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Torment Torment: Tides of Numenera Beta Thread [GAME RELEASED, GO TO NEW THREAD]

Discussion in 'inXile Entertainment' started by Infinitron, Aug 14, 2015.

  1. Infinitron I post news Patron

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  2. mindx2 Codex Roaming East Coast Reporter Patron

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  3. Athelas Arcane

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    You know it doesn't count as an insider scoop when everybody receives the same e-mail, right?

    I wouldn't even give you a pity brofist.

    To stay on topic though:
    :hype:
     
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  4. Infinitron I post news Patron

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    Not everybody is participating in the alpha. Including me. +M
     
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  5. Who gives a shit about alphas?
     
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  6. Athelas Arcane

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    Neither am I.

    I guess I'll just have to cry myself to sleep while browsing screenshots of the alpha on my tablet in bed.
     
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  7. Infinitron I post news Patron

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    People are seeing the game's first scene for the first time. It's not some wireframe bullshit.
     
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  8. Athelas Arcane

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    You mean people are ruining the game for themselves for the first time.
     
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  9. Zombra An iron rock in the river of blood and evil Patron

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    Feel free to paypal me $105 to up my pledge to alpha access levels.
     
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  10. mindx2 Codex Roaming East Coast Reporter Patron

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    I have a "No Alpha/Beta/Early Release" stance but I think I may just boot this up to see what's there....
     
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  11. Infinitron I post news Patron

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    Oh, I forgot to mention:

    In before massive butthurt
     
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  12. Athelas Arcane

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    You might want to put that in the thread title.

    The butthurt might even be such that it could be necessary to quarantine it to a dedicated subforum.
     
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  13. mindx2 Codex Roaming East Coast Reporter Patron

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    Well that was certainly a... short look at the game. The Steam timer stated 10 minutes and that was only because I was purposely reading slowly. It was basically you (your Avatar) in your mind running to three glowing globes with a memory inside. Depending on how you chose to respond to a situation gives you a boost in Intelligence, Speed or Might. The first "memory was of someone drowning (you I presume) and you can quickly grab the person (speed) or break the globe (might). You then answer a number of questions that I assume increases certain skills but it didn't show me what those were. At the end you "see" yourself in a mirror and can either choose the individual doppelganger or choose that that's not you. I chose "It's not me." and the Alpha ends telling me this is where I would be able to distribute points how I see fit when the game is released. Then that's it. I'll "play" it again to write down what was said at each globe later if someone wants me to. I didn't try to memorize it all as I just wanted to see what it looked like.

    edit: Forgot to state that at the beginning, which is voiced (the only voiced part), you are falling to the earth from a very high point and you can choose several options like spreading your arms to slow your fall. Or you can examine yourself (you have a black jumpsuit type thing on) or look to the horizon. After several of these choices you hit the earth and wake up in your mind.
     
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    Wow there's a lot of text in there already. Runs like shit on my work macbook pro tho.
     
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    I smell... Incline?

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    Hmm, will you send us your opinion about it after... 'playing' this again mindx2 ?
     
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    It was smooth as butter for me and didn't have one little technical issue. Definitely looks more Baldur's Gate than Planescape as far as graphics. It's not as "zoomed in" as P:T was.
     
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    So..what would your verdict be? Is it any good, does it produce butterflies in your stomach, suggest a long-term solution for world hunger, etc.?
     
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    There's not enough there to get butterflies over. Many of the menu options were grayed out and I couldn't even look at a character screen.
     
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    Well, it is alpha. But at least it run smoothly and seems to be stable. If the engine will be same all time and they don't fuck up combat, we can be calm. I know (want to believe) that plot will be at least good.
     
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    The AST releases were set (and promised) to be for Windows only, as the Release Notes page says, we have made the Mac version of this one available but it has not gone through the same passes the Windows version did and we're aware of performance issues.
     
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    Same, no issues here. Definitely incline, very nice atmosphere! :incline::bounce:
     
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    Was it a conscious decision to have T:ToN look more BG/IWD than Planescape: Torment?
     
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    You mean interface? Or something else?
     
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  24. Infinitron I post news Patron

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    I believe the conscious decision is to make it look like PoE. :M

    See here: http://www.rpgcodex.net/forums/inde...read-now-in-alpha.79051/page-260#post-2803354
    http://www.rpgcodex.net/forums/inde...t-tides-of-numenera.91833/page-3#post-3289584
    http://www.rpgcodex.net/forums/inde...read-now-in-alpha.79051/page-393#post-3928112

    However, you should be able to zoom in with your mousewheel to get a more Tormenty look, unless that hasn't been enabled yet. You can in PoE.
     
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    I don't care about memorizing all the text or whatever, but I'm curious what you thought about how the game looked and how comfortable the engine felt to move around and converse in. It's nice to hear that it ran smoothly, but did it feel good or weird? Is the conversation engine cool? I assume it's just a list of text options with 1. 2. 3. but other than that is there anything remarkable about it?
     
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