User review spotlight: Ultima IV: Quest of the Avatar (DOS)

Gold Rush! (DOS)

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Written by  :  OlSkool_Gamer (99)
Written on  :  Jan 04, 2004
Platform  :  DOS
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Summary

Entertaining AND a historically accurate learning experience!

The Good

This game threw me off when it first came out because they had it at my school and of course any game they had at school for kids to play wasn't going to be fun but I was already an experienced Sierra game player so I knew it was probably fun. To my surprise, it was much like the older King's Quests in the sense that you wander around exploring and solving little puzzles. But it took place in early America which was kind of a breath of fresh air.

The game has 3 main different paths you can take to add to the replayability of the game and in addition to that, it makes you think that there are actually events that could have happened but didn't due to the choice you made, unlike strict-linear-games that don't let you feel that.

The game takes you through all sorts of twists and turns all the way to Cali and many events take place along the way.

A wonderful change of pace from the rest of the Sierra adventure series and loaded with enough game play to last you a long time.

The Bad

There wasn't really anything I didn't like about this game.

The Bottom Line

An excellent adventure game to experience. If you liked the King's Quest and series alike, you will definitely want to give this one a try.