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Tyranny: Bastard's Wound

Paradox Interactive, Obsidian Entertainment
Sep 7, 2017 - PC

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Critic Reviews for Tyranny: Bastard's Wound

Tyranny: Bastard's Wound builds upon the excellent world-building and writing of the main game to offer a compelling side-story filled with engaging characters and twists where players choices matter as much as ever before. With the lack of any significant new mechanic, however, those who expected more than just a new story may be slightly disappointed.

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The quests (both self-contained and the companion extras) are up to Tyranny's written standards, but in terms of combat and broader consequences Bastard's Wound doesn't make a massive impression. It's comfortably familiar, just not essential.

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Obsidian's dark RPG deserves a better expansion than Bastard's Wound.

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A fun additional chapter for Tyranny, but suffers from the same weaknesses.

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Tyranny: Bastard's Wound is an impressive piece of DLC as it takes the choice-heavy gameplay of Tyranny and seamlessly weaves it into the previously-made choices by the player.

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Bastard’s wound makes no profound changes to Tyranny. It provides a small amount of content with just as many paths to choose as you’d expect from Tyranny. Players shouldn’t expect to be blown away by plot twists or profound discoveries, except maybe by some of the companion stories which are the best part of the expansion. Bastard’s Wound is a great addition for players who are thinking about picking up the game with the DLC.

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Bastard's Wound is really for Tyranny purists, a minor DLC to help extend an evil empire a little further than you expected.

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Bastard's Wound is the expansion that every Tyranny fan should definitely buy, experience, and enjoy, but it's not as… expansive as one might expect. It's good and all, but it's also a very by-the-numbers DLC that plays it way too safe, as it doesn't really try anything new.

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