Planescape: Torment (1999)

Video Game   |  Adventure, Fantasy


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In the city of Sigil, the only place from which all realities of the Planescape universe can be reached, an immortal amnesiac, the Nameless One, must uncover his past, the mystery of his immortality as well as who's trying to kill him.


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Writers:

Chris Avellone, Colin McComb

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13 July 2006 | squiddie50
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| The story of a man without a name.
It all stared at the mortuary, I woke up as if I've been taken to a hospital after a night when I had too much in my stomach that really belonged to the bottle. My head hurts and I cant recall a thing, although this time its not just yesterday, I cant remember a thing at all. Next to me I find a skull, although not a dead one, a living, talking, free floating skull. He tells me his name is Morte...

This is probably one of the best games ever made, I haven't played anything that have drawn me in like this game. Normally I'm really not in to role playing games, I think that they are too pretentious and foney, I mean OK: I'll save the world, get the treasure get half the kingdom, bla bla... Just so boring, this game is how ever different. You don't save the world, Its not in the dark ages, it doesn't contain: dwarfs, elves, orchs or any of that crap that I've seen a little too much of. My Journey is a different one, I'm of too get my life back, or at least the memory of it since I don't even have that. I cant even commit suicide, all that happens if I try is that I wake up again. Imortalaty is not a blessing in this game, its a curse. In most games the challenge lies in surviving, but not here. Here immortality is not a cheat that you've found on gamespot, its a fact that cant be switched on or of, this game is different. This game contains a profoundness that games usually never even want to have, every single character you meet in this game has a story, some have more than others, but its always extremely well made and you never feel like its repeating itself. In fact its manuscript is so thick that its thicker than what 5 normal sized novels are together. Sure its story is a linear one, but thats not something thats going to bother when the story is filled with mysteries that unravel as the story goes by. But it does not provide the answer to all questions it awakes. This game will leave you with questions, and gaps that are not supposed to be given answers by it self, that is something you'll have to fill in for yourself.

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Release Date:

12 December 1999

Language

English


Country of Origin

USA, Canada

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