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Ultima VI: The False Prophet (DOS)

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MobyRank
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User Reviews

To be very impressed! To think it is great! אולג 小奥 (171551) 4.8 Stars4.8 Stars4.8 Stars4.8 Stars4.8 Stars
A stunning RPG based game, Ultima VI is top of the line. Best of the Ultima series! Indra is here (19781) 5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars
the right compromise between Ultima 4-5 and Ultima 7. Probably the best Ultima Emanuele Borinato (11) 4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars
The first one I ever played, and the one I remember most fondly OceansDaughter (106) 4.25 Stars4.25 Stars4.25 Stars4.25 Stars4.25 Stars
My first Ultima gaming experience, and I loved it! Aaron Jones (16) 4.25 Stars4.25 Stars4.25 Stars4.25 Stars4.25 Stars
The best of the “new” Ultimas, no contest! Lothian (13) 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars
The last of the good Ultimas. Yeah Right (57) 4.25 Stars4.25 Stars4.25 Stars4.25 Stars4.25 Stars

Our Users Say

Category Description MobyScore
Gameplay How well the game mechanics work (player controls, game action, interface, etc.) 4.1
Graphics The quality of the art, or the quality/speed of the drawing routines 3.9
Personal Slant How much you personally like the game, regardless of other attributes 4.2
Sound / Music The quality of the sound effects and/or music composition 4.0
Story / Presentation The main creative ideas in the game and how well they're executed 4.3
Overall MobyScore (79 votes) 4.1


The Press Says

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100
Dragon
Origin has not only maintained the Ultima tradition but has improved it. Ultima VI is an awe-inspiring accomplishment.
100
PC Leisure
Once again, the latest Ultima game is a triumph. Many have followed in Origin's footsteps (Electronic Arts with its Bard's Tale series, for example) but, as yet, none equalled it in stature.
98
The Games Machine (UK)
Ultima VI is incredible. As the game was designed on a VGA PC, the graphics are impressive, which bodes well for the quality and speed of conversion to Amiga and ST. There's an enthralling plot, untold depth, a high level of character interaction with an intricately detailed and delicately balanced world that will take a long, long time to explore. Ultima VI is roleplaying at its most creative - witness the state of the art.
95
Joker Verlag präsentiert: Sonderheft
Der Soundtrack würde selbst einem Film alle Ehre machen, und bei der Steuerung hat gar eine richtiggehende Revolution stattgefunden: Das altbewährte System wurde durch ein icongesteuertes mit viel weniger Befehlen (und einem herrlichen großen Inventory) ersetzt. Dies hat aber, allen Befürchtungen zum Trotz, kein bißchen Spieltiefe oder Kompexität gekostet, eher im Gegenteil. Der einzige Unterschied ist, daß man sich jetzt viel leichter tut – Ultima VI ist zwar kein Einsteigerspiel, aber ein prima Einstieg in die Serie. Kurz und gut: Das derzeitige Nonplusultra, was Rollenspiele angeht!
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ACE (Advanced Computer Entertainment)
Ultima V kicked fantasy RPG into a whole different ballgame - it got 925 in ACE and was one of the highest rated games of its time. Now UVI clocks 950 - one of the highest rated games ever and nothing less than THE current state-of-the-art fantasy scenario; a game that should appeal to everyone and set new standards for others to follow.
92
Power Play
Bei dem Namen "Ultima" bekommen gestandene Rollenspieler feuchte Augen und nasse Hände. Diese Rollenspielreihe gehört zu den langlebigsten (immerhin seit zehn Jahren) und erfolgreichsten in der Computerspielewelt. Jetzt ist der 6. Teil des Spiele-Epos von Programmierer Richard Garriott alias Lord British vollendet.
90
100 aktuelle PC-Spiele
Die Ultima-Programme hatten anderen Rollenspielen immer etwas voraus. Natürlich sind viele der unglaublichen Details, die in Ultima VI stecken, nicht spielentscheidend (wo finden Sie sonst ein Rollenspiel, in dem Spielfiguren Limmericks erzählen oder ein Dutzend Weinsorten ausgeschenkt werden), aber sie erhöhen die atmosphärische Dichte ganz gewaltig. Ultima VI besticht durch ausgefeilte Grafiken, die selbst unter einer Hercules- oder CGA-Grafikkarte kaum etwas von ihrem Detailreichtum verlieren, eine tadellose Benutzerführung und ein riesiges Spielfeld, das für monatelanges Spielvergnügen sorgt. Ein dickes Lob auch für die herrliche Musikuntermalung.
90
Computer and Video Games (CVG)
But if you've got a decent system and enjoy large, demanding RPGs, this is one which I'd recommend you pick up without delay.
80
Techtite
Often considered the best of the entire series, this game just barely squeaked away from being in Techtite's list of Top 50 Multimedia Classics.
80
All Game Guide
The game unquestionably sets new standards for CRPG creation. Often, the true marks of a great game go unnoticed, as smooth solid gameplay is not as easily remarkable as bug-ridden garbage. However, Ultima VI: The False Prophet is so completely solid in almost every area, its true merit cannot be denied.