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Tyranny trailer explains combat, companions, spell creation

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Tyranny, the RPG where you play as an agent for the bad guy, is out, blimey, next week, and if you have the time for a big ol' isometric RPG over the festive period, you'll be getting one with companion combo attacks and spellcrafting, as explained in a new trailer. I do love a good magic system, and the one in Tyranny seems particularly flashy and creative, giving you the ability to mix and match spell parts as you see fit. But enough talk: let's let the developers explain all that and holy hell, keep an eye out for a particularly hirsute beard.

There's a lot of Pillars of Eternity in there, which makes sense, but there seems to be a bit more dynamism to the combat, including those vaguely Blizzard-ish companion combo moves. All in all, I'm looking forward to playing version 3.0 of this sometime in 2019; those of you with the time to play Tyranny at launch can get stuck in from November 10.

Tom loves exploring in games, whether it’s going the wrong way in a platformer or burgling an apartment in Deus Ex. His favourite game worlds—Stalker, Dark Souls, Thief—have an atmosphere you could wallop with a blackjack. He enjoys horror, adventure, puzzle games and RPGs, and played the Japanese version of Final Fantasy VIII with a translated script he printed off from the internet. Tom has been writing about free games for PC Gamer since 2012. If he were packing for a desert island, he’d take his giant Columbo boxset and a laptop stuffed with PuzzleScript games.