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Planescape: Torment: newbie thoughts

Discussion in 'Planescape: Torment (Classic)' started by Klorox, Jan 23, 2005.

  1. Morgoroth

    Morgoroth Just because I happen to have tentacles, it doesn'

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    I do agree with Bion but I'd want to remind you of one thing. You should be prepared to complete Planescape Torment a second time if you decide not to use any outside information before you start the game. It's extremely likely that you'll miss a big deal of the plot twists if you go through the game for yourself and might not even fully understand the plot at the end. Many I know even dislike Planescape Torment because they had in the end such a shallow knowledge of the plot and refuse to give it another try.

    I myself played the game first through without any spoils and considered the game to be good but not as good as Baldur's Gate II. When I finished BGII I gave Planescape Torment a second chance and this time with a walkthrough and then I came to understand the true greatness of the game.
     
  2. Will Gems: 13/31
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    Can't agree more with Bion: I know I have a tendency in (for example) BG2 to be pretty click-happy when it comes to dialogue so I can get on with the game. In PS:T a great deal of the game is the dialogue, so take your time and read carefully and fully.
     
  3. Takara

    Takara My goodness! I see turnips everywhere ★ SPS Account Holder

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    When I played through the first time, I did so with absolutely no previous knowledge. When I completed the game it was great. However, I did subsequently find out I missed an awful lot, but that was to be expected.

    It didnt lessen the game for me at all, and I still wanted to play it again. The next time I went through I read a bit about character generation and realised where I had gone wrong etc etc.

    I can fully understand the desire to have an absolutely fresh go at it. You can still have a fantastic game. If you plan on a second run through at some point, then I'd suggest people dont even give any 'hints'. But there are a few areas which can have suggestions without affecting the game in the slightest, and will benefit you, should this be your only run.
     
  4. Klorox

    Klorox Baruk Khazad! Khazad ai-mĂȘnu! Veteran

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    I'll ask for help if I'm losing interest or "just don't get it."

    Sorry for not responding in a while, I'm having a lot of computer problems. Hopefully I'll have a new computer up and running soon.
     
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    PS:T really demands a second play through if the first wasn't optimal. But for the sake of ruining the initial experience, its best to be left to your own devices.
     
  6. Enagonios Gems: 31/31
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    hmm, i shoulda done something like this as i just finished the game for the first time a few days ago.

    course mine wouldn't be as much fun to read as HB's because it doesnt usually take me around 6months to finish a game ;) :D

    finished the game within 2 weeks, wasn't playing everyday though.
     
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