YMMV / Ultima VIII

  • Big Lipped Alligator Moment: if you wander to a certain spot near Tenebrae, a mob of children attacks you, and if they surround you, you have no choice but to kill them. No explanation whatsoever is given for this.
  • Scrappy Mechanic:
    • The jumping puzzles in the release version caused many gamers to Rage Quit the game early on, since it was impossible to tell exactly where you'd land when you jumped. Subsequent versions allow you to target a specific point to jump to, though the Avatar can still get caught on seemingly invisible objects.
    • Also, the consistently trapped treasure chests. They explode even if you have the key!
      • Even the empty ones!
    • Exploding red mushrooms.
    • Water kills you the instant you land in it. Spoony combines both this and the exploding treasure chests by showing an exploding treasure chest... which knocks the Avatar into the water.