Continuing Early Access week I thought it was time to give the alpha systems test of Torment: Tides of Numenera a go. The aim of the current test is to demonstrate the very basic skills test systems and show off the writing for the introduction. It is a relatively modest ambition but it delivers. I can see how the Numenera effort system works its way into the conversation based test, though here we also lack any skills or assets which could impact any tests, so we are trying the system in its simplest form.
I enjoyed the writing in the introduction but really hope that they provide a bit more art, I think at the very least the voiced sequence at the beginning could do with even just a series of still images to show some of what you can see below you as an Earth a billion years older than the one we know is spread out before the main character. Right now what the intro shows is a lot of text and a little sound, it would be great if there was something else to see to augment things.