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Author: overdrive (Mod)
Posted: November 15, 2010 (09:48 PM)
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My gods!!! The computer version just sounds 5000000% superior than the NES craptacular port from this review.


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Author: aschultz
Posted: November 15, 2010 (10:18 PM)
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You haven't played it? You'll enjoy it very much. It's a really sprawling game, but there's also a way through without doing too much. The only problem may be the disk switching if you go the Apple emulator route. I imagine the PC + Dosbox works ok & you can speed up the slow bits.

Glad I could give you an idea that the original might be worth it.

And yeah, I try to forget about the NES port. But if you've managed to beat the NES port, many of the important puzzles are basically the same. It's just the NES really only copies over the shell of the puzzles. Oh, and it's wretchedly slow.

Even knowing a lot of the puzzles from the NES first won't ruin U5 if you want to play it. It may even help you ease into the game.

Interestingly, the NES port has more -squares- outside and in the underworld than the PC/Apple. It's just all so repetitive, and it leaves nothing for NPC conversation beyond finding the words of power.

Poke ths topic again if you want hints, etc. I've actually played U5 fewer times than U4, but only because it's longer.


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Author: espiga
Posted: November 16, 2010 (04:50 AM)
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This probably belongs in a response thread to your Ultima 4 review, but fuck it! This one was already here.

I played the hell out of Ultima: Quest of the Avatar on NES back in the day and I loved the open-endedness of it all. I always made the early mistake that you caution players to avoid and got a full party early, so perhaps I need to check out this freely-available download version and play through Ultima 4 again.

Either way, both of these Ultima reviews were great reads that hit a lot of nostalgia buttons. Great job.^^


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Author: aschultz
Posted: November 16, 2010 (05:21 PM)
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Thanks again! While I wasn't actually thinking of the NES version while I wrote -either- review, it's cool this piece brought back enough memories.

I remember playing the NES port of Ultima IV and enjoying the different ending. Of course, I'm still necessarily attached to the Apple/PC version just because. I think Ultima V was also the first game I solved on my own. I actually solved it before U4 because I just wasn't thinking straight in the Abyss. I even managed to discount "Infinity" as the right answer, somehow.

If I bottled whatever reasoning I had when I did that and completely ignored my conscience, I bet I'd be making a killing in MLMs.


My principal said, 'Emo, Emo, Emo.'
I said 'I'm the one in the middle, you lousy drunk!'
-- Emo Phillips


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