finished ultima 3, focusing on bards tale now.
so ultima 3. was...better than 2.
however, its a horrid grind-fest, requiring you to grind on 3-4 exp per kill to lvl up characters (which you wont even want to do till the end of the game since it doesnt really benefit you at all, the only purpose being to get more hp and a ship)
when you finally get a ship you go back and forth between sosaria grinding money, and ambrosia, increasing stats for 100gold a piece and having to put up with one of the toughest (if not the toughest) enemy in the game twice to get to 1 of the shrines and leave, and that aforementioned fight will always
end with someone poisoned, which is a further financial drain.
i cant wait for the days when leveling up increases stats. these shrines
are starting to
astonishingly tedious chore, begins the fetch quest, wherein you need to go into 4 caves, get 4 marks which damages whoever touches them 50 points each time (you might also want to get the gold pick which is used to get mystic weapons- not necessary but really helpful since the final dungeon inexplicably forbids projectile weapons), after which you go to a forrest town (meaning you have no idea where you're going in it), get the pray command, go down from where you get it to use it, to get the silver horn- then
you go back to ambrosia and go to each shrine and pray to get cards necessary to complete the game and then you can finally
go to the final dungeon and win the game. which requires you to put the 4 cards you just got in order, or you die. and i dont know how i was supposed to know the order.
thank god for save states, i guess.
so yeah, final thoughts on ultima 3? a chore. but better than 2.
Pro Tip: Spiders are not technically insects, but actually skeletons made of congealed hate.