Official website: http://www.codemasters.co.uk/overlord/ I attended a press event at Codemasters recently and had a chance to see this game in action, here are some of my thoughts. Let me start by saying that this game is evil, it's all about being evil. You can bring up a hud menu that'll show you in percent just how evil you are. I had to ask if there was anything similar in the game to show how good you've been and was promptly told by the Codemasters guy; no. You simply can't be good, you're either evil, very evil, incredibly evil or worse. From the impression I got, this game is all about your minions. Though you can go forward yourself and perform physical or magic attacks, you won't get far in the game without help from your minions. They come in four flavours, brown minions, green minions, red minions and blue minions. Each have their own speciality and you'll need to use them tactically to get the better of your enemy. In that sense it has RTS elements built in. At times you'll need to lure your enemy in, send your stealth minions around behind them so they can jump on the enemies backs and start stabbing away! The minions I must admit were very cool, even the sounds they make when you select them are very pleasing: "browns!". You control them with the right stick and can choose individual minions or groups to control. The control scheme is well thought out and takes little to no time to get accustomed to. It's quite impressive when you have loads of minions on screen. They'll even scout the area and pick up and useful weapons, armour or tools that they could use. Elsewhere as you perform quests you can collect items which help improve your tower (your home base). At your tower you have virgins, your mistress, a place to forge new weapons or items (which you forge from sacrificed minion), a vault to keep all your gold and a dungeon to practise defeating enemy you've already come across. As you go through the game, your tower becomes more impressive, as does your character. The game does feature online multiplayer, but the modes seemed to be a bit lacking. It's limited to 2 players over live (though the developer hinted that it may be raised to 4 player at some point). All in all I thought the game looked like good fun to play, my only concern was that it may become a bit repetitive. As I've had the opportunity to see the game in action, I'd be happy to try and answer any questions that anybody might have.