Quantcast
RPGWatch Feature - Torment: Tides of Numenera Review - RPGWatch Forums
|
Your donations keep RPGWatch running!
RPGWatch Forums » Comments » News Comments » RPGWatch Feature - Torment: Tides of Numenera Review

Default RPGWatch Feature - Torment: Tides of Numenera Review

March 15th, 2017, 17:55
Corwin checked out Torment: Tides of Numenera and provides his view on the game in this review.

Unlike most modern RPG's you don't get any choice with your avatar; it's either an ugly male or an ugly female. Gender has almost no impact on the game. As you progress in the game you will, as expected, gain XP which will eventually allow you to 'level up'. In Torment, it is done a little differently than in most RPG's. You begin as a Tier 1 character and every time you gain a level you can improve one of four areas, but you can only improve it once each Tier. These four areas are: Stats, Edge, Effort, and Abilities/Skills. Once you complete each of these four areas, you will rise to next Tier which will open up new skills and abilities. There are only four Tiers in the game, so you have limited choices over what to improve. This is further complicated by the fact that Skills and Abilities are different, but you only get to improve one of them each Tier.
More information.
--
In the beginning the Universe was created. This has made a lot of people very angry and been widely regarded as a bad move. Douglas Adams
There are no facts, only interpretations. Nietzsche
Some cause happiness wherever they go; others whenever they go. Oscar Wilde
Myrthos is offline

Myrthos

Myrthos's Avatar
Cave Canem
Administrator
RPGWatch Team

#1

Join Date: Aug 2006
Location: Netherlands
Posts: 8,009
Mentioned: 14 Post(s)

Default 

March 15th, 2017, 17:55
Thanks Corwin for the review and Wolfgrimdark for the screenshots.
--
In the beginning the Universe was created. This has made a lot of people very angry and been widely regarded as a bad move. Douglas Adams
There are no facts, only interpretations. Nietzsche
Some cause happiness wherever they go; others whenever they go. Oscar Wilde
Myrthos is offline

Myrthos

Myrthos's Avatar
Cave Canem
Administrator
RPGWatch Team

#2

Join Date: Aug 2006
Location: Netherlands
Posts: 8,009
Mentioned: 14 Post(s)

Default 

March 15th, 2017, 18:15
Thanks for the review, Corwin! The game actually doesn't seem bad. The review is far more positive than the Codex one.
GabrielMP_19 is offline

GabrielMP_19

GabrielMP_19's Avatar
Vault Survivor

#3

Join Date: Jan 2016
Location: Brazil
Posts: 222
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)

Default 

March 15th, 2017, 18:22
That review hits all the major points. Very well done Corwin. I think I will hold off until they add the extra content. There is no way I am doing that much reading twice. I would rather just snuggle in my bed with a good book
--
"From knowledge springs Power, just as weakness stems from Ignorance."
Hastar is offline

Hastar

Hastar's Avatar
Unspeakable
RPGWatch Donor

#4

Join Date: Aug 2010
Location: Wolf Light Woods
Posts: 1,182
Mentioned: 3 Post(s)

Default 

March 15th, 2017, 18:42
Thanks, Corwin. Finally well written and convincing review on hardcore RPG site.
Farflame is offline

Farflame

Farflame's Avatar
Keeper of the Watch

#5

Join Date: Feb 2014
Location: Ferdok in Aventuria (Europe)
Posts: 832
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)

Default 

March 15th, 2017, 18:53
Thanks for the review!
sea is offline

sea

sea's Avatar
Watchdog

#6

Join Date: Dec 2011
Posts: 135
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)

Default 

March 15th, 2017, 19:52
Good review, you hit the major problems and all the good points. I am with Hastar though, I will wait to read this once over.
azsinistar is offline

azsinistar

azsinistar's Avatar
Watcher

#7

Join Date: Dec 2016
Posts: 21
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)

Default 

March 15th, 2017, 20:16
Great review, Corwin.

Originally Posted by Hastar View Post
There is no way I am doing that much reading twice. I would rather just snuggle in my bed with a good book
You could always play it on the Shield since it just released on there. Snuggle in bed with an immersive pair of headphones and a good RPG. It's noice.
Fluent is offline

Fluent

Fluent's Avatar
The Town Jeweler
RPGWatch Team

#8

Join Date: Jul 2011
Posts: 9,290
Mentioned: 14 Post(s)
+1:

Default 

March 15th, 2017, 20:20
I'm sorry, but how anyone can find writing good that for a very large portion just describes what you can see with your own eyes on the screen is beyond me.

The rest of the review I can definitely follow, though.
TheSHEEEP is offline

TheSHEEEP

TheSHEEEP's Avatar
Sentinel

#9

Join Date: Dec 2010
Posts: 299
Mentioned: 1 Post(s)

Default 

March 15th, 2017, 22:14
Thanks for the great review, Corwin. I haven't gotten around to playing yet myself, but it sounds like a solid game, even if it can't live up to Planescape:Torment which, in my opinion, had one of the most memorable stories of any RPG I've ever played. That's something almost impossible to live up to, which may be why a lot of these "rpg revival" games have met with mixed receptions from longtime rpg fans. Personally I've really liked most of them, so I suspect I'll enjoy Torment as well.
forgottenlor is offline

forgottenlor

forgottenlor's Avatar
Font of Useless Knowledge
RPGWatch Team

#10

Join Date: Jan 2014
Location: Vienna, Austria
Posts: 1,568
Mentioned: 4 Post(s)

Default 

March 15th, 2017, 22:33
Great review Corwin, it mirrored my own experience spot on, both the good and the could have been better parts. Great work.
tomasp3n is offline

tomasp3n

tomasp3n's Avatar
SasqWatch
Original Sin Donor

#11

Join Date: Dec 2010
Location: Sweden
Posts: 1,777
Mentioned: 1 Post(s)

Default 

March 15th, 2017, 22:37
Originally Posted by TheSHEEEP View Post
I'm sorry, but how anyone can find writing good that for a very large portion just describes what you can see with your own eyes on the screen is beyond me.
It did? I never felt the describing text was superfluous, to me it increased immersion by giving details not represented in the visuals (if it was a first person game I would probably have been more inclined to agree with you).
tomasp3n is offline

tomasp3n

tomasp3n's Avatar
SasqWatch
Original Sin Donor

#12

Join Date: Dec 2010
Location: Sweden
Posts: 1,777
Mentioned: 1 Post(s)

Default 

March 15th, 2017, 22:42
The trouble is, based on all I've read, I think it will be a disappointment to me. My expectations were certainly very/too high, but that's perhaps inescapable when it's touted as the successor to Torment. I was hoping for an RPG that knocked it out of the park, rather than yet another that's kind of fun, but not quite what we'd hoped.
--
"Orwell was almost exactly wrong in a strange way. He thought the world would end with Big Brother watching us, but it ended with us watching Big Brother." Alan Moore
Ripper is offline

Ripper

Ripper's Avatar
Ngikufisela iwela

#13

Join Date: Nov 2014
Posts: 5,003
Mentioned: 5 Post(s)

Default 

March 15th, 2017, 22:47
Thanks Corwin - I already bought the game, but I'll wait for a few patches before I start playing.
HiddenX is online now

HiddenX

HiddenX's Avatar
The Elder Spy
RPGWatch Team
RPGWatch Donor
Original Sin 1 & 2 Donor

#14

Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: NRW/Germany
Posts: 10,372
Mentioned: 6 Post(s)

Default 

March 15th, 2017, 22:55
Thanks for the review but I'm on the game this moment and am scared to read (spoilers! ) before I finish it. Probably this weekend as I'm already 32 hours in.

Originally Posted by HiddenX View Post
Thanks Corwin - I already bought the game, but I'll wait for a few patches before I start playing.
Unlike WL2 release, this one is polished, I did find a few annoyances but nothing serious or gamebreaking I'd suggest as worth the wait.
--
Toka Koka
joxer is online now

joxer

joxer's Avatar
The Smoker
Original Sin 1 & 2 Donor

#15

Join Date: Apr 2009
Posts: 16,160
Mentioned: 34 Post(s)

Default 

March 15th, 2017, 22:59
Originally Posted by joxer View Post
Thanks for the review but I'm on the game this moment and am scared to read (spoilers! ) before I finish it. Probably this weekend as I'm already 32 hours in.


Unlike WL2 release, this one is polished, I did find a few annoyances but nothing serious or gamebreaking I'd suggest as worth the wait.
The only very light spoilers in the review concern the first hours of the game, so you're probably safe to read it if you've played for that long.
tomasp3n is offline

tomasp3n

tomasp3n's Avatar
SasqWatch
Original Sin Donor

#16

Join Date: Dec 2010
Location: Sweden
Posts: 1,777
Mentioned: 1 Post(s)

Default 

March 15th, 2017, 23:01
Ah then I'm off to read it. Will return and post is something bugs me.
--
Toka Koka
joxer is online now

joxer

joxer's Avatar
The Smoker
Original Sin 1 & 2 Donor

#17

Join Date: Apr 2009
Posts: 16,160
Mentioned: 34 Post(s)

Default 

March 15th, 2017, 23:12
Thanks Corwin - appreciate your perspective as always!
--
-- Mike
txa1265 is offline

txa1265

txa1265's Avatar
SasqWatch
Moderator

#18

Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: Corning, NY USA
Posts: 13,802
Mentioned: 1 Post(s)

Default 

March 15th, 2017, 23:14
Originally Posted by joxer View Post
Unlike WL2 release, this one is polished, I did find a few annoyances but nothing serious or gamebreaking I'd suggest as worth the wait.
The main reason: I have still tons of other RPGs to play…
HiddenX is online now

HiddenX

HiddenX's Avatar
The Elder Spy
RPGWatch Team
RPGWatch Donor
Original Sin 1 & 2 Donor

#19

Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: NRW/Germany
Posts: 10,372
Mentioned: 6 Post(s)
+1:

Default 

March 15th, 2017, 23:16
I agree with Corwin's review for the most part. There is replayability here through I do wish for more show and less tell next time. Also employing combat more often to create some tension in our choices would be beneficial.
Silver is online now

Silver

Silver's Avatar
Spaceman
RPGWatch Team

#20

Join Date: Feb 2014
Location: New Zealand
Posts: 3,289
Mentioned: 2 Post(s)
RPGWatch Forums » Comments » News Comments » RPGWatch Feature - Torment: Tides of Numenera Review
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump

All times are GMT +2. The time now is 21:30.
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.10
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
User Alert System provided by Advanced User Tagging (Lite) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2017 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.
Copyright by RPGWatch