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Torment: Tides of Numenera

Torment: Tides of Numenera is a role-playing game developed by inXile Entertainment in 2017.


The action takes place in a fantasy setting, a distant future representation called Numenera. The current age of the action is called the Ninth World, as the characters believe it to be the successor of the past civilizations. The protagonist is the Last Castoff, an ancient man who left his physical body to reborn in a new one. He is a creation of the so-called Changing God. His actions attract the Sorrow, the antipode who tries to destroy the protagonist and other God’s creations. To survive, the Last Castoff has to find his creator. The player aims to explore the Ninth World, find other creatures and confront the Sorrow.


The player act from the Last Castoff perspective. He has the opportunity to perform in different ways; either peacefully – making arrangements with other characters, or hostilely – fighting with enemies and using power to negotiate. The setting is performed in the isometric perspective, and every performance is supported by the theme music and dialogues between the characters.

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Torment: Tides of Numenera is believed to be another game’s spiritual successor. It is called Planescape: Torment which was developed in 1999. Just like in its predecessor, Torment places emphasis on the story rather than on combat or item accumulation.