Overlord: Fellowship of Evil is an Action RPG filled with the series’ black humour and penned by award-winning scriptwriter Rhianna Pratchett. Players embark on an epic new quest in single-player or with up to three friends in co-op, assisted by the mighty, maniacal and occasionally moronic minions.Read full description
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Overlord: Fellowship of Evil takes the classic Pikmin-esque formula of previous Overlord games and throws it out the window for a more dungeon-crawler formula and suffers for it. Oh does it ever suffer. In Overlord: Fellowship of Evil you are a resurrected evil person with little to no relation to the previous Overlords, with each one having their own unique abilities, spells, and weapons. At first this seems like an ok system, one that would allow for good co-op, but then you realize that it came at the expense of what made the Overlord games good: the Pikmin-esque minions. Now they are mindless AI npcs that cannot be controlled, which given that the levels are littered with stage-hazards that immediately turn minions into enemies and that there is no way to tell them to go around, almost completely ruins the game and what made the previous Overlord games so fun: the minions. Overlord: Fellowship of Evil made numerous unnecessary changes, some that could have actually potentially worked had other changes not been so completely atrocious in both design and result. Don’t play this unless you are an Overlord completionist, and even then I would still recommend against it.
Overlord is a game franchise quite unique. You play as the Overlord (Hence the name), an evil Sauron-type master of darkness that leads legions of evil creatures. Your goal is to conquer the world (Yeah, like Brain and Pinky). It's an hack'n slash game where you have to order your minions to do the job. The previous games were very good and original. This one, however, is a different beast. The story is quite cool, thanks to Miss Pratchett's efforts, and the presentation is good. But that's the game only qualities. Fellowship of Evil is buggy and unbalanced. We're not talking about funny glitches that happen once in while. We're talking major bugs that cripple the gameplay. For instance the minions' AI might not work at all, making your precious evil soldiers completly useless. Sometime it will be impossible to summon minions too! And fighting alone could become your better option... in an Overlord game! It's too bad that the game is such a mess. It could have been a major entry in the series.
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