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Posts tagged “Overlord”

Feature: Sic semper Tyrannis

Obsidian on Tyranny’s expansion & writing believable evil

Most games that put you into the shoes of the bad guys are about reveling in evil, gleefully causing havoc and destruction like a toddler who's got into the stationary box. Obsidian's RPG Tyranny [official site] is different. “I find a lot of fiction that centers around good versus evil tends to be unsatisfying, as evil always exists as a strawman for the ill-prepared underdogs…

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Gnarly – Overlord: Fellowship Of Evil Announced

Good news: Codemasters teasing a new Overlord game has not lead up to the announcement of a free-to-play mobile game where you build minion hives, harvest fungus, and farm sheep (any Overlord worth their salt steals sheepies, for one thing). Disappointing news: the newly-announced Overlord: Fellowship of Evil [official site] is not the proper Overlord sequel you might be hoping for. Descriptive news: it's a…

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Overlord Sputters Back Into Life, Cryptically

There's some fondness for old man Overlord 'round these parts, isn't there? I mean, no-one's filing it alongside Deus Ex or anything, but it was a jolly enough time, as I recall. Herding malevolent imps around, wanton cruelty for comic effect, being disparaging about humanity, that sort of thing. The hitherto two-game series is about to make some manner of comeback, depending on how much…

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Meet The Overlad

For a while, I wasn't sure what story could possibly be safely posted on top of an interview with Dr Derek Smart. All things pale, right? Hmm. A video should be okay. Just a nice video about a videogame, to ease us all on. Oh dear. It's a video about a bad-tempered megalomaniac wreaking destruction and torment upon all and sundry. This is going to…

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Happening: Overlord II

First there was Overlord, and now there is two of it. Codemasters, that great British institution, has announced a sequel to the "play-as-evildoer-but-not-really" game in which you commanded a swarm of pleasant goblins. It was the fantasy orcs 'n' axes variation of Pikmin, something like that, and it had some entertaining bits. But will there be entertaining bits in the sequel? Codies seem to think…

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I’ve Been Playing: Overlord

It's easy to fall into a routine dichotomy here. New games some days, retro games other days. Unfortunately, that rather ignores games from the last couple of years, which don't fit neatly into either category. Let's change that. I find myself currently between games to really occupy me - an unfortunate hangover from the MMO mania of a couple of years back, which has left…

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Overlord Not Over

While it didn't make an enormous immediate splash, Age of Wonders veterans Triumph Studio's Overlord was a quirky and agreeable Pantomime-Dame of a Fable vs Pikmin Evil-em-up (Or So Sez I!). And it's done well enough to get some extra content, with a downloadable pay-for expansion called Raising Hell. It adds a new level to each of its worlds which opens up upon defeating its…

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