History VideoGame / UltimaIII

8th Feb '16 1:10:33 AM mlsmithca
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''Ultima III'' is the first ''Franchise/{{Ultima}}'' that was published by Origin. First released in 1983, finally quests and dungeons' started fitting together better and with more explanation. The game style would later inspire games such as ''Franchise/FinalFantasy'' and ''VideoGame/DragonQuest''.

The Stranger killed the {{Big Bad}}s of the previous two games, [[VideoGame/UltimaI Mondain]] and [[VideoGame/UltimaII Minax]]; but the waves and waves of monsters keep coming. They're organized; they're taking orders from someone or some ''thing''; but nobody knows what. A "remnant" left over from the times of Mondain and Minax has survived. Did they have a child? Did they have some kind of demon servant that was overlooked? Was something left from all of that SchizoTech from mucking around with TimeTravel? [[spoiler: [[CaptainObvious Yes.]]]]

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''Ultima III'' is the first ''Franchise/{{Ultima}}'' that was published by Origin. First released in 1983, finally quests and dungeons' dungeons started fitting together better and with more explanation. The game style would later inspire games such as ''Franchise/FinalFantasy'' and ''VideoGame/DragonQuest''.

The Stranger killed the {{Big Bad}}s of the previous two games, [[VideoGame/UltimaI Mondain]] and [[VideoGame/UltimaII Minax]]; but the waves and waves of monsters keep coming. They're organized; they're taking orders from someone or some ''thing''; but nobody knows what. A "remnant" left over from the times of Mondain and Minax has survived. Did they have a child? Did they have some kind of demon servant that was overlooked? Was something left from all of that SchizoTech from mucking around with TimeTravel? [[spoiler: [[CaptainObvious Yes.]]]]
Yes.
1st May '15 4:03:18 PM AnotherGuy
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* FissionMailed: Do ''not'' RageQuit when your boat gets sucked into the whirlpool and you get the GAME OVER text. [[spoiler: You survived and entered a new world.]]
26th Apr '15 8:45:51 PM DelShiftB
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* [[LockedInTheDungeon Dungeons]]: You actually ''have'' to enter most of them now; usually to get "Marks" which grant special abilities or get past a BrokenBridge.

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* [[LockedInTheDungeon Dungeons]]: DiscOneNuke: The most powerful weapons and armor in the ''entire game'' are available as soon as you get a ship; and you know [[spoiler: that you have to special command: dig on the tiny islands just off the coast.]] They're free.
* DungeonCrawling:
You actually ''have'' to enter most of them now; usually to get "Marks" which grant special abilities or get past a BrokenBridge.



* MoralDissonance: A minor case, but complaints about this inspired the next game's KarmaMeter.

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* GameBreakingBug: The PC version has elements that run based on CPU speed instead of time (correctable with DOSBox). As such, the whirlpool will destroy pirates before they're visible to the player, and you need a ship in order to easily reach one of the islands.
* MoralDissonance: A minor case, case where you can steal chests from shops, but complaints about this inspired the next game's KarmaMeter.



* SequenceBreaking: The most powerful weapons and armor in the ''entire game'' are available as soon as you get a ship; and you know [[spoiler: that you have to special command: dig on the tiny islands just off the coast.]] They're free.

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* SequenceBreaking: The most powerful weapons Normally, you need the mark of the snake (requires visiting a dungeon) and armor in to learn a password to get past a snake. In the ''entire game'' are available as soon as PC version, you get a ship; and you know [[spoiler: that you have to special command: dig on can use the tiny islands just off teleport spell for a small chance to teleport behind the coast.]] They're free.great snake.
5th Feb '15 11:50:44 AM Drakkenmensch
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** There is also a town populated entirely by priests with no guards. If you murder them all for gold and experience, they respawn upon leaving and re-entering. Murdering them over and over is the quickest way to powerlevel your group.
28th Jul '14 5:35:09 AM OlfinBedwere
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* EverythingTryingToKillYou - In Exodus' lair, ''floor panels'' actually attack you.
** Also ''[[http://spoonyexperiment.com/2010/07/23/ultima-3-exodus-breaking-news/ the grass!]]''

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* EverythingTryingToKillYou - In Exodus' lair, ''floor panels'' actually attack you.
** Also
you, as does the ''[[http://spoonyexperiment.com/2010/07/23/ultima-3-exodus-breaking-news/ grass]]'' outside! In his interview with Spoony, Richard Garriott explains that this was because he had run out of space on the grass!]]''disk by this point, and realized that turning the floor and grass tiles into enemies actually made for a very difficult, strategically demanding battle worthy of the story's endgame.
11th Jun '14 1:04:57 PM timotaka
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* PoweredByAForsakenChild: Regular resurrection spells do not work if the corpse has been reduced to ashes. The manual gives the explanation that this is because in such a case the soul moves on to be reincarnated. However, a greater spell can restore life to ashes by ''tearing the life and soul away from the baby where it moved on to''.

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* PoweredByAForsakenChild: Regular resurrection spells do not work if the corpse has been reduced to ashes. The manual gives the explanation that this is because in such a case the soul immediately moves on to be reincarnated. However, a greater spell can restore life to ashes by ''tearing the life and soul away from the baby where it moved on to''.
11th Jun '14 1:04:19 PM timotaka
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* PoweredByAForsakenChild: Regular resurrection spells do not work if the corpse has been reduced to ashes. The manual gives the explanation that this is because in such a case the soul moves on to be reincarnated. However, a greater spell can restore life to ashes by ''tearing the life and soul away from the baby where it moved on to''.
30th Apr '13 8:50:11 PM JIKTV
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''VideoGame/UltimaIII'' is the first ''Franchise/{{Ultima}}'' that was published by Origin. First released in 1983, finally quests and dungeons' started fitting together better and with more explanation. The game style would later inspire games such as ''Franchise/FinalFantasy'' and ''VideoGame/DragonQuest''.

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''VideoGame/UltimaIII'' ''Ultima III'' is the first ''Franchise/{{Ultima}}'' that was published by Origin. First released in 1983, finally quests and dungeons' started fitting together better and with more explanation. The game style would later inspire games such as ''Franchise/FinalFantasy'' and ''VideoGame/DragonQuest''.



* {{Dungeon}}: You actually ''have'' to enter most of them now; usually to get "Marks" which grant special abilities or get past a BrokenBridge.

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* {{Dungeon}}: [[LockedInTheDungeon Dungeons]]: You actually ''have'' to enter most of them now; usually to get "Marks" which grant special abilities or get past a BrokenBridge.
19th Mar '13 4:33:38 PM Spark9
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The Stranger killed the {{Big Bad}}s of the previous two games, [[VideoGame/UltimaI Mondain]] and [[VideoGame/UltimaII Minax]]; but the waves and waves of monsters keep coming. They're organized; they're taking orders from someone or some ''thing''; but nobody knows what. A "remnant" left over from the times of Mondain and Minax has survived. Did they have a child? Did they have some kind of demon servant that was overlooked? Was something left from all of that SchizoTech from mucking around with TimeTravel? [[spoiler: Yes.]]

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The Stranger killed the {{Big Bad}}s of the previous two games, [[VideoGame/UltimaI Mondain]] and [[VideoGame/UltimaII Minax]]; but the waves and waves of monsters keep coming. They're organized; they're taking orders from someone or some ''thing''; but nobody knows what. A "remnant" left over from the times of Mondain and Minax has survived. Did they have a child? Did they have some kind of demon servant that was overlooked? Was something left from all of that SchizoTech from mucking around with TimeTravel? [[spoiler: [[CaptainObvious Yes.]]
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12th Mar '13 4:37:14 PM TriggerLoaded
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* TimeTravel: In a different way from the previous two games. You are not the one who does it, but rather the "Time Lord" (no, not [[Series/DoctorWho that one)]] gives you instructions on how to use the Cards which are revealed to be [[spoiler: {{Magic Floppy Disk}}ettes.]]
** Well, actually, [[spoiler: punch cards]], but close enough.

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* TimeTravel: In a different way from the previous two games. You are not the one who does it, but rather the "Time Lord" (no, not [[Series/DoctorWho that one)]] gives you instructions on how to use the Cards which are revealed to be [[spoiler: {{Magic Floppy Disk}}ettes.]]
** Well, actually, [[spoiler: punch cards]], but close enough.
Punch Cards]]
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