Tyranny, the next RPG from Obsidian (makers of Pillars of Eternity) is coming out Nov 11th and I’m cautiously optimistic about it. On the one hand, I trust Obsidian to make a quality RPG, and PoE was amazing. On the other hand, Tyranny goes down a more unique path of placing you on the ‘bad guys’ side, and that could either be very entertaining or a disaster.
It could be entertaining because it’s something different, and done well it could create a lot of interesting scenarios and twists. Or it could be overly dark and generally unfun to be the bad guy over and over, with each decision having a ‘bad’ ending, just in different shades of blackish gray. I’m not sure if that’s something I want to watch unfold for dozens of hours. I’m also worried that at a certain point, the focus could swift, and the stories goes from being evil to fighting back against that same evil, which would be somewhat predictable and generic.
I have the game pre-ordered, mostly because Obsidian did me right with the PoE kickstarter, so either way I’m going to find out how good of a fit it is come Nov 11th.
I used to play through KOTOR heavily. Well before online games anyways, and often would run a particular class through light side and then dark. Admittedly light does work for me better on a personal level, but I did enjoy going all righteous on someones ass when I felt they deserved it while playing dark side. The power to make almost any decision and execute it (literally) almost instantly was very appealing indeed :)