Brent’s biography is a work in progress. In both senses. It’ll have something to do with the power of the word. And probably mention making this list or that or brag about sales numbers–all in the third person so it doesn’t look so shameless. Is that the most important thing to know about him? He hopes not.
What I’m Playing
The Definition of Nostalgia.
I loved 1997’s Planescape: Torment. It remains one of very few games I’ve played through more than once. It was, finally, a video game where it seemed your choices mattered. If you squint hard, you could even see strains of the ideas of Torment show up in the Night Angel trilogy. Big fan. Nuff said.
So I came in to Torment: Tides of Numenera, the spiritual successor to Planescape: Torment with high hopes. The IP is different, sure, so it’s not exactly supposed to be the same thing, but it’s totally supposed to be the same thing.
Trouble is, gaming has changed since 1997. I’ve changed.