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

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Written by  :  Gothicgene (83)
Written on  :  Dec 14, 2002
Platform  :  DOS
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Summary

Highly entertaining

The Good

The graphics were very cool for the time: beautiful, clean, and smooth scrolling. And every level looked different, which didn't make the game seem repetitive. The sound was addictive (although not as good as the Amiga version). This was at a time when the only action/arcade games we got for the PC were crappy Amiga ports or Public Domain junk, so I was rejoiced when I got this into my hands. I still fire it up from time to time, the light-heartedness and cool art make it well worth a look even today.

The Bad

Well, no save or password function. Always sucks having to restart from the beginning.

The Bottom Line

If this is the kind of game, take a look, although technically speaking these days there are, of course, much superior action/arcade games on all the systems. Brings back fond memories.