The first part of Overlord, as well as all subsequent games in the series, is the opposite of all virtual adventures. In this genre, after all, basically as usual, there is a conditional main character, he is the last hope of mankind (or any other race) for salvation. And this glorious champion of light fights an ungodly evil. Overlord in this regard is very different from most of the representatives of this video game niche, because here the real antihero is presented as a protagonist, whose goal is to conquer the world and to revenge offenders.
According to the plot, the Dark Lord was mercilessly deprived of life. 7 noble knights are involved in his death. However, his faithful servants tirelessly searched for a way to resurrect their master, and now the way was found, and the ruler was resurrected. From now on, there is a thirst for revenge, and he knows no mercy. He intends to destroy everything human, and to build in his place his kingdom – the kingdom of pain and suffering. And let those knights stay away, as meeting with Overlord will turn into a collapse for them.
Under the control of the player will not only Overlord itself. The user can control the minions of the dark lord – at first glance stupid goblins, whose strength lies in their number. Goblins are desperate creatures and they are ready to give their lives for their leader. Vladyka himself is masterfully drawn with a sword and dark magic, which makes him an incredibly strong opponent in both melee and ranged combat.