I never played one of these games before and I was pleasantly surprised. There's a very goofy feeling to it; I never felt rushed or on edge when playing. The game doesn't run all that long - I think I clocked in a little over 10 hours.
What really irked me though was the map. there's about 12 or so sections in the game, if mind serves correctly, and they're all laid out in (what should be) order on the map menu. however, the exits don't match up. The menu may show two areas bordering each-other east to west but when you actually go to western most area and try to take the east exit, you may end up in another place altogether.
Also disappointing is hit detection and its sound. You can hit enemies with your weapon to aid your minions but there is no animation or sound to let you know you made contact. It's not too big a deal, but it just seems more unrealistic to me that way.
All in all, it's a good game for 10 hours worth of entertainment.
As a fan of this series since it first came out on PC I have had my gains and flaws with all the recent additions to the title's history. As a point with this one the game itself has a drawing story, and an open line but the same kinda repetition as the previous 3.. Rebuild your hordes by reclaiming stolen hives and then wage your own personal war on all those who cross your evil path. The graphics for this one leave a little to be wished for but they are on par for what I expected to come from the Wii. The control system is great and involving which does make up for the graphics and as with all the Overlord games the Minions are worth all in sheer laughter
I couldn't get into this game. I got it today and sent it back the same day. The control scheme isn't what I expected. I guess others might find this fun, but I, myself, couldn't get into it. Graphics, Sound, Music, are decent. Story line might be good, but I didn't get that deep into the story.