Overlord is the game where you get to play, more or less, Sauron. The Supreme Evil. The Overlord.
It’s a fun game, but awful short for what you get to do. Basically, the old Overlord is dead for some years, and well, the minions need a replacement. You’re it. They haul you out of the crypt and strap some armor on your body, then take you out-a smashing. And looting. And killing. And enslaving. And… well, you ge the picture. Along the way you can choose a mistress and enjoy upgrading your tower. More usefully, you get new minion types, upgrade your equipment, and kill off the heroes who took down the old overlord. Each hero, as you’ll soon recognize, has fallen into one of the Seven Deadly Sins and needs a good spanking… especially the Paladin (but it looks like he’s getting a lot of spankings lately.)
Upsides: Fun, get to make decisions unencumbered by heroism, just power and glory. Mass slaughters. Controlling minion like little puppets. Good and amusing voice acting, and funny little minions all over. Cartoony but effective graphics and interesting puzzles and options for customization.
Downsides: Pretty much all the promotional material is total lies. You don’t get to do much and what you do is pretty limited. Most of the “decisions” mean pretty little. The plot shows up 15 minutes before the end of the game.
All in all, a solid B effort. It’s a little on the cheap side, and I’m hoping a sequal will skmooth out the flaws and expand the core idea.