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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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Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 2 out of 150
  1. eeganrac
    Jul 31, 2006
    10
    Great game, i wish somebody would pick up the license and make a sequel.
  2. Jun 8, 2016
    10
    The best story line that was ever created and best RPG all the time, deep, philosophical inducing to thinking and this is my real love, loveThe best story line that was ever created and best RPG all the time, deep, philosophical inducing to thinking and this is my real love, love of my life Expand
  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. Jan 5, 2016
    10
    There's simply nothing that matches this game in terms of the story and characters. I've spend last 5 days playing this game, what a ride! I'mThere's simply nothing that matches this game in terms of the story and characters. I've spend last 5 days playing this game, what a ride! I'm thinking to give it another play through soon. I'm wishing this game HD remake or something. of course you can play it with mods widescreen bug fixes etc... all good. But this game deserve overhaul. I'm not old school rpg baldur's gate icewind dale fan, and i'm telling you this game is amazing, but if you are, this will probably fit you even more.
    You deserve to play this game, this game deserve to be played, that is the nature of this game!
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  6. SHODAN
    Jan 12, 2008
    10
    In playing Planescape: Torment, it becomes clear that the game is a construct of the ideals and carefully considered philosophies of In playing Planescape: Torment, it becomes clear that the game is a construct of the ideals and carefully considered philosophies of passionate, hard-working minds. One gets the impression that "Torment" is a product of some irretrievable, perfect circumstance whereby a team of like-minded individuals were free to think and work outside of monetary and publisher constraints. Everything about the game seems thoughtful and inherently intelligent as well as being masterfully crafted. The stellar, original art and sound direction compliment it's well-written, intricate plot. It is a detailed and subtle world inhabited by believably complex and meaningful characters with their own back stories and motivations. Instead of feeling that I was the center of the world, it seemed like it was all happening around me. I felt that I was killing real people for real reasons. Torment, like other brilliantly designed titles (i.e. Deus Ex, Fallout 2, Baldur's Gate II: Shadows of Amn) forced me to empathize and think. Such things define 'art'. You'll really need to just play it to see what is meant. 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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