Planescape: Torment is a CRPG (Computer Role Playing Game) that focuses heavily on storyline and conversation over combat and strategy.
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Pro A dark, engaging setting
Planetscape: Torment has a dark setting where zombies and scary creatures are the focus, making for a game that is themed to be more scary over a traditional fantasy game. So for those interested in a darker themed fantasy setting this should appeal to their interests.
Pro Spiritual precursor of Torment: Tides of Numenera
inXile Entertainment said they were going to make a spiritual successor of Planescape: Torment called Torment: Tides of Numenera through kickstarter, it actually beat the record for hitting the $1 million mark at the time of the kickstarter which had a kickstarter goal of $900k that was planned for a month. The goal was hit in 6 hours. Total, Tides of Numenera has hit almost $5 million, more than 5 times than the original goal, and hit their goal in just six hours. This easy backing shows just how popular Planetscape: Torment was and still is.
Con Traditional fantasy fans may find the game daunting or too dark
Unlike most CRPG games the fantasy setting is not very Tolkeinesque, there are no dwarves or elves to be seen. All of the traditional fantasy tropes will not be found here as the game focuses on a much darker setting with undead and other scarier creatures. This may not be intriguing to some and too dark a game for those that normally enjoy the CRPG genre.