It’s not often you get to play role-playing games where you adventure through a realm where the bad guys have already taken over and you’re just doing your part to ensure that things stay peacefully tyrannical under their rule. Well, the game Tyranny, from Obsidian Entertainment, is one such game.
Paradox Interactive and Obsidian recently announced that the isometric, old-school throwback RPG for PC is currently available for digital purchase.
Gamers can grab a copy from over on the official Paradox Interactive store for $44.99.
The protagonist of the game is the Fatebinder, and it will be up to the player to determine how the world evolves from the tyranny of evil. This includes going on quests, making sure the land stays evil, beating up good guys, and reminding fate-tempters that “This is Sparta!”
The game features classic real-time combat mechanics with the pause feature, something that was made famous back during the days of Baldur’s Gate and Icewind Dale or Planescape Torment.
Graphically the game looks legit. Obsidian did a nice job keeping the classic perspective while improving on the animations and overall graphical fidelity of the game’s presentation. You can get a look at what the gameplay and visuals are like with the launch trailer below.
Back during the golden age of gaming this would have been published by Interplay Entertainment. These days, mid-budget publishers like Paradox Interactive have taken up the reins to pump out games like Stellaris, Cities: Skylines and Tyranny. If they keep it up they just might become as big as EA.
The game requires a 64-bit OS and at least a quad core at 2.8ghz or an AMD Athlon II X4 at 3.10ghz or higher. You’ll need at least 4GB of RAM and either a Radeon HD 5770 or a GeFore GTS450 with 1GB or VRAM or higher. That’s not bad at all. 15GB of hard drive space and you’ll be all good to go.
You can learn more about Tyranny by visiting the official website.