Was incredibly badly marketed. This is not a game about evil, and playing as an evil character, for the simple reason that the framework ain’t there, and for two reasons.
First because this is no Papers, Please. You are not a small lawperson pressured by their hierarchy. You are basically a Judge from Judge Dredd, i.e a badass arbiter of justice with their own retinue. There’s no written code you have to follow and the amount of leeway you have is huge. At no point did I feel that I was forced to do something truly evil, something that would go against my own convictions and those of my character (I’m trying to play as a law-abiding but secretely power-hungry fatebinder). I always had the option to be just - if harsh - or actually kind. (And with no real consequences, as most of your actions end up being liked by someone anyway).
Second - and this is more fundamental - because for all the talk of “evil has already won”, Kyros’ rule is not evil. It is tyrannical - litteraly tyrannical - but it is not evil. At most it is lawful evil, perhaps, but by Bronze Age standards, this is not evil. There’s nothing Kyros and his high-ranking minions do that is actually abides by really evil standards. This is a bureaucratic, rational tyranny, but there’s nothing in it that makes it horrible or twisted. Kyros’ domain is basically the roman or the chinese empire.
Which brings me to what, IMO, is the real originality of Tyranny - it talks about how an autocratic empire works. Kyros is not an all-seeing, all-knowing leader. He has a hierachy, he has people who help her/him and have their own agendas and agency. There are political actors and agendas everywhere, from the rebels in the backwater province to the Archons and their schemes and everyone in-between.
This is why the Anarchy path makes so much sense to me, much more than in, say, New Vegas. Because Kyros’ empire relies on this ever-changing web of individual and faction agendas, and how they neutralize each other to keep Kyros at the top. From my Fatebinder’s point of view, there is no good choice between the rebels, the Scarlet Chorus and the Disfavored. The rebels are an utterly lost cause, the Chorus are a bunch of madmen who revel in massacre and can’t even keep a working camp and the Disfavored basically embody the worst aspects of the “noble warrior” culture - as well as being wannabee nazis. In a world where individual political agency is a reality among Kyros’ servants, for my Fatebinder it just makes sense to go for the FUCK IT route. The narrative of the loyal Fatebinder who feels betrayed for being trusted with a suicidal Edict, then decides that the Chorus and the Disfavored are both a bunch of idiots, then finally confronts her own desire for power and control just makes sense, and this is because of the politics of Tyranny.