I like how evil in Tyranny is less about over-the-top edginess (although the aesthetic is definitely there) and more about, like. Bureaucracy and seemingly decent people just rolling with it because ~stability~ and hey, evil has won, it’s not like we can do anything about this anyway. Hits way too close to home.
Also, it does a pretty good job demonstrating how morality issues in gaming are way too often not about your own morality, but about what the game itself decides to encourage. Once the narrative stops rewarding you for being a good guy and hitting you on the head with “YOU HORRIBLE MONSTER HOW COULD YOU” for anything that goes against writers’ morals and puts you in a setting where burning villages and torturing people for disobeying you is normal and expected, and gives you power and respect, it becomes surprisingly easy to give in to it. But no matter what you do, Tyranny doesn’t try to make you feel bad on purpose. All you see is consequences of your actions. You sentence someone for horrible death? Surprise, they die horribly! But how you feel about it, that’s entirely on you. Maybe you do feel bad, but that’s the kind of story you want to see, or the kind of character you want to play, because not all stories have to be happy. Maybe it makes you feel good, because you had a bad day at work and just want to take it out on the computer people. At the end of the day, it’s just a game, and nobody is judging you. Maybe you will try to be a good guy, but the game doesn’t offer you easy answers, an easy way out to just swoop in and save everyone and feel good about yourself. But it also doesn’t go all HAHA YOU WANTED TO BE GOOD WELL FUCK YOU either. All it does is provide options. That’s how it should be, I think.
Peaceful mornings at the Skywalker residence. Sorry I was too lazy to google a more legit prosthetic.
EDIT: This is way too late and probably futile, but for the record, this comic takes place in a domestic Earth AU.
“What do you mean I can only have one OTP?” “But the name is one tr…” “Shhh” “One true p…” “You’re wrong” “You see, you can only have one because it’s ONE t-“ “Just shut up” “ONE FREAKING PAIRI-“ “I don’t give a fuck”