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Tower of Time, the rather good RPG had a big update to improve performance

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Tower of Time is an impressive RPG, one that's absolutely worth checking out has another rather good update showing how much the developer cares about giving players the best experience.

You can see some previous thoughts on it here.

Their big optimisation update has reduced loading time quite a lot, decreased the size of the game to download and it also improved performance in various areas quite a lot. They've also added in an option to limit the FPS, added an option to turn off anti-aliasing, added a missing cinematic and fixed some bugs.

I've tested it myself and the results are pretty clear. For me, running it on Ultra settings it's incredibly smooth now. Times where it would previously drop some frames, hardly changes at all now. It was already a good experience, now it's really damn solid. They're not quite finished with it though, they're planning a "NG++" mode, which will make it harder and skimp on the story while allowing you to play with all champions from the start. A mode to allow you to experiment and get in some more of the fantastic combat it has to offer.

Had a huge amount of fun with this one, sucked me in far more than I thought possible. The mix of dungeon exploration, with the interesting combat certainly gave it a spicy flavour.

Tower of Time is available from Humble Store (40% off), GOG and Steam (30% off). Currently, GOG does not have this latest build for Linux.

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ziabice 26 November 2018 at 10:47 am UTC
This game disappointed me. I surely wasn't good at playing it, but I felt the combat disappointing and unbalanced all the time. Changed tactics, trained my heroes, changed armors and weapons, but after some hours I completely lost interest because it wasn't fun, I never felt that feeling of accomplishment (hope is the right word, sorry for my english) to keep me going on. I played right to half of the fourth level of the tower (so not less than 20 hours).
Ehvis 26 November 2018 at 10:51 am UTC
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I actually had to uninstall this game because it went into a reinstall loop on steam where it updating->verifying->updating->.... forever. Uninstalling and reinstalling it worked for a day and then it happened again. First (and last) time I had an issue like that with steam.
liamdawe 26 November 2018 at 11:16 am UTC
EhvisI actually had to uninstall this game because it went into a reinstall loop on steam where it updating->verifying->updating->.... forever. Uninstalling and reinstalling it worked for a day and then it happened again. First (and last) time I had an issue like that with steam.
I actually have that now and then, it seems to happen at random. Didn't happen for me on this one though.
Leopard 26 November 2018 at 2:54 pm UTC
EhvisI actually had to uninstall this game because it went into a reinstall loop on steam where it updating->verifying->updating->.... forever. Uninstalling and reinstalling it worked for a day and then it happened again. First (and last) time I had an issue like that with steam.

When that occurred, did you have free space under 10 gb or something?
Leopard 26 November 2018 at 3:27 pm UTC
liamdawe
EhvisI actually had to uninstall this game because it went into a reinstall loop on steam where it updating->verifying->updating->.... forever. Uninstalling and reinstalling it worked for a day and then it happened again. First (and last) time I had an issue like that with steam.
I actually have that now and then, it seems to happen at random. Didn't happen for me on this one though.

Well,if you had free space less than 10 gb that happens. At least that is what happened to me

https://github.com/ValveSoftware/steam-for-linux/issues/5861
rea987 26 November 2018 at 6:04 pm UTC
LeopardWell,if you had free space less than 10 gb that happens. At least that is what happened to me

https://github.com/ValveSoftware/steam-for-linux/issues/5861

I have 17 gb space available space and my Proton games are kept being added to update list for couple KB of updates every time I restart Steam client. Weird.
stan 26 November 2018 at 7:09 pm UTC
Bought it on GOG. I’ll have to remember to check for an update if I ever try to play it.
Phlebiac 27 November 2018 at 6:16 am UTC
Leopard
EhvisI actually had to uninstall this game because it went into a reinstall loop on steam where it updating->verifying->updating->.... forever.

Well,if you had free space less than 10 gb that happens. At least that is what happened to me
https://github.com/ValveSoftware/steam-for-linux/issues/5861

I've seen it too; don't remember which game for sure, but I could have sworn it was something based on Unity, not UE4.
scaine 27 November 2018 at 1:14 pm UTC
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I really enjoyed this and got about 10 hours in, then was distracted by something else and never went back. I found the combat to be challenging and generally balanced, although some "optional" objectives felt pretty mandatory at times and made some fights much, much harder.

I'll have to revisit this now that it's had its big update.
oldrocker99 2 December 2018 at 4:54 pm UTC
As a 70 year old rocker, I used Story Mode and posted that it was way too hard. The dev (bless him) told me that it was being made easier, and it is.

And I totally LOVE this game, with its very original and very unique combat system, its story, and that fact that an indie studio released a AAA game at a reasonable price. It's a lesson that other indie devs should heed, IMHO.


Last edited by oldrocker99 at 2 December 2018 at 4:57 pm UTC
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