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Planescape: Torment joins GameSpot elite

Alan Rose
Planescape Torment honored

GameSpot has recognized Planescape: Torment as one of its "greatest games of all time" - an honor richly deserved by this obscure, but classic RPG. Torment shares the same publisher (now defunct Interplay/Black Isle) as the Baldur's Gate series and also uses Bioware's Infinity engine, but you won't find any elves, dwarves, or halflings here - this ain't no Faerun, pal. What you will find is deep, emotive storytelling set across D&D's fantastical Planescape realm as you try to help the enigmatic Nameless One through an identity crisis of mythic proportions. A mostly linear adventure, Torment reached new heights in RPG design by allowing multiple character classes and alignments for your scarred anti-hero, while engaging you with descriptive dialogue to help him recover his lost memories. It might be somewhat lacking in replay value, but Planescape: Torment is a trip every RPG enthusiast should take at least once.

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