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Evil dudes have all the fun
on 23 June 2008
This is a great game - which is a little surprising since it is not considered one of the heavyweight titles for the PS3. The game looks great and the controls are wonderfully intuitve. The actual gameplay is well thought out and allows for some surprising tactical depth (especially when you unlock all the minions). The storyline is fun and it is the essence of having fun that underpins this game. The dialogogue is generally funny without appearing to try to hard and some of the set pieces make you grin (if not laugh out loud). Being evil is great fun and your minions are fantastic characters.
The only issue I have is that i think an evil overlrd would be lounging in his dark tower (possibly stroking a white cat) whilst his minions would scour the land doing the dirty work, whilst the game suggests that the Overlord is more like a heavily armoured errand boy trying to fulfill the "quests". The quests often also seem quite "good" rather than evil, and it seems that you are the lesser evil compared to the other evil characters - for instance, surely zombies would be on my side?!
However, this doesn't stop the game being fun and addictive to play and there are lots opportunities for acts of tyranny and general mayhem- it is certainly the best action RPG i have played in a long while.