A former student sent me a link to a game called Ginormo Sword: Phat Lewtz, which offers “a great meta-commentary on the whole MMO scene and the shallow and one-dimensional gameplay behind it.” The description of the game is worth reading alone. It seems that WoW has given rise to Anti-WoW.
Or Anti-WoWs, rather: my favorite thing about Overlord is that it’s taking a big jab at the fantasy genre by making its traditional heroes the villains. I haven’t gotten to the Dwarf level yet, but the evil halflings and melodramatic, effete elves have been cracking me up.
Has anyone seen similar games that critique the fantasy genres, MMOs, or WoW in particular?