Excerpt: When the original Overlord title launched into the marketplace in 2007 it brought a breath of fresh air to the gaming world sandwiching itself in the quagmire of stale fps rehashes, sports games and racers.
Conclusion: It's still fun, especially if you enjoyed the first one. After more than four years since its release, it would also be pretty cheap. That said, you'd be better off renting or borrowing the game from a friend. It won't be on many people's Top 5 list, but it won't be on many people's Worst 5 either.
Excerpt: As enjoyable as it was, there’s no getting away from the fact that the original Overlord wasn’t the game it so easily could have been. The strategic potential of the minions was unfulfilled and the titular Overlord didn’t have to be quite the evildoer that advertising suggested, With one of the...
Conclusion: There are also plenty of upgrades that were made in Overlord II from its predecessor. First, it looks like the basic game is just bigger than the first, with hours of action (expanded by a lot of cutscenes, though they can be as much fun as the gameplay…or skipped with the tap on the A Button).
Excerpt: Video games have been trying to figure out morality for a very long time, but few have been successful in their attempts. Overlord II has the morality, but it’s done differently in this game; you have to be a bad guy, that’s just who you are, so instead of choosing between good and evil you are...
Excerpt: Overlord offered something a little different on its release in 2007. While it didn’t let you be quite as evil as a real evil Overlord would be (if such a thing existed), the combination of tongue-in-cheek humour and accessible RTS-light gameplay made it well worth owning.
Summary: Overlord II is devilishly hilarious (your minions are so evil they tear apart a villager's pillow), but if you played through the first game, this quest feels like deja vu. The new map reduces the frustration that came with being lost in the first game, and I did get a kick out of transforming into...
Excerpt: Overlord II Release Date: June 23rd, 2009 ESRB Rating: Teen for Alcohol Reference, Crude Humor, Suggestive Themes, Violence Available On: Xbox 360 (version reviewed), PS3, Windows PC Genre: Action/Strategy Number of Players: 1-2 (local/online co-op/competitive) Do you remember Overlord?
Conclusion: Concept: Control minions and cause mayhem as the newest evil overlord
Graphics: Lots of funny expressions and animations for the minions, and some of the environments look cool
Sound: The music evokes generic ominous evil, and there is way too much ?repetitive ?