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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 Serpent Isle or Pagan is up to personal opinion, but there's no denying that the series ended at a low point.