History VideoGame / UltimaUnderworld

25th Sep '17 1:45:34 AM Koveras
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''"If thou art truly the Avatar, then perhaps thou canst offer hope. None here can survive the Stygian Abyss and rescue Arial. My mind is set. Corwin shall take thee to the Abyss. Return here with my daughter, and thy innocence shall be proven. If thou dost not return, 'Avatar', then thy lies shall have brought thee low."''
-->--Baron Almric setting in motion the plot of the first game.

''"'Tis now almost a year since thy defeat of the Guardian. In that time we have repaired much of the damage done in the Guardian's assault. But though the task is great, the time has come to take pleasure in what we have acomplished. On the Anniversary of thy triumph, we shall hold the Festival of Rebuilding at my castle in Britain. There we shall honor thy victory, and relive past adventures. I shall be honored if thou dost attend."''
-->--Lord British's letter to the Avatar at the start of the second game. WhatCouldPossiblyGoWrong

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''"If ->''"If thou art truly the Avatar, then perhaps thou canst offer hope. None here can survive the Stygian Abyss and rescue Arial. My mind is set. Corwin shall take thee to the Abyss. Return here with my daughter, and thy innocence shall be proven. If thou dost not return, 'Avatar', then thy lies shall have brought thee low."''
-->--Baron Almric -->--'''Baron Almric''' setting in motion the plot of the first game.

''"'Tis ->''"'Tis now almost a year since thy defeat of the Guardian. In that time we have repaired much of the damage done in the Guardian's assault. But though the task is great, the time has come to take pleasure in what we have acomplished. On the Anniversary of thy triumph, we shall hold the Festival of Rebuilding at my castle in Britain. There we shall honor thy victory, and relive past adventures. I shall be honored if thou dost attend."''
-->--Lord British's -->--'''Lord British'''[='=]s letter to the Avatar at the start of the second game. WhatCouldPossiblyGoWrong
18th Sep '17 5:41:02 AM DoktorvonEurotrash
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* DamselInDistress: The goal of the first game is to save Baron Almric's daughter Arial from the Abyss.
16th Sep '17 8:21:14 AM WaterBlap
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* TheDevTeamThinksOfEverything: In the first game, you can refresh burnt-out torches and lanterns if you find some oil, or combine a pole and some giant spider silk to make a fishing rod. You can also make popcorn by using corn on a torch (no, it has no purpose, but it's fun).

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* TheDevTeamThinksOfEverything: DevelopersForesight: In the first game, you can refresh burnt-out torches and lanterns if you find some oil, or combine a pole and some giant spider silk to make a fishing rod. You can also make popcorn by using corn on a torch (no, it has no purpose, but it's fun).
11th Jul '17 11:12:34 PM Koveras
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The ''Underworld'' games are notable for being early examples of true 3D environments, predating [[TwoPointFiveD quasi-3D]] {{First Person Shooter}}s such as ''VideoGame/Wolfenstein3D'' and ''VideoGame/{{Doom}}''.

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The ''Underworld'' games are notable for being early examples of true 3D environments, predating [[TwoPointFiveD quasi-3D]] {{First Person Shooter}}s such as ''VideoGame/Wolfenstein3D'' and ''VideoGame/{{Doom}}''.
''VideoGame/{{Doom}}''. They are also regarded as the {{Ur Example}}s of the ImmersiveSim genre.
25th Jun '17 10:00:03 AM Piterpicher
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** ''ComicStrip/CalvinAndHobbes'', Creator/HPLovecraft , Creator/MontyPython and ''QBert'' are just a few that come readily to mind.

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** ''ComicStrip/CalvinAndHobbes'', Creator/HPLovecraft , Creator/MontyPython and ''QBert'' ''VideoGame/QBert'' are just a few that come readily to mind.
17th Jun '17 5:24:57 AM DoktorvonEurotrash
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* NiceJobBreakingItHero: The sorcerer villain of the first game planned to sacrifice the Baron's daughter -- but only as a means to complete the ritual necessary to prevent an immortal, invulnerable demon from entering the world. When you kill the wizard and save the comely maiden, you unintentionally task yourself with discovering a new means to hold back a demonic, world-destroying murder-machine.

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* NiceJobBreakingItHero: The sorcerer villain of the first game planned to sacrifice the Baron's daughter -- but [[spoiler:but only as a means to complete the ritual necessary to prevent an immortal, invulnerable demon from entering the world. When you kill the wizard and save the comely maiden, you unintentionally task yourself with discovering a new means to hold back a demonic, world-destroying murder-machine.]]


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* WellIntentionedExtremist: In the first game, [[spoiler:Tyball only wants to sacrifice Arial in order to stop the Slasher of Veils from destroying Britannia. You don't find this out until you've already killed him.]]
20th May '17 10:00:56 AM nombretomado
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Two first-person ActionRPG spinoffs of the ''{{Ultima}}'' series, developed by {{Creator/Looking Glass Studios}}:

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Two first-person ActionRPG spinoffs of the ''{{Ultima}}'' ''VideoGame/{{Ultima}}'' series, developed by {{Creator/Looking Glass Studios}}:
10th Feb '17 4:28:07 PM DoktorvonEurotrash
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* OurGhoulsAreCreepier: The Exiles in the first game. They are not actually undead, but have been mutated by the dark powers of the Abyss, and [[ImAHumanitarian have no qualms about eating fellow sapients]].
8th Feb '17 6:56:08 AM OlfinBedwere
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* AbortedArc: In an obvious SequelHook, in the second game Fissif claims that former Fellowship members are gathering on Buccaneer's Den. What they are plotting there is never revealed, as they didn't make an Underworld 3.

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* AbortedArc: In an obvious SequelHook, in the second game Fissif claims that former Fellowship members are gathering on Buccaneer's Den. What they are plotting there is never revealed, as they didn't make an Underworld 3.3, and the next main series game (''[[VideoGame/UltimaVIIPartII Serpent Isle]]'') goes with a different plot.
8th Feb '17 6:53:59 AM OlfinBedwere
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* SequelDifficultySpike: The second game is a lot harder than the first, at least in the early stages, as even the enemies that you encounter early on are capable of inflicting a OneHitKill on you. Once you've managed to level up the difficulty evens out a lot, but actually doing so without getting slaughtered can be tricky.
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