Tales from The Tiers expands your journey through the war-torn world of award-winning role-playing game Tyranny, with new travel map events, encounters, and side stories. Outwit hostile ambushes, patronize or plunder traveling merchants, and use your skills to navigate the perils of a land plagued by magical Edicts in a series of episodes that offer new insights, new items, and new challenges on your journey. Whether you’re new to Tyranny or playing an existing savegame, Tales from The Tiers lets you take an even deeper dive into the saga of Tyranny.
Alongside Tales from the Tiers, Paradox Interactive is proud to announce a free update for all Tyranny owners, which includes more ways for players to explore the game's many events and outcomes.
Features of Tales from the Tiers:
I'm hesitant to recommend this DLC for various reasons. Not only is the content added so sparse to what is claimed to be new content in addition to a future expansion, but the Steam storefront description of this DLC is so vague it is concerning. As a result of these reasons as well as various others is a nagging sense that this was cut-content meant to be included from the start. What the store-front really should say is this DLC adds the choose-your-own adventure title cards from Pillars of Eternity as well as modified companion/NPC interactions, some voiceovers included too, that flesh out the interaction of the game through player expression. As someone who defends the story of Tyranny as a self-contained plot with a sensible scope of gameplay length for replayability and of expectations of where to end with tons of outcomes, I am concerned what future DLC has in store for Tyranny and I'm starting to doubt if the base-game was finished. The only reason I am recommending this content is because it's of Obsidian quality.
Tyranny was a great game with an interesting setting and good writing, Tales of the Tiers expands on what makes the game good with new events and interactions. The game was updated with a new game plus mode and for the people looking to play through the game again or who are just about to start their first playthrough this is a good addition for reasonable price. For the people who have played through the game to see most of or all of the four separate story paths it can a bit more difficult to recommend playing the game again for and it might be better to just wait for the upcoming expansion.
This game kind of snuck up on me. I bought it at a slightly discounted price, figuring I wouldn't enjoy this as much as Pillars of Eternity (which I gave a negative review!) I thouroughly enjoyed this game, and stuck around to complete it. Why? First off the setting is UNIQUE compared to most CRPG's. Your working for a Tyrant, dishing out his brand of justice. You can choose to be evil with no real consequences for the most part. The gameplay is of course like PoE which is just like Icewind Dale is to Baldur's Gate. What I enjoyed about the gameplay the most was the companion feats where the main hero and NPC could together perform a feat together. The feats were not worthless and got me through most of the tough fights, the spell graphical effects are awesome as well. (hello Eb) The press has given it so-so reviews. I admit it is somewhat shorter than most CRPG's. That aside come for the unique story, come if you like playing a quasi-dictator in a CRPG. Not much news about a sequal, but it sets itself up for one. Lets hope Obsidian get's some free time and gives this story a proper ending.
Obviously, this DLC/event pack is way better than last time portrait pack, because it brings actual content to the game. While it is not full expansion (this will come later this year, finally), it has a lot of fun to offer, but it depends if you will have fun with it. If you're fresh after the game and don't feel like replaying it, you won't enjoy it much. If however you're new to the game or want to refresh it before expansion and enjoy the combat, it is perfect, because new events are fun to play and it adds just enough to make you care. Overall, recommended, although it is hard not to recommend it for this price.
Tales of the Tiers expands upon the base game, adding a multitude of things for you to do. Your journey is bolstered by all-new story content that blends nicely with the brand new items and events, making this a good expansion to pick up. Moreover, a New Game Plus feature has been added so that you can go back and experience parts of the game that you may have missed the first time. If you're enjoying the Tyranny experience or are looking for more, then this is the DLC for you.
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