Overlord II

Overlord II

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portal2portal Oct 29, 2012 @ 3:59pm
Should I buy it?
Are you in favour with the game or do you regret buying it?

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grapenuts Oct 29, 2012 @ 5:27pm 
I'm wondering the same thing. I was a huge fan of Bullfrog's Dungeon Keeper, and this really looks like it has a similar premise.
0i0i!5m4rt4l3xCH Oct 30, 2012 @ 8:06am 
i like it, it's funny, solid mouse and keyboard support, graphics not so bad, and for that price?!? it's a buy!
verdepollo Oct 30, 2012 @ 10:10am 
The game is worth it at that price; It has some cool puzzles, you can craft your own weapons and the characters are pretty funny too. Also keep in mind that even though you're supposed to be a mighty evil lord, you're not really diabolic and most of the times you spread the evilness in pretty silly and humorous ways.

The story is easily forgettable and the camera is sometimes awkward (but nothing game-breaking); This game would compare a bit with Pikmin with an evil theme.

portal2portal Oct 30, 2012 @ 4:59pm 
Ok thank U! I dont know yet. I just want to buy games I actually will play, independ from the price. For me its no (good) arguement that its cheap, I allready have a lot of games that only cost 3$ (on sale).

Tjank U anyway! :)
GadgetGamer Oct 31, 2012 @ 1:48am 
This is one of the few games that I have played where my wife sat next to me to watch for the entire game (Overlord 1). I don't know what it was about this particular game that interested her, but she made me play it on our TV so she could join in and offer suggestions.

I liked it too. Controlling the minions to do everything (rather than doing all the fighting myself) made it different from other games as it afforded opportunities to try different tactics with the four minion types. And it was very silly fun! Once I had upgraded my armour and weapons I was able to leave the minions behind and attack everyone myself, but that was far less satisfying so I avoided that where possible. It is better to stand back and lob fireballs at the enemy to assist my little guys.

It is not all good news. You will feel a bit lost at the start because there is no map, so you have to navigate and locate places by sight. Once I got used to this idea, I came to enjoy the experience so that now I do this in other games too. The only time it ever became a problem was when a NPC said that some quest was happening to the west, but I had no idea which way that was!

You are given the choice of doing good or evil things, but it is never really explained why you would want to do it one way or the other. In fact, I still don't know. I played it as a goody overlord, but the next time I do this (in Overlord II) I will be evil just to see the difference.

It can get a bit repetitive by about 80% of the way through. I am partially responsible for this, as I do waste a lot of time when I re-enter an old area by going around killing all the wildlife. I love watching my minions attack sheep! But after this point, storyline suddenly came together and got VERY interesting. I happily played it to the end.

I only purchased Overlord I and its expansion for the same reason that made you wary - I didn't want to buy the sequel until I knew I really wanted it. I have far too many games in my backlog. But I have been hanging out for another sale of this for a while, and I will definitely be getting Overlord II today. Mrs GadgetGamer is also looking forward to another outing.

Be warned that the Overlord: Raising Hell expansion really does extend the original game. I played #1 on one computer and then loaded Raising Hell on another one later and found myself at the start of the first campaign of #1. If you do decide to get the whole package, load Raising Hell and play this rather than #1 so you don't have to go over old ground again. I am going to try transfering my save files from my first play through to the other computer and see if that works.

Finally, I played the first game on my netbook computer (running on an AMD C-50 CPU & GPU). It played OK on low settings at 1024x600. So you don't have to have a beast of a system to get this working.

So give it a go. If you a worried, just get the first game at $1.24. According to http://howlongtobeat.com, the first game takes an average of around 23 hours to play. That is pretty good value for money!
TyskeN Oct 31, 2012 @ 4:21am 
There are very few games liek this out on the market, I think you should give it a try espcially now when its on sale. I got it when it was new for around 25 dollars and I dont regret buying it.
benjamin.r1 Nov 2, 2012 @ 12:16pm 
overlod 2 Die Schergen Gehen nicht über das Brett umBurillus mit der Startue zu erschlagen Ist das ein feler beim installiren??????
Ducain Nov 7, 2012 @ 9:08pm 
I can reply with an overwhelming yes. It's cute, fun, different, goofy, and interesting with its many RPG elements. The only reason I got the game was because they had a free demo to try it. I wish more games had demos!
portal2portal Nov 15, 2012 @ 2:20pm 
You were right, I like it a lot. Thank U!
Jack Harbinger Nov 18, 2012 @ 10:54am 
I ll give you a shortcut to the dicission: Are tired of elvans and unicorns and all that sweety-stuff, than buy it and be a Overlord. I have the game and i swear there is a deep feeling of pleasure to slay all that smily-faces. :}
SgtKang Nov 20, 2012 @ 8:37am 
It has it's flaws. But the sheer style is more than enough to make up for them. Tremendous fun!
SDF501 Nov 29, 2012 @ 6:22pm 
does it come with an arena like in the first game
Fractal Geometry Jan 3, 2013 @ 5:03am 
Originally posted by benjamin.r1:
overlod 2 Die Schergen Gehen nicht über das Brett umBurillus mit der Startue zu erschlagen Ist das ein feler beim installiren??????

Wer soll das bitte verstehen können? Lass mal die Drogen weg oder nimm mal nen Rechtschreibkurs. Meine Güte!
Lord Avarice Jan 3, 2013 @ 7:04am 
This is not Dungeon Keeper, but it is amazingly good. I really hope they make another one. I own and beat them all; totally worth $5.
Raindog Jan 3, 2013 @ 8:24am 
There is no other series of games like it, I love them all and have played them all through at least twice and at the present price they are well worth buying.
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