Great moments in PC gaming: Visiting the Sensorium in Planescape: Torment

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Planescape: Torment

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Developer: Black Isle Studios
Publisher: Interplay Entertainment
Year: 1999

In the impossibly interdimensional city of Sigil almost everyone belongs to a faction, which is like a cross between a philosophy and a football club. It’s something to believe in and it’s also a reason to pick a fight down the pub. There’s the Dustmen, who believe we’re all dead and trapped in a purgatory that can only be escaped by accepting our fate and ridding ourselves of emotion. There’s the Xaositects, who believe chaos reigns and speaking in normal sentences is for losers. And there’s the Society of Sensation, who think the only way to understand the multiverse is by experiencing it.