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Torment Torment: Tides of Numenera Thread

Discussion in 'inXile Entertainment' started by Florian Gheorghe, Feb 28, 2017.

  1. Irenaeus Self-Ejected Patron Dumbfuck Repressed Homosexual The Real Fanboy

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  2. Lahey Laheyist Patron

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    Grab the Codex by the pussy
    From the comments:
    The "current year" of arguments in relation to a reviewer's legitemacy. Too few and you didn't play enough to provide an informed opinion. Too many and you must be lying about not having enjoyed the experience.

    Your haiku is shit though.
     
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  3. Sigourn Futa Lover

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    I should have known.
     
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  4. Irenaeus Self-Ejected Patron Dumbfuck Repressed Homosexual The Real Fanboy

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    It's not a haiku (count the syllables) and the author of the little poem is Doctor Roxxxor anyway - I shamelessly stole/paraphrased it.

    Also, I played for 1 hour and fell asleep for 23 hours straight with the game on.
     
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  5. Iznaliu Arbiter

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    You mean Tier One status?
     
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  6. Irenaeus Self-Ejected Patron Dumbfuck Repressed Homosexual The Real Fanboy

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    Should have known what? That's just me (circa 2015) taking a sip of coffee while playing gaymes. Also, you are in the Hall of Shame for your bad posts and taste, I had to click "Show ignored content' to see this.

    If you want more pics, I posted dozens on Codex Members Pictures thread in GD. Have fun!
     
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  7. Ulfhednar Learned

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    I was trying to be discreet, but yes... that is what I meant.
     
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  8. Iznaliu Arbiter

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    Discretion is for the weak.
     
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  9. Gicusan Educated

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    Finally got to play the game and finish it this summer and... game is good. More than good. Less than most of us hoped fore but, realistically, it could have been much worse. No idea how it was on launch but now is playable and fun.
     
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  10. prodigydancer Arcane In My Safe Space

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    What I find especially irritating is broken reactivity. Often tidal dialogue options are just shortcuts that break the normal flow of the conversation. E.g. [Raises Blue Tide] "Your story doesn't add up." -> "Hey, I've already told you ..." No, you haven't. So much for those carefully drawn dialogue trees they boasted about in the KS updates. /sigh

    Nigga, please. Just because it could be worse, doesn't make it good. And it couldn't really be much worse, to be honest.
     
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  11. Athelas Arcane

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    In the purely academical interest of determining just how much of a flop the game was, does anyone know how many slacker backers T:ToN ended up having?
     
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  12. Infinitron I post news Patron

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  13. prodigydancer Arcane In My Safe Space

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    I wonder how many of them are now satisfied customers. Emotionally, playing TToN is much like ending up on a date with a cardboard cutout. Except that with TToN it's slightly harder to explain why you didn't get the real deal and what exactly the real deal would be. But otherwise it's the same. And the more you paid for the dubious privilege, the more likely people will just laugh at your misfortune.

    On a broader scale, it's just a side effect of the poisonous business model that is killing the video game industry as a whole: a childish culture of caveat emptor combined with a not at all subtle message that unless enough people pre-order, the game won't be released at all. It turns out that crowdfunding isn't the antidote. Not in its current state, anyway. Kickstarter needs tighter rules. If you don't deliver an enjoyable product you should be punished even if nominally all promised features have been implemented (which is obviously not the case with Tides of Cut Content).

    Then again, I've seen many positive reviews - they can't all be written by shills, so at least some people genuinely like this game. I'm not sure how anyone can like a text-based adventure where the journal is basically a walkthrough, but the fact remains.
     
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    Something enjoyable for you may be not enjoyable for someone else and vice versa. This is not a criteria.
     
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  16. prodigydancer Arcane In My Safe Space

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    There are no perfect solutions and I'm not trying to find one. But there is such thing as general consensus. Do you really think TToN would win, say, a two-thirds vote among its backers? I'm a firm believer in democracy, transparency and accountability and KS doesn't offer any of those things. Initially it was nice as it was simply because it was an alternative to publisher funding but many of once touted projects failed or nearly failed in the end. KS needs to evolve if they want to remain relevant.
     
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  17. Iznaliu Arbiter

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    Design an alternative system that is better, then.
     
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  18. Starwars Arcane

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    One thing I really love in this game are the meres. Most of them are very well written and I just love the vibe of them... the illustrations and music help a lot.
     
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    They're a bit overwritten if you ask me. Some of them are decent, though.
     
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  20. FeelTheRads Arcane Patron

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    I thought they were mostly boring crap. Pretty much just poor replacements for actual game areas.

    And particularly in this game they're actually really stupid... hey, look, you do more of the exact same thing you in the normal game, but with no graphics! Profit!
     
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  21. Gicusan Educated

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    Still, I had fun on the current version. This one had some good stories, some strange ones and most of them ok-ish. I rate it above some Pillars of Eternity crap.
     
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    Some shits are better then others :smug:
     
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  23. Iznaliu Arbiter

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    Anyone who blasphemes against Sawyer will have to be shot.
     
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  24. Ulfhednar Learned

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    Fig proves that not all evolutions are beneficial.
     
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  25. YES! Hi, I'm Roqua Dumbfuck

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    I just checked to see if the rabbid rpg hating console children's game lovers are still dominating the narrative of this game and saw your post first. It is good to see this site attracts some free thinkers willing to try and decide something on their own without just jumping on one band wagon or another. Personally, the game was much better than I was expecting, but only people who truly do not like real rpgs could not like this. The same people had the same reaction to every game Troika put out too, and history proved them wrong like it will with this game and WL2 DC. Its just a shame the good developers are the ones to get damaged by their hate mongering hissy fits.
     
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