn't much interactivity.
Summary: I think this game has alot of potential,and if it wasn't for all the glitches,I'd give this game a 5. Three hours into the game,the camera angle becomes stuck to a bird's eye point of view and will not allow me to change it back.I can push the L button and use the thumbstick to move the camera back,but as soon as I let go,the camera swoops back up in the sky making the game awkward and ultimatly unplayable.
Summary: The game is good. It has alot of customizable elements that make you get into the mode of "just one more level" that plagues all serious gamers. What makes is fun is that you can loot and pillage with an army of underlings until your heart's content. You can build and upgrade your castle and own effects as you gain certain levels, equipment, and most importantly...gold. The problem is that 90% of the upgrades to your castle do nothing. They're just asthetic value.
Summary: This game was a lot of fun to play, it is a little deceptive at first because its cartoon style makes it appear juvenile, but the content and gameplay is probably more suited for teen and older. The games puzzles aren't so hard that they distract from the gameplay, but they can be tedious and annoying. The gameplay is pretty fun, the combat style is a little different from most games of the genre, which keeps it interesting for a while.
Summary: A friend of mine had this game and I played at his house for a couple hours and found it extremely entertaining. I bought the game and played it pretty solidly for one weekend, logging somewhere between 12-16 hours of gameplay. From what I've heard, I think I was about halfway through the game when I tired of it.
Summary: Overlord This is an absolute hoot, the first time through, on the second go round it loses a bit of its luster. You are the Overlord, recently resurrected from an apparently extremely nasty "accident", your faithful minions (and I DO mean faithful) have "cleaned up" what's left of a ruined tower and are ready and willing to do your bidding. Controls are different and take some getting used to.
Summary: Not quite what I was hoping for. This game has the look and feel of an original xbox game. I'd imagine the main reason it's on the 360 is because of processing power. Controlling umpteen minions onscreen at a time would probably meet slow-down issues on a last-generation system. My main gripe with this is of course that the other aspects of the game should be lifted to meet at least SOME of the system's abilities.
Summary: The game is a 100% graphical masterpiece. Everything in the environment is colorful and reacts with a strong visual appearances. Although the game falls short onces the visual appeal falls away. The game lacks interesting objective and is far to linear. The ability to control a "Army" is fun but grows weary and repetitive. Its a fun game to walk around and enjoy the scenery but lacks stimulant for me to keep playing.
Summary: As my title states the game can be pretty funny, but also pretty flawed. Comedy comes from everywhere in the game. Your minions can use just about anything in the environment including pumpkins from plundered fields as helmets. The game also pokes fun at fantasy epics such as lord of the rings, and other stories where heroes are, well heroes. One of the games main objectives is that as the overlord you are to get revenge on the 7 heroes who killed you before.