Summary: Even though this one had been out for a while, I enjoyed similar games like Baldur's Gate and Icewind Dale. I had read that this one was highly rated by other players, so I thought I'd give it a try---worth the time.
Summary: For the last couple of years people have been patiently awaiting the release of I found out that the same makers of those two great games where releasing an RPG in my favorite campaign setting, I almost soiled myself with glee. Torment uses the Baldur's engine, but don't be the setting is not the sword and sorcery genre you are used too. In fact to me, it seems to have more of the quirkiness of Fallout2 than the straitforward D&D elements of Baldur's.
Summary: This is a good game, but a few warnings: 1) The story is great but I built it up in my head a little too much after reading the reviews. It is well-written, and written with the end in mind. Unlike most games which are kind of written as they go, things will make MORE sense as the game goes on until everything does at the end. Minor complaint: There were a few things that were either continuity issues, or just explained poorly IMO.
Summary: Planescape: Torment is a rarity among computer and video games. Rather than focusing on combat, the game is largely centered on roleplaying. I suspect that many people reading this review have played the Baldur's Gate and/or Knights of the Old Republic games. I did too, several times, before playing Torment. As such, I'll gear my review to this audience. If you're looking for white-knuckled battles and powerful magic items, don't bother. That's not the point of Torment.
Summary: I have to admit, I was a bit concerned at the outset; aside from Lords of Magic, I've never been too big on games where you control only one character in your party, and the lack of ability to select an original class had me a bit worried. Wrong I was. This is definitely a keeper. The premise is a bit like that of the film Mirage; your character wakes up, with no memory, and has to figure out where he is and what he's doing there.
Summary: If you've ever played Baldur's Gate this game should be fairly familiar to you. It uses the TSR D&D rules (although instead of having your stats rolled out for you it assigned a certain number of points you have to spend) and many of the creatures that inhabit the D&D world. You play the Nameless One, a man who dies and comes back to life over and over again.
Summary: This game WAS amazing. At the time every game i'd played or heard about was very linear so this game was a breath of fresh air. It was also so crammed with random little things like items that can talk to you, that take you to other dimensions, weapons that respond to your character class. At the time these things were great. Now a lot of games have these elements so it's not so special. The large maounts of text also make it seem a bit old now.
Excerpt: I must have played maybe 30 RPGs or more over the years, however in these days of Guild wars, Neverwinter nights and Final Fantasy 139.0's, I can't help thinking back with a certain degree of wistfulness to a game released on PC years ago which still towers head and shoulders above it's much more flashy decendants. Why? Because it had a story that grew and branched out and was riveting in its complexity and depth.
Pros: The best "Roleplaying" game to date anywhere, anytime
Cons: Graphics horribly dated now, will not suit Diablo fanatics
Excerpt: Of all the computer RPG’s ( Role Play Games ) I have played I have to say that so far Planescape Torment has been my favourite thus far and there are many reasons why this is so which I will try to explain to you as I write this op !! Okay first of all let’s start with some background.
Excerpt: Taken from my site: http://www.mattpollard.com Black Isle, modern day masters of the RPG, release another one. "But is it any good?" you ask. I delve in to find out the real truth of Planescape Torment and my lost memories. Yes, Planescape Torment is another RPG from Black Isle, modern day Connoisseurs of the RPG, and it is one of the best ones I have ever had the pleasure to play. "Better than Baldur's Gate!?" I hear you scream. Yes, better than Baldur's Gate.
Pros: Great plot . Interesting characters . Great dialogue . Lots of adventuring . Funny . Dark .
Cons: Graphics a little lacking . Spell system iffy . Plot can confuse a little . . .