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Retro Planescape: Torment

Discussion in 'Gaming' started by Veles, 20 Dec 2007.

  1. Veles

    Veles DUR HUR

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    Holy crap this game is good, I never really liked BG, I didn't really get it when it first came out and now I've grown older I still don't really get it. It's not that the AD&D system is complicated or anything I just could never get into it and still can't now.

    When I installed PS: T I was a bit put off that it was the same engine and D&D system (I really knew nothing about the game), but I thought it started off so well, the dialogue was so well written, managing to be serious and create quite a foreboding atmosphere and yet still be hilarious. I suppose I like this and Fallout more because it's not your done-to-death standard fantasy plot.

    Well, I've not got too far yet so don't spoil it too much, I've been told I should hold onto the bowl of custard or something though.

    Now go (re)install it and play it :p
     
  2. BlueTrin

    BlueTrin What's a Dremel?

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    Heh for many (for me as well), it is the best RPG ever made. You can try also Fallout 1&2 and also Arcanum.

    But IMHO no RPG can compare to Fallout and Planescape Torment ...
     
  3. DarkLord7854

    DarkLord7854 What's a Dremel?

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    ADoM forever. :p
     
  4. BlueTrin

    BlueTrin What's a Dremel?

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  5. CardJoe

    CardJoe Freelance Journalist

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    Go ahead and spoil it don't you, Veles - I just finished writing a feature which spends a whole page writing about how glorious the game is :p

    It really is one of the smartest and most memorable games I've ever played. Little tip: Unlike every other D&D game, Wisdom is the most important score you can have. Push it to max. It will unlock more memories, give constant EXP. Multipliers, allow more dialogue choices and open up whole new conversations with Fall-From-Grace, Dakkon and Murray...I mean, Morte. It's pretty much the only game where you want to deliberately drop your strength in order to boost your Wisdom.
     
  6. Veles

    Veles DUR HUR

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    Oooo, I just dumped all my stats into strength, I haven't got very far so I'll start again with a high wisdom so I can have more of the story unfold for me.
     
  7. CardJoe

    CardJoe Freelance Journalist

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    I tend to balance Intelligence and Wisdom when I do it, with Charisma and Dexterity as a secondary concern. There's very few occasions where you'll need a high strength and there's ussually another way around it. Still, it's up to the player to decide whats best ;)

    The thing I love most about the game, other than Dakkons backstory which becomes more and more involved the more you learn about the ways of the Zerth, is the alignment system though. It changes to reflect your current trend. Truthfully vow to do lots of good missions - become Lawful Good and eventually be unable to deviate from that. Lie through your teeth about the vow, but do it anyway - become Chaotic Good.

    It's kind of telling that I always end up as True Neutral - the alignment associated with lunatics and madmen in the game. :worried:
     
  8. BlueTrin

    BlueTrin What's a Dremel?

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    Yeah though you can play a brute if you intend to go chaotic evil ...
    If I was you, for the first playtrough, I would get a very high wisdom first, second intelligence and a decent charisma, do not remove points from any other characteristic though ...

    This game is very special and you will end up with plenty of points for all characteristics anyway ...

    Wisdom is the most important because it increases the experience you get and you will need ALOT of experience points in this game ...
     
  9. Bungle

    Bungle Rainbow Warrior

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    Be warned there is a mammoth amount of dialogue and text in this game. It feels like your reading the Lord Of The Rings trilogy and is no less interesting for it. Enjoy the journey. :thumb:
     
  10. Woodstock

    Woodstock So Say We All

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    would like to give this a try but, no one in retail sells it any more and its not on trademe (nz eqquiv to ebay). :(
     
  11. CardJoe

    CardJoe Freelance Journalist

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  12. BlueTrin

    BlueTrin What's a Dremel?

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    Well honestly, I am quite sure that if you send an email to the development team or the company about the unavailability, they would advise you (more or less) to download it since you cannot buy it ...
     
  13. Xombi

    Xombi Evil Inside

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    Planescape: Torment is my favorite RPG of all time, and it's available on Gametap along with a lot of other hard to find classics.
     
  14. CardJoe

    CardJoe Freelance Journalist

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    Epic win.
     
  15. Bungle

    Bungle Rainbow Warrior

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    Bit of a favour to ask here, I didn't actually finish the game.:duh: Just out of interest, how far off the end was I?
    I managed to get to the part where your in a small room with a 6ft mirror and are forced to fight yourself. This is where I failed to get past.
    Hope there's enough info for anyone to recognise the point in the game.
    Cookie for anyone who can help...honest.:D
     
  16. Blademrk

    Blademrk Why so serious?

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    Did anyone else get a copy of the Planescape Torment Novel with their game? I really enjoyed reading that.
     
  17. CardJoe

    CardJoe Freelance Journalist

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    :O NO!

    ....want...
     
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