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Game News Tyranny Released

Discussion in 'RPG News & Content' started by Infinitron, Nov 10, 2016.

  1. Infinitron I post news Patron

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    Tags: Obsidian Entertainment; Paradox Interactive; Tyranny

    Today is the release day of Tyranny, Obsidian's new choice & consequence-focused isometric RPG set in a fantasy world where evil won. Ever since it was announced back in March, Tyranny has received a great deal of scrutiny on our forums - for its premise (which some doubted today's Obsidian was capable of handling with sufficient depth), for the writing in some of its development updates, for its artistic style, and for its openly streamlined combat system. Even I think there was something tone-deaf about the way Obsidian and Paradox handled the game's marketing.

    In recent weeks, however, opinions of Tyranny seem to have softened somewhat, as videos and livestreams featuring actual gameplay became available, revealing it to be pretty much a Pillars of Eternity total conversion with some interesting features, and not some completely horrible abomination. Now it's out, so we can find out for sure whether Obsidian's Pillars-meets-Dragon Age-meets Elder Scrolls-meets-Age of Decadence experiment has succeeded. Here's its launch trailer:


    There are a bunch of release day reviews:

    PC Gamer 75/100
    PCGamesN 8/10
    PCWorld 3.5/5
    IGN 8.3/10
    MMORPG.com 9/10
    GameWatcher 9/10
    Hardcore Gamer 4/5
    Fextralife 8.5/10
    Game Rant 4.5/5
    WCCFtech 9/10
    Expansive 9/10
    GamingOnLinux
    As you can see, they're generally positive, but a few dip down into "mixed" territory, citing issues with the game's story and combat. Are these issues for real, or are they just a case of game journalists allowing themselves to be dumb/lazy/edgy with a somewhat obscure title? Our review, which will hopefully be out in the not-too-distant future, will surely answer those questions. Or you can answer them yourself. Tyranny is available now on Steam and GOG for the price of $45. It'll be interesting to see how well it does.
     
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  2. The Brazilian Slaughter Arcane

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    lol RTwP abomination by the stripped-out corpse of Obsidian

    Who the fuck cares

    Pity post
     
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  3. Bumvelcrow Bellator Sempervirens Patron

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    Parts of that video looked like PoE, parts looked like D:OS, and parts looked like Torment 2. Running animation reminded me of ToEE. None of it looked particularly original or distinctive, but for some reason I still want to play it. Obsidian, I'll give you £20 for it. The more you stall, the less I offer.
     
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  4. crawlkill Kill all boxed game owners. Kill! Kill!

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    I feel like I've changed as a person that I'm not excited about this. waiting on reviews! will we ebber get another New Vegas? oo can say
     
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  5. Crooked Bee wide-wandering bee Patron

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    I'm honestly surprised at the generally positive reviews. Thought this would be a critical flop for some reason (independent of the actual quality of the game) - I guess because it seemed that no one was following the game or cared, plus the press do like to give average reviews to Obsidian occasionally.
     
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  6. Bumvelcrow Bellator Sempervirens Patron

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    Hard to read too much into reviews any more. They look like typical I'm not sure whether I'm supposed to like this or not scores. Did I completely miss the hype for this game or did Obsidian stealth-release it onto an unsuspecting public.
     
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    I feel like the codex certainly tried to hype it.
     
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  8. Infinitron I post news Patron

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    Doing the job nobody else would.
     
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  9. Shilandra Learned

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    Eh, didn't know this was coming out so soon. Might as well try it out seeing as how i was already at a loss for what to play next and I just won a big bet. No skin off my teeth if it turns out below par. Hope it can perform!
     
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  10. crawlkill Kill all boxed game owners. Kill! Kill!

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    I was shocked to realize it'd come out, thought it was ages away. But I don't...really know where I get gaming news from, now I think about it.

    on reflection I think I'm not excited because I thought PoE's worldbuilding was terrible and exhausting, somehow detail everywhere but none of it turning into my understanding the setting at all, and I don't relish the thought of plunging into another new Obsidian setting and being subject to the same bad exposition
     
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    Another one for the Trump tag!
     
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    Divinity: Original Sin Project: Eternity Divinity: Original Sin 2
    Oh so in the end they went with a 'realistic' palette after the 20 pages of Codex rants against the Torchlight style concept art. Good. Also I keep reading that its 'short' at 20-30 hrs which is good too if it's nice and focused like Fallout or Gothic was. At least Obsidian might have learned unlike others that less is more.
     
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    Here's what the same reviewer said on the same issue a few hours later:

     
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  16. Infinitron I post news Patron

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    Yes, my remark about game journalists in the OP wasn't entirely speculative. :M
     
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    It's too expensive.
     
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    Fuck Obsidian.
     
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    Well, this time they designed it so it's not as annoying playing it solo, so it should be nicer for me.
     
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  20. taviow Liturgist

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    So is it a given that there will be DLC? This puts me off of getting it now, especially since I've read there's a cliffhanger ending which honestly just pisses me off (but to be fair I don't know if this is true). At this point I'm more inclined toward waiting until all the content comes out to then get it when they release an edition that features everything.
     
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  21. Infinitron I post news Patron

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    There might be DLC, but it's not a "given", I would say. Might depend on sales.
     
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    For me it depends on how cheap the cliffhanger is, which is the thing that upsets me most depending on how they handled it. I can accept some degree of planning for an expansion/sequel/DLC or whatever, but I don't think it's ok to make an unsatisfying story on its own. I guess I'll just wait and see how people react to the ending.
     
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    Looks like it's time to buy Pillars of Eternity.
     
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    Another reviewer weighs in on NeoGAF:

     
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    Tyranny may be shit, but I am certain the coming years under Trump regime will help Obsidian make Tyranny 2 great again :smug:
     
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