First off, this game is not for everyone. If you are looking for constant action and combat then look elsewhere as your needs will not be met here. Torment: Tides of Numenera plays almost as pick your own adventure book and provides satisfying choices to the missions you will face throughout your journey. You will be reading A LOT as 90% of the game is reading through chat boxes while talking to NPCs and your companions. However, the story, quests, and choices you make are so unique and interesting you will be wrapped around this game's finger. It has been a long time since I have played a game that has felt so unique and has allowed me to step into a world that feels completely alien. You will feel very lost and perhaps overwhelmed at the start of the game, but do not let this deter you. There are no quest markers or giant arrows pointing you where to go. You have a simple journal to remember quests and most times you must solve them by talking to other characters or figuring out the problem yourself. There are so many options and choices throughout this game, yet there are no wrong choices. Each story, quest, problem can be solved in numerous way, each yielding their own unique result. I would highly recommend this game to anyone seeking a fantastic adventure in an alien world, an old school rpg player, or anyone that enjoys having their choices yield meaningful results throughout their play through.
Story: (10/10) Deep, engaging, and the choices you make can alter the game in a meaningful way.
Combat: (9/10) Standard turned based combat that any RPG veteran will be familiar with. Like I said before combat is almost optional in this game depending on your playstyle, but through your playstyle you can engage in more combat. The choice is yours.
Graphics: (7/10) The backgrounds and structures are gorgeous and detailed. The character models are somewhat lacking in detail. Think mid-2000's graphics.
Overall: (9/10) Can't say much more as I do not wish to spoil any of the story, but this game has felt like an absolute breath of fresh air compared to recent Xbox One offerings.