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  • Summary: Welcome to Sigil, the "City of Doors", a place with gates that lead anywhere in existence, provided you have the proper key. It is a neutral ground and watering hole for races across the multiverse, all under the watchful shadow of the Lady of Pain, the enigmatic ruler of the city. It is aWelcome to Sigil, the "City of Doors", a place with gates that lead anywhere in existence, provided you have the proper key. It is a neutral ground and watering hole for races across the multiverse, all under the watchful shadow of the Lady of Pain, the enigmatic ruler of the city. It is a place where the word is mightier than the sword, where thought defines reality, where belief has the power to reshape worlds and change the laws of physics. [Interplay] Expand
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 22 out of 22
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  3. Negative: 0 out of 22
  1. 100
    Torment boasts a thoroughly enjoyable story line, and I can pretty much guarantee you won't be guessing how it all ends up with any degree of accuracy. This game has very few weaknesses, and predictability is certainly not one of them!
  2. Planescape is very, very special. Some might say it's too bizarre and weird, but I found it a refreshingly deep and thoughtful interlude in an otherwise cookie-cutter world of Samegaming.
  3. I have never before seen an RPG so deep, so entertaining, and so damn good.
  4. If you don't mind some weirdness, have a penchant for the macabre, and love the idea of role-playing in a setting where death is a doorway instead of a slammed door, then Planescape: Torment is just what the (witch) doctor ordered.
  5. 90
    Torment's graphics and sound are paradise. Gorgeous, hand-drawn backgrounds look sumptuous, even if they're overcome with dark, moody, colors.
  6. Batten down the hatches, let the answering machine do its thing, and keep some snack food on standby, because Planescape Torment is one of those RPGs with such a deep, rich story that it demands every ounce of the players attention.
  7. If you don't dig a traditional RPG structure, this is going to bore you to tears. But for a strong storyline in a non-traditional setting, Planescape is well worth the money.

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  1. Mr.Potato
    Mar 16, 2008
    10
    I have been a PC gamer close to 20 years and I own more than 200 original titles. I can say that this is one of the BEST games I EVER had the I have been a PC gamer close to 20 years and I own more than 200 original titles. I can say that this is one of the BEST games I EVER had the pleasure of playing and also own...the story is so deep and so are the characters.If you love RPG games you MUST buy it, if you hate RPG games go buy it and you'll fall in love with them!Purely a work of art!!! Expand
  2. Sep 21, 2017
    10
    This is one of the few games that was exactly as good as everyone told me it would be. Torment is the best RPG ever made, hands down.

    The
    This is one of the few games that was exactly as good as everyone told me it would be. Torment is the best RPG ever made, hands down.

    The strength of this game is in its writing. The quality of writing that Torment has is unparalleled by any game ever made. The story is incredibly well crafted and memorable. Nothing more needs to be said about it.

    Though combat isn't the focus of the game, with peaceful ways out of most situations, the combat is still great. Simple as far as CRPGs go, making it a great first CRPG for beginners, there are 3 classes you can play as, each with a lot of depth and a unique way of playing. Each experience is fun, to be sure, and it encourages replays of the game, but first time players should definitely play as a Mage with max Int and Wis to get the most out of the game their first time.

    Graphics and sound hold up fine, even today. They get the job done and they do it well, and they have a certain charm to them that will be memorable for a long time to come.

    Atmosphere is also top notch. No game, save for Dark Souls, has ever made me feel like I was really in an alien and strange world to this extent before, not even Morrowind. The world is also incredibly well designed, faithfully adapting the incredible Planescape D&D setting to a video game.

    Although a lot of content was unfortunately cut, particularly in the later areas, there is still a tremendous amount of things to do. This is where the real replay value comes: There are tons, and I do mean TONS, of meaningful choices to make, with consequences often follow you into the late game. There are also no quest markers to hold your hand, and this trust of the player's ability to figure out what to do will be very refreshing for new players and returning players alike.

    All in all, Planescape is a masterpiece of a game, a must play for anyone who likes real RPGs or thinks they might. For new players, once you get past the isometric view and a few cheesy things here and there you will find this game just as enjoyable as it was 20 years ago. Highly recommended, especially as a first CRPG.
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  3. Aug 15, 2010
    10
    This game is just hard to forget. Ten years has passed since I've been playing for the first time, and the impressions, emotions are stillThis game is just hard to forget. Ten years has passed since I've been playing for the first time, and the impressions, emotions are still with me. Those who had sad that it has a far greater story than Deus ex, are, as far as I am speaking for myself, correct. It needs that kind correction though, that the story in fact is a amazing book story, superior, to *any* game story, we have seen so far: including original Mafia story, or any good crpg, like Baldur's Gate. It is far greater too, than a few good books, I ve been reading. But, eventually, it is not ony history told so good, but also the mechanics of the game, ideas hidden here and there, make this game, the best one out there. Everything if perfectly balanced.
    Well, it would be great to se a another game taking place in Planescepe environment someday. Let's just hope it is possible.
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  4. NickX.
    Aug 2, 2005
    10
    Simply the best.
  5. UK_John
    Feb 1, 2007
    10
    Planescape Torment, if it were a film, ut would be Citizen Kane or Ben Hur. If it were a book, it would be War and Peace, or something by Planescape Torment, if it were a film, ut would be Citizen Kane or Ben Hur. If it were a book, it would be War and Peace, or something by Shakespeare. It is, by far, the most artistic, mature, creative story ever penned in any media. It has characters that have the deepness of life-long friends, it has more emotion than a Rocky film and does all this in a way that makes reading enjoying again, with immersion that takes you to another world like no book or movie has done before. It is a work of art and will be remembered for as long as anyone who has played it is still alive on this planet. It is, of course, the greatest game ever published, on any format. If you have not bought this game, do so, challenge yourself, stretch your mind. You will never be the same person again and you will know yourself better than you did before playing it. It is that profound an experience to play. Expand
  6. Mar 8, 2011
    10
    The best story ever told.The most influential RPG ever.The best RPG ever.The most intriguing main character to play with.The most interestingThe best story ever told.The most influential RPG ever.The best RPG ever.The most intriguing main character to play with.The most interesting NPC character stories ever told.Enigmatic atmosphere and beautiful musical background done by Mark Morgan made this game specific and flawless.But the most important thing that makes this game unique is novel-like conversation system.Which gives this game soul,and distinction from other games.There's only One,not Many.Not Baldurs Gate,nor Fallout,nor Icewind Dale,nor Morrowind,nor DIablo or any other.There's only One.And i qoute:'' What can change the nature of a man?'' Expand
  7. Apr 9, 2018
    0
    Je me rappelle y avoir joué à l'époque mais pas beaucoup... il faut dire que j'étais encore sur les Fallout (surtout le 2) sorti un an avantJe me rappelle y avoir joué à l'époque mais pas beaucoup... il faut dire que j'étais encore sur les Fallout (surtout le 2) sorti un an avant et qu'à côté, ce Torment m'est apparu assez vite comme un tourment que j'ai rapidement remisé à la remise.

    Or, il se trouve que bien souvent la première impression est la bonne -et qu'elle le reste même quand on y revient. Heureusement, pour y revenir, j'ai toujours ma config sous Windows XP avec le dual core, car Torment ne marche pas sous Windows 7. Et en plus, il n'aime pas ma 6770 puisque l'accélération 3D produit des artéfacts épouvantables ; qu'à cela ne tienne, je joue sans accélération et supporte les dégradés tramés -affreux- d'un jeu qui de toute façon... supporte mal le poids des ans.

    Premier constat, il s'agit d'un monde bizarre et certainement dépaysant, souvent bavard : on est plongé dans une "drôle" d'ambiance avec plus de questions que de réponses mais on se retrouve invariablement comme le héros amnésique, c'est-à-dire complètement paumé. Le fait qu'on soit... soit-disant "immortel" -mais qu'on meurt quand même pour ressusciter à des endroits précis- n'est pas vraiment un avantage : entre ça et le chargement de la sauvegarde précédente, je vois pas la différence ni l'intérêt, surtout qu'on peut évidemment sauver quand on veut !

    Le nombre élevé de dialogues ne nous épargne pas les combats, décidément très nombreux : pour un jeu aussi bavard, c'est quand même ballot. En fait, rapidement, tout le monde veut vous tuer ou presque. Et si on ne veut pas vous tuer, on vous demande d'aller dans des endroits où des créatures veulent vous tuer, pas parlementer ni palabrer.

    Ainsi, expérimenter ce jeu et le comparer avec sa suite spirituelle -ou plutôt son vague héritier en fait- que constitue l'excellent Torment Tides of Numénéra est particulièrement cruel pour Planescape Torment : le monde de Tides of Numénéra est non seulement aussi dépaysant -sinon plus- mais aussi très bien expliqué et ne nous impose qu'un dixième de tous ces combats pourris obligatoires. Et encore !

    En outre, le Numénéra jouit d'un excellent système au tour par tour au lieu du temps réel pausé assez foireux de Planescape Torment dont l'interface générale est d'ailleurs assez mal foutue. Les déplacements et la carte sont particulièrement laborieux, de même que les quêtes elles-mêmes dont une bonne partie sont du pur Fedex plus ou moins déguisé.

    On tombe également sur des bugs assez édifiants comme cette taverne que je visite une première fois pour y revenir quelque temps plus tard... Diantre, tous les clients m'attaquent alors à vue sans sommation... et sans explication ! putain, le jeu bavard ne veut plus me parler, il veut juste me zigouiller en fait.

    Tout cela fait... qu'en fait, il n'y a pas grand-chose à tirer de ce Torment, rien pour ainsi dire : la lourdeur omniprésente de l'interface, le monde abscons, l'histoire peu motivante, le bavardage inutile et les combats incessants ont raison de n'importe qui. Si vous voulez faire un Torment, ne vous trompez pas, faites celui d'Inxile Entertainment, délicieusement rétro mais pas trop et beaucoup plus, immensément plus intéressant et fascinant.
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