Here’s the name of the new game: “Tyranny”.
Here’s how they’re selling it: “In Tyranny, the grand war between good and evil is over – and the forces of evil, led by Kyros the Overlord, have won.”
As far as I can tell, the conceit is that you are one of the proverbial “baddies” and you have won the War and it is Over and now you just have to go out and about and pacify the barbarians.
They’re coming out and saying “this is not just another Hero’s Journey”.
Which has me, right now, saying two things:
1) OH MY GOSH SHUT UP AND TAKE MY PRE-ORDER MONEY YOU AND CD PROJECKT ARE THE TWO COMPANIES I STILL TRUST
2) Oh, jeez… You’re going to try to make some kind of important socially relevant point that will be sour by halfway between here and Halloween, ain’t cha?
Which makes me swallow all of my everything and ask the question: “How much do you trust Obsidian?”
And, at this point, we’re to the truly troublesome part of the post. How much do I trust Obsidian?
Man, Fallout: New Vegas was the bomb diggity, wasn’t it? Man, Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic 2 was the bomb diggity, wasn’t it? Man, Neverwinter Nights 2 was the bomb diggity, wasn’t it? Man, South Park: Stick of Truth was worth playing through once, wasn’t it?
So, after weighing all of the evidence… I’m going to get it.
But, seriously, Stick of Truth had a handful of problems so, lemme tell ya this, Obsidian: I’ve got my eye on you.
So… what are you playing?
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