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Planescape sequel: Tides of Numenera

PostPosted: Wed Feb 20, 2013 7:34 pm
by Sly Boots
Last month, inXile’s Brian Fargo spilled several important beans about post-Black Isle, post-Planescape plans for a sequel to the legendary RPG Torment, in a brand new and rather tasty-sounding roleplaying setting from ex-Wizards of the Coast man Monte Cook. While there still isn’t too much firm’n'fixed to go on, the game’s gone live with its very own website and the first reveal of its new, full name.

Torment: Tides of Numenera lives.

Given inXile only showed us in-game footage of their next project, Wasteland 2, this month, don’t go hoping for similar from Torment: Tides of Numenera just yet. But there is some concept art, and the following summary:

Set in Monte Cook’s new tabletop role-playing world, Numenera, the newest Torment asks: What does one life matter?

Numenera’s Ninth World is a fantastic vision of a world in which massive civilizations have risen and fallen – disappeared, transcended, overwhelmed, or destroyed – and left their cities, monuments, and artifacts behind. As each rose and fell, their achievements became part of the accumulated detritus of eons… but much of it did not decay. And now this assortment of ancient power is there for the taking, ever-present, underfoot. The humans of the Ninth World take and use what they can. They call these wonders (and horrors) the numenera.

One of these humans discovers a way to use the numenera to grow strong, to cheat death, to skip across the face of centuries in a succession of bodies. But he discovers an unexpected side effect: You.

Torment is a game of complex and nuanced morality, deep and reactive choice and consequence, and immersion into a new and strange vision. You will chart a course through bizarre dimensions, across the face of a vastly different world. You will earn companions along the way, and discover their value – perhaps through their strengths, perhaps more literally by selling them. Throughout it all, you will choose a path that will lead inexorably to an ending that stems naturally from your actions, facing adversaries who harness powers beyond your comprehension, and who will ultimately force you to face yourself and answer the question: What does one life matter?


Official site: https://torment.inxile-entertainment.com/

Re: Planescape sequel: Tides of Numenera

PostPosted: Wed Feb 20, 2013 8:27 pm
by Zael
It's not going to have Avellone as a writer which is a big blow. At least it has McComb.

Re: Planescape sequel: Tides of Numenera

PostPosted: Wed Mar 06, 2013 2:12 pm
by Sly Boots
Kickstarter makes £50k in its first 15 minutes...

http://www.rockpapershotgun.com/2013/03 ... f-a-crowd/

Re: Planescape sequel: Tides of Numenera

PostPosted: Wed Mar 06, 2013 5:37 pm
by DjchunKfunK

Re: Planescape sequel: Tides of Numenera

PostPosted: Wed Mar 06, 2013 5:45 pm
by Sly Boots
£600k on the first day... wow.

Re: Planescape sequel: Tides of Numenera

PostPosted: Wed Mar 06, 2013 7:29 pm
by Vykromod
It's up to somewhere over 800K now. Wouldn't be surprised if it hits the goal within 24 hours of starting.

Have to admit to being sceptical here. I'd love more Torment, but it seems like an easy thing to get wrong.

By which I mean I'll fling money at it the instant Chris Avellone gets involved.

Re: Planescape sequel: Tides of Numenera

PostPosted: Wed Mar 06, 2013 8:59 pm
by Wolfy
Yeah, they pissed it.

Re: Planescape sequel: Tides of Numenera

PostPosted: Wed Mar 06, 2013 9:50 pm
by Edwin
Its over a million already. I should probably play through Planescape: Torment at some point, the last time I tried I got up to the zombie city.

Re: Planescape sequel: Tides of Numenera

PostPosted: Wed Mar 06, 2013 11:46 pm
by Dan
Still in the first day and they're at $1.25 million and all 15,000 of the early backer $20 pledges have gone. :D

There's 5 nutjobs who've given over $10k as well.

2014/15 are going to be awesome years for games if all these giant kickstarter projects stay on track.

Re: Planescape sequel: Tides of Numenera

PostPosted: Thu Mar 07, 2013 12:02 pm
by Edwin
Their $1.5million stretch goal was hiring the guy who wrote Dragon Age 2. :|

And the comments section has gone full retard.

Re: Planescape sequel: Tides of Numenera

PostPosted: Thu Mar 07, 2013 7:52 pm
by JohnyHumf
I'm playing DA2 at the moment, the writing isn't all that bad, just the voice acting and levels.

Re: Planescape sequel: Tides of Numenera

PostPosted: Thu Mar 07, 2013 8:02 pm
by Sly Boots
JohnyHumf wrote:I'm playing DA2 at the moment, the writing isn't all that bad, just the voice acting and levels.


Pretty much. The romance dialogue options are all UURGHHH though.

Re: Planescape sequel: Tides of Numenera

PostPosted: Thu Mar 07, 2013 8:28 pm
by Dan
JohnyHumf wrote:I'm playing DA2 at the moment, the writing isn't all that bad, just the voice acting and levels.


*returns corpse of lost sibling found in the sewer*

"Oh thank you! I was wondering where that was, I thought I'd lost it!"

Re: Planescape sequel: Tides of Numenera

PostPosted: Fri Mar 08, 2013 12:30 pm
by DjchunKfunK
Dan wrote:
JohnyHumf wrote:I'm playing DA2 at the moment, the writing isn't all that bad, just the voice acting and levels.


*returns corpse of lost sibling found in the sewer*

"Oh thank you! I was wondering where that was, I thought I'd lost it!"


To be fair those responses are all picked from a random set as those quests are just filler. They did something similar is ME3. It is also highly unlikely that one of the lead writers on a game as large as DA2 is responsible for every piece of dialogue.

Re: Planescape sequel: Tides of Numenera

PostPosted: Fri Mar 22, 2013 12:25 pm
by DjchunKfunK
All those worrying about Chris Avellone not being involved might want to think about donating to the project as the $3.5m stretch goal is Chris Avellone. The latest update describes how he will be involved in the product.

"He'll have two primary roles. First, he will be reviewing and providing feedback on all creative elements of the game, including the story, characters, and areas. His input will be invaluable as a resource to Colin in further detailing the creative vision for the game.

Second, he'll be designing and writing an eighth companion for the game, working with Colin and Monte [Cook - creator of Numenera] to craft a companion ideal for both Torment and the Ninth World.


So if you want to see Avellone involved, get donating.