I thought it was great, 'course it was like 3 years ago, but I wish there were more games like this.
Has anyone played this game?
I played the game when it first came out, and then again on a laptop in 2004. I grew up as a huge fan of the Ultima series (starting with Ultima I in 1983 or '84 or whenever it was re-released), and this game was sometime of a disappointment. It abandoned a lot of what made the good Ultima's great, trivialized the story, and made for a very unsatisfying end to a great series. But the graphics were great (for the time). If you're interested in playing some great Ultima games, I would suggest IV or V, which you should be able to play in DosBox, or the Ultima Underworld series. The Underworld games are 3-D games from the mid-nineties, I think, and they have great, open-ended game play.
@Von: For the best Ultima VII experience use Exult; it's a native Windows / Linux / OS X Ultima VII player which allows you to fully experience the entirety of the Ultima VII games (Serpent's Isle and the other addons) while also allowing for some rather fun and useful additional features, such as native speech pack support, various graphic scaling settings (which can make the game look really pretty) and being able to increase the world view as well being able to teleport anywhere by double clicking on the world map.
That was a game ahead of its time. How many games even today have a seamless transition from indoor/dungeons/outdoor. Played like a 3D Zelda game. I stopped playing it about 3 dungeons into it (PC kept crashing) but would love to get back into it now--I still have the disk. I have a Macbook (I do have VMWare Fusion and XP)--any suggestions on how to get this game to work?
I seem to recall liking it, but also it being buggier than an ant hill. I also seem to recall people around who liked Ultima, didn't really feel it was an "Ultima" game. Dunno, the memories I'm getting is sorta technically flawed but good (think Obsidian games).
" That was a game ahead of its time."Very true. I played it when it first came out and couldn't really get into it. Even dealing with the bugs and graphic issues on my PC back then, I just wasn't the kind of gamer back then that I am now. About two years ago I found out there was a fan patch for this
and thought I'd try it again since I loved pretty much the whole Ultima series; starting with 3 and on, including the Underworld series. I really enjoyed it! I thought it had quite a bit of depth and man it's a long game, that world is huge! It wasn't until
Elder Scrolls 3: Morrowind that I thought any game came close to such a large scope and story.
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