Tyranny Dev Diary Sheds Light on Gameplay Mechanics

Posted on 05 Nov 2016 by
Stephen Haselden

The latest dev diary from Obsidian, shows off more of the mechanics you can expect to see while playing their upcoming game, Tyranny. They talk about party combat, where you can pause at any time to give new orders to your group, or turn on the AI for the party and just control your character; magic, where you can design and craft your own spells using glyphs gained through exploring the world, to adjust a spell’s effects; reputation, where your standing with different factions is altered by your interaction with the world, and even with your party members. With reputation unlocking new abilities, even through a negative standing.

Obviously this is just a glimmer of the mechanics we’re to expect in the final game. There are many more things going on, but at the same time these are the highlights too. So while this makes me more excited to see Tyranny, the true test of a solid game will come when gamers get their hands on it and see for themselves.

Tyranny is set to release this Thursday, November 10th, anyone wishing to find out even more about the game before its release, make sure to check out Obsidian’s AMA on Reddit on Nov. 9th 11:00 AM PT.

Official Press Release

STOCKHOLM and IRVINE, Calif. — Nov. 4, 2016 —  Paradox Interactive and Obsidian Entertainment today released the third entry in a three-part video series about Tyranny, the upcoming role-playing game (RPG) for Windows, Mac, and Linux PCs. In this final episode, gamers will see how the many design elements of Tyranny come into play – from the companions to spell creation, reputation, combat, and beyond. The video shows all of these systems in action, and will prepare players to experience the game itself when it launches next week on Thursday, November 10, 2016.

Any lingering questions about Tyranny can be asked directly of the development team on Wednesday, November 9, when the designers at Obsidian Entertainment join the community for an Ask Me Anything (AMA) on Reddit. The event will start at 11:00 a.m. Pacific Time, and will be found at https://www.reddit.com/r/IAmA/ .

Next week, Tyranny will be available worldwide from digital retailers everywhere. Players who pre-order the game now will receive a set of unique in-game items, and will also be able to pre-load the game to their PC and have it ready to play when Tyranny is launched. Tyranny is available for pre-order now on Steam, as well as on other digital retailers such as GOG.com and the Paradox Store.

In Tyranny, the grand war between good and evil is over – and the forces of evil, led by Kyros the Overlord, have won. The Overlord’s merciless armies dominate the face of the world, and its denizens must find new roles within the war-torn realm. Players’ decisions will have far-reaching consequences and change both the land and its people, providing a non-linear, highly replayable experience.

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