* AwesomeMusic / WhatCouldHaveBeen: [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=x8R6M65d5NA The music]] of ''Ultima X'' was sumptuous.
* GermansLoveDavidHasselhoff: This series wasn't merely Big In Japan, it sparked the entire EasternRPG subgenre there.
* HilariousInHindsight: [[Webcomic/{{Homestuck}} Lord British's name.]]
** [[VideoGame/{{Gradius}} Even earlier than that.]]
** Original Ultima required you to become so wealthy you could just ''buy'' a spaceship. Fast-forward a few decades and Richard Gariott is so wealthy that he is buying a trip onto a space station for funsies.
* {{Sequelitis}}: Whether the series started going downhill from ''[[VideoGame/UltimaVIIPartII Serpent Isle]]'' or ''[[VideoGame/UltimaVIII Pagan]]'' is up to personal opinion, but there's no denying that the series ended at a low point.
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