History VideoGame / OverlordII

27th Sep '15 12:06:59 PM ZorotheGallade
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** The Empire manages to capture the Overlord by sealing off all his magic. Their next move, of course, is to give it back to him, and pit him in the arena with slaves he is able to mind-control, and his minions on display in easily-escapable jars. BossArenaIdiocy taken to the logical extreme...
17th Sep '15 6:19:23 AM jormis29
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Overlord II is a game in the ''{{Overlord}}'' Franchise released in 2009 for the Playstation3 and Xbox360. Much like the first game this one has a focus on some dark humour (though not quite BlackComedy) and is also written by the daughter of Creator/TerryPratchett, Creator/RhiannaPratchett.

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Overlord II is a game in the ''{{Overlord}}'' ''VideoGame/{{Overlord}}'' Franchise released in 2009 for the Playstation3 and Xbox360. Much like the first game this one has a focus on some dark humour (though not quite BlackComedy) and is also written by the daughter of Creator/TerryPratchett, Creator/RhiannaPratchett.
28th Aug '15 6:06:47 PM Eagal
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* BalanceOfGoodAndEvil: [[spoiler: Rose]] makes a few comments to the effect that the world needs balance, though it appears that the world swings wildly from one extreme to the other, with good periodically succeeding over evil only to be inevitably corrupted and/or destroyed by the return of a previous evil.



* [[BalanceOfGoodAndEvil Seesaw Of Good And Evil]]: [[spoiler: Rose]] makes a few comments to the effect that the world needs balance, though it appears that the world swings wildly from one extreme to the other, with good periodically succeeding over evil only to be inevitably corrupted and/or destroyed by the return of a previous evil.
21st Jul '15 5:10:24 PM LentilSandEater
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* UnwinnableByMistake: Quitting the game at certain points can make the map objectives unachievable, halting the main quest progress. Autosave makes the entire save slot a dead end. This is actually very fixable. Throughout level play, you come across secondary Netherworld portals as you push further through portions of the level your currently in. The problem with this feature is that actually using these secondary portals you come across goes COMPLETELY unnoticed to players when they bring up the gate-list. No one ever realizes that when your over a portal option on the gate-list that there is ALSO a left/right arrow feature to switch between which portal in that particular world choice you wish to port to.
** A perfect example of this is when your in the Sanctuary Depths fighting the Salamander King. You could exit the game part way through the dungeon, but when you come back and use the starter Netherworld enterence for the area by the gnomes, you would come to realize that there is no way to get back to the inner portion of the cave due to the former path you took being no longer accessable and the second path being blocked by rock walls, because that's eventually going to be the path the player uses to get back from the inner portion of the cavern. Almost everyone at this point calls the game broken, because they didn't know about the secondary Netherworld portal feature to port beyond the roadblock and closer to the Salamander lair.
21st Jul '15 5:08:41 PM LentilSandEater
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* ChekhovsGun: The presence of the yeti and the baby seal in the arena... a very subtle hint to an incoming plot twist...

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* ChekhovsGun: ChekhovsGun:
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The presence of the yeti and the baby seal in the arena... a very subtle hint to an incoming plot twist...



** Probably creepy to the point of being a parody of the standard CreepyChild.
21st Jul '15 5:07:15 PM LentilSandEater
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** The other magical creatures mocking [[spoiler: Florian]] for being unable to use magic unlike [[spoiler: every other Elf]] along with the frustration of magical ineptitude led to [[spoiler: Florian]]'s StartOfDarkness.

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** The other magical creatures mocking [[spoiler: Florian]] for being unable to use magic unlike [[spoiler: every other Elf]] along with the frustration of magical ineptitude led to [[spoiler: Florian]]'s StartOfDarkness.journey to darkness.



** On the other hand, if you substitute good with 'on the protagonist's side', this generally holds true. All the enemies are either obese, skinny, or effeminate while the Overlord is pretty built under the armor and the mistresses are dead sexy. The only major exception is Queen Fay [[spoiler: and as seen above, this eventually doesn't apply to her either.]]
21st Jul '15 5:05:31 PM LentilSandEater
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* ATasteOfPower: At the end of Overlad's childhood tutorial you're given infinitely respawning Brown minions to beat the crap out of the imperial legion blocking your escape.
** This is arguably par for the course for most minion tutorials, your numbers are limited by your maximum horde size, but the minions will infinitely and freely respawn until you capture their hives (with the exception of the blues).

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* ATasteOfPower: ATasteOfPower:
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At the end of Overlad's childhood tutorial you're given infinitely respawning Brown minions to beat the crap out of the imperial legion blocking your escape.
** This is arguably par for the course for most minion tutorials, your numbers are limited by your maximum horde size, but the minions will infinitely and freely respawn until you capture their hives (with the exception of the blues).
15th Jul '15 4:08:10 PM ThraggLootrippa
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* AllOfTheOtherReindeer: The Witch-boy was feared and hated by Nordberg for his magical powers and just generally being creepy, leading to him being bullied and tormented by the kids. This turns out... Badly for them thirteen years later, when he returns as the Overlord.

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* AllOfTheOtherReindeer: The Witch-boy was feared and hated by Nordberg for his magical powers and just generally being creepy, leading to him being bullied and tormented by the kids. This turns out... Badly badly for them thirteen years later, when he returns as the Overlord.



* DistractedByTheSexy: Overlord sees Juno for the first time. He doesn't notice the giant spider. [[HilarityEnsues Shipwreck ensues]]

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* DistractedByTheSexy: Overlord sees Juno for the first time. time through a spyglass. He doesn't notice the giant spider. spider since he was staring at her cleavage. [[HilarityEnsues Shipwreck ensues]]ensues]].



* EvilIsEasy: Averted as far as the obtuse MindControl vs. AxCrazy KarmaMeter goes, suprisingly. Choosing destruction gives you good instant payoff, but not enough to buy everything in the game, as opposed to having a fully dominated town that's always giving money. In the end, Being domination pays off more than being destruction.

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* EvilIsEasy: Averted as far as the obtuse MindControl vs. AxCrazy KarmaMeter goes, suprisingly. Choosing destruction gives you good instant payoff, but not enough to buy everything in the game, as opposed to having a fully dominated town that's always giving money. In the end, Being domination dominating pays off more than being destruction.



** As Domination, you have to be very careful not to have the citizens of the towns you take over die, if you lose even one of them you're locked out from fully being domination. Compounding the issue, there's a mission for each town where the elves try to start a rebellion, and the villagers will join in, meaning you have to pick out targets and make sure you don't kill the wrong one (the one in Nordberg may be worse, as a lot of the citizens are in a wheat field... which is highly flammable and will definitely kill them). Also, at one point in the story you find the family that got Juno hauled off under accusations of being a witch, and due to a GameBreakingBug, it won't always registered them karma for domination even if you mind controlled them.

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** As Domination, you have to be very careful not to have the citizens of the towns you take over die, if you lose even one of them you're locked out from fully being full domination. Compounding the issue, there's a mission for each town where the elves try to start a rebellion, and the villagers will join in, meaning you have to pick out targets and make sure you don't kill the wrong one (the one in Nordberg may be worse, as a lot of the citizens are in a wheat field... which is highly flammable and will definitely kill them). Also, at one point in the story you find the family that got Juno hauled off under accusations of being a witch, and due to a GameBreakingBug, it won't always registered them karma for domination even if you mind controlled them.
7th Jul '15 1:22:19 AM ArcaneAzmadi
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* BecauseYouWereNiceToMe: Even after being raised to be evil, the Overlord continues to have a soft spot Kelda, who was the only one to treat him well as a kid.

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* BecauseYouWereNiceToMe: Even after being raised to be evil, the Overlord continues to have a soft spot for Kelda, who was the only one to treat him well as a kid.
10th Jan '15 8:43:13 PM NaraNumas
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* GuideDangIt: Getting 100% in either karma path can be a bit of a trial for two separate reasons;
** As Domination, you have to be very careful not to have the citizens of the towns you take over die, if you lose even one of them you're locked out from fully being domination. Compounding the issue, there's a mission for each town where the elves try to start a rebellion, and the villagers will join in, meaning you have to pick out targets and make sure you don't kill the wrong one (the one in Nordberg may be worse, as a lot of the citizens are in a wheat field... which is highly flammable and will definitely kill them). Also, at one point in the story you find the family that got Juno hauled off under accusations of being a witch, and due to a GameBreakingBug, it won't always registered them karma for domination even if you mind controlled them.
** For Destruction, sure you'd probably think that just killing everyone will work, but the part of the story where you [[spoiler: corrupt Fey]] heavily implies that brainwashing her is the only resolution, even though you can kill her after she's served her purpose. Nothing in the game tells you that you even have this option, and the time frame for doing so is about ten seconds while she walks to a new destination.
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