Torment: Tides of Numenera is out

Discussion in 'General Gaming and Hardware Forum' started by CerberusGate, Feb 28, 2017.

  1. mrchaos

    mrchaos Super Orc

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    Nov 14, 2015
    Yes.

    About 15 hours, but I missed some quests, and some of them I didn´t finished. And at the end of the game I still had some quest items with me, before the final stage at least.
     
  2. joevonzombie

    joevonzombie Buried alive in Golgotha

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    Sep 28, 2015
    Awesome. I'm actually glad its not incredibly long. I don't have the free time to put 100 hours into a video game anymore.
     
  3. Supreme Shah Ismail

    Supreme Shah Ismail Where'd That 6th Toe Come From?

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    Sep 17, 2016
    Honestly some games I dont mind putting in a hundred hours. Fallout games or the Witcher 3. But honestly as much as I like a game I really cant stick wit it forever. I want to play different things every now and again. Shorter rpg's aren't s bad thing either as it means they can be more focused.
     
  4. TorontoReign

    TorontoReign Sandman oTO Staff Member Moderator Orderite

    Apr 1, 2005
    The UI on this game looks like shit.
     
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  5. joevonzombie

    joevonzombie Buried alive in Golgotha

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    Sep 28, 2015
    I caved and decided to get it. So far, the writing is much better than it was in Wasteland 2. I even pushed my luck during the falling sequence and killed my character before the game ever started.

    The UI in the game is indeed atrocious.
     
  6. Millim

    Millim The Big Straight Orderite

    Oct 13, 2010
    My version of Heaven
     
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  7. Kohno

    Kohno Water Chip? Been There, Done That

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    Jul 30, 2009
    Like the header there says: "Doesn't scale to your level."
     
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  8. Arnust

    Arnust Maybe you've seen it, maybe, in a dream...

    Feb 2, 2016
    SO much mombo jumbo O.0
     
  9. 0wing

    0wing Все умрут, а я волномут

    Mar 23, 2015
    Voice acting sucks like british ghetto prostitute and it sucks that T:ToN uses it even for first paragraphs of NPC's walls of exposition. I'm starting to see pattern - If your IP not really PS:T, you shouldn't copy tropes from it, InXile. But whatever happened, is happened.

    BTW, member the last release date change for localization fixing? Yeah, not really. Italian translation cancelled, russian is shit beyond repair. Like I'm reading google-translated chinse to rus text.
     
  10. joevonzombie

    joevonzombie Buried alive in Golgotha

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    Sep 28, 2015
    If there are any console players here, I've read in multiple places that this game is unplayable on PS4. Xbox One is apparently ok which isn't shocking because its a glorified Win10 box at this point.

    The starting bit that takes place
    in your mind should have been longer and dare I say it, more like the mortuary in PST. I have a new found appreciation for PST's opening after playing this which is not a good sign.
     
  11. mrchaos

    mrchaos Super Orc

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    Nov 14, 2015
    Do you mean that you don´t like the look of the UI? Or did you had problems while using it?
     
  12. joevonzombie

    joevonzombie Buried alive in Golgotha

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    Sep 28, 2015
    It looks bad, no real issues with using it thus far.
     
  13. 0wing

    0wing Все умрут, а я волномут

    Mar 23, 2015
    For some insane reasons, music in this game, especially main menu and ending slides reminds me of 50 shades of grey, and therefore - sucks. Ambient is almost nonexisting, though. So prepare your PS:T music folder.
     
  14. mrchaos

    mrchaos Super Orc

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    Nov 14, 2015
    I wonder what kind of soundtrack would go well with a place made entirely of flesh.
     
  15. CT Phipps

    CT Phipps Venerable Relic of the Wastes

    Sep 17, 2016
    Silent Hill's soundtrack?
     
  16. 0wing

    0wing Все умрут, а я волномут

    Mar 23, 2015
    Grindcore/ambient.
    Though, I recommend putting something more slammy like Darkspace, to prevent falling asleep.

    P.S. @Mr Fish why so negative? 'Bloom'(the "flesh" place) is pretty much your kind of kink. There are tentacle vore gates/portals and one of the end-game objectives is recover a person from a city-scale rectum.
     
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  17. Kohno

    Kohno Water Chip? Been There, Done That

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    Jul 30, 2009
     
  18. Mr Fish

    Mr Fish ...The pain of being dead...

    Sep 11, 2010
    @0wing
    Wait, there's vore?
    Maybe we shouldn't judge this game 'too' quickly...
     
  19. Khannis

    Khannis Rebuilding America

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    Jul 3, 2015
    I was an enthusiastic backer of Torment on Kickstarter, and just finished it in 23 hours, after being as thorough as possible in my explorations and side-quest doing.

    Here's my (semi-coherent) thoughts on it so far:

    First, let me start with a TL;DR: This game is a very good RPG, while being FAR from what we were promised.

    Now, let me expand on it:

    Very few games gave me this much contradictory feelings. It was for me a sort of reverse Age of Decadence, in that in AoD I expected almost nothing from the game and bought it very cheap, and it turned out to be an awesome and memorable RPG experience. Make no mistake, this IS an awesome and memorable RPG experience, but I was led to expect way, way more from it. It surprised me to no end; Seemingly minor locations were teeming with content, and seemingly innocent dialogue options left me awed as to the paths they led. It fulfilled what is for me one of the most important (and sorely lacking in recent games) requirements for a good RPG: I set out wanting to play my character a certain way, and the game enabled and encouraged me to do that.

    The writing does occasionally suffer from over-expositions, but in general I wasn't too bothered by it, and found most of it to be excellent, as I did the wonderful environment art (character art is significantly worse, often failing to convey even an NPC's most remarkable characteristics). It all feels very creative, the work of very talented people. But one of my biggest disappointments with the game is it's paradoxical lack of depth: It's intellectually quite deep, and certainly wide in it's choices, but it's short; The companions, while believable and relatable, are not that interesting, and their individual story arcs/quests are often very short, which was the last thing I imagined would be the case, since the number of companions was cut expressly for this purpose, so they could have deeper and more comprehensive interactions.

    The game succeeded in keeping me immersed and anxious to discover the truths behind the Ninth world, but it all feels too... "Cut". I didn't pour over old Kickstarter updates to look for cuts as some people did, but it's obvious enough in game. Often, even characters and groups with extensive dialogue interactions have options seemingly artificially cut off from them, such as joining/helping them in any way. Choice-heavy elements abound, but often feel disconnected from all other events, as there's the impression of very little communication and influence between the sub-plots. The often mentioned "Tide System" also feels rushed; They are thematically central to the story, and every use of the Tides feels like a very important occasion, but at the same time they seem few and far between, and I was left wondering why my character could resort so rarely to a power that was becoming more and more natural to him.

    The main quest began, ran its course and ended beautifully, and there's a minimum of "chaff filler", almost every dialogue contains important decisions to your path and the type of person you want to be. There's no trash mobs or needless fetching quests, although many times you are held responsible for the actions of the Changing God, and have to pay his debts. However, another thing that bothers me is the lack of what I call the (non-Bethesda) "Fallout Standard" I've come to appreciate in RPGs, that is, you always have the option to kill someone, and the game's story adapts and molds itself to reflect your actions.

    So, to summarise: This is a deep roleplaying experience. It has beautiful and rewarding moments, surprises and great tragedies, super writing and complex philosophy. But it's also full of contradictions: The game itself is profound, but short; Interactions are full of elaborate choices, but often miss the most basic of them; Companions are relatable and their personalities deep, but their story arcs too abrupt.

    Anyway, my 2 cents.
     
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  20. Supreme Shah Ismail

    Supreme Shah Ismail Where'd That 6th Toe Come From?

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    Sep 17, 2016
    If you say so but its just very cringe to read some of that shit. A bunch of 30 somethings calling each other faggot on the internet isnt exactly the RPG discourse im looking for.
     
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