X360 Sunday, May 27, 2007 | 6:31 PM

Preview: Overlord

Preview: Overlord

Codemaster sent us a preview build of Overlord a few days ago, and I finally found some time to give it a try this week-end. I have to admit that I was quite skeptical about this game, but after a few hours I must admit that I'm liking what I played. Of course this game is not going to stay in hour memory as a masterpiece, but its original gameplay, its very stylized graphics and its humour should make an interesting combination when the game is released in July. I'll let you discover this by yourself with this video, and I'll upload another one tomorrow if you guys are nice.

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Commented on 2007-05-27 18:49:30
Thanks for the video. Yeah this game isnt a masterpiece, but looks quite fun. :D

Im really looking forward for this game! Hope a demo will be released though :)
Commented on 2007-05-27 19:04:11
The game play seems fun, and the artistic style looks pleasing. One bad thing I could think of though is the low resolution textures, but maybe it's an artistic decision, or a technical one, I don't know.
Commented on 2007-05-27 19:06:36
Hopefully this (flatout, overlord) is a sign of better publisher support for Xboxyde/Gamersyde. They better!
Commented on 2007-05-27 19:12:02
hmmmmmm,not sure what to think,defo not gonna sell many copies ,but i suppose i will probably rent it,will buy if its released as a budget titel for £30 though
Commented on 2007-05-27 19:45:21
gameplay rocks... but look at these bad textures
Commented on 2007-05-27 19:49:22
THX BLIM, really looking forward to this game, hope the gameworld is big...
Commented on 2007-05-27 20:00:00
Haha this funny old guy..Love him! The game reminds me of Pikmin..only evil which is even better!
Commented on 2007-05-27 20:01:11
looks fun. but look slow
Commented on 2007-05-27 20:09:23
Thank you for this vid Blim. I´ll give this game a try since there are no much more games like this one on the 360 yet.
Commented on 2007-05-27 20:32:37
That little creature talks too much, and it sounds quite annoying. The game could be fun, but how much fun can it be just letting the AI of the minions do most of the work. Half of the time the antagonist appeared to be just standing there while the minions just run ahead of him and do whatever. It also looks quite linear in gameplay.
Commented on 2007-05-27 20:38:36
Looks sort of fun, but also looks like you'll just be watching minions do everything all the time.
Commented on 2007-05-27 20:54:40
The overlord can fight alongside his minion and use magic that he learns, while controlling his minions with the right thumbstick. I think the overall game they're kinda aiming for will end up a mixture of Dungeon Siege, Pikmin, slight fable, Goblin commander, and evil genius. If you hadn't seen it yet, you guys could check out the vid preview on gametrailers. It gives you an overview of some of the mechanics as well as gameplay.
Commented on 2007-05-27 21:04:48
Looks really fun. I'll be checking it in the future.

If it was released now I'd propably buy it, there are no games to play atm:P
Commented on 2007-05-27 21:53:14 In reply to viranth
Posted by viranth
Looks sort of fun, but also looks like you'll just be watching minions do everything all the time.
totaly agree, you dont really seem to do much, im sure you do later on, but that vid was not the greatest example of the game. looks like you do a whole lot of nothing.
Commented on 2007-05-27 22:20:01
You can of course control the overlord and go fight yourself, but in the beginning you are quite weak so I'd rather use the minions :)
Commented on 2007-05-27 22:35:10
it's interesting but doesn't seem to convince me
Commented on 2007-05-27 22:35:39
Looks great! The art style and humour look right up my alley. Will be fun to be the bad guy for a change.
Commented on 2007-05-27 22:51:16
Kinda reminds me of Fable. At least the art style does. Looks interesting. I'll have to keep an eye out for this one.
Commented on 2007-05-27 23:26:53
Makes me wish there were a Dungeon Keeper 3 ... sigh T.T
Commented on 2007-05-28 00:17:11
This game is looking up nicelly, hope they polish it from a tech perspective. Otherwise, was on my top 5 last year, still is this year hehe.
Commented on 2007-05-28 00:39:21
Might be fun, if it's not too linear. Have to keep an eye out for this one.
Commented on 2007-05-28 01:03:49
Looks like fable. Cool.:)
Commented on 2007-05-28 01:07:33 In reply to NeoNemesis
Posted by NeoNemesis
Looks like fable. Cool.:)
Fable's where my moneys at tbh >_<
Commented on 2007-05-28 01:45:28
Its gonna be pretty cool because multiple hero types and demons will try to take your head either for bounty or for your throne. Multiple minion types with pikmin style gameplay, and then fable hack and slash. Then you have the humor and art style, if good enough then definitely a must buy for me.
Commented on 2007-05-28 01:53:23
Wow, this game looks fun, i enjoy the graphics

and the voices are fine too
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