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Ser malo es bueno, ser malvado es incluso mejor

8.0

Superb
Difficulty:
Hard
Time Spent:
10 Hours or Less
The Bottom Line:
"Ambitious"

Summary

Tomar decisiones dentro de los juegos cada vez se vuelve más frecuente: defender una ciudad de los bandidos que la acechan para ganar su aprecio y amistad o unirte a ellos para saquear el pueblo y conseguir una fortuna en el proceso.

Overlord II plantea una situación un tanto diferente. Con el mismo ejemplo, podríamos decir que sería como unirte a los bandidos para esclavizar al pueblo o matar a los bandidos y destruir la ciudad. Dentro de este juego la moral y lo que es correcto salen por la ventana desde el momento en que tu camino se cruza con la primera foca bebé que se convierte en un gorro más para tus esbirros. La única decisión que debes tomar es: ¿dominar o destruir?

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Overlord 2 is a fun and intriguing take on the Role-playing/strategy genre despite some unsolved problems

8.0

Superb
Difficulty:
Hard
Time Spent:
10 to 20 Hours
The Bottom Line:
"Almost, but not quite"

Summary

In 2007 Overlord made its debut on the xbox 360 and PC. The game set itself apart by offering squad based gameplay and some light strategic elements. Two years on and the antihero and his minions are back to make more trouble in Overlord 2.

The story of Overlord 2 continues from the first with the overlord's son found by Gnarl and the minions in the snowy town of Nordberg. The evil doer in training is subject to raising for 13 years until he is ready to start his dark domain. This time a roman like empire stands between the dark lord and his world conquest. Once again the Overlord is completely wordless and the story is told through cut scenes or lines narrated by Gnarl through the gameplay. The characters may seem underdeveloped but the humorous and witty dialogue written by Rhianna Pratchett manage to pull through.

Overlord 2 follows a linear quest of at least 15 hours as the player works to overthrow the empire and conquer the world. The game gives you a choice to be evil (domination) or really evil (destruction) This could have been fleshed out with more emphasis but there are many other elements to consider as well. There are many objects to collect in Overlord like life force to increase your minion count and resurrect the fallen, dark crystals to upgrade minions and build weapons and also spell catalysts to upgrade your magic. You will need to backtrack occasionally to get these but most of the time you'll be running a straight path killing enemies you encounter and wreaking the scenery. The Overlord's home in the Netherworld is once again the games central HUB where you can jump into quests, upgrade your minions and weapons or visit the private quarters with a mistress or two. As in the first game Overlord 2 features multiplayer for two players online and off but its pretty pointless online because you can never find a game. Perhaps in Overlord 3 Triumph Studios will add a full 16 player mode or even coop. DLC is being released that should extend the length after the lengthy campaign has been completed

The key to winning the game are your minions. These devious devils will follow you around and can also reach areas that you can't. There are 4 types of minion this time. Browns can take the most damage, Reds throw fire from a distance, Greens sneak around with a back stab attack and Blues revive dead minions. The minions have now learned to man heavy machinery like boats and catapults and can also mount up on wolves, spiders and salamanders for extra health and abilities. Minions generally act well however they can become stuck on objects and are prone to suicide by water. As for the dark lord he can use either melee weapons of three different types of magic. However when fighting tougher enemies like frogs and entire legions many minions die and you will too if you aren't prepared. Whenever I attempted to hit a legion they simply blocked every blow. This has a negative impact on the atmosphere because it makes you feel less like an overlord. Controls are mostly smooth except for the camera. The right stick both moves the camera and sweeps the minions. This can be annoying especially when you are surrounded by dozens of enemies. The lock on doesn't fare well either. It will often switch between many targets without the player moving the right stick and it can be hard to find the right angle to lock on to the target you wish. Although these problems do persist the game is generally fun. There's lots of guilty pleasure to be had as you watch the minions pillage, destroy and do the dirty work for you.

Overlord looks much better than the original. Gone are the brown levels and in are snow, city and jungle settings. The voice acting is brilliant channeling the minions personality well. The music and sound are both acceptable as they both kick in at the right moments with fast paced tunes and satisfying hits with your melee weapon. On the other hand the frame rate is poor compared to other games and slows down in both cut scenes and gameplay. Also character animation in cut scenes is quite awkward and generally the game doesn't look the best it could have been.

Although flaws do drag Overlord manages to win you over with its charm and unique style of play. It falls short of triple a status but hopefully the developer will have learned from its mistakes and will work hard to make the next Overlord a revolution. But if you like being evil and squad gameplay then this is the game for you.




Expecting Overlord 3

8.0

Superb
Difficulty:
Just Right
Time Spent:
100 or More Hours
The Bottom Line:
"Just plain fun"

Summary

Honestly i bought this game just to try.i wasn't expecting too much things or success from this game.My cousin was playing this game and he was always telling me this game is really enjoyable etc.So i decided to check the gamespot score and saw it got 7 and i decided not to buy it because as you all know in this period of time there are really good games being released and 7.0 is not a real high score.

But i also like to read game magazines and in a magazine i read they were making the review of Overlord 2 and they wrote really good things about the game.When i read it i remember my cousins ideas about the game and tought maybe Gamespot is not right this time and i bought the game.

First of all i have to say that gamespot is not right(i always trust gamespot but this time they were wrong) because this game deserves higher score than 7.0.At least 7.5 or 8 would be better and fair.

Let me describe the game a little bit.in this game you are the Lord of the Darkness,Lord of the Bad Hordes.it is different from the other games isn't it :)))
and you have an army full of minions.There are 4 types of minions and each group have different specialities.You start the game with only one group as you play the game and pass missions you unlock other minions.

There are 4 type of minions

Brown Minions:Your real fighters and warriors.They are good at close combat.
Red Minions:They are imnue to fire and they prefer range attack they throw fire balls.
Green Minions:They are poison imnue minions and they are good assasins.They wait in stealth position and attack ur enemies from behind-Backstab!They really give good amount of damage to ur enemies from backstab attack.
Blue Minions:They have ability to swim and they can resurrect ur dead minions on the battle field.

if you read all u can easily understand that all minion types are useful and necessary.in this game u control these minions and kill people,destroy or capture towns,burn houses or enslave the citizens of the towns you capture even you can kidnap some girls as your mistress to your tower Sound enjoyable isn't it :) Don't worry these girls also want to be your mistress so you can kidnap them.

You also have tower and your mistresses will be waiting for you in your tower and bed.You can have 3 mistresses together You are the Overlord you are the Lord of the Darkness you wouldn't settle with one woman would you?
They also want the same thing as the other women want.Spend money on them and your place.if you buy things to the tower as they want they give good things to you :) i can't tell the details but you can shake the tower with them :p

Whatever you can upgrade ur tower,weapons,armor,army even ur spells.Designing your tower is enjoyable also.

in the battlefield you organize your attacks and that is good and enjoyable.How can i say its a kind of action and strategy game.For example while ur enemy is coming to you you can send your green minions from different way to their back and attack from behind.While they are shocked you can send your brown minions for close fight and then u can send ur reds for range attack with fire balls this will seperate and kill them.You'll arrange ur own tactics in the game.

As a result this game is a little bit different from the others but i have to say that i'm glad i bought this game because as a result Overlord 2 is really a nice and enjoyable game to play.Oh btw this game is also so funny ur minions are so funny especially their speeches.This game is worth giving money and playing.




Improves on many aspects of the first Overlord but lacks a bit of it's predecessor's charm.

7.0

Great
Difficulty:
Easy
Time Spent:
10 to 20 Hours
The Bottom Line:
"Worth playing"

Summary

The first Overlord was a game that was built on humour, good characters, a sense of doing something a little different, decent game-play and simply, by being fun. Triumph studio's have worked on the flaws of the last game, built on what went right and added several new things to the game.

The basics of the game-play remain the same: Controlling 4 different types of minions and having them do the hard work, your overlord sometimes joining in with his spells and weapon of choice. Now your minions won't charge into water on mass, resulting in mass death, one might fall in and drown but the rest will stop. As well as being a little bit smarter, they are also tougher and if you want to keep a certain minion, who might have a special set of armour for example, you can revive him for a cost of that type of minion essence.

As you go through the land, you and your minions get stronger as you pick up equipment and fight your way through, leaving a trail of evil. The controls are simple enough to get used to and it works well most of the time, allowing you to adjust and deal with any situation. The game keeps things fresh by making each land look so different, having creatures unique to that that requires differing tactics, the bosses require thought to defeat. If you get it wrong and die, which should be fairly rare, you can retry from a very recent point with all your minions in that section returned, even the ones that recently died. The game even throws in mounts and naval combat, two decent idea's that could have been used more then it was. You will also pick up mistresses and items for the forge, eventually being able to buy furnishings from the ladies and combined with the more detailed minion homes, it will lead to an impressive looking dark tower.

The story is pretty good, not a heartbreaking epic but one that provides a few surprises, links everything up nicely and makes good use of it's characters. The voice-overs fit each character superbly and those characters stand out from each other, providing their share of laughs and memorable moments, from the major ones like your advisor Gnarl to minor characters relevant only to that one section.

Things have improved from the first game but there are problems. The graphics looked a little dated though are by no means horrible while sometimes the camera angle can be rather dodgy late in the game. One bug means you have to be careful not to transport two items to the tower very close together or it won't count the second, which in the case of the blue hive means having to load up two saves back or else be unable to continue the story. The lock on system often doesn't work in a helpful way and can be frustrating try to lock onto something you need, minions and gold get stuck in the terrain, sometimes when you have a big hoard, minions can wander off quite some distance and take awhile to come back, or vanishes and has to be re-summoned. There is also two sections, in the first half of the game, which requires moving one minion using the right stick, the problem is it can call for precision that is rather difficult to pull off and can lead to an hour or two of real frustration.

Some of the flaws can lead to frustration and the gameplay is unable to make grinding, for gold or for minion essence, fun despite the shortcuts. Overall, despite these problems, it is a good, solid game with a sense of humour and characters that make it really rather fun.





Good Fantasy - Action Adventure with a lot of good stereotypes and humor!!!

8.0

Superb
Difficulty:
Easy
Time Spent:
10 to 20 Hours
The Bottom Line:
"Just plain fun"

Summary

Overlord II is a good game. The gameplay is nice and semi-linear, the graphics are good and better in the cutscenes, and the humor that the game has will definitely make you like this game: DOWNLOAD THE DEMO AND SEE WHAT I MEAN!

Gameplay: The gameplay is just like the first Overlord; you control minions to destroy stuff and give you the harvest. To me, the controls seemed smooth (I liked them) and the gameplay was simple, yet engaging and fun. 8.5

Story: To me, the story was similar to the first game: You are a mute monster thing who tries to destroy everything good in the world, especially the Empire; NO SPOILERS (this may seem harsh, but it isn't. You just cause havoc on anything that's not bad). It isn't that deep, but provides just enough to keep you on. 7.5

Graphics: Because this is a strategy-like game, the graphics are good, but aren't great for the PS3. In the cutscenes, the graphics are better. 7.0

Music: Simple Fantasy Theme. Nothing special. 6.5

There is a good amount of humor in the game, ranging from simple cause and effect (a yeti clobbers a hunter) to more mature humor (a goblin drools over an ugly, topless pixie), and stereotypes (elves are environmentalist animal loving vegan liberal hippies). Either way, the game will entertain young and old alike. 9.0

All in all, I give the game an 8.0. Parts stand out and will keep you coming back, while others are simply forgettable. This game is definitely good for anyone who wants a fantasy-action game with a lot of life.
7.0

Great
7.2
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