The GWJ CRPG Club - Game 13: Tyranny (In Progress)

Before I commit, there are several versions on Steam for Mac, is there an official one that I should buy? Or any particular set of DLC I should get while purchasing the game?

Edit: I should say I am pretty new to this, and I have never played a CRPG on a computer (but I have played a few on consoles). Gods help me.

UpToIsomorphism wrote:

Before I commit, there are several versions on Steam for Mac, is there an official one that I should buy? Or any particular set of DLC I should get while purchasing the game?

Edit: I should say I am pretty new to this, and I have never played a CRPG on a computer (but I have sone a few on consoles). Gods help me.

The Standard Edition is just the base game.

The Deluxe Edition is the base game along with goodies like an artbook, soundtrack, wallpapers, etc. This edition does not add any content to the game itself.

There are two DLCs which actually add game content: Tales from the Tiers and Bastard's Wound.

The Gold Edition is the deluxe edition plus both of the above DLCs. This is (I believe) what most people played; not because it was a good deal, but because it was one of the Epic Games Store's free games months ago.

The Gold Edition is currently $13 on Epic right now, which is probably the best deal you can find. (For reference, the base game alone is $30 on Steam.)

Thanks Math. Unfortunately, I am stuck on a Mac, and it doesn't seem to be available on my platform from the Epic Store. But it does sound like the Gold Edition is the one to get.

Next question: My integrated graphics card on my MacBook is Intel Iris Graphics 550 1536 MB. Steam says that the minimum is a Radeon HD 6950m with 1GB VRAM and the recommended is AMD R9 390m or NVIDIA GeForce GTX 750m. Will it run or am I boned?

This is the part that I dislike about computer gaming.

Downloading now...I'm in!

Edit: Nevermind, Tyranny won't run. Requesting a refund.

Almost done....

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4 out of 5 Spires are mine and I just finished off the Voices of Nerat. Not sure if I remember trying to cast Edicts in my previous run through, but unleashing an Edict of Fire to deal with the Chorus invaders was incredibly satisfying.

One more note: I still haven't gotten Barik out of his armor. However, I did discover that you can actually upgrade it in place! Got his fused iron pieces up to purples for now and the dude isn't whining for 'needle and thread' nearly as much now.

One more for the books....

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Captured the final Spire and did the optional quest to finally free Barik from his armor. Of course, there's nothing else to do at this point other than one optional quest. Even the Edict abilities seem hollow now that I was one or two degrees away from the end.

I did seek out and win Bleden Mark's loyalty for my final confrontation against Tunon. Tunon didn't want to hear word one about my conflicts with the other Archons and called for my execution. While he proved ineffective, Mark stayed true to his word prior to the confrontation and my group brought down the Archon of Justice.

The Tiers are in for an uncertain future with the Kyros and the Northern Empire looming, but Nephele's pronouncement of an Edict of Nightfall against the North gave them enough pause to buy time and establish the autonomy of the Tiers for the foreseeable future.

As much as I would love to see a sequel or even more DLC, I feel like this game has enough replay value to tell many more (albiet rhyming) stories in this world.

Just curious, how did you

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gain Bleden Mark's loyalty? I'm sure choices I made spoiled my chances for that, but all my dialog options with him before the fight with him led to him attacking me.

beanman101283 wrote:

Just curious, how did you

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gain Bleden Mark's loyalty? I'm sure choices I made spoiled my chances for that, but all my dialog options with him before the fight with him led to him attacking me.

I'm wondering this one myself. I had high loyalty with that character, but no luck turning them.

ubrakto wrote:
beanman101283 wrote:

Just curious, how did you

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gain Bleden Mark's loyalty? I'm sure choices I made spoiled my chances for that, but all my dialog options with him before the fight with him led to him attacking me.

I'm wondering this one myself. I had high loyalty with that character, but no luck turning them.

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Essentially I cooperated with every mission/quest he sent me on as well as not blindly following him or letting him push me around too much. The idea is to prove you're capable and willing to take down Tunon and 'cut his leash'

The final encounter in Ashweald has him offering his dagger as a token of your agreement to confront Tunon together. When Tunon pronounces his judgment at court, Mark strikes from behind (and is quickly neutralized), but does survive to become your own vassal in the story coda)

Ok, I never had

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any missions to do with him. Did you side with the Disfavored?

beanman101283 wrote:

Ok, I never had

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any missions to do with him. Did you side with the Disfavored?

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I opted to go my own path (anarchist?) and opposed both the Disfavored and the Chorus. Maybe that's a prereq?

Looks like your initial choices might lock you out of any actual alliance with Mark. He appears to be looking for someone who aspires to their own path and power independent of Tunon and Kyros.

Here's a link back to the path I took

Interesting! I love how many ways there are for the game to play out.

beanman101283 wrote:

Interesting! I love how many ways there are for the game to play out.

Seriously. I went my own path as well, and I don't think I had any of that stuff with the character.

Giving this a try. I am groking the combat more than Banner Saga. I like that the two major Kyros factions have more than one note personalities...though maybe only two note. I tried to thread the needle between the factions but it broke bad. Just started Act 2. I look forward to reading everyone's spoiler tags once I finish.