History VideoGame / UltimaVI

15th Mar '18 1:42:18 PM Koveras
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''Ultima VI: The False Prophet'' is a PC game released in 1990 by Origin Systems. It was the last title of the "Age of Enlightenment" Trilogy of the ''VideoGame/{{Ultima}}'' games. The Avatar is once again summoned to Britannia, but not by Lord British -- this time it's by a race of demonic-looking beings called [[OurGargoylesRock Gargoyles]] who immediately try to sacrifice him. He is rescued by his core party from the previous two games and discovers that the Gargoyles have invaded Britannia and have taken control of each Shrine, the focal points of the Way of the Avatar.

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''Ultima VI: The False Prophet'' is a PC game released in 1990 by Origin Systems.Creator/OriginSystems. It was the last title of the "Age of Enlightenment" Trilogy of the ''VideoGame/{{Ultima}}'' games. The Avatar is once again summoned to Britannia, but not by Lord British -- this time it's by a race of demonic-looking beings called [[OurGargoylesRock Gargoyles]] who immediately try to sacrifice him. He is rescued by his core party from the previous two games and discovers that the Gargoyles have invaded Britannia and have taken control of each Shrine, the focal points of the Way of the Avatar.
8th Mar '18 9:40:15 PM nombretomado
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** The shock of TheReveal is greatly lessened by no one mistaking Gargoyles for Balrons or Winged Daemons (indeed, the "B" word was only ever uttered once, in ''{{Ultima VII}}''). Everyone realizes they are "like" these beings. That there were Winged Daemons/Balrons who [[CardCarryingVillain referred to themselves as Evil in previous games]] are never mentioned. Justifying Gargoyles working for Mondain, Minax, and Exodus because they admired their Discipline is a rather weak justification. That none of the Gargoyles who spoke the same language that Mondain or Minax spoke tried explaining things also dilutes things.

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** The shock of TheReveal is greatly lessened by no one mistaking Gargoyles for Balrons or Winged Daemons (indeed, the "B" word was only ever uttered once, in ''{{Ultima ''VideoGame/{{Ultima VII}}''). Everyone realizes they are "like" these beings. That there were Winged Daemons/Balrons who [[CardCarryingVillain referred to themselves as Evil in previous games]] are never mentioned. Justifying Gargoyles working for Mondain, Minax, and Exodus because they admired their Discipline is a rather weak justification. That none of the Gargoyles who spoke the same language that Mondain or Minax spoke tried explaining things also dilutes things.
22nd Feb '18 2:27:03 PM Tharkun140
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* GreyAndGreyMorality: As opposed to BlackAndWhiteMorality seen in the last game, the conflict in this one really has no "evil" side. The gargoyles have a really good justification for attacking Brittania, but humans can't be blamed for defending themselfs either.
20th Feb '18 9:10:55 PM Jagger
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The game was a significant departure from previous ''Ultima'' games. It abandoned its predecessors' OverworldNotToScale in favour of a fully-scaled WideOpenSandbox world design, and it introduced a PointAndClickGame interface. Both of these changes were adopted from ''VideoGame/TimesOfLore'', an {{Action RPG}} influenced by ''TheLegendOfZelda''.
16th Jan '18 9:48:45 AM Gosicrystal
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* AllInARow

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* %%* AllInARow



* DarkSecret: Whitesaber, the mayor of Trinsic [[spoiler: used to be one of Hawkins' crew.]]

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* DarkSecret: Whitesaber, the mayor of Trinsic [[spoiler: used [[spoiler:used to be one of Hawkins' crew.]]crew]].



* DialogueTree: In the SNES port, instead of the RainbowSpeak

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* DialogueTree: In the SNES port, instead of the RainbowSpeakRainbowSpeak.



* GoMadFromTheIsolation: Bonn
* GreatOffscreenWar: There's supposedly a huge war with the gargoyles going on. The soldiers talk about it. You see the wounded being cared for in Cove... however due to the WideOpenSandbox gameplay you travel all over the fairly pristine world and never find a single battleground.
* HeroicSacrifice: [[spoiler: The Avatar himself/herself, though it never actually ends up happening.]]
* IsometricProjection

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* %%* GoMadFromTheIsolation: Bonn
Bonn.
* GreatOffscreenWar: There's supposedly a huge war with the gargoyles going on. The soldiers talk about it. You see the wounded being cared for in Cove... however However, due to the WideOpenSandbox gameplay gameplay, you travel all over the fairly pristine world and never find a single battleground.
* HeroicSacrifice: [[spoiler: The [[spoiler:The Avatar himself/herself, though it never actually ends up happening.]]
* %%* IsometricProjection



* MadScientist: Sutek the Mad Wizard

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* MadScientist: Sutek the Mad WizardWizard.



* RhymesOnADime: Horance

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* %%* RhymesOnADime: HoranceHorance.



* TakeYourTime: Don't worry, [[spoiler:the Gargoyle world won't be destroyed that fast.]]

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* TakeYourTime: Don't worry, [[spoiler:the Gargoyle world won't be destroyed that fast.]]fast]].



* TalkingAnimal: Sherry and Smith

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* TalkingAnimal: Sherry and SmithSmith.



** And then there is the Armageddon spell...


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%%** The Armageddon spell.
7th Oct '17 11:36:43 AM Darkmoonfire
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* SpiritualSequel: ''Cythera'' is almost graphically identical to ''Ultima VI'' and features the same conversation system.

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* SpiritualSequel: ''Cythera'' ''VideoGame/{{Cythera}}'' is almost graphically identical to ''Ultima VI'' and features the same conversation system.
6th Jul '17 7:15:00 AM PRH
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* DemotedToExtra: You can no longer recruit Mariah or Geoffrey into your party, though they still play a role in the story.
20th May '17 10:01:07 AM nombretomado
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* LordBritishPostulate: Like other ''{{Ultima}}'' games, Lord British is immune to conventional attacks, and one of the only ways to kill Lord British in this game would be to use a [[InfinityPlusOneSword Glass Sword]] and attack him while he's sleeping in bed.

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* LordBritishPostulate: Like other ''{{Ultima}}'' ''VideoGame/{{Ultima}}'' games, Lord British is immune to conventional attacks, and one of the only ways to kill Lord British in this game would be to use a [[InfinityPlusOneSword Glass Sword]] and attack him while he's sleeping in bed.
14th May '17 1:31:11 PM Pinokio
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* ShoutOut: In the Avatar's room, the poster of TheEighties zebra-centuar woman is based on "Zebra, Too", from 1986, by Houston airbrush artist Keith Berdak.
4th May '17 1:00:24 PM WillKeaton
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This game was first made for the IBM-PC, then ported to the Atari ST, C64, Amiga, and SNES. It was also ported to the FM Towns in Japan. A fan-made engine called [[http://nuvie.sourceforge.net/ Nuvie]] is available that makes the game playable on many modern [=PCs=]. It is currently available at [[http://www.gog.com/gamecard/ultima_456 Good Old Games]], bundled with ''VideoGame/UltimaIV'' and ''VideoGame/UltimaV''. There is also a full-blown 3D FanRemake available [[http://u6project.com/wp/]], though you'll need a working copy of Dungeon Siege to run it, as it uses the DS engine.

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This game was first made for the IBM-PC, then ported to the Atari ST, C64, Amiga, and SNES. It was also ported to the FM Towns in Japan. A fan-made engine called [[http://nuvie.sourceforge.net/ Nuvie]] is available that makes the game playable on many modern [=PCs=]. It is currently available at [[http://www.gog.com/gamecard/ultima_456 Good Old Games]], bundled with ''VideoGame/UltimaIV'' and ''VideoGame/UltimaV''. There is also a full-blown 3D FanRemake available [[http://u6project.com/wp/]], com/wp/ available,]] though you'll need a working copy of Dungeon Siege to run it, as it uses the DS engine.
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