10 PC Role-Playing Games That Will Take You on Great Adventures: Page 6 of 10

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5. Planescape: Torment

Imagine for a moment that you’re immortal. And every time you “die”, your memories are lost to you. How would the you in the now act compared to the you in the past?

In Planescape: Torment, human nature, and how it can change, is the major theme of the story. You play as the Nameless One, an immortal being who’s just awoken from death to find he’s lost all his memories. You set out to regain your morality, believed to have transcended the deletion of your memories.

"Perfect! I was just thinking I needed a bath."

Your alignment is your choice. However, you have no control over your past personalities. As you journey onwards, accompanied by companions (some of which have crossed paths with your old selves), a dark picture is painted stroke by stroke. You learn more about your lost personalities and the terrible deeds they’ve committed. But what does that mean for the current you?

What is human nature? What is morality? How are these things shaped in an individual? The journey through Planescape will end with you facing these questions.

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