12 years ago
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.
No: I don’t recommend this product