History VideoGame / OverlordII

24th Sep '16 3:14:15 AM EvilKid
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* LadyMacBeth: The game lets you have three mistresses: Kelda, the Overlord's childhood friend (equivalent to Rose), Juno, a seductress from the Empire (similar to Velvet) and [[spoiler:the corrupted or ghostly Fay.]] You later get to choose a First Mistress, though you can always go back and change whenever you feel like it.

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* LadyMacBeth: The game lets you have three [[spoiler: three]] mistresses: Kelda, the Overlord's childhood friend (equivalent to Rose), Juno, a seductress from the Empire (similar to Velvet) and [[spoiler:the corrupted or ghostly Fay.]] You later get to choose a First Mistress, though [[spoiler: you can always go back and change whenever you feel like it.it]].
17th Sep '16 9:15:26 AM ThraggLootrippa
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* AbsurdlySpaciousSewer: The Glorious Empire built their sewers to be huge, which backfires on them when giant man-eating frogs made it the tunnels into lairs, and the Overlord uses it to infiltrate the Arena.

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* AbsurdlySpaciousSewer: The Glorious Empire built their sewers to be huge, which backfires on them when giant man-eating frogs made it the tunnels into lairs, and the Overlord uses it them to infiltrate the Arena.
16th Sep '16 11:48:24 AM ThraggLootrippa
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* AbsurdlySpaciousSewer

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* AbsurdlySpaciousSewerAbsurdlySpaciousSewer: The Glorious Empire built their sewers to be huge, which backfires on them when giant man-eating frogs made it the tunnels into lairs, and the Overlord uses it to infiltrate the Arena.



* BatmanGambit: [[spoiler:Florian]]'s gambit is quite impressive. [[spoiler:Basically, after failing to seize the Overlord's power, he capitalizes on the disaster he created to build a magic hating empire so he can harvest all of their magic for himself. He then passes himself off as an elfish victim to destroy the various holdouts of magic.]]
* BeautyEqualsGoodness: ''Inverted''; Beauty equals Evil [[spoiler: as Queen Fay, the only good looking person on the good guy's team, does a FaceHeelTurn]]

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* BatmanGambit: [[spoiler:Florian]]'s gambit is quite impressive. [[spoiler:Basically, after failing to seize the Overlord's power, he capitalizes on the disaster he created to build a magic hating magic-hating empire so he can harvest all of their the magic from captured magical beings for himself. He then passes himself off as an elfish victim to destroy the various holdouts of magic.]]
* BeautyEqualsGoodness: ''Inverted''; Beauty equals Evil [[spoiler: as Queen Fay, the only good looking person on the good guy's team, does a FaceHeelTurn]]FaceHeelTurn]].



** In that same vein, when you possess your minions, they say some very... sensual sounding things such as "Be gentle, master."

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** In that same vein, when you possess your minions, Minions, they say some very... sensual sounding things such as "Be gentle, master."



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

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



* EldritchAbomination: The Devourer

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* EldritchAbomination: The Devourer[[spoiler:The Devourer, which was created from all of the magic collected by the Glorious Empire for Florian's scheme. It's a writhing blob of tentacles and lamprey mouths that absorbs all it touches]].



* EnemyMine: Queen Fay offers an alliance with the Overlord against Solarius, helping him reconstruct and power up the Tower Heart. Doesn't work out [[spoiler:for the Elves.]]

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* EnemyMine: Queen Fay offers an alliance with the Overlord against Solarius, helping seeing as her people and the Overlord are being targeted by the Emperor. She helps him reconstruct and power up the Tower Heart. Doesn't work out [[spoiler:for the Elves.]]



* EvilFeelsGood: [[spoiler:Queen Fay, as she becomes overtaken by the Overlord's evil when she allows him to drain her energy to power the Tower Heart. As the process goes on, she begins to embrace the darkness and goes on to become his mistress.]]

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* EvilFeelsGood: [[spoiler:Queen Fay, as she becomes overtaken by the Overlord's evil Evil when she allows him to drain her energy to power the Tower Heart. As the process goes on, she begins to embrace the darkness and goes on to become his mistress.]]



* FaceHeelTurn: [[spoiler:The elven queen]]. Of course, that's to your benefit.
* FallenHero: [[spoiler: Queen Fay.]]
* FanDisservice: There are a ''lot'' of barely covered breasts in the game, unfortunately, besides your mistresses (who, though sexy, dress modestly in comparison), they're all [[{{Gonk}} horribly, horribly overweight,]] [[{{Squick}} and some of them are male.]]
* FantasticNatureReserve: Everlight Sanctuary.

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* FaceHeelTurn: [[spoiler:The elven Elven queen]]. Of course, that's to your benefit.
** Another is [[spoiler: Florian, but that one was very premeditated]].
* FallenHero: [[spoiler: Queen Fay.Fay]].
* FanDisservice: There are a ''lot'' of barely covered breasts in the game; unfortunately, besides your mistresses (who while sexy, dress modestly in comparison), they're all [[{{Gonk}} horribly, horribly overweight,]] [[{{Squick}} and some of them are male.
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* FanDisservice: There are a ''lot'' of barely covered breasts in the game, unfortunately, besides your mistresses (who, though sexy, dress modestly in comparison), they're all [[{{Gonk}} horribly, horribly overweight,]] [[{{Squick}} and some of them are male.]]
* FantasticNatureReserve: Everlight Sanctuary.Sanctuary and the lesser reserves protected by the Elves.



* FantasticRacism: The Empire is anti-magic due to the Magical Cataclysm that created a plague that causes horrible mutations. [[spoiler:Florian, the one who caused all this takes advantage of all of this with the help of Marius and Rose.]]

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* FantasticRacism: The Empire is actively anti-magic due to the Magical Cataclysm Cataclysm, which destroyed a huge area and rendered it a chaotic wasteland, and that created a plague that causes horrible mutations. [[spoiler:Florian, the one who caused all this takes advantage of all of this with the help of Marius and Rose.]]



** 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 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.
** 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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** As Domination, 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 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 ones (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).them, so you can't really use Reds or fire). 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 Destruction: 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.



* ILoveTheDead: If you're destruction, [[spoiler: Queen fay dies when you continue draining her, even after she's become fully corrupted and turned into dark fay]], she still returns as a ghost [[spoiler: to voluntarily HeelFaceTurn and become your third consort regardless]].
* IFoundYouLikeThis: In the opening, the "Overlad" is frozen after the tutorial, then found by his father's former minions who cheerfully note he just needs the right (evil) upbringing....

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* ILoveTheDead: If you're destruction, Destruction, [[spoiler: Queen fay Fay dies when you continue draining her, even after she's become fully corrupted and turned into dark fay]], Dark Fay]], she still returns as a ghost [[spoiler: to voluntarily HeelFaceTurn and become your third consort regardless]].
* IFoundYouLikeThis: In the opening, the "Overlad" is frozen after the tutorial, then found by his father's former minions who cheerfully note he just needs the right (evil) (Evil) upbringing....



* LostForever: There are two Dark Crystals in the game that can be LostForever if you don't grab them, one can be stolen by a gnome (And you'll have no way to get it back due to plot leaving you with no minions) the other is in an area that can only be accessed once, and is destroyed after you exit, making return impossible. The Champion hats can also be LostForever if you don't grab them immediately since they disappear if you exit the area. Getting the Spider Champion Hat is especially bad since there's a limited window of opportunity to get it.
* LightIsNotGood: Emperor Solarius

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* LastLousyPoint: Achieving 100% in Domination or Destruction falls into this trope harshly. As covered in the Guide Dang It entry, there are very strict requirements for maxing out either one. This is important, as the most powerful spell for both alignments needs 100% completion to be unlocked.
* LostForever: There are two Dark Crystals in the game that can be LostForever if you don't grab them, one can be stolen by a gnome (And you'll have no way to get it back due to plot leaving you with no minions) Minions) the other is in an area that can only be accessed once, once and is destroyed after you exit, making return impossible. The Champion hats can also be LostForever if you don't grab them immediately since they disappear if you exit the area. Getting the Spider Champion Hat is especially bad since there's a limited window of opportunity to get it.
it before a cutscene makes it vanish.
* LightIsNotGood: Emperor SolariusSolarius and the Glorious Empire in general.



** Well unlike his dad, who was a FallenHero, he was [[StartOfDarkness born and raised into evil]].

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** Well unlike his dad, who was a FallenHero, he was [[StartOfDarkness born and raised into evil]].Evil]] by Gnarl and the Minions.



* NiceHat: Your brown minions will wear various items on their heads some of which are only obtainable once. Special mention must go to one hat which is the rather large top of a banner pole.

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* NiceHat: Your brown minions Brown Minions will wear various items on their heads heads, some of which are only obtainable once. Other Minions won't have it actually render, just being converted into generic equipment. Special mention must go to one hat end-game hat, which is the rather large top top-piece of a gold banner pole.pole, which by all rights should crush the lucky Minion wearing it.



* ParentalAbandonment: The Witch-Boy.
* PeoplePuppets: One of the abilities allows the player character to take direct control of a minon to access places the Overlord can't go.

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* ParentalAbandonment: The Witch-Boy.
Witch-Boy, seeing as the last Overlord is stuck ruling the Abyss and his mother disappeared.
* PeoplePuppets: One of the abilities allows the player character to take direct control of a minon Minion to access places the Overlord can't go.



** In order to free the boat capable of sailing to Everfree, you must set tar pools on fire. This thaws the ice trapping the ship, which then floods the land just beyond the village it's located at. And the Everfree Gate after that...

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** In order to free the boat capable of sailing to Everfree, you must set tar pools on fire. This thaws the ice trapping the ship, which then floods the land just beyond the village it's located at. And the jungle that the Everfree Gate is within after that...



* StealthBasedMission: You have to guide a group of green minions though a castle filled with guards and towers that sweep areas you need to avoid.
** And later, you have to do a much shorter stealth mission involving the blue minions who, thankfully, can turn invisible while being swept.
* StraightForTheCommander: The Empire phalanxes (phalanges?) are typically accompanied by a Centurion. Killing the centurion makes it '''''much''''' easier to defeat them; without killing him a group of fifty fully armed browns will lose nearly thirty of its members before breaking the phalanx and causing the soldiers to scatter.

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* StealthBasedMission: You have to guide a group of green minions Green Minions though a castle filled with guards and towers that sweep areas you need to avoid.
avoid. The guards and towers will instantly kill Minions if they get spotted.
** And later, you have to do a much shorter stealth mission involving the blue minions Blue Minions who, thankfully, can turn invisible while being swept.
* StraightForTheCommander: The Empire phalanxes (phalanges?) are typically accompanied by a Centurion. Killing the centurion Centurion makes it '''''much''''' easier to defeat them; without killing him him, a group of fifty fully armed browns Browns will lose nearly thirty of its members before breaking the phalanx and causing the soldiers to scatter.



** But, hey, the minions love the fairies, so it's still FanService for them.
* StupidGood: The Elves and fairies, who try to [[spoiler:stop you from [[HeroicSacrifice draining Queen Fay's power]], despite the fact that she's willing, and that doing so is the only way the Empire can be stopped.]] Then again, it's [[spoiler: her power that's holding the Last Sanctuary together, and, quite frankly, even if she ''says'' that she's willingly letting the Sauron-lookalike zap her with Force Lightning, the elves wouldn't be inclined to believe her.]]

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** But, hey, the minions Minions love the fairies, so it's still FanService for them.
* StupidGood: The Elves and fairies, who try to [[spoiler:stop you from [[HeroicSacrifice draining Queen Fay's power]], despite the fact that she's willing, and that doing so is the only way the Empire can be stopped.]] Then again, it's [[spoiler: her power that's holding the Last Sanctuary together, and, and quite frankly, even if she ''says'' that she's willingly letting the Sauron-lookalike zap her with Force Lightning, the elves wouldn't be inclined to believe her.]]her]].



** 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...

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** The Empire manages to capture the Overlord by sealing off all his magic. Their next move, of course, is to beat him within an inch of his life, give it all 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...



* WeHaveReserves: You have a lot of minions, and they're easily replaced, although you can [[VideogameCaringPotential resurrect fallen ones that you've taken a liking to]]. Or [[BloodMagic sacrifice them to regenerate your life]].

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* WeHaveReserves: You have a lot of minions, Minions, and they're easily replaced, although you can [[VideogameCaringPotential resurrect fallen ones that you've taken a liking to]]. Or [[BloodMagic sacrifice them to regenerate your life]].



** Played with early on when the Minions decide to club adorable baby seals to death to avenge the fish getting eaten by the seals.

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** Played with early on when the Minions decide to club adorable baby seals to death death, in order to avenge the fish getting eaten by the seals.
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).
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