Bereid je voor om verleid, gehypnotiseerd en enthousiast te worden. Wordt de heerser, hoe corrupt je wordt hangt af van hoe je een situatie behandeld. Jouw acties hebben impact op de virtuele wereld. Met ongelooflijke krachten tot je beschikking en een team van kwaadaardige volgelingen om je boosaardige bevelen uit te voeren.
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Releasedatum: 26 jun 2007

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"It'll always be a classic to me, even if the world disagrees. Pikmin in practice, Dungeon Keeper in spirit. For the Overlord!"

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Bereid je voor om verleid, gehypnotiseerd en enthousiast te worden. Wordt de heerser, hoe corrupt je wordt hangt af van hoe je een situatie behandeld. Jouw acties hebben impact op de virtuele wereld. Met ongelooflijke krachten tot je beschikking en een team van kwaadaardige volgelingen om je boosaardige bevelen uit te voeren. Hoe zal jij de verleiding weerstaan om een alleenheerser te worden? DENK KWAADAARDIG, BREID HET KWAADAARDIGE UIT, BESTUUR ALLES!
Bestuur een bende volgelingen
  • Bestuur een groep kwaadaardige volgelingen naar jouw intuïtie
  • Gebruik volgelingen om te slaan, vernietigen, vermoorden, stelen en om mensen bang te maken
Wordt de heerser
  • Smeedt de buit van het slagveld om tot krachtige wapens en bepantsering
  • Behaal heerser krachten zoals de mogelijkheid om vijanden uit te doen barsten in vlammen en te doen ineenkrimpen voor je voeten
  • Verover de wereld en leg je wil op aan alle bewoners
Verken een gekke fantasiewereld
  • Een uniek verhaal dat kwaadaardige bevelen met schalkse humor combineert
  • Versla de zeven verrezen helden om de wereld te besturen

Systeemeisen

    MINIMUM
    • Supported OS: Microsoft(R) Windows(R) XP
    • Processor: Pentium 4 2.4 GHz or Athlon XP 2400+
    • RAM: 512MB RAM
    • Hard Drive: 4.5 GB available
    • Video: GeForce FX5900 / Radeon 9500 or above
    • DirectX Version: DirectX 9c
    • Sound: DirectX compatible sound card
    RECOMMENDED
    • Supported OS: Microsoft® Windows® XP/Vista
    • Processor: Intel Core 2 Duo or Athlon 64 X2
    • RAM: 1GB RAM
    • Video: GeForce 7800 or Radeon X1800
    SUPPORTED GRAPHICS CARDS
    • ATi Radeon: 9500, 9600, 9700, 9800, X300, X600, X700, X800, X1300, X1600, X1800, X1900, X1950
    • nVidia: GeForce FX5900, FX5950, 6600, 6800, 7100, 7300, 7600, 7800, 7900, 7950, 8800
    • Multiplayer is no longer available for Overlord
    Not compatible with all integrated sound/graphics solutions (inc. Laptops).
Nuttige klantrecensies
37 van de 40 mensen (93%) vonden deze recensie nuttig
1 persoon vond deze recensie grappig
0.0 uur in totaal
Geplaatst: 27 maart
NOTE:
Also see my Overlord: Raising Hell Review because a lot of my game time was spent there. (Because it contained both Overlord 1 and the Raising Hell Expansion):
http://steamcommunity.com/id/miyumiayase/recommended/12710

TL:DR? See Conclusion

INTRODUCTION:
Overlord is a third-person action/adventure game developed by Triumph Studios and published by Codemasters. The game was originally released for the PC Platform and the Xbox 360 in 2007 with a PS3 release the following year. The game's plot primarily serves as a parody of generic fantasy themed worlds. The game also heavily relies on its primary game feature called 'Minion Control' where the player does 20% of the work and the other 80% by ordering small goblin/gremlin/imp like creatures collectively called 'Minions' to do stuff for you.

The game puts the player in the horned helm of a recently resurrected warrior whose name is never mentioned but is generally known to everyone as “The Overlord.” Having been recently revived, he is informed by an old minion named Gnarl that a group of adventurers killed the old Overlord, ransacked the Overlord's Tower and 'freed' the previously controlled domain of his predecessor. As the new Overlord, the player is now tasked to take back the lost territories and exact revenge on the unsuspecting 'heroes'.

PROS:
+ The graphics, although aged, still looks good. The art style is reminiscent of Fable 1 which was nice for its time.
+ Interesting new concept of minion control which was more or less implemented well
+ Great minion control mechanic despite some minor annoyances
+ Dark humor with obvious parodies and easter-eggs
+ Good weapon and armor design but...(See CON #6)
+ Good story with a good plot twist
+ Nice voice acting (that goes well with the humor) and sound effects
+ Good level design with a lot of environment variation
+ Fun little mini-games and puzzles
+ Healthy game time

CONS:
- Cutscene animations needs improvement
- No Overlord's Tower defense quest (I expected that adventurers would attack my tower and I would have to setup defenses but no such event happened)
- The Overlord's Tower has little to offer aside from the Dungeon and the Forge: Most of the tower upgrades are cosmetic with no bearing on character progression.
- Can't talk to the NPCs outside of quests and stories: Disappointing specially if you want to know more about them or want to ask questions
- Limited corruption events / triggers
- Limited selection of weapons and armor
- Can't do much in terms of exploration
- Fixed camera that sometimes bug out when sweeping minions

CONCLUSION:
GREAT GAME and comes highly RECOMMENDED. Overlord is a game that came as a surprise on how good it actually is. It may not be a Triple-A title but it certainly delivers a fun and enjoyable experience with its interesting game mechanic, good story backed up by good level design, good humor and an overall wonderful experience.

It does suffer from a few flaws, one of which is that it lacks essential RPG elements that would have made the experience much more entertaining. Another issue I had with the game is that, aside from the main quest and story, there is virtually nothing to do aside from minor Tower upgrades and occasional dungeon farming. The game also starts a bit slow, but after the first few levels, it starts to pick up the pace. Despite these flaws however, the game is still an enjoyable experience that is both well paced and well constructed and is enough to get your money's worth.

I can easily RECOMMEND this game at FULL price because its relatively cheap but instead I urge you to BUY THE OVERLORD COMPLETE PACK which contains Overlord 1, Overlord: Raising Hell (expansion), and Overlord 2. If, for some reason, you don't want Overlord 2 then purchase both Overlord 1 and Overlord: Raising Hell because the expansion does add a substantial chuck of story to the main title and serves as a prologue to the events of Overlord 2.


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15 van de 19 mensen (79%) vonden deze recensie nuttig
1 persoon vond deze recensie grappig
24.8 uur in totaal
Geplaatst: 22 februari
Took over the world and caused the sky to turn dark purple due to bieng corrupt.

Managed to get trapped in hell aswell.

10/10 would play a grimmer sequel with blood or something, or atleast more bashing of enemies
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6 van de 6 mensen (100%) vonden deze recensie nuttig
5.5 uur in totaal
Geplaatst: 4 februari
For years I have looked at this game on the shop shelfs and my friends always told me it looked like ♥♥♥♥. Well I halfway through the first game now and well this game is awesome. The basics of the game are that you controll your minons into battle for good or for evil whilst rebuilding your destroyed home. 9/10 the minons sometimes dont control aswell as you would want.
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8 van de 10 mensen (80%) vonden deze recensie nuttig
1 persoon vond deze recensie grappig
17.5 uur in totaal
Geplaatst: 19 februari
Building an evil empire is hard work. Fortunately, minions love to do trivial tasks such as carrying heavy things, beating sheep to death with sticks and blades alike, putting stuff on their heads, immolating halflings, and smashing, well, everything in sight. It makes the tedium of smiting and being feared much more enjoyable.

Between Steam and my console version of this game, I probably have about 100 hours in it, and every playthrough was fun. The four kinds of minions (conveniently color coded for an Xbox controller, which I do recommend using a controller given how laid back this game is, but it is hardly required) add a great layer of strategy to the game if you take the time to utilize them to their maximum efficiency. Of course, you can always just send them all rushing in to smash smash smash, and they will happily die for you, but they will die quite often this way. And you just don't want that when they're so adorably evil. Unless maybe you're just extra evil, and that's actually encouraged around here.

I would not call this game particularly challenging (although Legendary mode added in the Raising Hell expansion surely amps up the difficulty), but it is pretty forgiving overall. This is definitely a pick up and play game that is not going to drown you in the details of lore, equipment, crafting, etc., but it has just the right amount of strategy involved to keep it interesting while allowing it to remain a game you can lounge back and play just to unwind and enjoy the ride.

Fact is, sometimes you just want to be the bad guy. This game lets you be a brutal tyrant, but does so in such a charming way it just feels so right to be evil. So pick it up, build a horde, claim a mistress, restore your Dark Tower to all it's inglorious..er...glory, literally fill a room with gold and treasure, and sit back on your sweet evil throne, sipping wine made of fermented peasant tears, and debate how to punish your godawful jester.
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8 van de 11 mensen (73%) vonden deze recensie nuttig
1 persoon vond deze recensie grappig
46.8 uur in totaal
Geplaatst: 20 februari
Recensie voor release
Very fun, I loved this game.
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