Torment Reviews Roundup Part 2

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Another round of Torment reviews have hit, and we have the scores and quotes here for you!

Voletic - 10/10

A philosophical role playing game in which the tired and out-dated moral alignment systems of western RPGs have been replaced with a more nuanced approach; it brandishes a beautifully realised game-world full of intricate details and exquisite oddities. All backed up by some absolutely stellar writing that looks to treat its audience with the utmost of respect whilst taking them on a journey they are sure to have not experience in a video game before. 16 years was worth the wait. Torment: Tides of Numera is the spiritual successor Planescape deserved.


3rd Strike - 9.6/10

Torment: Tides of Numenera is a classic RPG with a great look and feel, and rich, extensive lore. Anyone who loves a detailed world and deep characters will love this game, but people preferring a lot of action and short dialogues might want to steer away from this title. Torment: Tides of Numenera is a great spiritual successor to Planescape: Torment, and Kickstarter backers can be happy about the results.


Gaming Trend - 9.5/10

Torment: Tides of Numenera is a modern take on classic computer RPGs that tells an engrossing and original story, meditating on complex themes of identity in a strange world that just begs to be explored. While the combat seems a bit forced and uninspired, it doesn’t detract too much from the rest of the experience, and as a result I cannot recommend it highly enough.


GameRevolution - 4.5/5

It’s a well-executed set-up with a wondrous payoff. Whereas the fun in a game like For Honor comes from physically learning how to play, the fun in Tides of Numenera comes from achieving encyclopedic knowledge of a whole new universe through truly meaningful choices.


Digital Chumps - 9/10

Ultimately, Torment: ToN offers a very compelling balance between deep gameplay, accessibility, and character-driven story. While it may seem overwhelming at first to those unfamiliar with the genre, it nurtures a sense of exploration and quest.


WorthPlaying - 8/10

All in all, Torment: Tides of Numenera is an enjoyable nostalgic trip into the strongest days of PC RPGs. It's well-written, engaging and interesting, if occasionally bogged down in its own setting. Both reactive and exciting, it makes the simple act of talking to characters or exploring areas feel rewarding and exciting. Only some lackluster combat drags down the experience, and that's easily avoidable. Those looking for a successor to Planescape: Torment should find a lot to enjoy here, but this offering does not eclipse the original.


USgamer - 4/5

You will need to play through several times to find everything in this game. Like the Soup Nazi, it has worked hard, and expects effort from you in return before you can fully enjoy the delicious gazpacho of isometric RPG, and some people will understandably not be arsed. It demands a lot. But one day, if I turn over every stone, if I look hard enough, if I ask the right questions... I might find a way to save Erritis.


Windows Central - 4/5

Overall, I absolutely adore the game, and I feel that modern roleplaying fans who also enjoy narrative-heavy games like Life is Strange will find a lot to love about Torment: Tides of Numenera. Modern RPGs from blockbuster-budget studios could learn a lot from InXile with regards to "choice and consequence," and the true value of a branching narrative.


Eurogamer.de - Essential