Summary: Even though this game is many years old, it is still among my favorite RPG's. It is truly an example of substance over style. While it doesn't have flashy graphics and sound effects that one expects from games circa 2006, it makes up for this with a unique and deep plotline. In a nutshell, you play a character who wakes up in a mortuary without any memory. You must explore your world in order to piece together who you are.
Summary: This game have by far the best dialog I've ever seen in a game period. You can tell the devs thought out almost every option you might want to say to anyone in the game. You can even have conversations with your party members and learn more about them. The combat is fairly tactical, but it's no Fallout. Combat overall is good, but not the strength of this game. The story, characters and atmosphere are near perfect.
Summary: Let me say, first off, that this is without question the most absorbing, immersive computer game I've ever played. It's very close to being my favorite game of all time, but it has a few nasty flaws that keep it from being as amazing as it probably should be. Torment allows you to make real choices about your character's personality.The player has the same freedom of choice in conversation that they do in Fallout, but with greater complexity befitting a later, more...
Summary: This is without a doubt the best computer game that I have ever played. Planescape Torment essentially lets you walk through an incredibly well written novel. It is funny, tragic, and horrifying from moment to moment. Seven years after its release, there is still nothing that can compare.
Summary: Thought people might like to know that this game was made for Windows 95/98 BUT plays even better on XP! It requires DirectX 6 but recognized I had DirectX 9.1 already installed. I have a 2.5 mgh processor, Pen IV, Radeon 9700 Pro video card. Get this RPG if you love having an involving, dramatic story told to you while you play. I miss Black Isle Studios...
Summary: Planescape: Torment is a great RPG, in the truest sense of the genre. You play the Nameless One, a confused but apparently immortal (in the sense of if you die, you don't die for good) wanderer of the planes, whose very flesh tells the tale of his endless struggles. You are turned loose into a world that bears only a passing and vague resemblance to any other D&D or RPG realm you may have encountered, and that is filled with endless mysteries and characters.
Summary: If youre a DnD or RPG fan you owe it to yourself to play this game. This games story and plot rivals some of the best books ive read to date. Its story is truly amazing and the way it all comes together in its sad and tragic character is brilliant. This is as close to rpg perfection as you can get, period. However, it does have a few short comings... but its low price negates that. 1. Poor battle sequences.
Summary: First, you have to ask yourself: why is a game from a few years ago STILL getting 5-star reviews -- a bunch in just the past couple months?!? And second: how could a 2-D game (like the Baldur's Gate 1 and 2 series) possibly hold up against 3-D games like Neverwinter Nights? Well, it's because of gameplay. It's remarkable. You start out by waking up on a slab, in a cemetary.
Summary: This is without a doubt the finest FRPG I have ever played. You should buy it because: 1. The stability problems from the detractors are much overemphasized. I had to choke down the hardware acceleration on my video card and everything after that worked fine. 2. In spite of the "limitation" that you can only play one character, that character can be whoever you want him to be (strong and smart, charismatic and dextrous, or whatever).
Summary: Whoever gave the green light for this game to be made deserves some kind of medal. It must have taken a LOT of guts to release a game that seems custom built from top to bottom NOT to aim for the lowest common denominator. The fact that it didn't sell very well is one of the most discouraging occurences in game history, because it means more roleplaying games of this caliber are unlikely. What's so fantastic about the game?