Overlord really is one of the most underrated games on the Xbox 360. Best described as Pikmin with an incredibly dark sense of humor, the game is one of the few titles that’s just simply a blast to play… mostly because you can (and indeed, are encouraged) to be as evil as possible. There’s actually Achievements you can recieve for killing innocent villagers and women and burning down towns.
You control a horde of little demons who do your bidding with the flick of the right analog stick, and fight all kinds of evil (and good) creatures in your quest to become master of all the land. There’s a ton to do in the game and it just exudes personality… especially your little minions, who like destroy to everything in their path and outfit themselves with all sorts of makeshift weapons and armor they come across. It’s just fun.
If you haven’t had a chance to check it out on the 360 or PC just yet get your PS3 ready to give it a whirl come June 24th (provided you can manage to finish watching Metal Gear Solid 4 in time, of course). Gametrailers has the exclusive first trailer for this version-
The trailer doesn’t show anything that’s new to anyone who’s played the game before, but it’s good to see that the PS3 can handle the graphics (that’s a joke, fanboys, relax.) The PS3 version will also have a few exclusives, like 7.1 Surround sound, a new hint system and even an onscreen mini-map… something that could have definitely helped the previous versions. Those of you who sunk an obscene amount of money into a DualShock will be pleased to know that this will shake you up, as well.
I’d tell anyone who doesn’t already have the 360 version that this is the time to pick it up, as it’s incredibly cheap online (20 bucks at Amazon), even if you do have to pay 10 more for the Raising Hell expansion pack that’s included in the PS3 version. That pack extends the single player story past the end of the game, and allows you to visit alternate “hell” versions of every area of the game.
But any way you can get at it, you should. The game’s a small gem, and it’d be great if we could get more Overlords in the future.