History VideoGame / UltimaVIII

2nd Sep '17 5:57:41 PM Sabrewing
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* SuperDrowningSkills: Falling into even the tiniest body of water means instant death. This includes water fountains in Tenebrae. To destroy any item or character, just drop it into water.

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* SuperDrowningSkills: Falling into even the tiniest body of water means instant death. This includes water fountains in Tenebrae. To destroy any item or character, just drop it into water. What makes this especially [[{{Narm}} hilarious]] is that the Avatar starts the game being fished out of the sea.



* YourMagicsNoGoodHere: Pagan has ''five'' different magic systems, none of them compatible with Britania's.

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* YourMagicsNoGoodHere: Pagan has ''five'' different magic systems, none of them compatible with Britania's.Britannia's.
20th May '17 10:01:27 AM nombretomado
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''Ultima VIII: Pagan'' (1994) is the eighth official installment in the classic ''{{Ultima}}'' series of RolePlayingGames. After [[BigBad The Guardian]] captures the Avatar, he banishes him to Pagan, a world of eternal twilight very different from the usual series setting of Britannia. Here, the Avatar is forced to find his bearings and learn in a strange new environment. [[KarmaMeter The Virtues]] of the previous games are gone, and despite being a messianic paragon in Britannia, no one knows of him here. None of his old companions appear in the game, nor does Lord British. Instead, most of the story deals with the Avatar's interactions with the four Titans, powerful demi-gods whose worshippers are capable of different forms of magic. The Avatar travels this world learning the different forms of ElementalPowers, before ultimately facing off the Titans themselves. After this, he hopes to return to Britannia to [[UltimaIX deal with the Guardian]].

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''Ultima VIII: Pagan'' (1994) is the eighth official installment in the classic ''{{Ultima}}'' ''VideoGame/{{Ultima}}'' series of RolePlayingGames. After [[BigBad The Guardian]] captures the Avatar, he banishes him to Pagan, a world of eternal twilight very different from the usual series setting of Britannia. Here, the Avatar is forced to find his bearings and learn in a strange new environment. [[KarmaMeter The Virtues]] of the previous games are gone, and despite being a messianic paragon in Britannia, no one knows of him here. None of his old companions appear in the game, nor does Lord British. Instead, most of the story deals with the Avatar's interactions with the four Titans, powerful demi-gods whose worshippers are capable of different forms of magic. The Avatar travels this world learning the different forms of ElementalPowers, before ultimately facing off the Titans themselves. After this, he hopes to return to Britannia to [[UltimaIX deal with the Guardian]].
21st Apr '17 6:44:52 PM WillKeaton
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* CainAndAbel: Queen Mordea of Tenebrae ends up fighting a magic/elemental duel with her older brother Devon for the throne. [[KarmicDeath Let's say it doesn't end well for her]]. [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MxHGg7P-RLA view a video of the whole "Fall of Mordea" scene here, the action starts at about the 4.45 mark]].

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* CainAndAbel: Queen Mordea of Tenebrae ends up fighting a magic/elemental duel with her older brother Devon for the throne. [[KarmicDeath Let's say it doesn't end well for her]]. [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MxHGg7P-RLA view View a video of the whole "Fall of Mordea" scene here, the action starts at about the 4.45 mark]].mark.]]
13th Apr '17 8:17:10 AM Gosicrystal
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An expansion pack called ''The Lost Vale'' was announced and apparently completed, but the release was cancelled when ''Pagan'' didn't sell as well as was hoped. A full version is confirmed to have existed, but it was not archived and the game is thus LostForever. The only information we have on it are a bunch of screenshots and whatever can be reconstructed from previews and statements by the developers. A single, completed box for ''The Lost Vale'' (without the actual game) surfaced in 2005, and was sold on eBay for $1,923.

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An expansion pack called ''The Lost Vale'' was announced and apparently completed, but the release was cancelled when ''Pagan'' didn't sell as well as was hoped. A full version is confirmed to have existed, but it was not archived and the game is thus LostForever.lost for good. The only information we have on it are a bunch of screenshots and whatever can be reconstructed from previews and statements by the developers. A single, completed box for ''The Lost Vale'' (without the actual game) surfaced in 2005, and was sold on eBay for $1,923.
22nd Dec '16 8:58:40 PM AnotherGuy
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* IShallTauntYou: The Guardian will not ''shut up'' about Britannia burning while you're mucking about Pagan.
4th Oct '16 3:34:50 PM Pinokio
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* ShoutOut:
** The book ''Ear of Arricorn'' is a reference to ''Literature/TheEyeOfArgon''.
** The book ''Eye of the Boulder, the Runes of the Myth Drainer'' is a reference to ''VideoGame/EyeOfTheBeholder'', and the ''[[TabletopGame/DungeonsAndDragons D&D]]'' box set, ''The Ruins of Myth Drannor''.
** The ''Song of Fred'' book parodies ''Series/TheBeverlyHillbillies''.
** In the throne room, Mordea says, "[[Literature/AlicesAdventuresInWonderland Off with her head!]]"
** One of the gravestones reads, "[[Creator/ArnoldSchwarzenegger Arnold]] -- [[Film/Terminator2JudgmentDay Hasta Lavista Baby]]"
27th May '16 12:44:11 AM timotaka
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* CrapsackWorld: Oh boy, where to begin. Pagan is a world [[TheBadGuyWins the Guardian has conquered]], and the results are not pretty. The skies are constantly covered with dark clouds (or perhaps ash) and ''the sun'' is merely an obscure myth. Human life manages to continue only by the people worshiping elemental Titans who constantly lend their power to help the people, and the Titans are not doing this out of the goodness of their hearts. The largest (and only) human city is ruled by a petty tyrant. [[NiceJobBreakingItHero And the Avatar over the course of his efforts to find a way home arguably makes things ''worse''.]]

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* CrapsackWorld: Oh boy, where to begin. Pagan is a world [[TheBadGuyWins the Guardian has conquered]], and the results are not pretty. The skies are constantly covered with dark clouds (or perhaps ash) and ''the sun'' is merely an obscure myth. Human life manages to continue only by the people worshiping elemental Titans who constantly lend their power to help the people, and the Titans are not doing this out of the goodness of their hearts. The largest (and only) human city is ruled by a petty tyrant. [[NiceJobBreakingItHero And the Avatar over the course of his efforts to find a way home arguably makes things ''worse''.]]''[[NiceJobBreakingItHero worse]]''.
19th May '16 9:26:14 PM timotaka
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* CrapsackWorld: Oh boy, where to begin. Pagan is a world [[TheBadGuyWins the Guardian has conquered]], and it is not pretty. The skies are constantly covered with dark clouds (or perhaps ash) and ''the sun'' is merely an obscure myth. Human life manages to continue only by the people worshiping elemental Titans who constantly lend their power to help the people, and the Titans are not doing this out of the goodness of their hearts. The largest (and only) human city is ruled by a petty tyrant. [[NiceJobBreakingItHero And the Avatar over the course of his efforts to find a way home arguably makes things ''worse''.]]

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* CrapsackWorld: Oh boy, where to begin. Pagan is a world [[TheBadGuyWins the Guardian has conquered]], and it is the results are not pretty. The skies are constantly covered with dark clouds (or perhaps ash) and ''the sun'' is merely an obscure myth. Human life manages to continue only by the people worshiping elemental Titans who constantly lend their power to help the people, and the Titans are not doing this out of the goodness of their hearts. The largest (and only) human city is ruled by a petty tyrant. [[NiceJobBreakingItHero And the Avatar over the course of his efforts to find a way home arguably makes things ''worse''.]]
19th May '16 9:25:30 PM timotaka
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* CrapsackWorld: Oh boy, where to begin. Pagan is a world [[TheBadGuyWins the Guardian has conquered]], and it is not pretty. The skies are constantly covered with dark clouds (or perhaps ash) and ''the sun'' is merely an obscure myth. Human life manages to continue only by the people worshiping elemental Titans who constantly lend their power to help the people, and the Titans are not doing this out of the goodness of their hearts. The largest (and only) human city is ruled by a petty tyrant. [[NiceJobBreakingItHero And the Avatar over the course of his efforts to find a way home arguably makes things ''worse''.]]


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* WhatTheHellHero: Given the central {{Aesop}} of the story is that sometimes you have to commit evil acts in pursuit of greater good, the Avatar gets some very deserved ones. Some of the biggest are the Theurgists after the Avatar steals the magical artifact that gives them the connection to their Titan and allows their healing magic to function. Another is after the Avatar frees Hydros, the Titan of Water, on empty promises of gaining the powers of Tempestry, and the Titan then goes on to cause constant rain with the intent of drowning everyone.
15th Mar '16 5:09:56 PM timotaka
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* DarkIsNotEvil: The necromancer Vividos is one of the most pleasant and helpful people in the game.
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