Zero Punctuation: Overlord 2

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Why is it that the first couple of posters on ZP threads are always attacked by the Banhammer. It's not like theyr saying anything strictly offensive.

I bought Overlord 2 and I loved it. Played it through to the end, barely had any control or camera problems. Only frustrating moments were sailing and the reds and blues running up to close combat for no reason for me. I found the review entertaining and funny but you were too harsh, hard on the game.

I have a chair called Mitch too!

I'm not sure what to do when I want to sit down though, I don't want to inconvenience Mitch and Lucy has enough on her plate what with being married to Tommy the time travelling talking toaster...

RED FACTION!!!!!! (Hint Hint)

I got all excited when he said lawful good and chaotic evil.

And then it ended...

Also, nice steam plug

There's a huge difference between Lawful and Chaotic Evil! Lawful Evil is like being a lawyer. You twist customs and traditions already in place to your benefit, eventually leading up to some overarching goal (usually world domination, or somesuch). Chaotic Evil takes all those traditions and instead just defecates all over them.

I love D&D.

I have to say the old spark of his hilarity is coming back, not that he hasnt been funny this whole time.

Somewhat funny.

ok, who the hell is that guy in the photo he always uses?

Captain Pancake:
ok, who the hell is that guy in the photo he always uses?

You mean the chaotic evil guy? Charles Manson, of course.

burninfidels:

Captain Pancake:
ok, who the hell is that guy in the photo he always uses?

You mean the chaotic evil guy? Charles Manson, of course.

no, the bland-faced one he's been using since forever.

Another amusing instalment of the only reason Wednesday is worth getting up for. That... and my job and shit -_-

Chesterfield Snapdragon McFisticuffs:
Why is it that the first couple of posters on ZP threads are always attacked by the Banhammer. It's not like theyr saying anything strictly offensive.

That's because Escapist Magazine's admin staff takes pride of teaching little internet vermin that "first!" is not the basis of a good post, no matter how they might try to disguise it.

well i personally really enjoyed the game but he had some good points and hilarious as usual

Captain Pancake:

burninfidels:

Captain Pancake:
ok, who the hell is that guy in the photo he always uses?

You mean the chaotic evil guy? Charles Manson, of course.

no, the bland-faced one he's been using since forever.

That must be Peter Molyneux. An old, sometimes over-ambitious game designer. Unless you meant David Bowie or Holy Father, lol

burninfidels:

Captain Pancake:

burninfidels:

Captain Pancake:
ok, who the hell is that guy in the photo he always uses?

You mean the chaotic evil guy? Charles Manson, of course.

no, the bland-faced one he's been using since forever.

That must be Peter Molyneux. An old, sometimes over-ambitious game designer. Unless you meant David Bowie or Holy Father, lol

no, i don't think it's him...

it's the picture with the bland faced, no smiling, curly haired guy in a suit.

I guess I'm not going to play that now :)

I'm sorry but after 6 pages of comments I'm not understanding this notion that Overlord being linked to Pikmin is a minority view with users going "glad I'm not the only one who thought that"...

...it was said in prior reviews, players and has been on the first's wikipedia page for God knows how long.

For once in a game, you would have been better off with the console version because the controls are a lot easier. >< Great job as usual however. ^^;

I played the first overlord, and the OL2 demo (ps3). I'm surprised how many people posting haven't touched Overlord are already declaring the game bad. It's not for everyone, sure, but it's far from fun. It's a hoot if you're easily amused.

The whole game delivers tongue-in-cheek humor with its game play. In OL1 and OL2, the greatest source of souls (that translates into your minions) are woodland creatures (sheep) and other cute things (baby seals). It's not delivered with brutal realism, but rather a shiny grim sense of humor.

In the OL2 Demo, you're stalking a Yeti in the frozen...somewhere. An eskimo gets between you and the yeti, and declares it his find. The yeti smashes the eskimo and slaps him into orbit. Elves interfere with your killing of baby seals. But they're not your Lord of the Rings elves. No-no, they're hippies!

The game deserves trying before buying. It's linear, that's true. And the moral choice system in OL1 was Evil, or Very Evil (kill the villagers, or merely enslave them). But don't take Yahtzees' word for it alone. Play the demo, THEN make your decision (as you should in any situation).

This wasn't really that funny to me, nor were the last ones for Ghostbusters and Sims 3. Maybe it's because I haven't played any of these games besides a demo of Ghostbusters, but I just can't see how these last three reviews were so funny.

How weird, between Pikmin and Overlord the funner one is the one where you're controlling plants in a big garden. You would think it would be the one designed to cause chaos, but obviously not. I enjoyed the semi-colon.

How is it that Dungeon Keeper has only been mentioned twice in all of this and only as brief soundbites? Seems this game is clearly a rallying cry for all people who love evil to mob EA and get them to resurrect Bullfrog

You know what's really great about these ZP reviews that I just realized? The fact that he does not show the game, but instead explains the core mechanics. We need to start looking at games this way more often.

Maybe his precious PC gaming is starting to show age eh?, or perhaps he should have just plugged in a wired 360 controller seeing as how they work on both PC's and the game >_>. As he has often achieved with his videos its funny but i heartily disagree with him. On a side not he couldn't have missed the point of the graveyard worse if he was aiming in the opposite direction. And why for Christ's sake didn't he mention the brilliant writing?

Only played the Overlord 2 demo, but I do think I prefer the original. A lot more free-roaming and didn't take long for stuff to load. Especially with the Raising Hell expansion. Console version is easier for Minion sweeping, but not Overlord 2 since that also controls the camera, which is annoying, whilst Overlord only relied on a press on L1/LB to centre the camera behind the Overlord, which isn't that hard to do. I'm still gonna try and play the shit out of Overlord: Raising Hell, but I probably won't get Overlord 2

LOVE semicolons. Imagine the world-encompassing swarm of compiler errors if semicolons suddenly stopped existing.

That's what I got from this.

Why can't these "making chaos and evilness" games be more fun? That makes me so sad.

What Yahtzee says is true, no doubt, but hey, I still enjoy Overlord 2, not regreting buying it.

Yahtzee you pedantic bastard. Why the flaming, fulsome fuck are you trying to play a game that was designed for consoles with gamepads on a PC with a mouse?
Do you shave with a lawnmower? Do you cut your toenails with a scythe?
No, if you're not a complete asshead.
Bad reviewer! Bad, bad, naughty critic-man!

MichaelMaverick:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n7VAhzPcZ-s

I find it very ironic that the Nazi reference was made at the end - almost as if he was pointing to this. Try listening to this embarrassingly bad copycat tosser and compare the video to Yahtzee's. It should serve as an effective test to determine whether you're exactly the kind of brainless dipshit Yahtzee constantly whines about (e. g. Mr. "Absolutely Brilliant Review As Always", etc.) or a person with inclinations of seeking truth and the capabilities of forming a distinct opinion. I'm rather curious as to what ratio this thread will have.

Oh wait.

... dude? Seriously? ... you understand that video is a parody video from the classic Pure Pwnage series... right?

Oh, here I go again, expecting Yahtzee's minions to have any semblance of grey matter.

It should serve as an effective test to determine whether you're exactly the kind of brainless dipshit Yahtzee constantly whines about

I guess you passed that test with flying colours then.

On Topic: I thought your reviews were supposed to present objectivity while providing alternative views and not just bashing a game senseless while ignoring the good points. Sure, it has it's flaws (mostly stemming from poor PC controls and camera positions), but this game is definitely worth a rental at the very least. It's just a shame the drones on this site follow your words as gospel even if they were planning on getting the game beforehand.

I was considering to consider buying this...but then I remembered how much I hated Overlord 1. But Yahtzee's review helped me hate it even more.

Hilarious as always, keep up the good work!

Nemorov:
Why can't these "making chaos and evilness" games be more fun? That makes me so sad.

Because when you're SUPPOSED to be evil, it's no fun.

You want a game that lets you be evil, play Prototype.

Ambition:
The Pope would be Neutral Evil, as the laws of man hold no sway over him (though he doesn't necessarily work against them.)

Sorry dude.

Oh, and the minion sweep is a thumbstick control on a console, where it belongs.

See? another similarity to Pikmin. In Pikmin and Pikmin 2 (I don't know about New Play Control: Pikmin), you control the pikmin using the c stick

Well, Yahtzee, you certainly hold some valid points of critisism there, I personaly had to wipe away a few buckets of foam from my mouth during the maze part you talked about, but I hope you understand that, as a overlord fan, I have brutaly evicerate you now.

Cynopt:

Do you shave with a lawnmower? Do you cut your toenails with a scythe?

It would explain so much.

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