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#897322 - 06/27/13 02:23 PM Planescape: Torment
lindy236 Offline
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Has anyone here played this game? If so did you like/hate it. I'm thinking about downloading it from GOG.

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#897334 - 06/27/13 03:24 PM Re: Planescape: Torment [Re: lindy236]
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Lindy, I see from searching that we have a couple who have played and enjoyed it. A brief comment is here.

There is also One GameBoomer's Review on His Site.
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#897337 - 06/27/13 03:31 PM Re: Planescape: Torment [Re: lindy236]
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HI - I played it many, many years ago. And there's a reason it is voted one of the best, if not the best rpgs of all time. There are multiple paths of the story, you can take, the characters are very fleshed out, and the floating skull (Morte) has a dry, witted humour. The only problem I see is this: You can only play as a male character in this game. However, the story is so riveting and emotional that you probably won't mind.

You play the Nameless One, who is in search of his past. Basically, you wake up in on a slab in a mortuary when you start the game. And the only thing you can do is to talk to the zombies....then you pick up things. And move around a bit, and get to know a few people. And form a party with them.

And the best part of this is: you can go through the whole game nearly without fighting anyone, provided you have high intelligence, high charisma and wisdom. [Wisdom and Charisma means something in this game...] I think you'd only have to fight, maybe 3 or 4 times if you high Wisdom, Charisma and Intelligence.

ps: beware of the rats in this game. All that you know about rpgs and monsters have gone topsey-turvey in this game. And while we're on this subject, don't be afraid to let The Nameless One die in this game. Death will just return him to the mortuary (from the start of the game) and it also has a very memorable effect...

I'll say: go for it. The story is great. And as I recall i from other who have finished the game (I sadly never got around to it, because my old computer broke down....), the ending is one of the best, if not the best ending in an crpg - ever.
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#897387 - 06/27/13 07:16 PM Re: Planescape: Torment [Re: lindy236]
lindy236 Offline
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Thank you L4L. That one Review was a interesting read.

Thank you Karsten. I don't mine playing a Male character and it's nice to know that dying "might be a good thing".

GOG has it on sale for $4.99 so I'm going for it.

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#897396 - 06/27/13 08:25 PM Re: Planescape: Torment [Re: lindy236]
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WoooHooo, let us know what you think. wave

If you like it, there are plans for a sequel that successfully funded on Kickstarter earlier this year. puppy
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#897446 - 06/28/13 12:11 AM Re: Planescape: Torment [Re: looney4labs]
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A great RPG !! Hope you enjoy it, lindy236 bravo
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#897512 - 06/28/13 10:25 AM Re: Planescape: Torment [Re: Mad]
lindy236 Offline
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Downloading went great. Played some last night, lots of dialogue to read. I notice that my "quick save" isn't saving so need to read the forums. Otherwise I like the game.

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#897516 - 06/28/13 10:48 AM Re: Planescape: Torment [Re: lindy236]
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You also might be interested in these mods for the game. wave

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#897519 - 06/28/13 10:58 AM Re: Planescape: Torment [Re: Marian]
lindy236 Offline
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Thanks Marian for that link. Did you use any of these mods and are they worth having?

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#897524 - 06/28/13 11:14 AM Re: Planescape: Torment [Re: lindy236]
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I haven't used them, but my son has used the widescreen mod and he said it made quite the difference. If it were me, I would also install (at the very least) the Ultimate Fixpack as well. wave

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#897809 - 06/29/13 03:57 PM Re: Planescape: Torment [Re: Marian]
lindy236 Offline
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Does anyone here know how to "talk" to your companions. The manual tells me nothing. I think I knew in the beginning of the game, but forgot. LOL
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#897820 - 06/29/13 04:37 PM Re: Planescape: Torment [Re: lindy236]
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I think what you do is to right-click and then pick the dialogue bubble option, then click it on the character you wish to talk to. wave

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#897831 - 06/29/13 04:57 PM Re: Planescape: Torment [Re: lindy236]
looney4labs Offline
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Thanks Marian wave

Did that do it Lindy?
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#897840 - 06/29/13 05:17 PM Re: Planescape: Torment [Re: looney4labs]
lindy236 Offline
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Thanks Marian. happydance

It worked.

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#897844 - 06/29/13 05:20 PM Re: Planescape: Torment [Re: lindy236]
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Excellent! Happy gaming. smile

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