I sincerely did NOT think I would actually get to play it again... One of the grandfathers of modern-day RPGs; Chosen by gamers worldwide for being the best written RPG EVER; my favorite oldie but goldie: Planescape Torment.
I reluctantly picked it up yesterday, having felt the need to play something ACTUALLY worth my time and concentration. After grabbing the boxset with the 4 discs, I made myself a hot cup of cocoa and grabbed some muffins (I fucking love muffins). Then, after quickly installing it, I nervously proceeded double clicking the icon. After the barely recognizable publisher and producer intros, finally came the game intro, which almost made me shed a tear of joy, rewatching it after so long; shreds of The Nameless One's memories slowly being corrupted, all in a poorly rendered (but extravagant at that time) video from first person view. After the intro, I was technically speechless. Why haven't I thought of this before? Why didn't I fucking install it sooner?! Meh, I have it now, so that's as good as it gets, I guess. Anyhow, this is a game where you have to read A LOT to really get into the story. I have, and I didn't regret it. TRUST ME.
So, basically, in the first few minutes of the game, I just grinned like a fucktard while playing. Couldn't help but let the joy escape through the shape of my mouth. The slightly pixelated graphics seemed to conjoin with the game's atmosphere surprisingly well. The opened up carcasses, half-dissected people, covered up bodies, and zombie workers -who were just lumbering around- were all laid out perfectly into the 2-dimensional level.
Now, the characters are actually controlled from an isometric perspective, so the world may sometimes seem confusing, but that's only until you rememeber to look at the map; there, it shows you every exit and every mini-area that is inside the main loaded area, making confusion retreat like a motherfucker. What is actuallty more surprising is the variation of NPCs (Non-Playable Characters, you douche) and PCs (President of Columbia... No, silly, Playable Characters); they're ALL technically different; be it the colors of their clothes, be it some beanies or scarves or even armor. The world seems extravagantly rich in characters.
Another strong point of this wonderful game is the voice acting. Oh God, I just fucking LOVE Morte's snappy remarks and zombie-flirting. After all, Planescape Torment was nominated AND won (only in the eyes of gamers, of course) the "Best Sound Award" in a game; EVER. When you were in a crowded street, it actually SOUNDED like a crowded street. So, go figure.
All in all, if you guys like old-school AD&D games, Wizards of the Coast, or just a deliciously good story, I suggest you make time and fucking buy it. It's definitely gonna' be in the bargain bin, though it outweighs a LOT of today's junk.
Also, today I am in high spirits, so Imma' dumpin' 3 wallpapers. Enjoy.