What if the bad guys won, the story of good versus evil has already passed by into ancient history, and you’re role in this new order is to bring fear or inspire loyalty in those that remain? That’s the questions someone within longstanding RPG developer Obsidian asked the rest of the group, to which all the others probably replied ‘Oh yeah, never thought of that’, and led to their latest new IP in the process.
That’s likely not the backstory behind Tyranny, but anything’s possible and that’s exactly the meaning behind this new release, where the heroic story of good fighting off evil has been thrown upside down, inside out and all-around.
Tyranny sees you play a member of the new Overlord’s forces, known as a Fatebinder, with the ability to wield amazing powers. It’s up to you how you decide to wield them, whether you bring more fear to the people around you or you unite them in a common goal. Maybe you, of all people, will decide to take control of the world for yourself and overthrow evil.
In Obsidian tradition, Tyranny plays the top-down RPG role, though here there’s a much darker undertone in its story compared to Pillars of Eternity. Despite that, there’s plenty of colour and wonderful animations to its outer skin, but no doubt its biggest selling point will be the chance to see the world from a different perspective, and play a character that isn’t out to save the world … again. It’s like Diablo 3 if Diablo won, I guess.
Tyranny can be found on Steam right now. There’s three editions available for purchase, each one including a different or more elaborate set of bonus downloads, guides, maps and soundtracks. Click the link to find out more.