History VideoGame / PlanescapeTorment

11th Nov '16 3:55:33 AM jake38
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Bottom line: this game is ''strange''. It did not sell well but was [[http://www.gamerankings.com/pc/187975-planescape-torment/index.html highly]] [[http://www.metacritic.com/game/pc/planescape-torment acclaimed]] and remains a CultClassic to this day.

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Bottom line: this game is ''strange''. It did not sell well but was [[http://www.gamerankings.com/pc/187975-planescape-torment/index.html highly]] [[http://www.metacritic.com/game/pc/planescape-torment acclaimed]] and remains acclaimed]], remaining a CultClassic to this day.
26th Oct '16 12:38:47 AM BattleMaster
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* SpeakingLikeTotallyTeen: A group of thugs in Clerk's Ward can be called out on their poor grasp of Sigil's slang. Annah, a born and raised street urchin, finds them especially amusing. (Ironically, she herself regularly uses "pike off" to tell people to go away and stop bothering her, whereas at least according to the 2nd Edition ''Planewalker's Handbook'' it means "to annoy".)

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* SpeakingLikeTotallyTeen: A group of thugs in Clerk's Ward can be called out on their poor grasp of Sigil's slang. Annah, a born and raised street urchin, finds them especially amusing. (Ironically, she herself regularly uses "pike off" to tell people to go away and stop bothering her, whereas at least according to the 2nd Edition ''Planewalker's Handbook'' it means "to annoy".annoy", though the Planescape Boxed Set listed it as being an all-purpose rude word.)


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** With the exception of an optional disguise in the Mortuary, the Nameless One goes the entire game wearing nothing above his waist besides tattoos and some magic jewelry.
26th Oct '16 12:29:44 AM BattleMaster
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* MoneyForNothing: Not to the extent of the other games on the Infinity Engine, but you will be able to end up with more money than you need fairly quickly. Unless you really want to buy all the expensive high-level spells (and note that you're unlikely to ever become high level enough to actually ''cast'' them).

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* MoneyForNothing: Not to the extent of the other games on the Infinity Engine, but you will be able to end up with more money than you need fairly quickly. Unless you really want to buy all the expensive high-level spells (and note that you're unlikely to ever become high level enough to actually ''cast'' them). There's one quest that if completed in a certain way will cause a merchant to give you such a huge discount at his shop that you can sell items to him for more money than he charges to sell them back to you, allowing you to get as much money as you'd like in a matter of minutes.
15th Oct '16 1:41:31 PM Hawaii_Knut
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* JokeItem: The drones in the Modron Maze often drop junk (Bag of Coins, Stone Rod ect.) that don't even qualify as VendorTrash, because they have no value or direct use whatsoever. You could use them as markers in the Maze, however.
9th Oct '16 10:36:17 AM Kreyghun
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* GameplayAndStorySegregation:
** On the other hand the Nameless One doesn't actually regain hit points any faster than anyone else unless you've pumped up your constitution stat to superhuman levels.
** [[spoiler:The Blade of the Immortal is stated to be capable of permanently killing you off if it's used while you're in a plane separated from any other planes. And it indeed does if you use it after reaching the Transcendent One. However, if it's used anywhere else in the Fortress of Regrets, it will merely trigger a NonStandardGameOver.]]
23rd Aug '16 8:31:10 PM Pennyforth
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** It should be noted that the prostitute Morte spends time with is employed at a brothel of "Slaking ''Intellectual'' Lusts", and the reason it buffs his taunt skill is that she has a particular talent for profanity and constructing curse phrases that impresses even the foul-mouthed Morte. Needless to say, he finds her ''even more attractive" for it.

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** It should be noted that the prostitute Morte spends time with is employed at a brothel of "Slaking ''Intellectual'' Lusts", and the reason it buffs his taunt skill is that she has a particular talent for profanity and constructing curse phrases that impresses even the foul-mouthed Morte. Needless to say, he finds her ''even more attractive" attractiv'' for it.
23rd Aug '16 8:30:38 PM Pennyforth
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** It should be noted that the prostitute Morte spends time with is employed at a brothel of "Slaking ''Intellectual'' Lusts", and the reason it buffs his taunt skill is that she has a particular talent for profanity and constructing curse phrases that impresses even the foul-mouthed Morte. Needless to say, he finds her ''even more attractive" for it.
14th Jul '16 11:50:20 AM MightyMonarch
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* FutureSlang: Though most of the slang isn't fictional so much as obscurely and obscenely British. It's all based on the Cant, a British slang used by thieves, beggars, street dwellers and low class in general.

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* FutureSlang: Though most of the slang isn't fictional so much as obscurely and obscenely British. It's all based on the Cant, a British slang used by thieves, beggars, street dwellers and low class in general.



** More specifically, the vernacular used is heavily based on Canting, a mid-18th Century slang used amongst beggars and thieves. The words that aren't directly lifted from Canting are designed to fit feel of the dialect. It's even referred to in-universe as "the Cant".

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** More specifically, the vernacular used is heavily based on Canting, a mid-18th Century slang used amongst beggars beggars, thieves and thieves. low class in general. The words that aren't directly lifted from Canting are designed to fit feel of the dialect.dialect in the Planescape universe. It's even referred to in-universe as "the Cant".
14th Jul '16 11:02:59 AM MightyMonarch
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* FutureSlang: Though most of the slang isn't fictional so much as obscurely and obscenely British.

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** [[spoiler:Vhailor will betray at you at the end if your alignment is evil. He can also turn hostile if you reveal your past to him in many conversations possible or while talking to certain NPCs about this while he is in your party]]
** [[spoiler:Ignus will betray you if your alignment at the end is lawful or good.]]
* FutureSlang: Though most of the slang isn't fictional so much as obscurely and obscenely British. It's all based on the Cant, a British slang used by thieves, beggars, street dwellers and low class in general.
14th Jul '16 7:47:36 AM MightyMonarch
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** It is actually hard as balls to stay Lawful and even more to stay Lawful Good. The game gives many MANY more ways to gain chaotic points and to be lawful you have to be honest and avoid lying altogether throughout most of the game since the very beginning. It pays off immensely though: [[spoiler: the Infinity+1Sword , Celestial Fire a "Holy Avenger sword" (straight out of the TabletopGame) requires you to be Lawful Good. These swords are insanely powerful while having defensive magic too but are restricted to Lawful Good with only paladins capable of using the magic abilities aura they have.]]

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** It is actually hard as balls to stay Lawful and even more to stay Lawful Good. The game gives many MANY more ways to gain chaotic points and to be lawful you have to be honest and avoid lying altogether throughout most of the game since the very beginning. It pays off immensely though: [[spoiler: the Infinity+1Sword , Celestial Fire a "Holy Avenger sword" (straight out of the TabletopGame) requires you to be Lawful Good. These normally +5 and beyond swords are insanely powerful while having defensive magic too but are restricted to Lawful Good with only paladins capable of using the magic abilities and aura they have.]]
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