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

The Last Express (DOS)

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Written by  :  Barbara DiNatale (5)
Written on  :  Apr 21, 2000
Platform  :  DOS
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Summary

I thougt the game is great and have played it twice so far.Four stars from me.

The Good

The characters appear to be real actors made to look more atificial. This is an older game so the graphics are not like todays graphics. I enjoyed the change and went back in time with it. The game has many things happening all the time and some at the same time. You don't have to save game. It is controled by a running clock that you can rewind to replay a certain part. You seldon see yourself unless you are personally interacting with another passenger. If you are captured or killed the game automatically rewinds to just before that time. This allows you to make a different decision. Certain things have to be done for completion of each section but there is no specific time to do them in each time period. You can change the sequence of the way in which you interact with the characters. Sometimes this will change the way they treat you. If you don't like the way things are going, rewind the clock a little at a time to place yourself back to where a certain event happened and try another method.

The Bad

There are a few parts where the main character has to fight and I'm not good at that. I did manage to get though after many trys.

The Bottom Line

I would highly recomend it. It has a true historical background. The train, itself, is modeled from a real train of that time period. It is exciting and very well done. You can learn from your mistakes and change at any time.