History Franchise / Ultima

14th Jun '16 11:54:19 PM Vios
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4th May '16 2:15:17 PM BDD
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* ''Worlds of Ultima: The Savage Empire'' (1990)

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* ''Worlds ''[[VideoGame/WorldsOfUltimaTheSavageEmpire Worlds of Ultima: The Savage Empire'' Empire]]'' (1990)
24th Sep '15 3:51:30 PM SpaceDrake
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The series started to find its legs in ''[[VideoGame/UltimaIII Ultima III: Exodus]]'', in which the evil robotic child of the previous two villains wreaks havoc across Sosaria. This game started laying the foundation of RPG elements such as towns, overworld, dungeons, and monster encounters in the way many video game [=RPG=]s came to emulate. It has been cited for inspiring ''VideoGame/DragonQuest'' and ''Franchise/FinalFantasy''.

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The series started to find its legs in ''[[VideoGame/UltimaIII Ultima III: Exodus]]'', in which the evil robotic child of the previous two villains wreaks havoc across Sosaria. This game started laying the foundation of RPG elements such as towns, overworld, dungeons, and monster encounters in the way many video game [=RPG=]s came to emulate. It has been cited for inspiring ''VideoGame/DragonQuest'' This is the one that ''specifically'' influenced the creation of ''VideoGame/DragonQuestI'', and ''Franchise/FinalFantasy''.
thus unintentionally spurred the birth of the EasternRPG.
24th Sep '15 3:49:24 PM SpaceDrake
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The ''Ultima'' series more or less invented or defined all the classic computer role playing game tropes. Though the series was computer-based, its general mechanics became likewise imprinted on the console {{RPG}} market thanks to its influence on the mechanics of the ''Franchise/FinalFantasy'' and DragonQuest series.

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The ''Ultima'' series more or less invented or defined all ''all'' the classic computer role playing game tropes. tropes, and even went on to influence games more broadly. Though the series was computer-based, its general mechanics became likewise imprinted on the console {{RPG}} market thanks to its influence on the mechanics of the ''Franchise/DragonQuest'' franchise (and via osmosis, to a lesser extent the ''Franchise/FinalFantasy'' franchise). ''IV'' and DragonQuest series.
''VII'', in particular, had an impossibly huge influence on general RPG mechanics and open-world games, respectively.



The third age of Ultima, "The Age of Armageddon," is a mixed bag, despite considerable technological improvement. In all three, the Avatar battles an other-worldly being called "The Guardian." ''[[VideoGame/UltimaVII Ultima VII: The Black Gate]]'' pitted the Avatar against a cult seeking to allow the megalomaniacal "Guardian" into Britannia, and is often considered the best game of the entire series. ''[[VideoGame/UltimaVIIPartII Ultima VII Part 2: Serpent Isle]]'' featured the Avatar returning to one of the lands from ''Ultima I'' that is now a [[LostWorld separate world]]. Each of these games had an expansion pack that added new sub-quests and locations to the game.

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The third age of Ultima, "The Age of Armageddon," is a mixed bag, despite considerable technological improvement.improvement (although ''VII'' ended up having an enormous influence on the concept of open-ended, open-world [=RPGs=]). In all three, the Avatar battles an other-worldly being called "The Guardian." ''[[VideoGame/UltimaVII Ultima VII: The Black Gate]]'' pitted the Avatar against a cult seeking to allow the megalomaniacal "Guardian" into Britannia, and is often considered the best game of the entire series. ''[[VideoGame/UltimaVIIPartII Ultima VII Part 2: Serpent Isle]]'' featured the Avatar returning to one of the lands from ''Ultima I'' that is now a [[LostWorld separate world]]. Each of these games had an expansion pack that added new sub-quests and locations to the game.
30th Jul '15 11:42:36 AM Koveras
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* KeywordsConversation: The series generally let the player type in the topic they want to discuss with an NPC when engaging them in conversation.
23rd Apr '15 3:06:42 PM kkhohoho
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There's also a widely praised FanRemake of ''[[http://www.u5lazarus.com/ Ultima V]]'', done with the ''VideoGame/DungeonSiege'' engine. Featuring lots of added content like extended side-quests, an optional, alternate main quest for evil-inclined players, and an improved class and skill system.

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There's also a widely praised FanRemake of ''[[http://www.u5lazarus.com/ Ultima V]]'', done with the ''VideoGame/DungeonSiege'' engine. Featuring lots of added content like extended side-quests, an optional, alternate main quest for evil-inclined players, and an improved class and skill system.
system. There's also a remake of [[http://u6project.com/wp/ Ultima VI]], and while it wasn't made by the same team, it still uses the same basic engine, and has gained just as much praise, if not more so, than the Ultima V remake.
9th Feb '15 2:27:38 AM Koveras
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* ArtificialScript: The default [[http://ultima.wikia.com/wiki/Runic_Alphabet Runic]], [[http://ultima.wikia.com/wiki/Gargish_Alphabet Gargish]], and [[http://ultima.wikia.com/wiki/Ophidian_Alphabet Ophidian]] Alphabets.
7th Feb '15 10:53:20 AM Koveras
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* ''Ultima Forever: Quest for the Avatar'' (2012)
* ''Shroud of the Avatar: Forsaken Virtues'' (In development)

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* ''Ultima Forever: Quest for the Avatar'' ''VideoGame/UltimaForeverQuestForTheAvatar'' (2012)
* ''Shroud of the Avatar: Forsaken Virtues'' ''VideoGame/ShroudOfTheAvatarForsakenVirtues'' (In development)
* ''VideoGame/UnderworldAscendant''
(In development)



* SpiritualSuccessor: ''VideoGame/ShroudOfTheAvatarForsakenVirtues''.

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* SpiritualSuccessor: ''VideoGame/ShroudOfTheAvatarForsakenVirtues''.''VideoGame/ShroudOfTheAvatarForsakenVirtues'' to the core series and ''Ultima Online'', ''VideoGame/UnderworldAscendant'' to ''Ultima Underworld''.
24th Jan '15 5:29:17 PM MagBas
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''VideoGame/UltimaVIII: Pagan'' follows on from ''Serpent Isle''. The titular "Pagan" is a very different world from Britannia, to which the Avatar has been banished by [[DimensionLord the Guardian]]. Pagan lacked the Britannian virtues, and while there, the Avatar found himself forced to violate them as well, eventually sacrificing that entire world. Between the loss of virtue and the drastic changes in gameplay, this is where most claim the series [[JumpingTheShark jumped the shark.]]

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''VideoGame/UltimaVIII: Pagan'' follows on from ''Serpent Isle''. The titular "Pagan" is a very different world from Britannia, to which the Avatar has been banished by [[DimensionLord the Guardian]]. Pagan lacked the Britannian virtues, and while there, the Avatar found himself forced to violate them as well, eventually sacrificing that entire world. Between the loss of virtue and the drastic changes in gameplay, this is where most claim the series [[JumpingTheShark jumped the shark.]]
world.
18th Jan '15 1:35:09 AM Koveras
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''Ultima'' is a [[VideoGameLongRunners long-running]] series of computer {{RPG}}s created by Richard "Lord British" Garriott, which includes the following:

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''Ultima'' is a [[VideoGameLongRunners long-running]] series of computer {{RPG}}s [[WesternRPG CRPGs]] created by Richard "Lord British" Garriott, which includes the following:
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