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

Thexder (DOS)

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Written by  :  Chris Martin (1098)
Written on  :  Feb 15, 2000
Platform  :  DOS
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Summary

Hard. And that's all I have to say about that.

The Good

The graphics. Nicely done with the graphics cards available at the time.

The Bad

A lot. I don't know why, but I couldn't figure this game out.

First of all it's a platform game, and the PC has NEVER been good at creating decent platform games (The exception being some of the Apogee/Epic MegaGames titles). The graphics, although nice, were jerky in my opinion, and were much to be desired.

The controls were even more confusing. I still can't figure out why the game made it so difficult to shoot the robot directly in front of you, but it would hit the ones on the far side of the screen with NO problem at all.

The overall gameplay was extremely difficult. Difficult to the point where I would erease it from my hard drive and vowing on my stack of floppies, NEVER to install it again.

The Bottom Line

If you like painfully hard PC platform games, by all means this game is for you. For the casual gamer... there are better ones out there.