"Gee Sharguild, you are like my fave OP ever! Why waste time posting inane threads on a game so old and like, ya know, so um, old and like stuff?"
Ah, you are so clued in to life my young friend ( regarding judging OPs) and yet, so hockey puck.
Why do we post anything to a forum?
Self gratification of course ( or flagellation in certain circumstance) or in some instances, a true desire to spread information that one has found interesting, informative and worthwhile.
None of those reasons may apply here but I digress....
Planescape Torment is a unique game and though millions of copies have sold ( wait, stat check) um, hundreds of copies have sold, it remains one of those key and deciding games that elevate an individuals experience from the sublime to the um, existential pinnacle of DnD (aka Don't need Dungeons).
PS:T can provide multiple hours of activity to individuals who are, looking for hours of activity.
Did you know, it may in fact, be considered one of the greatest providers of activity to people without any knowledge of other means of activity locked in solitary confinement with only this game as a means of activity?
Well see, now you do.
But you may be wondering, for those of us not secluded in a cell without access to sharp utensils or communication with the outside world, why would WE endeavour to master such a masterpiece?
Ah, such a relevant question is worthy of perfect incite. An answer that dispels all notions of non-indulgence.
To this question, I pose a question; "What can change the nature of a man?"
You may think this bears no relevance to why someone would post information about a game that is 16 years old, has limited graphics, has been beaten to death, resurrected and bludgeoned into unconsciousness by a variety of people that long ago moved on into the 21st Century and started playing other games that make you feel like your RIGHT IN THE BLOODY GAME AND HOLY CRAP IT'S LIKE BEING PART OF A REAL LIFE EXPERIENCE AND OMG! I THOUGHT MY LIFE WAS ON THE LINE FOR REAL AND THIS SHIT IS INTENSE!!!
But do you really?
Well, yeah, maybe you do but is that any reason to dismiss "one of the best books you've ever played?"
Um, before you answer, I ask you to keep in mind one thing;
- a game, is what we make of it. We walk a tenuous path through life and in it we will be subjected to many frivolities that may or may not make an impact on our outlook. We can relegate things unknown to the abyss or take halting yet meaningful glimpses at them in an effort to comprehend what they can add to our experience and inevitably our wisdom.
Okay, two things;
- age does not warrant dismissal if we recognize that what has passed was placed there for our benefit, to accept or elude as we elect to determine. The choice is ours.
Okay wait, three, three things....
It's a bloody good game! What? You need a sign flashing that says "GOOD GAME OVER HERE!!!!"
Okay, maybe just two things....
Alright Mom! I'll take the garbage out in a minute! Jeez! I'm talking to my friends!!!!
I gotta go.....