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Editorial The Digital Antiquarian on Ultima VIII

Discussion in 'News & Content Feedback' started by Infinitron, Feb 20, 2021.

  1. Saduj Arcane

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    Underworld was a spinoff series and marketed as such. Ultima 8 was part of the main Ultima series - which never had anything close to platforming.

    I can’t even fathom what anyone’s motive would be in pretending to actually believe that prior to U8 anyone would expect platforming in a numbered Ultima game. Just total horseshit.
     
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  2. Grampy_Bone Arcane

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    Ultima 8 was hot garbage and anyone who says otherwise is being a hipster contrarian doofus.

    Comparing it to Diablo is also peak retardation. No real loot, no meaningful character progression system, no randomized and emergent dungeons, etc. etc. It's actually closer to a Zelda game and if I had to guess I'd say that's what Garriott meant when he defended the game.
     
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  3. Excommunicator Arcane

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    It's better than plenty of "RPGs" of today
     
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  4. Bumvelcrow Bellator Sempervirens Patron Dumbfuck

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    Codex 2013 Codex 2014 Make the Codex Great Again! Strap Yourselves In Divinity: Original Sin 2 A Beautifully Desolate Campaign Pillars of Eternity 2: Deadfire Pathfinder: Kingmaker
    Looking forward to your Codex review!
     
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