Overlord on the XBox 360 By: Cheryl Rosado Email: mrs_rosado@hotmail.com Gamertag: Drksnider (actually it's my husband's ^^) Version 1.0 The Evil and More Evil Walkthroughs I. Intro II. Updates III. Tips and Tricks IV. "Evil/Good" Walkthrough V. "Evil/Evil" Walkthrough VI. Tower Object Locations VII. Achievements VIII. Credits I. Introduction Overlord is an Action/Adventure game by Codemasters and Triumph Studios, rated T for Teen. It's uber fun and hard to put down. There might not be much publicity for it, but it's definitely a great game. You can either be an evil overlord or a super duper evil overlord. It's your choice. If you want to find out more information, refer to the game manual or a forum like the ones found on gamefaqs.com, neoseeker.com, and others. Everything written in the walkthrough is from my own experience playing the game unless otherwise noted. Yes, the wording is pretty much word for word in the separate walkthroughs, but I did go through and tweak it for good or evil, so don't worry. Please don't take from this walkthrough, but don't hesitate to email if you have anything to add and I will give credit where credit is due. Thankies! :D II. Updates 07/04/07 - I've finished the walkthrough, so it goes completely from beginning to end. I hope it helps you! 07/03/07 - I included quite a few things with this update. Apart from getting farther in the game itself, I also put in some alternate strategies for killing the water serpents, a section for the tower object locations, and other various tips, suggestions, and tricks that have been emailed to me. Thankies to all! :D 07/02/07 - Well, I've gotten a lot of feedback on my walkthrough. I will be including a lot of suggestions and tips that people have helped me with in my next update. For now though, I got farther in my walkthrough section. I will be adding a lot more in the next update though. 07/01/07 - I've gotten a little farther and I'm still working on the game. (I would have gotten even farther if I hadn't gotten sick yesterday T.T) Hopefully it'll be enough to help out for now. I'll be updating more as I finish things! :D 06/29/07 - First Update, haven't finished the whole walkthrough yet, but it should get you started. I have the basic outline set up and I'm currently working hard to get the game finished and as many achievements as I can get. Part of the evil walkthrough and part of the really evil walkthrough are done. III. Tips and Tricks -The best area to harvest lifeforce, that I've found, is in the dungeon of your tower. However, this is only suggested if you have a sizable army, preferably with blues, and maybe some health regeneration on your armor? You can fight all the different types of bugs that drop the different lifeforce colors, battler for browns, dazzler for blues, magma for reds, and puff for greens. Just guard mark your minions and pull a few bugs over at a time. -If you don't have a strong enough army for the tip above, try out these areas: Brown: Sheep and halflings (if evil, peasants!) Red: Castle Spree and the dungeon Green: Viridian Caves Blue: Moist Hollows -If there is an area where there's water blocking the path ahead of you and a small bridge for minions to pass over, just walk to the other side and your minions will follow you over. (emailed to me by Xvg) IV. "Evil/Good" Walkthrough The reason I'm calling it "Evil/Good" is from the old Dungeons and Dragons terminology, also can be known as "Chaotic Good". All it means is that it's the lesser evil path that'll ultimately end in getting the "Zero Corruption" achievement. Now then, let's get started. So, you start out with a cutscene of you getting suited up and ready for evilness! Once you gain control, head down the stairs toward your minions. Try your axe out a little if you'd like on the little mushroom patches along the way. It doesn't get you anything, but smashing stuff is fun! ^^ Another scene will greet you once you reach the spawning pit. As the on screen tutorial suggests, hold down LT to lock onto the Minion Gate and hold B to summon your little minions. You can summon only three minions at first, but later you can summon more :D. Once you summon them up, you will get two choices, follow Gnarl to learn how to fight or go up the stairs to the throne room. There's nothing else in this area, so choose one and let's get going! Follow Gnarl: Stupid Jester! This guy is just begging for a whippin. So give it to him! It's just a big tutorial, so let's do it. Press A to attack at first. Then they throw in hold down LT to lock on while pressing A to attack. Then hold down RT to get your minions to attack the Jester. Sweep them with the right thumbstick. Have them go up the ramp to the left and follow the path right until they attack the Jester. Holding B brings them back to you. Then sweep them around again, the same way though a bit farther to the right this time. Now, finally we can move on! Throne Room: It's a bit... beaten up... O.o So, on with getting that Tower Heart! You can beat up the Jester here in the throne room all you want...hee hee. Tower Heart: Once you get here, there's nothing to do but summon them minions! Oh! Look! Little sheepies! Try out your bad ass minions on them. Kill all the sheep you can and walk all the way to the end. Turn right for a little alcove with jars to break. Don't break them yourself!! Send in the minions to do your dirty work. They might just find something nice. After that, make sure you killed all the sheep and harvested all the lifeforce before moving on. Oh, and ignore that thing in the water for now, you can get it later on. Go back to the minion portal and grab a few more minions. Now you can control 5 of them! Yay! Go to the fallen pillar on the road that Gnarl has been bugging you about for a while and use your minions to move it. Just target it with LT and use RT to make your minions move it for you. Bob's Farm: Poor Bob. Halflings have taken over his farm it appears. And even the pumpkins are against him... o.o Ok... Umm, well our minions can remedy such a situation! Might as well use them to break some sunflowers and pots as well as the pumpkins. You might notice your minions donning some snazzy new pumpkin headwear! They will continue to upgrade their weapons and armor as they find it, either by killing things or breaking things. So once it's all smashed up, approach the farm house, send your minions in, and kill the wee lil halfling that runs out. Now, let's leave poor, crazy, ol' Bob to fix up his farm. Continue along the path, breaking things of course as you go. Sweep them across the tree bridge to the left toward the jars to see if they can find some new equipment and money. Continue along breaking the mushrooms and you'll come across some sleeping halflings. Kill them! Keep going until you get a scene showing the Tower Heart! Clear out the pumpkins and put your minions to work bringing it home. Go ahead and break the wall in their path with your axe. Follow them along and head into the warp gate. Now you'll get a scene telling you that you have to find a crane. But, you'll be able to summon 10 minions and you'll gain the fireball spell (which you can use with the X button). The Crane: Before heading back through the gate, head down the stairs. The Tower Heart is pretty, but not only does it look nice and open portals for you, it also has another function! Walk up to it and press A to find out more information on your minions, and also your corruption level. Since we're supposed to be "good", keep this at 0%! (You can also check your corruption level by pressing the back button to view your quests) Now then, back up to the throne room and through the gate. Head to Mellow Hills. Summon some minions and it's time to go sheep killin once again! Get that lifeforce! Lifeforce = minions. Those jars over by the sheep are also back, so go ahead and break em. It's up to you whether you wanna walk back around the farm or take the shortcut from last time. I chose to go back through the farm because the stuffies to break had respawned. Follow the path until you get to the fallen pillar that requires 10 minions to push. Now that you have them, have them move it! Watch another scene. Now we gotta prove we ain't harflins. Ok well, walk up to the wheat field and set it aflame! Send in your minions once the fire is out to grab what's left. Follow the path around to another wheat field. Before setting it on fire, turn right for a little alcove of jars. Break em and then cross the bridge. Burn them little halfling buggers. Run up and grab the treasure. Have your minions kill the loose halflings that didn't die in the fire. Gnarl will now start talk about killing innocents. For this walkthrough, DON'T KILL ANYONE INNOCENT!!! Walk a little past the people there and on the right, break the jars, and on the left, the barrels. Further down, you'll find a Blood Pit. Sacrifice the minions if you need life. I didn't at this point, but you might need some. Carefully head around the corner, summoning more minions if you need to. Kill the halflings that come at you. On the left are some more halflings that'll throw stones at you, bust em up. Kill the ones also that are in front of the gate. Don't turn the wheel there yet. Instead, head to the right. Loot the barrels and chests, then kill the sheepies to harvest more lifeforce. Now head back to the wheel and have your minions turn it. Go on through the gate. Slave Camp: A new waypoint and a new spawn point, how nice! Take advantage if you need. Break the mushrooms. Head up a bit and around the large log on the right side to break some barrels. Don't hurt the people here. Up a little bit in the top right corner are a few more barrels to break. Then turn the corner and up a little for some more barrels on your right. Kill the halflings here. In this next area are a ton of halflings. Head to the left side first to take care of some annoying stone throwing guys. There's a few crates toward the back also. Then go back to where you came in and to the other side of the area. More halflings to kill! Once they're dead, let the prisoners out of the cage in the center of the area. (Turn the wheel) Heading up, you will find more halflings. To the left is a blood pit and a spawn point. To the right are more halflings to kill! And... a nasty troll. Sic your minions on it and support them to lessen the chance some will die during the fight. If they do, just spawn some more. Afterwards, go right and up the stairs for a chest and some barrels. Go to the gate and turn the wheel. Yay! We found our crane! Break the boxes and then use your minions to bring the crane to the waypoint. Before heading back to your tower, head up the stairs there and turn the wheel to free the slaves. Go ahead through the Tower Gate to see the reconstruction effort. Now we need to get ourselves a mistress. You can head down to the dungeon to fight some stuff if you want to, but I chose not to until I get a more... respectable horde. Other than that, nothing new yet. Head through the gate back to Meadow Hills again. Make your way down and around the path again to the gates of the city of Spree. By the way, the sheep and jars are back if you wanna partake. Retrieve the Food: Return to Spree and break the barrier blocking the town. You'll be given a new quest by Archie. Your destination is the Halfling Homes. So head to the right and have your minions turn the wheel to open the gate to the next area. Break the barrels and kill the halflings. Turn left for a chest and right for some barrels. Before moving on, from the broken wall there, head right and you'll find a domination spell on the right. Grab it, turn the wheel to open the bridge, and let your minions bring it back to the waypoint. Head back to the path that leads to the halflings, then proceed down the path. Kill the halflings, there's ground troops and the ones that throw rocks at ya. Pillage the barrels and jars and continue along the path. Then you'll see a halfling house. Lord of the Rings anyone? Now go ahead and send your minions into these houses to loot and kill the halflings you see running around. Now head down the stairs. Crash the Halflings' party: Continue down the stairs and you'll see a bunch of halflings to kill and another troll. I don't know about you, but I lost a bunch of minions here >.>) Heading up, you will find more halflings. To the left is a blood pit and a spawn point. To the right are more halflings to kill! And... a nasty troll. Sic your minions on it and support them to lessen the chance some will die during the fight. If they do, just spawn some more. Afterwards, go right and up the stairs for a chest and some barrels. Go to the gate and turn the wheel. Yay! We found our crane! Break the boxes and then use your minions to bring the crane to the waypoint. Before heading back to your tower, head up the stairs there and turn the wheel to free the slaves, just cause you hafta... Go ahead through the Tower Gate to see the reconstruction effort. Now we need to get ourselves a mistress. You can head down to the dungeon to fight some stuff if you want to, but I chose not to until I get a more... respectable horde. Other than that, nothing new yet. Head through the gate back to Meadow Hills again. Make your way down and around the path again to the gates of the city of Spree. By the way, the sheep and jars are back if you wanna partake. Retrieve the Food: Return to Spree and break the barrier blocking the town. You'll be given a new quest by Archie. Your destination is the Halfling Homes. Before moving on, let's ransack every house in town for corruption. Also killing your first peasant will get you corruption. For even more corruption, kill 10 women. Kill 20 peasants here in total for even more corruption. (You'll need to kill 100 peasants to get the next corruption) Also if you kill enough peasants in Spree, you'll end up suppressing them for even more corruption. Now that that's taken care of, let's move on. So head to the right (from the entrance) and have your minions turn the wheel to open the gate to the next area. Break the barrels and kill the halflings. Turn left for a chest and right for some barrels. Before moving on, from the broken wall there, head right and you'll find a domination spell on the right. Grab it, turn the wheel to open the bridge, and let your minions bring it back to the waypoint. Head back to the path that leads to the halflings, then proceed down the path. Kill the halflings, there's ground troops and the ones that throw rocks at ya. Pillage the barrels and jars and continue along the path. Then you'll see a halfling house. Lord of the Rings anyone? Now go ahead and send your minions into these houses to loot and kill the halflings you see running around. Now head down the stairs. Crash the Halflings' party: Continue down the stairs and you'll see a bunch of halflings to kill and another troll. I don't know about you, but I lost a bunch of minions here ></p>