Overlord is a groundbreaking, completely original action adventure, set in a seriously warped fantasy world. Controlling a mysterious figure that has inherited the legacy of the evil, long-dead Overlord, the player emerges, near death, from the ruins of the old Overlord's Dark Tower. Only the player's actions will determine if they will rise to become the new all-powerful Overlord; it's all down to how much of a bad ass they want to be in order to succeed...evil or really evil! Played out with plenty of black humor and dark irony, the game will immerse players in twisted parodies of classic fantasy scenarios and characters.
The thrill of commanding hordes of ruthless minions is offset by the dull and monotonous combat and confusing, unintuitive level designs (and puzzles). There is no ingame map and its very easy to get lost in the gameworld. If you buy this game used, make sure it has all the original inserts as the only map you'll have access to is the one packaged with the instruction manual.
This game is extremely entertaining. Which, above all else, is exactly what a video game is supposed to be. The other reviewers are correct, the game is flawed, as most games with a production budget, a shipping deadline, and a market department are. It was not shipped before it was READY, but it was shipped before it was POLISHED. First, the PROS: 1.) The game is funny 2.) The minions are adorable (love the random hats!) 3.) The … more