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Old 06 September 2011, 20:13   #87
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Originally Posted by desiv View Post
Yep, great review..
I don't get the feeling that you were as enamored of U4 as I was/am.. But that's OK.. ;-)
I had played Ultima II on my friends Apple II, and I played a bit of Ultima III from a copy..
But the first one I "owned" was Ultima IV (for the C64 which I had then).
And it was incredible...
I loved trying to walk the balance between bashing away and still being a "good guy."

I think it was a game changer for RPGs. The universes weren't just hack/slash anymore...

To be honest, it was difficult for me to get into. I kept telling myself, "This is one of the greatest games of all time!", but it was tough nonetheless. It's too easy to be critical of the interface (K for climb a ladder and then D to descend it), and the fuzziness of the objectives "master the eight virtues!" doesn't exactly keep me riveted to my keyboard.

Of course, if this game were made today, it'd have all kinds of rails and tutorials and a much more intuitive control scheme, probably something like Fable.
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