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Re: Unified Vidya Games thread
« Reply #870 on: February 18, 2021, 06:04:47 pm »
Iíve been homeless again. Right now I have no internet (on my phone here) and so so so much free time in an unfurnished basement (my joints are death and if I had 500 dollars Iíd be buying some of that ultra light camping equipment to get a chair, table and cot because lord Iím desperate rn) so Iíve been playing Tyranny finally.

I actually REALLY like the worldbuilding. Like... itís obviously a pretty crap CRPG in gameplay terms, but the worldbuilding is really well done. Of course, the worldbuilding is also sort of a blatant pastiche of BioWare and Bethesda properties, so it sort of was inevitable that it would be good.

The plot isnít too bad either: incompetence, selfishness and egotistical bullshit is the order of the day, just like real life.

Most interesting of all to me, I actually... donít really hate Kyros? Thereís a lot of weird shit about that. I donít really know how to feel about it.




Iíve also been playing more Phoenix Point, which is really worthwhile for anyone who likes Firaxis XCOM type gameplay, but wishes it was a bit more detailed and nuanced. No XCOM classic level, but still, not insignificant amounts of added control.

I find the smaller maps and shorter mission structure greatly benefits it as well compared to the XCOM formula. Itís at its slowest in the story missions, but the most tedious Phoenix Point mission is an order of magnitude more sensible than the snappiest XCOM 2 mission.

An example: Clearing the Phoenix base in the tutorial (the most mindnumbingly tedious mission Iíve played so far) compares favorably to XCOM 2s Operation Gatecrasher ó the NON tutorial one. Yes, really.

Thereís also some really good sorta zone defense type missions and while there are definitely rough edges and itís obvious the developers were not able to include everything they wanted, it STILL stands out as an impressive game to me. And thereís more DLC to come besides.

If it included the XCOM 2 character pool and allow for full visual modification of your troops like in XCOM 2, I think it would handily beat that game.
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Re: Unified Vidya Games thread
« Reply #871 on: March 12, 2021, 07:25:02 pm »
I have heard good things about Tyranny. I picked it up for free from the Epic store, but I've not yet committed myself to sitting down and giving it a playthrough