Low Calorie Evil
Prof_Frink wrote this review on .
The concept of the game is that the 'Overlord' has been awakened by the horde to replace the loss of the last Overlord. As the game progresses, more types of minions are discovered that have special abilities like swimming through water, breathing in poison and moving through flames. The story itself is pretty thin and the mention of the different types of minions better explains the concept of the game instead of the story. The fun aspect of the game is that it is a kind-of anti-. The minion hordes are used to attack hobbits, dwarfs and even a paladin. It is revealed at the end of the game why the Overlord is fighting these normally good guys, but it is an entertaining twist at the game that is better scene that read. Needless to say, the main character is supposed to be evil, but he never seems that evil.
The game is ranked 'T' for Teen, so there is really no gore or truly things in the game. The game is supposed to be a dark comedy, so adding more gore or violence would take away from that aspect. The game also gives the player the option from being corrupt or playing it straight. The game will give two different endings depending on the path chosen. But the real entertainment of the game is controlling the hordes.
Just like , the horde can be controlled with the right controller stick, but the game also a lock-on command that will send the horde charging. If the horde was nothing but bruisers, this would be fine, but the Red minions are artillery and the Blue ones are strictly medical support. The different minions can be separated with a couple controller options, but the action happens so fast some times that the minions cannot be separated fast enough and all too often there is nothing but minion goo to show for it. Thankfully, the really stressful times have spawning pits in the area to restock the horde.
The game will take about twenty hours to finish and achievement points are not easy to come across. This game has great replay value since it can be played good or evil and there are online options where it is horde vs. horde. This function was not well laid out and there are not a lot of people playing. It will be hard to get the 200 or so points available for online play. The game pretty much cannot be defeated in a rent period unless some marathon sessions are played.