Torment: Tides of Numenera Preview

inXile Entertainment's Torment: Tides of Numenera is the subject of a brief and favorable preview on Just Press Start, where they've clearly spent a handful of hours with the current early access build of the RPG. Here's a sampling of what they had to say about the game:

Players then find themselves in a lab, in which that need to attune themselves to the Tides. Again, more questions to help you get a feel for the direction you want to take this character. I've done the beginning character creation sequence about 4 times, each time ending up with something different than the time before. Sure I answered the questions differently just to see if it was truly different each time.

While creating your character, you are also introduced and eased into the main mechanics of Numenera. The Effort System, how stat pools work, how skills work and even a quick little intro into cyphers and what they will end up doing. Each piece was painstakingly written, so that no one would feel lost. It is almost as good as Monte Cook sitting across the table from you, guiding you through gently before things get real.