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Review RPG Codex Review: Torment: Tides of Numenera

Discussion in 'RPG Codex News & Content Comments' started by felipepepe, Mar 12, 2017.

  1. Make America Great Again Eyestabber Arcane Patron

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    So NUMANUMA is shit. Man, I could NOT see that coming. Inxile gave us so many good games like


    yeah! :lol:

    Good thing I didn't waste my money on this turd. :obviously:
     
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  2. Konjad High on potatoes Patron

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    Torment: Tides of Numenera Wasteland 2
    At least the 'dex KS campaign gave me a badge that says it all how I feel about this masterpiece: [​IMG]
     
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  3. Crispy The Sum of All Evils Undisputed Queen of Faggotry

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    Who edited this piece of shit review, anyway? Just right off the bat I detected two obvious errors. "– dubbed Crises –" is used twice within three paragraphs (a glaring fuck up), and more basic grammatical issues such as the misuse of a hyphen in 'put-together' stand out. I'm sure I'll find more if I can make it through without dying of boredom first. Edit 1: you also use a colon far too much (no pun intended: not really).

    Also thanks a lot for spoiling the nature of the end of the game for us you moron.

    Edit 2: "last-minute" wrong.

    Edit 3 (see, I'm a good editor): "In some cases it feels like these were last-minute cuts: for example..." colon inappropriate, grade school-level mistake. Bro are you even college educated?

    Edit 4: "Sound design is similarly insipid: you would imagine..." You did it again. I'm not going to even continue.

    This review is unfit for Codex' front page. Take it down and clean it up before too many people notice it and we get a bad repu... oh, forget it. We already let him in. Infinitron, you IDIOT.
     
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  4. an Administrator Arcane

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    Didn't InExile add Bloom as a replacement of the Oasis?
     
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  5. Prime Junta Arcane

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    That's what they said, yeah.

    They did also run a post-Kickstarter funding drive to expand the Bloom though. :M
     
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  6. Prime Junta Arcane

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    Crispy do you have access to the content forum? 'Cuz those are good catches and I would have appreciated somebody pointing them out pre-publication.
     
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  7. Make America Great Again Tacgnol Arcane Patron

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    Really needs to be a smilie.
     
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  8. M0RBUS Augur

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    This isn't a review of the game, it's a review of the kickstarter campaign :\
     
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  9. Make America Great Again Tacgnol Arcane Patron

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    What does criticising the games terrible systems and design have to do with Kickstarter?
     
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  10. Prime Junta Arcane

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    From my Tyranny review:

     
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    It's not my job to correct your glaring mistakes. You, as a "writer", shouldn't make so many of such a basic nature.

    Maybe you can convince someone over at RPG Watch to help you out.
     
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  12. Make America Great Again Roguey Arcane Sawyerite Sawyerist Sawyer's Bride No Fun Allowed

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    The editorial staff is like 100% ESL man.
     
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  13. Prime Junta Arcane

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    Me too for that matter.
     
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  14. Crispy The Sum of All Evils Undisputed Queen of Faggotry

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    That's no fucking excuse.

    But, I'm done here. Don't want to spam up the News forum too much. There's already enough spam in it as it is. Your "review", for example.

    Edit: In response to Nick's post below, because I am a man of my word, the creative and judicious use of the colon in descriptive text can provide flavor, it's true. But dumbass here does it so often and so inappropriately as to be embarrassing. He's apparently never heard of a semi-colon, for example.
     
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  15. Serious_Business Best Poster on the Codex

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    Yeah I agree with this review. Can't find the motivation to slug through this thing. I do think the review missed a particular point - but it would have been too generous to talk about it, I suppose - namely, the relative originally of the setting. There were a couple of interesting encounters there and there, weird stuff, things that weren't attempted since the original Torment. Things like the guards being created from a year of the citizen's life and being reduced to ash when the year goes by. Of course, as the review points out, you don't really have a lot of motivation to visit all this "weird stuff". It all feels very superfluous, and the design of the areas does not help at all : every encounter is just there on the small maps for you to read through 'em. It feels like going to a museum, which has its appeal to me, but I understand that it wouldn't generate a lot of enthusiasm. Still, you have to give some points there, at least if you're the type to give points for originality's sake. The value of this originality is questionable, though - in front of many of what the industry does, it seems original, but as it is trying to make Torment itself a "template", it fails miserably. There's something in that that fated them for failure : they tried to replicate an original, spontaneous experiment. Furthermore, they really shot themselves in the foot by thinking that the spirit of this experiment was "a lot of words". Avellone said himself many times that the usage of so many words was only a crutch in the original development. I do think that being limited in means forces creativity, certainly on the literary front, but still, this isn't the ideal of video games - this was discussed in that faggot's article on rpg writing. The original Torment was really a product of the times, or rather, a mistake of the times : an exception. It just happened agaisnt all odds. Not sure what this is going agaisnt, not even sure what it tries to do. Anyway, good job little man
     
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  16. Make America Great Again Infinitron Trade Master Patron

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    Codex 2016 - The Age of Grimoire Serpent in the Staglands Dead State Divinity: Original Sin Project: Eternity Torment: Tides of Numenera Wasteland 2 Shadorwun: Hong Kong Divinity: Original Sin 2 BattleTech A Beautifully Desolate Campaign Pillars of Eternity 2: Deadfire
    For whatever reason, American Codexers tend to be low key, on-staff or off. You could easily get the impression that the community consists entirely of Europeans and Brazilians.

    Crispy here seems to barely pay attention to what's going on in the staff forums, which is bizarre coming from somebody who loves to involve himself in drama.
     
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    FTFY
     
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    Those colons are quite fine. People who think there's some universal rules of punctuation don't know anything about punctuation.
     
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    Mediocre review, focused on the mismanagement of the campaign and development of the game, instead of focusing on what is terribly wrong with the actual game.

    Just reads like a codex hit piece...
     
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    Well I dunno, don't think so to be honest, but I can see why the game would polarize opinion. It's quite a specific thing that you either get into or you don't and doesn't have other factors to fall back on(Fallout might have had average at best combat, but had reactivity, alternate solutions etc. to fall back on for example.) I make no secret that overall I liked TToN but that doesn't make me blind to its limitations and Cunta's 'review' in particular tends to focus on obscure and useless points far too much...can't see the forest for the trees sort of thing. For me TToN as it stands has mostly ONE thing, so if you're not into that specific thing, you won't find anything else good about it.
     
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  22. Make America Great Again Infinitron Trade Master Patron

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    Codex 2016 - The Age of Grimoire Serpent in the Staglands Dead State Divinity: Original Sin Project: Eternity Torment: Tides of Numenera Wasteland 2 Shadorwun: Hong Kong Divinity: Original Sin 2 BattleTech A Beautifully Desolate Campaign Pillars of Eternity 2: Deadfire
    FWIW, I agree that this isn't our usual sort of review. If you can find somebody to write a more traditional one (and maybe neutral-negative rather than fully negative), we'd be happy to publish it.

    I once thought that Vault Dweller would be a good idea, but I don't know if he has that kind of time these days.
     
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    There is only one solution. For the sake of balance, let Darth Roxor write an alternative review. After all, who would argue that Roxor and Junta have similar perspective on RPGs?
     
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    We did discuss the possibility, but regrettably we hit an insuperable obstacle: he hates the game so much he refuses to play it. :(
     
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    Prescriptivism is evil
     
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