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Torment: Tides of Numenera patch reminds you that you need to play more Torment: Tides of Numenera

by: Randy -
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Torment: Tides of Numenera got some needed performance fixes on PlayStation 4 and Xbox One in Patch 1.0.2. I'm certain PC patches are on the way, too, but, for the most part, the game needed more attention on console than on PC.

For console, freezes have been addressed, companion banter wasn't firing off as frequently as it should've been sometimes, and combat spent time in the rebalancing machine. That's in addition to improved pathing and AI, quest and conversation fixes, and some sound effects that needed to chill. I like that they reduced the amount of garbage collecting in the main city, Sagus Cliffs, which improved overall performance. We should all do as much to clean up our cities. Give a hoot, don't pollute, people.

You can find the full patch notes here. Developer inXile practically took out a whole new domain name to fit all this stuff. It's obvious they've been working diligently since the February 28 launch.

While Torment: Tides of Numenera isn't, right off the bat, revered as one of the best role-playing games of all time, guess what, neither was Planescape: Torment when it first released. It takes years, sometimes decades, to build up the cult status and appreciation a game like Tides of Numenera aspires to. I gave it an 8.8 in my review. That's class-leading, folks. That tells you it's a game I'm going to be talking about when we get to our end-of-the-year discussions. This game pushes me out of my comfort zone when it comes to RPGs, being more story-centric than any game I've ever played this side of a visual novel. And visually, 1,000 words doesn't begin to describe some of the mind-expanding scenes and scenarios it wrings you through. I have got to get some more hours into this one.

Again, you'll be hearing news of Torment: Tides of Numenera pop up from time to time throughout the rest of the year. Mainly because many journalistic outlets realize the game deserves it. And mainly because the game is hard to get out of your head once you've spent some hours in its WTF dunk tank. Forget it, I'm heading back in tonight.

Torment: Tides of Numenera Receives a Performance Update

The Highly Anticipated Updates Are Available on All Platforms Today

April 18, 2017 – Wroclaw, Poland / Since Torment: Tides of Numenera’s release, inXile has been able to digest a deluge of constructive feedback, comments, and articles to garner a better sense of where they can focus their resources to improve the game.

“Since the release of Torment: Tides of Numenera, we’ve been working extremely hard to iron out the bugs our community and media reported. We’re pleased to announce that we’ve eliminated a lot of bugs and optimised the game even further on all platforms and I’m sure that it will allow our fans to enjoy the game even more.” - Brian Fargo, inXile CEO

Here’s a message from Colin McComb, Creative Lead on Torment: Tides of Numenera.

The update for the console versions of the game is live now and fixes many issues reported by media and the community, improving the game’s performance and overall quality. The most important improvements include:

  • Fixes many freezes that would happen in various situations.
  • Numerous performance optimizations.
  • Addendum text now appears on item descriptions. Dozens of items have more detailed descriptions depending on your lore skills and other factors.
  • Fixes an issue that was preventing party members from bantering. Party members should now be much more talkative.
  • Updates crisis sequences to rebalance a number of enemies. In certain situations, it will make combat proceed more quickly.
  • Numerous fixes and improvements to movement grid, pathing, and AI. This should prevent issues where the game would hang in combat.
  • Several quest and conversation fixes.
  • Inspiring Presence and other looping sound effects have been reduced or removed.

On top of this, from now to April 28, special offerings of Torment: Tides of Numenera are available at retail—check your local store for more details.

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