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Ultima IV: Quest of the Avatar (Commodore 64)

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4.1
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Our Users Say

Category Description MobyScore
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Gameplay How well the game mechanics work (player controls, game action, interface, etc.) 4.2
Graphics The quality of the art, or the quality/speed of the drawing routines 3.8
Personal Slant How much you personally like the game, regardless of other attributes 4.2
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Story / Presentation The main creative ideas in the game and how well they're executed 4.3
Overall MobyScore (34 votes) 4.1


The Press Says

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89
The Games Machine (UK)
The C64 version plays identically to the PC original, other than the annoying-frequent disc access. The graphic stills of the introduction and character-creation sequences use crude stipple shading, dreary colours and sloppy definition. Fortunately, ingame graphics are adequate although simple and lacking in colour. Sound effects are even worse than the PC's, but 128 owners have a range of fourteen mostly pleasant tunes to accompany play. These criticisms do not, however, affect the value of this huge and compelling computer RPG.
83
Joker Verlag präsentiert: Sonderheft
Wie gewohnt führt die Reise durch eine kräftig gewachsene Abenteuerwelt: Ultima IV hat ungefähr den sechzehnfachen Umfang des Vorgängers! Da ist viel Platz für aberwitzige Details: Fesselballons transportieren den angehenden Avatar zu abgelegenen Örtlichkeiten, Geisterstädte und Piratenschiffe sind direkt schon banale Alltäglichkeiten. Spätestens ab her hat sich Ultima zur Simulation einer mittelalterlichen Fantasywelt gemausert, deren Bewohner keine anonymen Sprites mehr sind.
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