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It's here! A remaster of Planescape: Torment, a 1999 story-driven RPG set in the Planescape setting using AD&D 2nd edition rules.
From Beamdog, who also remastered both Baldur's Gate games and Icewind Dale in similar fashion. This 1999 RPG classic now has native widescreen support and native support for modern operating systems (Windows, Linux, and OS X). It is available DRM free on GOG and also on Steam.
The original game is kept intact, nothing added. The UI has been improved and some new descriptions have been added to various UI and menu elements, but the script and all actual content is unchanged beyond error correction done by Chris Avellone himself. For more information, read the FAQ in the link provided above.
Mods can be found here.
You may notice in screenshots that characters have a strange outline around them, but it can be disabled thankfully so don't worry.
On the official website listed above, you can download Easter Egg Morte and Leprechaun Annah-skins for two companions. Not for first time players.
The soundtrack is sold separately and has also been remastered! Now 320 Kb/s MP3 instead of 192, and also available in lossless FLAC although it is effectively the same as the MP3 but bigger file size.
Tips for first time players:
- This game only has two mandatory battles, both are akin to "boss fights." Other hostile encounters can be avoided by simply fleeing (very effective), or using stealth if you are a Thief.
- Planescape: Torment has three classes: Fighter (you start as this, always), Thief, and Mage. To become a Thief or Mage, you must learn from others with those talents.
- If you plan to fight a lot, Fighter should have decent STR and CON (at least 14, preferably higher), Thief should have good DEX (at least 16), Mage should have good INT (at least 16). These attribute scores don't have to be as high as in D&D 3/3.5 games to yield similar success.
- Wisdom (WIS) is very important for combat, dialogue, and recalling memories. It's overpowered really, affecting combat luck too much. Of all attributes, it has the most impact on dialogue and thus quests and storytelling, followed closely by INT and then CHA.
- Your health regenerates. Constitution (CON) strongly affects regeneration rate. Getting a high enough CON score will easily make you overpowered.