World now facing Tyranny

Published On November 10, 2016 | By Kirk Hiner | Macintosh


“…a world where a brutal clash between good and evil has taken place – and evil has emerged triumphant.” Well, this game suddenly became all too real.

After much hype and anticipation (including plenty from your editor), Paradox Interactive has released Tyranny, the new RPG from Obsidian Entertainment, the studio behind Pillars of Eternity, Fallout: New Vegas, and Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic II, amongst others. Tyranny drops players into a world in which a brutal clash between good and evil has taken place – and evil has emerged triumphant. You are not the typical farm boy who must save the world this time; you’re a high-ranking officer in the armies of the bad guys. Of course, like the prototypical farm boy, you’ll make world-altering, morally difficult decisions that guide the fate of thousands.

And it’ll all look (and play) like this:

In other words, it appears to be exactly what you’d want expect from a marriage between Paradox Interactive and Obsidian. Fredrik Wester, CEO of Paradox Interactive, sure seems to think so. “Paradox games are, by design, deep, complex, and replayable, allowing gamers to experience very personal stories when they play one of our titles. Who better than Obsidian to create an RPG that fits those qualities? We’re proud to share Tyranny with the world and show what we can achieve with such a creative partner.”

Features include:

  • Branching, unique stories in an original setting.
  • A world in which your choices matter. As a Fatebinder in the Overlord’s army, you wield a vast amount of power in the occupied lands of the Tiers. Will you use that to inspire stability and loyalty, will you be feared, or will you seek your own power?
  • Challenging tactical real-time-with-pause combat with new party-driven mechanics and modern presentation.
  • A rich original setting. Not just another “hero’s journey,” Tyranny turns the archetypal RPG story on its head and allows players to explore a new take on good and evil.

Tyranny is available now for $49.99, as well as in an Archon Edition ($59.99) and Overlord Edition ($79.99). Details and ordering options for all versions are available at Check out the Mac specs while you’re there…they start with an Intel core i5 processor. If you don’t have that, you now have a justifiable reason to upgrade.

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