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Overlord: Fellowship of Evil is official for Xbox One

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We knew it was just a matter of time, and that time is now. Today Codemasters have revealed that Overlord: Fellowship of Evil will indeed be coming to Xbox One this year. *Commence happy dance*

Overlord does things differently, which if you are familiar with the franchise you’ll know very well. No more being cast as the hero, who’s morales and permanent sense of self-righteousness sickens you to the stomach. Oh no, in Overlord: Fellowship of Evil, (thank the dark Gods) you’ll be taking up the role of one of four Netherghuls and setting out to bring back evil to a word overrun by goodness and all things sweet and fluffy.

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Boasting a devilishly good script written by the original’s award-winning scriptwriter Rhianna Pratchett, Overlord: Fellowship of Evil gives players a brand new, darkly comic quest to embark upon. Fans of evil doings can watch the first trailer in action below;

But where’s the fun in smiting fools alone? Join the Fellowship, grab three of your most devious friends – locally or online – and gleefully unleash a wave of delightful destruction across the land. For the Master! I can already see this going down extremely well with our very own Rich and Dave. I always thought they had some sinister, evil traits about them! Especially as you can turn on your fellow players. As The Master would tell us, evil never plays by the rules!

We’ve been scheming about a new Overlord for some time. We really wanted to do something that would allow us be evil alongside our friends, instead of the normal heroics in every other game. The idea of playing as a team of bad guys commanding Minions to do our utmost bidding, while also causing chaos for each other, just really made us smile. And as you know, an Overlord game never takes itself too seriously.

said Rob Elser, Executive Producer Minion, Codemasters.

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So my fellow evil and dark gamers around the world, get ready for Overlord: Fellowship of Evil coming to Xbox One, PC and other platforms later in 2015. We’ll keep you updated on further news and announcements as we approach the launch.

 

Iron Sky: Invasion Review

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Iron Sky: Invasion has just reached EU shores and we have the opportunity to now review the game developed by Reality Pump and published by TopWare Interactive. It is the official video game to accompany the 2012 feature film ‘Iron Sky’ and features a whole host of space invading Nazi’s to shake your rockets at whilst gazing at the planet Earth which sits prominently in full view.

If you are not familiar with the ‘Iron Sky’ movie that hit cinemas last April, why should you consider buying the video game based upon its events more than a year later – well the best answer to that is don’t! Firstly you’ll be hard-pressed to find it almost anywhere except Amazon online it seems with perhaps many retailers knowing how damn bad this game is. Before getting on to the details, for a full priced retail game if you wanted to install it to the HDD it only requires just over 800mb, a lot less than your average decent Xbox LIVE Arcade game. That should by now cause alarm bells for you if you think that most retail games vary from 4GB to 7GB.

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Iron Sky: Invasion is not a full videogame adaption scene by scene, but more of a plot-line expansion based upon having to defend the planet Earth from the Nazi spaceships in the year 2018 that have been hiding on the Moon in space since 1945! The main campaign is best described as a flight simulator in space with tiny RPG-esque elements; it’s also just a space environment with an upgradable or changeable space ship that you take control of, shoot at the Nazi invaders – then job done. If you don’t shoot well enough or aim accurately you eventually die. That’s basically the premise of the game from beginning to end with a few save points in the middle, and looking at the constant bleak darkness of space over and over and over is depressing. It feels like a really cheap and nasty PC game with no purpose other than to fly around and shoot things, but lacking in action, excitement and drama. 99.9% of all your gaming time will be orbiting Earth from the cockpit of your vehicle – and where the RPG style elements come into play is when you have to start thinking about upgrades, cash, enhancements and trading salvaged equipment from enemy ships. If in the heat of all that dullness you start to feel confused about what you’re actually doing, there is a HUD display and Mission Log to fight the boredom by giving you something else to look at and read.

Adding a little bit of challenge to the mix is when you take on the objective of collecting objects, some of the salvageable collectibles left over from a space war will be marked on your radar with often a race against time to collect them before they are lost in space forever. I know I am not really portraying the game to be all that great, as it really isn’t and would be an absolute waste of money unless you were a total fan of the movie, but even then you would be likely to have moved on since 2012. Not only is the gameplay awful, the game visually disgusting, but as most bad things come in three’s (as the saying goes) this has the most ridiculous cut scenes with noticeable bad acting. Using real actors from the movie, it just looks like each and every one is reading from an auto-cue whilst aiming to see who can stop blinking the longest.

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With such little content to review, such a bad vile game that should never have been made, it goes without question that I have to score this the lowest possible. Nothing at all in it to enjoy and considered way overpriced. Iron Sky: Invasion is more suited to the Xbox LIVE Arcade where for around 800 MS Points you’d feel less ripped off.

Absolutely dreadful and despicable. Can we say the word Shit in a review… oh we just did!

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