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Its on sale right now for relatively cheap and I'm huge fan of Fallout New Vegas which Obsidian also had their hand in so I'm wondering if this game of theirs is also a good buy. Plus the whole being evil concept is right up my alley.
 

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Its on sale right now for relatively cheap and I'm huge fan of Fallout New Vegas which Obsidian also had their hand in so I'm wondering if this game of theirs is also a good buy. Plus the whole being evil concept is right up my alley.

If you like the concept of being evil, which I thought was both challenging and interesting to play, then you'll enjoy this!

It's hard to answer this question without being bias, but I thoroughly enjoyed it and look forward to playing it again with different levels of "evil" or perhaps even attempting to be a "good guy" as best I can.

What is making you hesitate? :)
 

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If you like ISO style game play with pausible Battles, then I'd say go for it. Pretty good story as well. ;)
 

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I've got over 200 hrs in Tyranny, and not quite done yet. Also loved FO:NV. So I'd think so.
The sale it's on is a really good one if you like isometric RPG's. Lots of ways to play your character.
 

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I really disliked it. Part of that was because I didn't like the characters or the story. More important than that, though, is that I really dislike isometric RPGs. It is sad, because that means I can't enjoy a lot of classic games like BG, but oh well.
 
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What about story vs action material.

TBH I am not into Fantasy stories... I HATE slow development, but again small amount of story is fine. I like isometric baldurs gate like battles

Is this game for me?
 

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I really disliked it. Part of that was because I didn't like the characters or the story. More important than that, though, is that I really dislike isometric RPGs. It is sad, because that means I can't enjoy a lot of classic games like BG, but oh well.


Yes that is sad baldurs gate is imo the best game ever.... ever.
 

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I wouldn't let the "evil" part of the game put you off... it's not as evil as the marketing makes it out to be, and you CAN be quite the good character (most of the time). There are always consequences for your actions, but the game never gets so difficult that being evil would have been easier. Honestly, some of the npcs are so despicable, you won't have any moral qualms about killing them, just as you didn't in New Vegas or other Obsidian games. Honestly, I kind of wish the marketing gave a bit more room, since this whole evil thing probably put a lot of people off.

The game is very good at giving evil choices and making an evil playthrough realistic and viable - that it does very well, and better than other RPG I can think of - but the good or just playthroughs are equally as fleshed out. The world is pretty messed up, which is what makes Tyranny different, but it by no means forces you to role-play a certain way.
 

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Its on sale right now for relatively cheap and I'm huge fan of Fallout New Vegas which Obsidian also had their hand in so I'm wondering if this game of theirs is also a good buy. Plus the whole being evil concept is right up my alley.

I bought the game because it was on sale too. I love ISO RPG's like Wasteland and Pillars of Eternity etc but I just can't seem to get into this game. To be fair, I ALWAYS play the good guy in every game I ever play. From Baldurs Gate to Mass Effect to Dragon Age I'm Mr. Goodytwoshoes so I wonder how extensive the evil aspect is because frankly, so far I'm not really enjoying myself. I was hoping that I would be able to over throw the evil big bad but it's not really looking like that is a choice. Also, I don't like any of my companions so far. Every time I try to help someone out or do something not evil, they complain at me and I'm getting kind of sick of it. Should I stick with this game and see it through? If I don't enjoy being evil will it just get worse? Any opinions are welcome.
 

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I bought the game because it was on sale too. I love ISO RPG's like Wasteland and Pillars of Eternity etc but I just can't seem to get into this game. To be fair, I ALWAYS play the good guy in every game I ever play. From Baldurs Gate to Mass Effect to Dragon Age I'm Mr. Goodytwoshoes so I wonder how extensive the evil aspect is because frankly, so far I'm not really enjoying myself. I was hoping that I would be able to over throw the evil big bad but it's not really looking like that is a choice. Also, I don't like any of my companions so far. Every time I try to help someone out or do something not evil, they complain at me and I'm getting kind of sick of it. Should I stick with this game and see it through? If I don't enjoy being evil will it just get worse? Any opinions are welcome.

I sympathise, I really do. My default go to character in any RPG is usually a human paladin of some description. I can never play any other class for very long, other than to simply try out the mechanics or experience a slightly altered (origin) story.

I struggled a lot with the game initially. The closest I could get to an evil guy was simply following the rules very strictly, a little like Tunon.

Having said that, and I don't want to spoil things by talking, I recommend you try and finish. It's not a terribly long game and I find the game allows for a little more character freedom in later stages.
 

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Its one of my favorite games of all time. Well crafted story, great magic system, great artefact system. Overall awesome implementation of story/lore elements into gameplay mechanics. Its a very very good RPG where all characters have flexibility. From Paladin Lantry to Barbarian Sirin I've done them all. Also your choices matter a lot in the story unlike other similar games here the reputation and loyalty is very much useful and integrated into the story. I've joined factions with the Disfavored on my first playthrough then I played once with the Vendrien Guard with only neutral/Vendrien guard companies (I dismissed Barik and Verse immediately after meeting them). Then I played once again with the Vendrien guard but with all companions and even though both times I chose the Vendrien guard for example the game was different because of other choices I made along the way. For example I didin't manage to convince Tunon to help me in the last playthrough.
 

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I bought the game because it was on sale too. I love ISO RPG's like Wasteland and Pillars of Eternity etc but I just can't seem to get into this game. To be fair, I ALWAYS play the good guy in every game I ever play. From Baldurs Gate to Mass Effect to Dragon Age I'm Mr. Goodytwoshoes so I wonder how extensive the evil aspect is because frankly, so far I'm not really enjoying myself. I was hoping that I would be able to over throw the evil big bad but it's not really looking like that is a choice. Also, I don't like any of my companions so far. Every time I try to help someone out or do something not evil, they complain at me and I'm getting kind of sick of it. Should I stick with this game and see it through? If I don't enjoy being evil will it just get worse? Any opinions are welcome.
Why not just join the vendrien guard if you like playing good man?
 

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TLDR: More casual combat mechanics and a highly fleshed out story / dialog / reputation system make this unlike Pillars or other CRPGs.


I've had the game for a while but only just started playing (while I wait for POE White March to come on sale on GOG).

The combat system is a lot simpler than Pillars, and the mechanics in general are more casual, so that's a plus or a drawback depending on what you like. Personally I love it. There's a lot of fights in Pillars and Tyranny, and in Pillars it can get a bit fatiguing to manage a bunch of small, unimportant fights. Not so much an issue here. I'd say the combat system is closer to an MMO, with your characters having a number of abilities and spells, all working on cool downs.

There's no crafting (or I haven't found any yet) so 'ingredients' you find have status effects without having to combine them into potions.

The spell system is good fun, you have a number of runes (and find more) allowing you to craft various spells with the complexity limited by the character's Lore skill. The effects of spells are very combat focused and again, follow an MMO style.

Leveling is much simpler, there are no classes so each level you increase a stat by 1 point and unlock an ability from a set of skill trees. Skills (athletics, subterfuge and others) increase though use or via dialog choices.

Where the game really shines is the story and dialog / reputation system. Actions really matter, with kill increase rewards for various dialog choices. You build reputations with factions and individuals which unlock abilities at various milestones, so the story directly effects the mechanics.

Over all I highly recommend it. It's MMO inspired mechanics with a deep and meaningful story system.
 

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There's no crafting (or I haven't found any yet) so 'ingredients' you find have status effects without having to combine them into potions.

Crafting is done via the upgraded Spires (like Forge or Infirmary) you will claim throughout the game. (Edited out a stupid part of my post)
 
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