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Good *budget* game, not worth $60...
on July 1, 2009
The first Overlord game was a refreshingly original, so at the time I was happy to pay sixty dollars for it. The second offering, which I rented instead of just buying it on the day of release, is pretty much a retread in familiar territory. Granted, they've added a few things (the minion mounts are cool), and *tried* to fix a few things (camera is improved, but still very annoying), I just couldn't shake the feeling that I was playing a budget title.
Just like in the first, controlling the minions can get quite annoying, especially if in an intense battle. Even with the improvements on the mini map, it can sometimes be unclear what you're supposed to do. The camera is still the worst feature of the game, but this go-around it is due to glitches. (For example, if the camera closes in on a focus point, it often gets stuck in that focused position.)
If you didn't like the first one, this isn't going to change your mind; if you did like the first one (like I did), I'd wait for this one to drop to 30. It really is just a budget title, but its a good budget title. I'm just thankful I rented it instead of diving right in and going for the launch day purchase.