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Exodus: Ultima III (DOS)

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Written by  :  cimerians (48)
Written on  :  Feb 28, 2001
Platform  :  DOS
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Summary

The foundation of what a lot of Video-Game RPG's are today

The Good

A good storyline with great places to explore.....when I first bought the game way back in the mid 80's I had no idea who the enemy was etc. but the game unravels its storyline as you play. Excellent design and a cool soundtrack (Commodore and Apple only I believe). My first Ultima and I will always have a soft spot for it....:)

The Bad

Well I remember when I first played it way back I had no idea what to do after a while since clues were hard to piece together etc. These days you can find tons of spoilers and walkthroughs though. I won't put down the graphics or other in-game limitations because nothing else featured these innovations in 1983.

The Bottom Line

A foundation for the Ultima series and for many games thereafter. Its a classic RPG which is not too complex since it came out so long ago. It is quite addictive and the music featured (on non-DOS machines) is really catchy.