Set in the new age of the glorious golden empire, the evil overlord returns...
Overlord 2 is set in a world where a new empire has sprung up and conquered all the lands, banishing magic from the realm. The empire itself although not good, is the main source of order with in the now peaceful, lazy, world and it is our job as the chaotic and evil overlord to bring back some of that evil old charm back to civilisation!
Okay for starters, for those that played Overlord 1, the controls are somewhat similar, as well as the sometime anoying camera angles. The minions are back in full force with blues, greens, reds and browns doing the same as they did before. This, i was a little dissapointed in as i thought that for overlord 2, they would possibly bring something new to the table but i suppose the old minion spec's were always quite good anyway! The armour system has been scrapped and replaced with a new and, i must admit, duller system then before! Plus your 'keep' seems to have gotten MUCH bigger then previous and... well i found it actually a little anoying. The save system also frustrated me, as you cannot save whenever you want and must return to your throne to save if your not relying on auto's.
Also something i found quite anoying was that in the old overlord you could choose good or bad choices to determine what overlord you were going to become. BUT i found that the choices werent particularly obvious in this one... to the point that they have pretty much gotten rid of it throughout most of the game...
Okay so the minions might be the same, but they can now ride 3 different types of mount! Which is actually really fun to play with... especially the wolves! The game remains funny as well as challenging throughout which is always a winning combination!
I have listed quite a few bad point i found about this game, but dont let that fool you... OVERLORD 2 is a decent game, its pretty much the same as the first one but with a few tweeks... which i suppose is good, however i just found it lacked what the first had and by the end, i just wasnt nearly as interested.
I would advise anyone to buy this game if your want something funny and decent to play... The minion system after all is fantastic! But to be honest, i found myself loosing interest half way through and in parts, i had to force myself to play.
Story - 2.5/5
Visually - 3.5/5
Gameplay - 3.5/5
'WOW' factor - 2/5