Author: justinsidequest

Upcoming RPGs of 2018

In 2017, we witnessed a fairly big year for PC RPGs. The types of role-playing games were varied and were developed across a mixture of AAA, indies and the public via Kickstarter. Notably, for example, there was the janky facial and walking animations among sci-fi planets in Mass Effect: Andromeda; open world action titles, like Elex and Middle Earth: Shadow of War; co-op / single-player fantasy fun from Divinity: Original Sin II; JRPGs, like Shiness: The Lightning Kingdom, Final...

Flags of Tyranny

Tyranny Review

Tyranny followed a tight, no-nonsense schedule from being announced in March 2016 to delivery in November 2016. During that time, monthly info updates on their blog and social media were peppered with the hashtag #evilwon. Coinciding with a presidential election, Obsidian’s marketing tactics were considered and smart but unassuming. If this was a larger company with a bigger budget – and Tyranny attached their social media to the election coverage – the hype could’ve been...

Bioware Origin Store

Where to find the cheapest Bioware points for DLC

Few things draw the ire of gamers more than DLC or ‘downloadable content’. These range from the aesthetic (new skins for the player, mount, or furniture); to new companions, guns, costumes, enemies; to the expansions that add new areas, dialogue, quests and sometimes all of the former. Aside from their subjective value each are ascribed a different cost. ‘In-game purchases’ are somewhat distinct from DLC as they are usually less expensive, but give the player...

Tyranny Female Companions

Obsidian announces the final 3 Tyranny companions

With the public release of Tyranny in mere hours (!), we investigated the last 3 companions announced by Obsidian. In previewing them, we hope you will get a sense of ‘what to expect’ when your path crosses theirs. Comparative to the first 3, these females are more foreign and less accepting to the new dominant culture. These gals are more resistant, and harbour more personal challenges under Kyros’ rule. Arguably they are more independently aligned...

Tyranny Release

Obsidian reveals Tyranny release date

Evil has won and now has a release date. Since the announcement of this game back in March we’ve hungrily awaited this title. Available via Steam and GOG and via Tyranny the Tyranny release date will be November 10. Overview: Tyranny is currently only available via download. Purchasing a physical copy has not been announced. However it’s a safe assumption copies will appear on shelves closer to Christmas given the high(est) sales period of the...

3 Tyranny Companions

Introducing the 3 first Tyranny companions

With Tyranny releasing later in 2016 (fingers crossed), the developers at Obsidian semi-regularly post a blog concerning the game’s combat, politics, lore and short stories. This background information isn’t essential to eventually playing the game. However, as a starting point – and broaching a new IP with preconceived ideas – it is helpful. If nothing else than to provide context to beginning a narrative after evil won. Not since Dungeon Keeper have you played the...

No Man's Sky Planet

How a No Man’s Sky RPG would pilot the game back to Earth

Currently, No Man’s Sky is a virtual reality experience without a headset.. Forget the technical wizardry of creating the ’18 quintillion planets’ (is that trademarked now?) and the endless, vibrant, exploration therein – No Man’s Sky is not a “game”, game. Worse, the hype train extending back to 2013 didn’t even deliver on meeting expectations of being ‘everything to everyone’! Within the first few days of release critics struggled with reviewing it and many players...

Witcher 4 Ciri

How Ciri can become the lead in Witcher 4

Cirilla Fiona Elen Riannon, or Ciri, is lost and being pursued by the Wild Hunt in The Witcher III. She is the aim and the reason for the story. During the game she can even be played taking the place of Geralt for small sections. When re-united, her adopted father Geralt reacts to her in different ways which ultimately affect her story at the games conclusion. There are 3 different outcomes for her and the...

E3 Bethesda Logo

E3 Bethesda Announcements

Following Electronic Arts (EA), Bethesda took the stage at E3 to announce multiple items. Below are the PC RPG highlights of the event.. Elder Scrolls: Legends This is a free-to-play, strategy card game within the Elder Scrolls lore. It features a story-driven single player campaign, with a couple of new features outside other card games such as Hearthstone, or Gwent (The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt). Firstly – like Dungeons and Dragons – there’s the familiar...

The Technomancer

The companions of The Technomancer

The Technomancer will be released for PS4, Xbone and PC at the end of this month (June 28). Still not much is known about this sci-fi RPG title from Spiders (Bound by Flame, Mars: War Logs), given the close release date. However the companions of The Technomancer were featured in a video (scroll to the bottom) to tease us about who they are, each of their combat styles and the possible relationships between yourself and...

Mount & Blade Face

Mount & Blade 2 News, May 2016

SideQuest has sieved through developer blogs, vblogs and the recent interview with Armagan Yavuz (CEO and founder of TaleWorlds) and Rockpapershotgun. Below we have compiled the most comprehensive details of Mount & Blade 2 news available, covering the game play fundamentals; the new setting, engine, features, politics and combat; and of course what the developers have planned for modding support and a release date (of sorts). Fundamentally, Mount & Blade 2 shares these same characteristics as...

Tyranny Loading

Tyranny news from Obsidian game director Brian Heins

Over the past week Brian Heins the game director of Tyranny participated in a few interviews. We reduced the content and dissected the Tyranny news into specific categories with quotations from Brian Heins. For the full interviews, check out Gameranx and Gamewatcher. For the meaty facts, read below. Combat: Tyranny will feature the same tactical combat Pillars of Eternity had – ‘real time with pause‘. Unlike POE, Tyranny will implement a skills-based system rather than...