You might hope, when getting a spiritual successor to the beloved role-playing game Planescape: Torment, that it would have many, many words. You would be correct.
The Planescape: Torment successor Torment: Tides of Numenera will enter Steam Early Access on January 26, the developers said in the most recent backer update. This will be a beta release; still no word on the final release date.
Planescape Torment is widely lauded as one of the best-written (not to mention weirdest) games of all time. It's so revered that the Kickstarter for its spiritual successor, Torment: Tides of Numenera, raked in a whopping $4.1 million. How's it shaping up, though? Now, finally, you can see.
Plenty of RPGs profess to let you play your way, only to occasionally punish you by placing your weak but charismatic character in unavoidable battles. (I'm looking at you, KOTOR I and II. ) Now comes news that Torment: Tides of Numenera will allow you to complete the game without fighting at all:
Mark Morgan's soundtrack was among the more distinctive aspects of the classic PC role-playing game Planescape: Torment. An odd, dirge-like collection of tones that was as much about atmosphere as it was about melody, it captured the game's dark vibe perfectly.
Inxile's Kickstarter for their spiritual successor to Planescape: Torment is live now and already rolling in the dough.
Perhaps you remember Planescape: Torment, a wonderful role-playing game that set a new bar for video game narrative when it was released back in the late 90s. Even today, very few games weave stories as intricate and fascinating as Black Isle's masterpiece.
Like its nameless protagonist, Planescape: Torment might come back from the dead.