posted by mrrwbrown (INDIANAPOLIS, IN) Jun 27, 2007
Member since Mar 2004
gamers (69%) found this review helpful
This game starts out in first person view with you opening your eyes to your evil minions resurrecting you. AS you progress through the game, you have to go through puzzles and collect more and different types of minions. Depending upon how you treat people is dependent upon if you are a feared overlord. However, keep in mind that even a feared overlord needs people to bow down to them. The game has a Fable feel to it, with a Lemmings twist. The graphics are not too bad, the duologue pretty good, and all in all a strong game. My only complaint is the control schemes and puzzles can occasionally become frustrating. Mainly due to the fact that I found it hard to find what paths to walk my minions across. If you are considering this game, I recommend the demo which you can download on Xbox live that you can decide for yourself.
Overlord, for those who view this game, you think that it's going to be amazing you can command creatures to do your bidding, and when they fail at the point, you can run up and bash the baddies all on your own. While fun in it's own ways, this game is incredibly familiar with the Pikmin series of games for the Nintendo Gamecube, the only difference? You're evil. You get to choose evil or good however, and the pay off doesn't seem all that different either way. The lack of character customization makes the game pretty linear and it becomes rather boring after a period of time. All and all, it's a good game in general, if you want a Pikmin repeat.
if you have played the demo you have pretty much played the game. It is a shame because i thought it was such a cool concept for a game, but the gameplay is boring. you never have to do anything but watch your minions work for you. all of the enemies and levels are repetitive. it seems you play each level twice once forwards then once backwards.