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Planescape: Torment

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Genre: Real Time Strategy (RTS), Role-playing (RPG), Strategy

Platforms: Linux, PC (Microsoft Windows), Mac, iOS

Versions: See the alternative version of this game

In this CRPG set in the Dungeons & Dragons setting of Planescape, The Nameless One, an immortal amnesiac, sets off on a quest across the infinite Planes and gathers a party of conflicted companions to find out who he is and reclaim his mortality. Throughout it, he faces the consequences of the horrors he committed in his past lives and tries to find the root of all the torment plaguing his companions and the Planes.



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Great 100%

This game has the best story and writing in videogames. I'd normally avoid superlatives like this, but at this point nobody is mad enough to disagree. This is the type of game that changes the way you look at your life and makes you want to be a better person. The combat is bad, but that ends up being a good thing, because it drives players to investing in their Wisdom, Speech and even Intelligence, which ends up providing a more enjoyable exper... Read More

Positive points
Atmosphere
Lore/Worldbuilding
Writing and story
The bad combat encouraging you to focus on speech-based stats, which make the game more engaging and interesting
Negative points
The moment-to-moment combat being unengaging

Storyline

The game's story begins when The Nameless One wakes up in a mortuary. He is immediately approached by a floating skull, Morte, who offers advice on how to escape. Morte also reads the tattoos written on The Nameless One's back, which were inked there as reminders to himself, that contain instructions to find a man named Pharod. After a conversation with the ghost of his former lover, Deionarra, and passing by various undead, The Nameless One leaves the mortuary to explore the slums of Sigil.