I have 3 of them. Is this a game I SHOULD complete? It’s so old it is not even on Steam yet…That I could find.
I have played 4 and i recall it being a fun game. The reviews are leading me to believe, I should have them all. I have been getting into the “older games” lately because of my “potato PC”.
No, they are super old and awfully unintuitive. I wouldn’t wanna put up wt these old graphics anymore.
Also Delenn, don’t forget, you have PLENTY of games in your collection you still haven’t finished (or even started), try to control yourself
Of course I am not accounting for exchange rates. It’s just me being lazy… This series went through some pretty dramatic changes especially in the later games that deviated from the initial ones. I think they were all quite awesome and I remember spending a decent amount of time on the series as a whole. I stopped after 7, so I can’t comment on what came after… (I had a CD of the first 8 games on my Windows 98 machine I think.) Something about 8 made me stop playing it, but I can’t remember what or why. It was one of those middle school summers when I did nothing but play this series or outside playing with my friends. I estimate about 250-300+ hours spent on these games that summer. So for the amount of time you will spend if you were to complete these games, you certainly get your money’s worth. These are good, but they are old, and I think what they do have been significant enhanced by modern games, even if you have a potato of a machine. I personally will not be going back to replay them, but because times change and I have so many games at my finger tips.
The answer to that is another series of questions: What’s your tolerance level for old-school, western-style RPGs, with less-than-stellar graphics, that could potentially take hours upon hours to complete? Do you have any nostalgia for these games? Do you really have a burning need to be able to say “Yes, I’ve played through the entire Ultima series”?
If the answer to any of those is “no”, then you may want to consider a pass on them. Sure, it’s a killer deal on the series, but if you’re not going to be able to take the time to play them (he said, looking at his own pile of shame on Steam) then there’s no sense in buying them. Besides, it’s not like you’d get any of the cool physical swag that originally came with them, like the maps, coins, et cetera…
Ultima 7 is the high point in the series in my opinion, definitely worth checking out. 8 and 9 are kinda terrible. Both had rough development cycles. 8 was rushed out and is sort of an unfinished mess. 9 is terribly unstable, or at least it was, can’t imagine it’s gotten better.
I had the Underworld games, they’re okay, kinda hard if memory serves.