Off to see Overlord this morning.

Decided to bite the bullet after this Guardian review. I have found that there’s a certain stripe of negative reviewer — typically grim, humorless, and visibly upset that people aren’t sufficiently visibly upset about the correct things — that provides valuable feedback; if they hate it, it’s probably good. That rule of thumb worked for The Death Of Stalin, it worked for the Jack Ryan TV show, and hopefully it’ll work for Overlord.

Note that I have no real expectations for greatness from Overlord, mind you.  I am looking for something good, yet cheesy.  If I get that, we are golden.

Going to go see Overlord Friday.

I was persuaded by my new negative indicator model: does this movie tick off people that I kind of enjoy seeing ticked off?  — Only substitute a different phrase for ‘tick off.’  We’re trying to be civilized around here.  Or at least I am.

This was a really busy day, by the way.  We scheduled a lot of family infrastructure stuff this week. And the week isn’t quite done yet, either.

I have a bit of a recommendation for Bioware.

Patch its Firewalker and Overlord DLC for Mass Effect 2 so that it will permit saves of the Hammerhead portions…

OK, let me translate that.  ‘DLC’ is “DownLoadable Content:” add-ons for the Mass Effect 2 video game, which has sucked me in whole, now that Dragon Age’s DLC is over and done with.  Firewalker and Overlord are two DLCs that feature a new vehicle (the Hammerhead), which is a royal pain in the ass to maneuver and fire… and which you cannot save your game in the middle of playing those sequences, which means that when your vehicle burns in lava or acid you have to start the whole damned thing over again from the start.

This feature is annoying, and largely unnecessary, and the only reason why I’m still playing either DLC at this point is that I need the damned money I can generate from it to improve my squad before I go to the endgame.  This is not an optimal reason to play DLC.


Moe Lane

PS: Lair of the Shadow Broker rocked on toast, by the way.

Wii ownership is not unknown among my readership…

…What? No, both sides of it, actually. Anyway.  Codemaster‘s  Overlord: Dark Legends. Coming out in June for the Wii. Are people pumped for this? I have to admit, I’m seriously contemplating buying its predecessor solely on the strength of the author of the storyline; she’s a British author named Rhianna Pratchett.


So, anybody who’s played these games: are they worth picking up?

Moe Lane