If you haven’t played the game yet, fish out some cashish from your pocket and fix that serious oversight immediately. The work done by Beamdog on the remaster does not justify the purchase on its own, but Planescape: Torment is still the best RPG game ever created. [06/2017, p.46]
Picked nits aside, there is no better time to explore the world of Planescape with this enhanced edition. The content of the game has aged extremely well, providing almost endless hours of top notch exploration, dialogue and story. Beamdog has done a great job with getting it running better on modern machines while not going overboard. It ran without a hitch on my humble, underpowered laptop. As a must play for returning fans and newcomers alike, there is no real reason to skip Planescape: Torment: Enhanced Edition. This is PC RPG gaming done right.
Somewhere between science-fiction and fantasy, portals, magic, and warriors exist in a chaotic junction between existences. Worlds collide, and you're left to forge your own path, and discover more than you had ever realized. Planescape: Torment: Enhanced Edition is a gem of a game, which brings a long-lost treasure home, rested, refreshed, renewed, and ready for more adventure.
Beamdog has enhanced the core game with no affectations or game changing alterations, allowing Torment to speak for itself without being muffled by the clanking and crashing of technical clunk. The result is a spectacular adventure for those willing to accept its various eccentricities and advancing years.
Planescape: Torment Enhanced Edition brings an incredible list of improvements to one of the most enduring and unique RPGs ever written. Simply put, Planescape: Torment is not like anything that came before it or since, and this Enhanced Edition has updated it nicely.
Planescape: Torment will continue to be a classic — a titan standing tall in the history of RPGs. However, the Enhanced Edition has only really enhanced the price and little else. Though I have to say, Planescape itself is okay. I know I may aggravate or annoy some fans who remember this title fondly or have even experienced it again and enjoyed the trip down memory plane, but if we’re being honest with ourselves, Planescape: Torment has not aged well. The writing is as engrossing as ever, yes, but even in that regard, so much more has been done with games like Pillars of Eternity. Certainly, the gameplay and controls could be better. I’m not here to give praise for the history and importance of Planescape, but to judge it as it stands today amongst whippersnappers, like Tyranny, who likely owe a great deal to what this title has done for RPGs.
The enhanced edition of the glamorous gaming classic invokes mixed feelings. It brings a more modern look and greater users comfort, but some changes don't fully improve the game. Additionally, the enhanced version offers an original content without any changes, which is a warning to all original game owners who were looking forward to new experiences.
One of the biggest bummers about this game is the load times whenever you transition from an area, I honestly got up to walk across my house and grab my laptop to write a review and the dang game was still loading when I got back. It would be fine if I was playing it on an old amiga or something, but thats not a throwback element you want to incorporate into a revered game. Other then that, there is some excellent story telling and character development but I feel like it gets bogged down in it owns cleverness,
A scam. Beamdog did nothing and charged a lot. Buy the original version, worls without problems, and with mods you can upscale.
This isn't worth the Money. Buy the original version instead, its's cheaper.
I would have rated this release much higher if it was sold for original price + 5 or 6€. It doesn't offer anything new aside from some conveniency for the lazy casuals, which are not the audience intended for this game to begin with. It is especially grating with the GOG release considering that the Soundtrack of "Planescape: Torment" has been available for all owners of the game, ever since GOG relaunched seven years ago... up until now.
Beamdog, the new publishers of "Planescape: Torment", have chosen to sell the Soundtrack for a price that used to cover both the Soundtrack and *the game itself*.
To make matters worse, they've also removed the original edition of the game from the store and effectively doubled its price by bundling it together with the twice as expensive "Enhanced Edition".
The end result? Customers now have to pay 30€ for what used to cost 10€, a prime example of despicably unethical price gouging.
Sad since Planescape Torment is a timeless classic whose name will be now associated to a shady company who aims to milk established RPG franchises by adding mods and ugly UI targeting the android market while forgetting about its main audience.
There was a real opportunity for Beamdog here to finally do something right by hiring Mr. Avellone to add the original cut content and develop some areas he clearly stated would like to expand on in several interviews, But God forbid, that would have cost Beamdog some money and this EE would not be the easy cash grab presented to us now.
"What can change the nature of a man?" After this, I've come to believe that the true answer is dialogue option number 5.
The only unique features are zoom function (which makes everything blurry and which isn't necessary if you'll choose the right resolution for your display), fugly UI, quick loot and Avellone's proofreading which doesn't affect gameplay at all, the rest (and more like Unfinished business) you can get for free. Not worth the price. What's worst however is that Beamdog is taking credit for something they hadn't done, Black Isle is the developer, they're only modders.
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