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Post by Zarathustra on November 19th 2010, 1:25 am

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there I am at the bookstore,talking about some random shit....overlord (first part ) comes into desccussion


omg that game is so awesome....but the second part is even better


yea the second part was awesome....wait..I never playedthe second part...oh man you are missing out

so when I came home..I did

OH MY FUCKING GOD THAT WAS WORTH THE TIME

SO MUCH WIN,SO MANY LAUGHS,such good characters

if yu ever played overlord 1 ,youwould understand



verlord II is a 2009 third-person action-adventure game and sequel to the 2007 video game Overlord, developed by Triumph Studios and published by Codemasters for Microsoft Windows, Xbox 360, and PlayStation 3. All versions were released in North America on June 23, 2009, then later in Europe on June 26 and Australia on July 9, 2009, alongside two spin-offs; Overlord: Dark Legend and Overlord: Minions for the Wii and the Nintendo DS respectively.Continuing the style of the series, the game is set in a fantasy realm where players take the role of the Overlord, a mysterious warrior whose goal is to destroy or conquer the land by commanding hordes of small gremlin-like creatures known as "Minions". The story directly follows the events of the first Overlord game, with the succeeding Overlord rising to power opposing a Roman-styled military power known as the "Glorious Empire". The story was written by Rhianna Pratchett and maintains a satirical tone and dark humor towards the fantasy setting and genre.
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The core gameplay from the previous Overlord game remains intact in the sequel, with the player controlling the Overlord character in a third-person perspective who has command over hordes of small goblin-like creatures known as minions to travel the landscape and defeat various civilizations with the Roman-style "Glorious Empire" being the prime foe.[3] Initially only the brown minions are available but eventually the Overlord will regain command of the others that are essential in overcoming obstacles that obstruct further progression of the story. With up to four kinds, each minion type is suited for different purposes such as browns for fighting and blues for healing fallen minions.[4]
New features such as minions being able to ride wild animals are utilized to enhance their use by the player in combat.


While the Overlord himself can also fight in combat with various weapons and armor types that gradually become available[5] and the ability to cast spells to either help minions or hinder opponents,[6] the majority of tasks are performed by the minion hordes. While minions retain many abilities including using scattered items as weaponry and armor, carry large objects in a group, turning cranks and finding treasure,[7] minions can now also operate siege weapons, ships/boats and other war machines and, once captured, can mount and ride wild animals to help in combat and overcome obstacles. The Overlord also has the ability to occasionally take direct control over the current strongest minion to lead the rest through the use of the "Possession Stone".[7]The Overlord and his minions reside in a dark tower in a dimension known as the "Netherworld",[7] where the Overlord builds up his minion forces by harvesting life-force[8] from fallen creatures that, when gathered, can be brought back into the real world as a minion by summoning them through Minion Gates scattered across the landscape and through the Overlord himself in the less common Netherworld Gates.[7] Treasure accumulated over time can also be spent on upgrades for the tower, whether theyre upgrades for gameplay or just decorative, along with large contraptions and magical objects that the minions can be ordered to return to gates, thus the tower. The choice system returns once more in Overlord II, where at certain points during quests that can be taken providing two paths; the Destruction Overlord that focuses on destroying towns and killing all in his path and the Domination Overlord that rather focuses on enslaving defeated foes or neutral parties to worship and work for him.[9] The choice themselves not only affect the story and interactive with NPCs, but can alter the look of the Overlord and allow certain powers to become available. Other choices such as choosing a mistress now allow the Overlord to have multiple mistresses and can (re)designate any to be the primary mistress at any time.Besides the single-player campaign, players can play various multiplayer modes online and local, both competitive and cooperative. Competitive modes includes Dominate, where rival player Overlords attempt to capture sections of the map, and Pillage where they must capture large portions of treasure. Cooperative, on the other hand, sees player Overlords working together to either defend against a constant onslaught in Survival or attack powerful foes in Invasion.[10][edit] Story

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Main article: List of characters in Overlord

The new Overlord (left) and Gnarl (right)


The silent protagonist Overlord from the first game is not present in Overlord II, as he was trapped in the Abyss dimension at the end of the expansion, Overlord: Raising Hell. Instead, the role of the Overlord is taken up by his child, who was removed from the original Tower by his mother to live in a mountain village, but is thrown out by the villagers to appease the Glorious Empire and, on his escape, taken in by the Minions.Gnarl, the aged Minion advisor from the previous games, is the main recurring character in Overlord II. As an adviser and initial tutor, Gnarl engages in most of the game's dialogue, including narration, outlining objectives, dropping hints and even making jokes. Other Minions returning from Overlord include Forge Master Giblet, and the Jester, Quaver.Characters new to the series include the Overlord's three mistresses: Kelda, a strong willed village girl and the only childhood friend to the Overlord; Juno, a seductive and spoiled Empire maiden; and Queen Fay, leader of the Elves of Everlight before being corrupted by the Overlord. The story's central antagonist is the reclusive Emperor Solarius, ruler of the Glorious Empire, who is committed to conquering the world and removing all magical creatures. While Solarius appears reclusive, he has a number of henchmen who govern the various conquered lands. His second-in-command, Marius, acts as his spokesperson. A secondary antagonist is Florian Greenheart, leader of a band of fanatical environmentalist elves.[edit] Plot

A generation has passed since the events of the first Overlord, with that game's Overlord trapped in the Abyss following the events of Raising Hell. The Tower Heart was broken shortly after the old Overlord's disappearance, causing the Cataclysm, which destroyed the locations of the first game and started a magical plague. The survivors fled to new lands, the Glorious Empire came into being, and it began to take control of the new lands, while purging all magical creatures.[11] The old Overlord's mistress, Rose, gives birth to his child, the new Overlord and the player character. Rose takes the child to the mountain village of Nordberg and leaves him to grow up there, where all of the villagers (excluding a girl named Kelda) fear him, referring to him as "Witch-Boy". While still a child (which is cast as the first tutorial level), Minions find him, and, believing that he has the potential to become their new master, not only train him in the ways of the Overlord, but also help him escape when the Glorious Empire besieges Nordberg, and the villagers offer him up to save the town. A yeti, having been freed by the Overlord during his escape, rushes over an ice-covered lake, causing the ice sheet to break, freezing both the Overlord (and the yeti) until the Minions take him to the Netherworld. The player character is then raised by Gnarl and the Minions as the new Overlord. As he is raised, however, the Glorius Empire takes over Nordberg (along with several other places that serve as game locations).
Emperor Solarius of the "Glorious Empire"


Upon coming of age and passing Gnarl's tests, the player scouts the Nordberg countryside with the Brown Minions, encountering a band of fanatical environmentalist elves led by Florian Greenheart, who try to prevent him from slaying baby seals, and end up taking in the yeti (along with a few other baby seals).[12] Tracking the elves to one of their many Sanctuaries, the Overlord recovers the Red Minions, and uses them to destroy the Sanctuary, earning the wrath of the elven Queen Fay. The actions of the Glorious Empire lead Gnarl to classify them as a serious threat, and the Overlord heads out to both conquer the world and destroy the Empire. This begins with the player capturing Nordberg, taking Kelda (his only childhood friend) as his first mistress, and choosing to either enslave or destroy the village (along with an Empire governor named Borius). After melting the glaciers to free up a sailing ship, the Overlord and his horde travel to the flooded Everlight Reef, so they may access the elven lands of Everlight.On arriving, the Overlord finds that Everlight has already been captured by the Empire, with the town being used as a resort by Empire nobles. After finding the Green Minions in the jungle and recovering the Green Hive from a nearby Empire fort, the Overlord takes control of Everlight, taking Juno (a seductress accused of being a witch by other Empire women) as a second mistress, and either kills or enslaves the town's inhabitants.[13] Juno tells the Overlord how to access the Empire's interior territories, but, while attempting to sneak in as a local governor, the Overlord falls into the slums. While exploring the slums, the Overlord comes across the Arena, a large Colosseum-like structure where magical beings are killed in gladiator-based games. The Blue Minions are rediscovered in the prisons underneath the Arena, but, before he can escape, the Overlord is apprehended by Marius, advisor to Emperor Solarius (and brother to Borius), and thrown into the Arena. The Overlord beats all opponents, and, when the yeti is brought out to face him, the Overlord uses the explosive barrels thown by the magically-enhanced yeti to reach the Emperor's balcony and tear it down (bringing about a potential reference to Donkey Kong). Although Solarius and Marius flee in the midst of the confusion, the Blue Hive is recovered, and the player has the option of either depowering and capturing the yeti, or killing it.[14]Back at the Netherworld tower, the Overlord is visited by a mysterious woman who Gnarl vaguely recognizes. The Overlord travels to the Wastelands (the site of the old Overlord's tower), and is tasked by Gnarl with finding the twelve shards of the Tower Heart. The visit by the mysterious woman and the quest to find the Tower Heart shards can be activated earlier in the game, but it is not until the Blue Minions become available that completing the quest is possible. After encountering the elves final Sanctuary, Queen Fay and Florian help the Overlord to reassemble the Tower Heart: Florian is captured by the Empire after leading the Overlord to the shards, and Fay regretfully allows the Overlord to drain four shrines to power up the Tower Heart. As this is not enough, the Overlord then drains Fay of her magical energy, corrupting her and taking her as his third mistress (she can still be killed, creating a "ghost" Fay).[15]With the Tower Heart restored, the Overlord lays siege to the Empires capital by catapulting the Heart itself into the citys anti-magic barrier. While laying waste to the city temples, the Overlord is confronted once again by the mysterious woman who is revealed to be Rose, the old Overlords mistress and current Overlords mother.[16] She reveals that the Empire was to bring order to the land for balance between good and evil, but Solarius let the power go to his head.[17] Upon storming the palace, Florian appears, but reveals that he is, in reality, Solarius. Because he was an elf, but of a non-magical variety, he attempted to harness the power of the abandoned Tower Heart, but instead caused the Cataclysm and inadvertently spawned the fear of magic.[18] From this hatred, he created the Empire and gathered the magic of the world's inhabitants for his own use.[18] The raw magical energy drained from the captured magical creatues was collected in a vat, which Solarius then dives into and becomes a giant, leech-like monster, which is hailed as the Devourer by Marius.[19] The Overlord battles and destroys both the Devourer and Solarius, who explode in a hideous pile of "gloop", as Gnarl so bluntly puts it.Depending on the players actions during the game, one of three ending cutscenes plays: one for pure Domination, one for pure Destruction, and one for all other points on the scale. The Overlord either destroys the land or enslaves the populace, with the minions throwing huge parties. Either way, Gnarl reveals that even the Overlords power might wane (with the implication that he is biding his time), finishing once again with "Evil always finds a way".[20][edit] Development

Overlord II was first announced on August 13, 2008 for the PC, Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3.[21] It was announced at the same time as the Nintendo spin-offs Overlord: Dark Legend and Overlord: Minions.[21] According to Lennart Sas, director and Overlord lead at Triumph Studios, the intention for Overlord II was "massively increases the scope of the original concept", already advertising promotional screenshots displaying the new features, such as the minions ability to ride mounted creatures.[21] According to Sas the reason behind the sequel was due to the "massive amount creative opportunity remaining in the concept" with "an improved game engine with high production values", mostly to increase the overall scope and "epic feel", such as the inclusion of large scale battles and the use of war machines and ships.[22] Further more, the developers also wanted to fine-tune aspects from the original like an on screen mini-map interference while retaining the basic gameplay element. As with the original Overlord, Lennart did admit influence from similar games that allowed players take the role of a character with control over other units such as Pikmin and Sacrifice while also mentioning much of the differentiating style being great a wholly unique experience.[22] There were changes to the gameplay in order to suit the games personality such as the Neatherworld replacing the Dark Tower, being "much more alive with minion culture" and expanding the strategy elements being "important [to] expanded what the minions can do. Overlord is all about the minions. Rather than adding more base minion types (which would make controls more difficult and blur the lines between the minions), the four races are now stronger, more destructive and funnier then before." The choice system was improved over the first due to some complaints the Overlord could do good deeds over evil ones. Instead this was replaced with the "Dominate or Destroy" structure instead.[22][edit] Writing

It was later confirmed officially that the protagonist was the implied son of the original Overlord as seen at the end of the firsts expansion Raising Hell. With the continuation of the plot, Rhianna Pratchett (daughter of Terry Pratchett) was announced to return as the writer for the story,[23] who was originally one of multiple writers before being the lead writer due to her "unique style and wit" being "a great match with the style and the story framework".[22] According to Rhianna, the creative thought process behind the premise for Overlord was the appeal of villains in stories; "traditionally the bad guys always have the best of everything; the best lines, the best outfits and the best - and fluffiest - cats", feeling that "Overlord taps into what some games are lacking and that's pure, unadulterated, good fun. It produces this unrestrained, almost child-like grin in players when they see their Minions looting and pillaging, bringing back presents and dressing up in all manner of attire."[24] The workable humor of the series was said to stem from the gameplay itself that "the gameplay, environments, missions, minion antics, voice acting and script all worked well together", which would apparently not work if "against really straight gameplay or bland environments."[24]Rhianna commented that due to the "active, not passive" way of story telling video games had, characterization is consequently done in a longer time frame of script, along with the "flexable" nature due to the integration of story and gameplay.[24] As a result, the story of Overlord II (as well as Overlord: Minions and Overlord: Dark Legend) was written in order to "sit well in the Overlord world, but not be too reliant on players having played the previous games." In the case of Overlord II specifically, the story was to remain fresh by going beyond the previous satire of fantasy by including other themes, some of which being relevant to modern times, with the "Romanesque[disambiguation needed] theme" being "a lot more of what you might call modern issues underlying the story and gameplay; environmental destruction, climate change, resource hording, propaganda and so on, but spun through Overlord's twisted, heroic fantasy setting",[24] as well as some characterization being built off modern popular culture. For example the character Florin according to Rhianna was to her "loosely based on that 'Crying for Britney' guy."[25] Because of expanded themes and by now established setting, Rhianna felt that the sequel was "a stronger story for it and feels more cohesive than the first game." Additionally, the story was said to have benefited due to the increased co-work with the Triumph Studios development team, with story and level design being developed consistently together.[26][edit] Release and Downloadable Content

The demo for the Xbox 360 was released on June 4, 2009,[27] before the PS3 and PC demo on June 11, 2009,[28] ahead of the game's full release in North America on June 23,[2] Europe on June 26,[2] and Australia on July 9.[29] The demo featured the first segments of gameplay as the adult Overlord, and his first run in with Florian and the yeti in the Nordberg countryside, in line with the initial details of the game and its plot when it was first announced.[30] Before its release, major game retailers like GameStop and GAME offered collectible Minion figurines, one of each kind for those who pre-ordered the Overlord II or the Nintendo spin-offs.[31]In addition to its pre-release promotion, Codemasters promoted Overlord through numerous internet based marketing campaigns. The initial annocunment of the game humorously focused on a portion of the game referred to as "clubbing baby seals" that was featured in the first screenshots and playable demo. This later became involved in an online mini-game entitled "Whack-A-Seal", a game in the same style whac-a-mole where a minion would club baby seals that popped up from holes in the ice.[32] A live-action parody of television talk shows was also produced called "The Overlord Show", where a well dressed presenter wearing the Overlord's signature helmet named Max Goreman would show off minions to a studio audience and on stage guests and how they can help with their problems, such as incinerating a woman's ex-boyfriend, before the minions would then violently rush the audience, much to Goreman's delight.[33]Long before the release of the finished product, Lennart Sas had already announced plans to develop further downloadable content (DLC) with the intention of releasing it closer to the official release date of the game, considering the content released for the last game to be "experimental" and "came a little too late after the release to appeal to all Overlord's players".[34] The first DLC, entitled "Battle Rock Nemesis", was released on 30 July 2009 over Xbox Live and PlayStation Network: this DLC replicated the single-player battle arena from the original Overlord that allowed players to engage with their minions in further combat with enemies defeated during the single-player story.[35]


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Post by Storm on November 19th 2010, 2:32 am

Resize this image and post the right info please.

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Post by Zarathustra on November 19th 2010, 6:50 pm

whats wrong with the picture ?
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Post by Skeggiold on November 19th 2010, 6:53 pm

Zarathustra wrote:whats wrong with the picture ?
Well, when he said "resize", he wanted to say that it is too big.
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Post by Zarathustra on November 19th 2010, 6:55 pm

first perfectly on my screen,if he wants,I can go on a cellphone,login to ntsd and report people for their pic sizes
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Post by Sidoain on November 19th 2010, 11:55 pm

Zarathustra wrote:first perfectly on my screen,if he wants,I can go on a cellphone,login to ntsd and report people for their pic sizes

If you talk about some member signatures, i agree with you, but seriously, your picure is way too big.
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Post by Zarathustra on November 19th 2010, 11:58 pm

the size represents thegreat overlord well..I can always put it in a spoiler for the weak of hearth ,maybe too much awesome for them to digest
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Post by Storm on November 20th 2010, 2:03 am

Zarathustra wrote:first perfectly on my screen,if he wants,I can go on a cellphone,login to ntsd and report people for their pic sizes
We're not seeing the image through your computer screen now are we....

Back to my first post here, post some info about the game please.

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Post by Zarathustra on November 20th 2010, 2:07 am

Storm wrote:
Zarathustra wrote:first perfectly on my screen,if he wants,I can go on a cellphone,login to ntsd and report people for their pic sizes
We're not seeing the image through your computer screen now are we....

Back to my first post here, post some info about the game please.
but we are seeing it from your little one?
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Post by Storm on November 20th 2010, 2:08 am

Zarathustra wrote:
Storm wrote:
Zarathustra wrote:first perfectly on my screen,if he wants,I can go on a cellphone,login to ntsd and report people for their pic sizes
We're not seeing the image through your computer screen now are we....

Back to my first post here, post some info about the game please.
but we are seeing it from your little one?
I'm not even going to answer that.

Like I said, post the right info to the game you posted please.

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Post by Zarathustra on November 20th 2010, 2:10 am

main platform there,plot there,genre there,pic there..and all before your useless post
so either play the game and talk or f*ck off Smile
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Post by Storm on November 20th 2010, 3:14 am

I was about to say that I am now interested in the game, so no need for the wiseass remark.

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Post by Zarathustra on November 20th 2010, 3:25 am

the best part of the game is the humor
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Post by basil3232 on November 22nd 2010, 10:15 am

nice "copy and paste" dude.
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Post by Magnamancy on November 22nd 2010, 11:29 am

I'll be looking into this game, it's reminiscent of a dark and more involved
"Pikmin", a series which I've enjoyed.

... Provided my laptop can run it with any luck. Razz
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