Torment: Tides of Numenera Editorials
2017 – here we go! In our recent articles we’ve shared with you some thoughts on the releases and disasters of 2016, and now the time has come to leave the past behind and look into the (hopefully) bright future. The upcoming twelve months are shaping up to be quite interesting. We’ve got some highly anticipated RPGs vying for our attention as well as remakes of classics awaited by the fans, some sequels, and – of course – a couple of fresh, original productions. Without further ado, check out the top picks of our editorial team that are going to invade our computers and consoles in 2017.
The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt – check. Fallout 4 – check. Pillars of Eternity – check. Deus Ex: Mankind Divided – check. All right, who’s next? Turns out we’re anything but short on candidates for really cool RPGs – there are some big titles on the way and we wouldn’t miss them for the world. TPP and isometric, action- and dialogue-driven, gothic, futuristic and post-apocalyptic, linear and open-world – you name it and we have it on our list of 15 most-awaited upcoming RPGs.
Torment: Tides of Numenera is a spiritual successor to the cult Planescape: Torment. Brian Fargo wovs to live up to the expectations of the fans of that classic RPG and we must say that are hopes are high. The world, the story and the mechanics are definitely on the plus side, but the game has some shortcomings on the technical sie. These are our impressions of the beta of Torment: Tides of Numerera.
Although it takes quite an effort to refresh a classic, studio inXile Entertainment might prove successful in this task. And it's not just about the technical matters. Above all, it’s about the skillful resurrection of a brand well-respected by RPG vets and unknown to the new generation of gamers, which at one point won the hearts of fans of the genre. After spending several hours with the early alpha of the new Torment I can say with satisfaction that the team led by Brian Fargo knows what they're doing.
Comeback of classic isometric RPGs seems more likely than ever before. First, the release of the fantastic Divinity: Original Sin, soon we will also play Wasteland 2, and there are still such titles as Pillars of Eternity or Torment: Tides of Numenera on the horizon.
We talked with Torment: Tides of Numenera developers, and got answers to the most nagging questions about the mechanics, combat, story, and character progression in the spiritual successor of the cult Planescape: Torment.
We managed to clear some doubts and even learn some new facts. We interviewed: Kevin Saunders (Project Lead), Adam Heine (Design Lead), and Jeremy Kopman (Crisis Designer).