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- Donning the armour of the Overlord, players become commander-in-chief of a fighting, thieving and pillaging horde of crazed minions
- Controlling the minions is slick and devastating, requiring a flick of the Wii Remote to send the raucous rabble into battle
- Individual Minions can be plucked from the horde, held by the neck and then, by vigorously shaking the Wii Remote, throttled! This stirs up the volatile lifeforce within them and they become a manic minion missile
- this exclusive Overlord adventure for Wii tells a new and twisted fairy tale. The lead character is in a Cinderella scenario with his elder and rather unpleasant brother and sister.
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Ok, well first off just a little about me: I'm a 24 yr old female, and I'm not what you'd call a "hardcore gamer" or anything, but I do like QUALITY games. I'm new to the Overlord series.
That being said, I definitely think this title is a good one. First of all, it is NOT a port or watered-down version of Overlord or Overlord II from the Xbox. This is a brand new game developed exclusively for Wii, which is nice in and of itself. It is a prequel to Overlord I (Xbox 360), and tells the story of young Overlord's rise. Basically, in this game you go about defending your realm from various evils (including your evil siblings) with the help of your minions, of which there are 4 colors, each with different abilities. You order your minions about to do your bidding. (I've heard this is similar to Pikmin, though I have never played Pikmin so I can't say for sure). As you progress through the game, you earn the ability to have more minions "spawned" at the same time, as well as earning upgraded armor, weapons, and minions. You direct your minions to move objects out of the way, smash things up, fight enemies, retrieve objects that are out of your reach, etc. You also learn various spells over the course of the game, such as creating a lightening bolt, shielding yourself and your minions, and slowing your enemies. If you want to know more of the plot, that can be found on the internet so I'll skip over that and get to the kind of stuff I would want to know before buying.
The characters are fun for the most part.Read more ›
Controls: 9/10 You use the Wii remote pointer to guide your minions. By holding the "B" button you can sweep them anywhere on screen. If they encounter breakable objects or enemies they will kill/destroy it. You can call them back with the "A" button. You can choose which specific type of Minions you wish to command, or you can choose to guide all Minions at one time. Your Overlord can also attack if needed. Fortunately, the camera works very well. The "C" button centers the camera behind the Overlord, and you can hold it to turn with the Wii remote pointer. So far, I have had no camera problems to speak of.
Graphics: 8/10 For a Wii game, the graphics are pretty good. There's plenty of color, and the characters look nice. I haven't seen anything so far that was particularly unimpressive.
Sound/Music: 9/10 The music is appropriate for the game, and not overbearing. The voice acting is really good. Some chracters sound kind of silly, but it's kind of meant that way. There's plenty of humor in this game, and the voices add that extra touch of quirkiness.
Story: 8/10 Nothing particularly magnificent, but the way the story is told is great. Gnarl, your soon to be advisor, narrates the background (great voice acting here, and pretty humorous). Apparently your father, Duke of Gromgard, wasn't doing a particularly good job of keeping his kingdom prosperous.Read more ›
Graphics- Actually some of the best graphics for Wii. This game resembles "Fable" for the Original Xbox due to it's "glowy" appearance. Lots of color, the Overlord himself is detailed quite nicely and the graphical effects are pretty good. I thought the backgrounds were done well, but the fact that the Wii DOESN'T have an analog stick dedicated to camera control will only speak against "draw distance" (which you really can't talk about too much).
For what the Wii's capable of, this is a very good looking game and one of the Wii's best excluding first party titles. I was amazed at the detail. The little things like sunflowers or pumpkin patches or houses all pack detail.
Control- The control's simple enough, but at times I wish there was a "C-stick" so that I could rotate the camera with me, instead, the actual "C" button centers the camera, Z button is attack, A button is to call minions, B button is to make them attack or move to the desired direction you choose and you use the Wii-mote to point on the screen which serves as a cursor. There are other button uses like the Minus button which is used for the menu, and either 1 or 2 being used for pause.
One thing I didn't like about this game is that there's no way to exit it or go to the main menu, you simply exit the game and it autosaves; period. This can be especially confusing if you didn't get a manual for this game.
Sound- I loved the sound. The music is forgettable but reminiscent of middle ages themed movies.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
I love all the overlord games, just wish this one was a little bit longer I beat it too quickly. But still enjoyed it all the same.Published on June 5, 2014 by Stephanie
fun game just not a lot of time to put into it at the moment would recommend it to othersPublished on January 28, 2013 by i care why?
I love all these Overlord games and this one was fun as well. It was a little short in play and I was finished with it much faster than I thought I would be. Read morePublished on December 12, 2012 by Steven Bell
loved the game kinda short but it is a wii game and i had a problem with freezing so i searched it on google and other had the same problem ohwell i finished it so yeah its cool... Read morePublished on September 25, 2012 by vivverinelink
I have played the first Overlord and loved it. I tried the second Overlord and liked that one as well. Then I saw this Wii version and decided to buy it. Read morePublished on August 30, 2012 by Possum
this is a fun game, pretty much for all ages i would say. user friendly, great visuals, and once you get the hang of the maps and missions you are in for hours. Read morePublished on June 19, 2012 by met