Some minor visual elements don’t translate to the Switch as smoothly as they could, but Planescape: Torment and Icewind Dale: Enhanced Editions sucks you into all the most captivating fantasy adventures.
Once you get past the dated graphics, slow RPG gameplay, and wonky (but improved) PC-to-console controls, you will find one of the better stories available to you in gaming in each of these titles. A worthy place for fans of the original releases to return, as well as for those paper-and-pencil gaming aficionados.
Icewind Dale and Planescape: Torment are two games from a previous generation that now get the right to a Nintendo Switch release. While both titles included in this package feature a marvelous plot and many hours of content for a very customizable experience, its visual execution has aged rather poorly and the level of difficulty will put off many newcomers.
I can really only recommend the Planescape: Torment and Icewind Dale: Enhanced Editions to people who played and enjoyed them in the past. Planescape has a terrible bug that freezes the game when you try to rest in one of the earlier areas of the game, and this is still the least of its problems. It’s possible that the original developers of these games made them for an audience that would be familiar with the mechanics or have the patience to spend hours figuring out the systems at play. 20 years on, these games continue to be filled with brilliant story-telling, but what they really need to tell you is how to actually play.
SummaryPlanescape: Torment Enhanced Edition
"What can change the nature of a man?"
You are the Nameless One, a hulking figure covered in scars and tattoos collected over the course of countless livesnone of which you can remember, but are now coming back to haunt you. You are prodded awake by Morte, a floating skull and keeper of secrets, to...