We’ve got a copy of Torment: Tides of Numenera for PlayStation 4 to give away, thanks to Techland and GDE Distribution.
Torment: Tides of Numenera is a spiritual sequel to the acclaimed computer RPG Planescape: Torment, which first came out almost 20 years ago in 1999. It’s the product of a passionate development team at inXile Entertainment and huge community support – specifically, in the form of a Kickstarter campaign that raised over $4 million.
As with Planescape: Torment, Tides of Numenera puts as much focus on dialogue and storytelling as it does combat, if not more. Most RPGs are story-driven, but in Tides of Numenera it’s the cornerstone. It’s a great example of a deep narrative that puts the player’s choices at the centre, while still managing to weave a compelling, authored narrative that works with those decisions.
Here’s the game’s official description:
Explore Earth one billion years in the future in the science-fantasy setting of Numenera. Discover the Ninth World built on the bones of extinct, hyper-advanced civilizations and leave your own mark on it. Make thousands of essential choices, face the consequences, and meet death incarnated as you seek the answer to the ultimate question: What does one life matter? Torment: Tides of Numenera is a thematic successor to one of the greatest RPGs ever created. The new game explores similar deep and personal themes of life, mortality, and sacrifice, challenging players to take intellectual stances and make moral decisions.