I want to experience PS:T because of the story. I am, however, short of patience for gaming nowadays so I found what seems to be the best novelization around. I feel in my gut I should play the actual game though, which I already bought some months ago and stopped playing after 30 min, because I do not have the patience for the combat mechanics.
To decide, I want to know: - can I experience the story as in the novella with one run-through ? (which should I do, I'll cheat and also play on Easy as a means to not get bothered by combat) ? - if so, will it require me to go and chat with every NPC just because 'what if he has something to say?' ?
I remember fondly of playing BGII:SoA, but I know that if I'm required to explore all the NPC's and handle inventory I'll end up not playing the game. I do expect to read a lot, but not to pixel hunt and do inventory management.
This question of course was also born of a fear of the novella being incomplete in relation to the game, though it doesn't seem that way.
Link to the stuff I found: http://discogenie.dyndns.org/planescape/
What I really want to know: can I play for the story without getting bothered by game mechanics ?