Not great by any means but still a good game.
Overlord 2 is a good game that does not do any one thing great. The graphics are good and look good on an LCD TV. The sound is good not great. The story while not great does have a few funny parts in cut scenes. The game can be fun to play for the most part. You can set up red minions for example they are your arches they throw fire. Your brown ones are melee minions and they can follow you or you can do what is called sweeping with the right analog stick and that is where the game can be a pain. You see the camera also controls with the right analog stick right to left but no up or down, the up or down will start the sweeping. It is not as bad as I am making it sound but it will take a bit of practice to get efficient. One aspect of the game I found good was forging your weapons and this is no an in depth thing as you gather resources throughout the game you can go back to your tower and say forge a new sword, armor and helmet etc. The bummer for most I think will be the replay factor.
When I saw overlord 2 in gamestop I thought " Gee, this game looks great! An evil empire and looking like sauron from lord of the rings is a great idea!". I was wrong, this game is very childish from its humor to its story and gameplay. The gameplay was terrible because the controls were bad, its hard to use the minions and battle at the same time, and you think an evil warlord would be pillaging the land right with fire and shedding blood? Nope, he solves weird puzzles and kills fairys in the enchanted forest's. This game had a lot of potential and looks great from previews and commercials, but once you start it you'll think differently. I'd say to get Brutal Legend because it has the same elements as this, but better. But if this game looks fun to you and you have some extra money Id say to give it a try, you might love it.
Could have been magic
For the very first time I felt compelled to write a review for a game, mostly because the first Overlord was (and still is) one of my all time favorite games. If you are like me in hoping that the sequel would surpass the original, be forewarned before you get your hopes up. -The graphics are definitely different from the original. There are beautiful textures and scenery, but at the same time there is something amiss thats hard to pinpoint. In bright levels the colors seem extremely bright, almost to the point of being distracting. For the record my 360 is hooked to 720p HD. -The story is pretty basic. By the end of the game there aren't any real twists or turns to speak of, and the choices the player is forced to make don't seem to matter in the long run. -The length was a disappointment. There is very little exploration, (aside from the new tower, which is pretty cool), and it seemed as soon as the player acquired all colors of minions, it was time to prepare for endgame. -Controls. Not terrible, but enough flaws to frustrate. Right stick is still used to "sweep" minions, but also to control camera. In the middle of a boss fight this setup just seems stupid. Target lock is horrible. My biggest gripes- there is no dungeon. In the first game you could fight any creature you had previously defeated and collect life force to use to build your minion army. You could also find certain spots where you could clobber animals and increase you minion numbers. Those places are all but missing now. The magic is pretty lame. The player starts out with a lightning blast, and then gains some kind of mind control abilities and minion boosts but nothing like the fire blasting craziness of the first game. While you can still forge weapons and armor, upgrading them is no longer an option. Once you find an item that unlocks new gear, you can puchase a new item with minions, money and crystals, but have no way to tell if the new item is any stronger than the item that is being replaced. No customization here. On the bright side, the new tower is way cool. Of course being able to have more than one mistress at a time is a brilliant idea! Maybe I'm just jaded. The original was a perfect mix of solid controls, good graphics, off the wall humor and unique ideas. Too bad Overlord 2 is lacking all the traits the made the first game such a great gaming experience.
Overlord 2 review
Overlord 2 is a pretty fun game.alot of humor goes on while u turn your enemies to dust with lightning or letting your minion buddies do the job for you.if you have played the first Overlord and followed the story i really think you will enjoy this as much as i did.ill admit there are definetly some glitches about like walking up to houses ure not supposed to be able to just walk through the doors and get minions stuck in random spots now and again.I tested the new splitscreen mode and i honestly didnt think they could really do anything with it that would really get me going but i will admit i was wrong.running around with a friend beating romans down left and right while your group and ure friends group of minions combine there strength to take down even the most brutal of enemies.the spells from the first one i believe were better but i could see how they chose these ones for this game for alignment reasons as well as giving you the chance to see if your the destroyer of life or seeing if your to dominate all who stand in your wake.
Overlord 2 is Amazing!
If you ever played Overlord 1 and its expansion then your in for a good suprise. Lets start with the original and see what has improved. One of the first things you will notice is the new overlord doesnt feel as slow and unresponsive as in the first one. Spells take a far greater role now in destroying and conquering populations. This is a huge boon as in the first overlord when you used attack with your overlord it felt very disconnected. He now is far more responsive. The Lair part of the game has had a huge improvement. There is alot more customizations to do to your lair as well as TONS of armor, weapons to craft. You ncan now make slaves from the public for your lair as well as all types of lover slaves. Now your choices in game have more of an impact. For example you can either enslave a town and they will give you gifts and such as there dark leader or ya can just wipe the entire town and be pure evil. The minions now are funnier and deadlier. You can now name your minion and resurrect your old minions with all there exp. This was a missing feature from the first one and really makes ya feel as though your connected to your favorite minions although it does get expensive. The graphics have a huge increase in texture quality and polygons. Each minion really looks the part and now they can ride mounts! This also effects the combay effectiveness of your minions. The world that you now exist in is based on the romans taking control and sucking magic out of the world. This is really a good storyline with ALOT of humor and you will fully enjoy it. I had alot of fun playing the game. Im just still in the mid-game but i have had a ton of fun. I put down prototype and red faction just to keep playing it. If you enjoy crude humor and fun and dark destruction i highly recommend this title.
Played the demo, terrible
I downloaded the demo from xbox live due to it being one of the most popular downloads. Here's the game in a nutshell. You swing your axe with A. It's the same move every time. With X you cast some sort of short range spell. You can move you're minions around with the right stick and sick them on enemies, but their attacking amounts to about as much as sicking a soldier on age of empires on a wall. The more minions, the more damage. Very few features as far as choice of actions. This game belonged on the Nintendo 64, not on the Xbox 360.
I've Preordered it
I Never really played the first overlord, but I've always been a big fable fan though. Well my friend finally talked me into downloading the game demo and I got to say it was pretty amazing. I love having summons to do your bidding, and the fact that this game has minions makes it top on my list. I get a two week break from college on June 22nd and this game comes out on the 23rd. My friend and I will be playing this until our eyes bleed. I hope everyone who buys this will have as much fun as i did just playing the demo.
Overloard 2 Opinion
Alright I played the first overlord and I have to say it was alot of fun. However I dont exactly like the new camera angle for the second game. (played demo) But the graphics are very much imporved and so is gameplay and customization for you minions like mounts and more weapons. To me it does give a feel of more choices to make like be good or be bad. If you have played the expansion pack Overlord:Raising Hell then you will know what is to come. If you havent heres the story. You are the overlords son. Yes the overlord you played as last time gets a son at the end of raising hell. I think people who played the first one and enjoyed it will really want to pick this up.
This will be good.
The first Overlord was a lot of fun. If you haven't played it I suggest you do. Great concept and a lot of fun choices to make. Overlord 2 looks fantastic and hopefully will improve the gameplay and options. I'm looking forward to the updated graphics and demon antics. The demons really make the game. I can't count how many time I laughed out loud playing the first game. Now, you demons can have mounts to do even more destruction! I can't wait to order them to wreak havoc on anything and everything. New and better multiplayer options are coming as well. I have no doubt that this game will be good.
Bet Overloard yet!!!!!
This game looks like it's going to be one of the best games I've ever played...and trust me I've played alot of games. I already have the first one and its awesome. So I have high hopes for this one. Plus I mean come on you get to control demons from the very depths of hell! Now how isn't that fun to someone? You'd have to be crazy not to buy this game.