Torment: Tides of Numenera Beta Begins Today

Torment: Tides of Numenera Beta Begins Today

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Beta Kickstarter backers will get access to an early version of Torment: Tides of Numenera today. The rest of you will have to wait until January 26th.

The 16-year wait for a followup (albeit it a spiritual one) to Planescape: Torment ends today. At least it does for those who backed the game's kickstarter to at least the $55 level back in 2013 (disclosure: which I did, but not the beta tier) and don't mind playing an early, and likely buggy, version of the game. Considering the Kickstarter campaign for the highly anticipated RPG listed an estimated delivery date of December, 2014, the game is a mere 13 months behind schedule. Huzzah.

The Beta (or "Early Access version," if you're an insufferable youngin') offers about ten hours of gameplay and starts at the beginning of the game. You'll be able to complete the prologue and explore a sizable chunk of the game's first location, the Sagus Cliffs.

Tales isn't a sequel to Torment for nefarious "licensing reasons." Namely that developers inXile don't have the rights to the Planescape campaign setting, which is why Tales is set in the similar Numenera campaign setting instead.

While my anticipation for this game is actually burning a hole in soul, I think I'll personally hold off until the finished version is released. These gargantuan, Infinity Engine-esque RPGs tend to be bug riddled at the best of times, never mind when they're in beta. You can only play a game for the first time once.

Source: Brian Fargo

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I can't wait for Tides of Numenera. Hopefully it's just as good as Pillars of Eternity.

Bat Vader:
I can't wait for Tides of Numenera. Hopefully it's just as good as Pillars of Eternity.

I hope it will be better than PoE because they set the goal higher than PoE, at least in my opinion.
And PoE was disappointing already. It was not bad it just wasn't Baldur's Gate 2 level of "oh my god this is awesome i want to have kids with it" god.
But I'm optimistic that, if nothing else, at least the combat in Numa Numa wil be better than the one in Planescape.

Dornedas:

Bat Vader:
I can't wait for Tides of Numenera. Hopefully it's just as good as Pillars of Eternity.

I hope it will be better than PoE because they set the goal higher than PoE, at least in my opinion.
And PoE was disappointing already. It was not bad it just wasn't Baldur's Gate 2 level of "oh my god this is awesome i want to have kids with it" god.
But I'm optimistic that, if nothing else, at least the combat in Numa Numa wil be better than the one in Planescape.

I admit PoE has killed Baldur's Gate for me somewhat. I love being able to zoom in close to my characters in PoE. While I still enjoy Baldur's Gate and have the Enhanced Edition I can't enjoy it as much because of the isometric camera angle. It's the same with DA:O. I tried playing it Baldur's Gate style but I just couldn't.

Even better is that this is in the Numenera universe, I've been wanting to explore that for ages now. Here goes another game on my wishlist.

I wonder how much it would cost for a license. It seems any Joe these days can make a W40K or D&D game.

I have some of the RPG books for Numenera and the universe looks pretty neat. I look forward to how this turns out as I would love to explore the game and its setting. Here is to hoping it all goes well : )

 

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