Experience the mysterious, timeless world of Toren, the first adventure game from Brazilian indie developer Swordtales. You are Moonchild, destined to climb the tower (known as Toren) on a hauntingly solitary journey to find your purpose.Read full description
“It’s an experience that has thoroughly resonated with me and one that refuses to leave my thoughts.” 9/10 – GodisaGeek
“It’s a beautiful game, and I highly recommend that everyone should give it a shot.” 8/10 – Gaming Trend
“An incredibly unique outing from Swordtales that's well worth playing.” The Escapist
Experience the mysterious, timeless world of Toren, the first adventure game from Brazilian indie developer Swordtales. You are Moonchild, destined to climb the tower (known as Toren) on a hauntingly solitary journey to find your purpose. You must solve puzzles and face monsters as you struggle to climb to the top of this beautiful, yet treacherous environment, driven by the will to find your freedom.
A Journey of Learning & Fulfilment - As the story progresses your character will age from a mere infant to grown woman creating new mechanics and challenges for each learning experience and phase of her life. In addition, the Tree of Life within the tower grows as she does, providing access to new areas to explore and new items to find.
Poetry brought to Life – Toren features dark fantasy storytelling in a universe filled with symbolism. The mysterious, fantastical atmosphere is conveyed through an award-winning art design and original score. As your journey unfolds you will discover scrolls of poetry, which reveal the story and true origins behind Toren and aids the Moonchild in discovering her purpose.
Rich Puzzle Solving - Every stage of the game features new and progressively more deadly challenges for the player: solving environmental puzzles, how avoid and survive attacks from dangerous creatures, and eventually defeating the end boss.
Some games will cross your mind while playing Toren, like ICO, but hold your horses because this game has nothing to do with such title. Toren may look good in some screenshots, with nice colorful graphics, but the more you play it the worse it looks. Add to all that some visual problems like tearing and the feeling that you are playing a remaster of a Playstation 2 game. Toren is filled with bugs and technical issues, but I wouldn't mind that much if it wasn't for its problems regarding gameplay. Robotic animations that lead to frustrating platforming parts, a fighting system so lame I won't bother writing about it and some of the most tedious puzzles in a videogame. Ambitious, but not what I want from a videogame
After watching the trailer for this game I was excited to play it, but was soon let down. The story is boring and bland, the graphics look like playstation 2 era and the gameplay is clunky and unexciting. I beat the game in about 5 hours and was actually happy it ended so soon as I didn't want to play it anymore. Cutscenes were half of the game it felt like and they were boring, unskippable and dragged out scenes pointlessly (a character would finish talking and the cutscene would just stay showing the characters face for around 8 seconds for no reason). I think this may have been done to extend the claimed game time out. There is only about 3 hours of actual gameplay and that gameplay will have you play for about 30 second, hit you with a 30 second cutscene, let you play for another 45 seconds before another cutscene comes in). There isn't much good about Toren, but the environment was interesting and the sound was good.
Literally spent an hour for playing the game. Finished it from start to finish within that hour (with the fact that I took some time to understand the way it works). Story isn't that good to be honest and it's totally vague and uninspired. As for a game that costs $9.99, this is not worth your money. Wait for some improvements and try to get it for $2.5 - $5 or so.
Prepurchased this game the moment I layed my eyes on it. Wasn't disappointed. It has flaws. It's a bit bugged. But bear in mind, that it's a day first review, so I hope this will be addressed by the developers and no longer the issue for future buyers. Toren is a great experience. One of those games you would play when in need of a spiritual adventure. From what I've already played it is rather short, but beautiful. There is some action, but it's rather slow, not your typical action game. Puzzles aren't very hard, so you'll certainly won't get frustrated. I give Toren 85/100, because of those bugs I mentioned. Otherwise it's a very good game. And a side note - it doesn't really require gamepad to play. You can play with mouse/keyboard all right. It's just easier and more intuitive with a controler.
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