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Torment 2 Interview with Brian Fargo at NowGamer + First Concept Art

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Torment 2 Interview with Brian Fargo at NowGamer + First Concept Art

Interview - posted by Crooked Bee on Tue 15 January 2013, 20:19:12

Tags: Brian Fargo; inXile Entertainment; Numenera; Torment: Tides of Numenera

NowGamer offers an interview with InXile's Brian Fargo about Torment 2 and Numenera (the setting and RPG system, designed by Monte Cook, that the game will use), as well as the first piece of concept art, "The Bloom."

You talked about perhaps using turn-based combat instead of real-time with pause: is that wise? Surely the fans would wage war against you?

Let me turn this over to project director Kevin Saunders: “We see the key elements of the combat system for this game as agnostic of whether the implementation is real-time with pause, turn-based, or some hybrid, like a phase-based system.

We’ll discuss further in the future, but, briefly, by key elements, we mean aspects like: ensuring that character customization choices influence combat, meaningful tactical decisions, synergy with the narrative and creative elements, accentuating and further developing the companions, etc.

Because we can craft the game we are promising regardless of this specific decision, it is exactly the type of question for which we’d involve our backers.

We would outline what we will attempt to achieve through combat, and how it is interwoven with the narrative and overall gameplay, present the primary options, and let our backers weigh in – confident that we can satisfy our design goals for this game while taking their preferences into account.

We’ve been taking this approach with Wasteland 2 and have found backer input to be invaluable in such design decisions.”​

I wonder which of the two options, turn based or RTwP, the majority of backers will choose.

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