||(Win95/Win98) (Retail) (TORMENTPR)
Black Isle Studios / Interplay
ESRB rating: Teen - Animated violence, blood, and suggestive themes
A from JustRPG
9.8 from Gamers
The Vault Network 1999 Awards
Advanced Dungeons & Dragons
Welcome to Sigil, the "City of Doors," a place with
gates that lead anywhere in existence, provided you have the proper key. It is
a neutral ground and watering hole for races across the multiverse, all under
the watchful shadow of the Lady of Pain, the enigmatic ruler of the city. It is
a place where the word is mightier than the sword, where thought defines
reality, where belief has the power to reshape worlds and change the laws of
creation is just the beginning - throughout the game your character adapts to
fit your own personal gaming style.
Planescape universe is a setting you've NEVER experienced before, filled with
sharp-edged visuals, bizarre adversaries, and strange magics.
inventory items with personalities. Manage an unpredictable party of the
strangest allies to walk the faces of alternate planes.
regenerate, speak with the dead, and have magical immunities. You're a power to
be RECKONED with. Unfortunately, so is everyone else.
Required: IBM compatible PC Pentium 200MHx
with MMX, Windows 95/98 with DirectX 6.0 or higher, 32MB RAM, DirectX certified
sound and video card, 650 MB free hard drive space, 8x CD-ROM drive, 4MB SVGA
video card, 100% Microsoft compatible mouse.
Recommended: IBM compatible PC Pentium 266MHz with MMX, 64MB RAM, 800
MB free hard drive space, 12x CD-ROM drive, 4MB or greater SVGA video card for
24 and 32 bit effects.
JustRPG by Andrew Ellis
"From the start, you can tell Planescape: Torment kicks ass. It drags you in
from the start. You wake up in a mortuary on a stone tablet surrounded by
Zombies and a talking skull, and you don't even remember your own name. You are
set off trying to find out who you are and so on. The plot line might sound a
little stupid, but you'll wind up being so involved in it that you'll end up
hopelessly addicted after your first hours of play.
"Things just get better after this. The
dialogue is great, there are plenty of spells, and if you know what you have to
do, you can do it. An interesting feature is that Nameless One, your main PC,
is immortal. He can be killed, but most of the time he will be
"Torment's graphics are excellent for 2D sprites. The characters look
realistic and the spell effects are awe-inspiring. One draw back is that, like
most games, the characters in the towns look pretty much like all the other
characters in the town..."
"Overall, this is an excellent game and I would recommend it unconditionally
to anyone who likes fantasy role-playing-games at all."
Pulse by T. Robert Szekely
"Few games capture me from the get go, but this one did. The introduction
cut scene is more than flash and style; miss it at your peril. Planescape:
Torment (PST) is the newest Computer Role Playing Game (CRPG) from the people
who brought you Baldurs Gate,
Tales of the Sword Coast, Fallout, Fallout 2, and the
upcoming Neverwinter Nights and Icewind Dale. This is
an RPG pedigree of the highest order and it shows. PST takes place in Sigil,
the City of Doors. Think the crossroads of the universe. This is where races,
gods and mortals mix. For those familiar with Baldurs Gate, you will find
much that is familiar and a fair amount that has been tweaked and refined. For
those who have never played a CRPG, this is a great one to start on."
"The graphic design is simply
amazing. The colour palette is varied and gorgeous. The buildings all have a
cool factor to them. Character animation is great and the bored
animations are worth letting nothing happen just to see them. Morte has some
great lines which are worth the price of admission alone. The females in the
game are, uh, a little more, hmm, buoyant, and scantily clad than the real
world would have, but all in all not too bad."
"Needless to say I was impressed. The voice work is the finest I have heard.
The music is great and adds greatly to the game. My advice is to crank the
speakers and play away."
"All in all Planescape: Torment was an absolute joy to play. I have lost
quite a few hours to it and will lose a quite few more before I let this one
off my hard drive."
The Vault Network 1999 Awards - Game of the
Planescape: Torment marks a triumphant initiation to the quirky D&D
Planescape campaign setting. Developed and published by the Black Isle Studios
division of Interplay, Planescape: Torment offers a creative storyline with
lots of twists and turns, varied and interesting NPCs, exceptional
replayability with different types of characters, imaginative artwork, a
user-friendly interface, the opportunity to explore varied planes in the
multiverse, lots of quests and sub-quests, and much, much more.
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