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Ultima VII now on GoG.com - Ancestor and best Open World RPG ever made!

ThorqemadaThorqemada BerlinPosts: 1,277Member Uncommon

GoG.com trumped themself rereleasing the best of the Ultima games as fully complete edition.
Have a look what a great virtual rpg world fits into 28mb of ram - developers get a blushed face ashamed of their loss of knowledge and broad inability to offer such games today!

http://www.gog.com/

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  • RiotgirlRiotgirl LondonPosts: 520Member Common

    I owe you a beer for plugging a gap in my RPG gaming knowledge [Ultima VII]. I'm reading player reviews of a game that came out almost 20 years ago, and there are many aspects that are not realised in MMOGs today! A terrible indictment of MMOG gaming in many respects. 

     

    This is one for my Christmas list. Heck! Even before Christmas as I have time off work, that I ostensibly put to use for studying and getting an assignment out of the way. Instead, I'll do some exercise [mountain-biking] and play Ultima VII.

     

    Thanks for the head's up, Blutmaul! The game is simply a MUST from reading the reviews - especially as I played (but never completed) Ultima IV back in the day.

     

    Cheers!

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  • blackcat35blackcat35 Lake Orion, MIPosts: 479Member

    Its shocking someone would pay $50+ on an old game like ultima VII.  maybe $10, not $50.

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    The game is dead not, this game is good we make it and Romania Tv give it 5 goat heads, this is good rating for game.

  • ThorqemadaThorqemada BerlinPosts: 1,277Member Uncommon

    Eh...its 6 bucks you know?

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  • XforsakerXXforsakerX Winona, TXPosts: 124Member

    Originally posted by Blutmaul

    Eh...its 6 bucks you know?

    Only 6 buck's ? lol

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  • IcewhiteIcewhite Elmhurst, ILPosts: 6,403Member

    Originally posted by XforsakerX

    Originally posted by Blutmaul

    Eh...its 6 bucks you know?

    Only 6 buck's ? lol

    But like a lot of classic games, you may have difficulty getting it to even operate on a modern system.

    8-bit blocky window WITH HUGE ALL CAPS COURIER LETTERS appears.  "Autodetect sound card?" Y "Sorry, Autodetect did not find any sound cards."

    "Default: Try Soundblaster 8-bit compatible?" N

    "Oh boy, are you screwed.  Sorry mate." :BSOD:

    Not impossible, some classic games run pretty well on a Win7 system faking "ancient 286 system" mode, some are real nightmares.  It's a crapshoot.

    For six bucks I'd assume it at least kinda-sorta works.

    Heh, '92...we're at least up to stunning 16-bit graphics, anyway.

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  • DarkholmeDarkholme Wolfeboro, NHPosts: 1,201Member Uncommon

    One of the best RPGs of all time and definitely my favorite. I played the hell out of it when it first came out. The unfortunate thing is, unless you played it back in the day, you really don't get why it's such a great and important game in the genre. I still have my original copies on floppy disc including the boxes, cool cloth maps and stuff.

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  • MyrdynnMyrdynn Beaumont, CAPosts: 1,516Member Uncommon

    Ultima 1-4 is where the series ended for me

    Wizardry 1-8 all good

    Might & Magic 1-10 all fun

    I guess I just like the party based RPG's much more

  • IcewhiteIcewhite Elmhurst, ILPosts: 6,403Member

    Originally posted by Darkholme

    One of the best RPGs of all time and definitely my favorite. I played the hell out of it when it first came out. The unfortunate thing is, unless you played it back in the day, you really don't get why it's such a great and important game in the genre. I still have my original copies on floppy disc including the boxes, cool cloth maps and stuff.

    IV is still my favorite, but I didn't really see much of VII.  Too "old for games", I was Mr. Oh So Serious Getting Married Guy for a couple of years there.

    Fortunately, it wore off eventually.

    Self-pity imprisons us in the walls of our own self-absorption. The whole world shrinks down to the size of our problem, and the more we dwell on it, the smaller we are and the larger the problem seems to grow.

  • ArakaneArakane Pittsburgh, PAPosts: 200Member Uncommon

     

     

       oh , i dont agree with the op, in my opinion, Ultima : Ascension, (patched version ) was the best, imo.

  • blackcat35blackcat35 Lake Orion, MIPosts: 479Member

    I stopped at ultima VI, it started to get tedious so that was the last ultima I played.   played 2 - 6.  2 wasn't that good, 3 and 4 were really good, for the time.

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    The game is dead not, this game is good we make it and Romania Tv give it 5 goat heads, this is good rating for game.

  • drbaltazardrbaltazar drummondville, QCPosts: 7,987Member

    6 $ cant go wrong!

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