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SummaryA big stretch, and a big departure from the previous Ultimas.
The GoodThe graphics and sound are very good, and the mouse interface is fairly easy to learn and use for character control.
The BadIt's almost nothing like all the other Ultimas. In fact, if you call it something else ("Land of Pagan", for example) and name the hero something else ("Gunther" instead of "Avatar"), you'd never know it was made to be an Ultima.
Also, combat is kind of tricky since it's real-time and mouse controlled. You can swing your weapon (normally used), or kick your opponent. Kicking is rather silly, I think, and contributes to the "Super Mario Brothers" feel of the game.