Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Overlord II (Xbox 360)

I have fond memories of the first Overlord game. It was the first time another gamer had let me play a new game before they had a chance to. I think that's truly the moment I fell in love with Master, as I realized he was giving me a wonderful treat for being a well-behaved pet for him. So I had high hopes for Overlord II when it was released. I got it release day and eagerly put it in the 360, hoping to relive some of the magic that was present in the first game.

Once again, the player takes control of the titular character of the Overlord. The previous Overlord was destroyed, leaving room for the Empire to spread its non-magical influence around the world. After your rise to power as Overlord, you set out to take back what is rightfully yours, through whatever means necessary.

There is a slight D/s element to this game, as you're given a choice of either enslaving or destroying peasants. If you enslave them, they will work endlessly for you, both at forging weapons for your Minions as well as mining gold that can be used for power ups. And, of course, the Overlord is definitely a Dominant male.

There are a total of four mistresses you can claim this time around, but you may only have three of them at a time (and, in fact, there's a way to have a foursome in-game, though no actual sex scenes are shown). All of the mistresses are more or less switches, as, while submitting to the Overlord, they are quick to dominate over the Minion Mounts.

Unfortunately, the additions to the game aren't enough to really stack up to the first game. I truly enjoyed Overlord II, as it allowed me to try the other side of the D/s spectrum, but it just wasn't as great as the first game. Still, if you enjoyed the first Overlord, this is definitely worth a play-through.

My rating: B+


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