Torment: Tides of Numenera’s release is just around the corner as it is scheduled to roll out of Early Access on February 28th. We've created a list of all the stuff you need to know about the game.
What is Torment: Tides of Numenera about?
Torment: Tides of Numenera is the long-awaited thematic successor to Planescape: Torment. It’s a single player, story-driven role-playing game with an isometric style. Players will assume the role of the Last Castoff, a consciousness of an aeons-old being known as the 'Changing God' that has basically been placed in a human-form shell. A seemingly evil presence called 'The Sorrow' is after you and you will have to work out how to stop it, along with completing lots of other quests.
Can you still jump into Torment if you haven’t played Planescape: Torment?
Yes! Torment is a thematic and spiritual successor to Planescape but it’s not actually a sequel so if you like deep story-driven games with philosophical underpinnings (and you don’t mind reading a lot) now is a great time to check it out. There are a few Easter eggs scattered through the game for returning fans, too.
Does the gender of the protagonist have an effect on the story/quests?
Yes, although InXile are still being quite vague about this. All we know is that if you select a female character, one of your companions will change forever.
Torment is going to be available on PC, PS4 and Xbox One. Are there any downsides to purchasing the console version?
As confirmed by Torment writer, Colin McComb, there are no sacrifices in quality beteween the two versions. The game was developed entirely for the PC market and was then ported over to other platforms. The only difference is the control scheme, and you can use a controller with the PC version anyway.
Do inXile have any plans to release DLC?
Certainly not paid DLC as inXile are against that idea. Depending on how well the game does, more content may be made available in the form of support (patches).
If you're interested in reading more about Torment, check out our preview and gameplay video.